The 4th Grade News

Week of August 31st, 2015

A Note from Ms. Deal

Dear Parents,


It was been another successful week in 4th grade. We have (mostly) finished the Me Cubes, mastered commonly misspelled words and are getting used to the new schedule.


Please note that swimming next week will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Help your child remember to bring their equipment. Also, homework will be due on Fridays starting next week. I'm sorry for the many changes, but as a 4th grade team we feel this move will help to best prepare the students for what's to come next year. Obviously, if you have major issues, or a busy week I will make exceptions.


Lastly, 4th grade Soccer Day will be on Thursday, September 24th. I am looking for one parent volunteer to ride the bus with us on that day. Let me know if you are interested.



Thank you and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Ms. Deal

Upcoming Events:

September 8th and 10th - Swimming in P.E.

September 24th - Soccer Day

September 26th-October 4th - No School- National Holiday

What's going on in room 223

Math Maniacs

Students practice their problem solving skills this week. We focused on word problems dealing with multiplication. The students even came up with their own word problems at home and at school. We discussed key words that will help the students know when to use multiplication, and also, different strategies for solving the same problems. Please practice multiplication facts at home with your child. The more practice with fact fluency they have, the better!

Language Arts

Word Study: Students focused on "commonly misspelled words" this week in Word Study. In groups, they created "tricks" to help everyone remember the correct spellings for these words. Word Study homework will be every week.

Writing: This week the 4th graders continued to study Explanation writing. They are getting very good at coming up with topic sentences and making sure that the rest of their writing relates to that topic sentence.

Reading: This week the students continued to enjoy their "good fit" books. A good fit book is a book that is on their reading level, interests them and is a book they will read from cover to cover.

Science Rules!

The 4th graders continue their exploration of nutrients. This week we focused on learning the 6 Essential Nutrients, where you can find them, and why we need each nutrient to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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