Mrs. Faccio's 4th Grade Newsletter

December 11, 2014

What's Up in the Classroom?

Math- Solving algebraic equations and story problems continues to be the focus in math. Students are really getting good at writing equations to help them solve their problems. They also realizing that understanding the inverse operation is helpful to problem solving.

Science- The students are hard at work on their flashlights. They are creating designs that are practical, unique and easy to operate. They will be tested on their knowledge of electrical circuits before Christmas break.

Reading- Inferring meaning is still being worked on. Students will have an assessment by the end of the week to test their skills.

Writing- Students are finishing up their persuasive essays and turning in an essay of their choice to be put through the grading process. We will continue to work on persuasive essays but we will take a break from it next week and focus on some Christmas writing!!

MAP Test

The class will be taking their winter MAP assessment on Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th at 9:20. Students will again be taking the test using their ipads. If possible, please try not to schedule any appointments during this time.

Thank You!

Thank you to all who donated to the Giving Tree Holiday Store! The gifts were sent to the Green Bay Community Church (where the store is located) and will be put up for sale. Families from the Giving Tree and other preselected families from the community are able to come and shop for their children for Christmas. They pay a small price for each item they select with all of the money going right back to the Giving Tree to continue to fulfill its mission.