News from Fourth Grade

February 15 - February 19

What's Happening???


This week we will be starting a new reading unit. This unit will be an integrated social studies unit focused on colonial America. We will be exploring both fiction and nonfiction within this unit. We will begin with an overview of why people came to America and discuss the early days of colonial America. Throughout this unit we will be focusing on understanding why this period in time is important to us today.

Remember students should be recording their 30 minutes of reading every night on their home reading log and turning it in every Friday!


This week we will continue our fractions unit. We will be working on different strategies for comparing fractions, such as using a number line. Students will be working daily through a rotation of four stations (independent work, hands on activity, technology practice, teacher group).

*OPTIONAL HOMEWORK - Greg Tang Valentine's Math Challenge*


This week we will be continuing our literary essay unit. Student will continue drafting and revising their literary essays.

Weekly Home Expectations

  • 30 minutes of reading a night recorded on Home Reading Log
  • Math facts practice (IXL, xtramath, fashcards, Prodigy, etc.)

IXL Lesson Suggestions:

  • Fractions - Fourth Grade Q.4, Q.6, Q.11, Q.13, Q.14, Q.15
  • Fact Practice - Fourth Grade B.1, C.1, D.1, E.1, F.1


  • NO SCHOOL-Monday, February 15th
  • Thursday, February 18th - PTO Glow Dance 6-8 pm
  • Remember that if your student is planning to stay after school for study hall they must bring in a pink permission form each time they stay.
  • Please remember that students are no longer allowed to bring in birthday treats. However, they may bring in a non-food item to share with their classmates on their birthday. There are 20 students in our classroom.

Make Sale

For the past several weeks, our fourth graders have been participating in a compassion project with Mrs. Sayre. They have been investigating what it means to be compassionate, what they think they are compassionate about, and researching different charities they might want to support.

In an effort to raise money for different charities, we have decided to have a Make Sale. Students will be creating different items to sell to raise money for their compassion project.

If students have materials from home that they would like to bring to school to help create different items (rainbow looms, ribbon, etc.) they are encouraged to bring them in with your permission. Please have your student bring their item in a bag with their name on it and a note from a parent that gives permission for that item.

*If any families have old, broken crayons they would like to donate to our make sale efforts it would be greatly appreciated. Please do not go out and buy a new box of crayons, but if you have old, broken crayons that you are not using please consider having your student bring them in.

District 68 Mission Statement

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.