Fourth Grade Gazette

New Hope Elementary Voyagers

What's happening in the classroom...

Reading: In reading we are starting an immigration unit, focusing on people who came to North Carolina when it was being settled. This will have a focus on identifying key details in a text, synthesizing important information, and determining the main idea.

Math: We have finished our place value unit and are working on learning new multiplication strategies for 2 and 3-digit numbers! Students should now be able to show you several ways to solve a problem like 23 x 56. Encourage them to continue practicing multiplication facts.

Science/Social Studies: In science we are working on studying rocks and minerals. We have focused on igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, as well as how they are formed and changed in the rock cycle.

Writing: We are beginning to write informational pieces of text. This week, we are following our studies of rocks and minerals and writing about identifying an unknown mineral.

Important Dates and Reminders

Read to Achieve Test - Tuesday, October 20th Only students that were notified will be tested for their reading level as mandated by the state.


Teacher Workday- October 23rd There will be no school for students and teachers will be conferencing with parents and planning for the next nine weeks.


Farm to Table tour -Rescheduled for November 5th -
The fourth grade will taking a walking field trip to Blackwood Farm, located right next to us. During this field trip students will be rotating through stations to get hands on experience and information about how food is grown.


Report Cards - November 5th Report cards for the 1st nine weeks will be sent home on take-home Thursday.


Veteran's Day - November 11th There will not be school due to this national holiday.