Fourth Grade News
Meet the Team
3rd- Students return from winter break
4th- Kona Ice/ Mrs. Smith's birthday
7th- Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off
8th- Report Cards/ STEM Night 6PM
9th- Waffle House Pie Fundraiser form & money due to Ms. Smith
10th- Academic Meet @ PES 3PM
15th- Moe's (Villa Rica) Spirit Night 5PM
21st- MLK Holiday
25th- STEAM Challenge/ Advisement
29th- Reading Bowl Competition 3PM
31st- 4th Grade Social Studies Common Assessment #3
Join our facebook page!
All parents who join will have their child's name entered into a raffle for 5 FREE Tiger Den items. We will draw the names on December 7th.
We look forward to this new way of communication and sharing our classroom experiences!
Student of the Month: Dependable
Madelyn consistently shows the character trait of helpful. She is always volunteering her time to help her teachers.
Riley is extremely helpful. She is always looking for situations where she can help others. This month, and all year long, she shows this character trait!
Kylie is helpful to both her peers and teachers. She is always looking for a way to lend a helping hand!
MGSE4.NF.1 Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
MGSE4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.
MGSE.4.NF.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. a. Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
MGSE4.NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
MGSE4.NF.5 Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.
MGSE5.NF.6- Use decimal notations to the hundredths place.
MGSE4.MD.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money.
-compare and contrast
- homework will be sent home Monday and is due on Friday
- Underwood Math Newsletter will be sent home Monday of each week
For helpful hints and explanations of fourth grade mathematics, the following website details every item discussed in fourth grade mathematics. It also includes a Parent Newsletter which explains what each concept means. Click on "Fourth Grade" and the information will appear.
Reading & ELA
Reading Focus: Inferencing/Explaining Events/Text Evidence/Poetry/Drama/Prose
Writing Focus: Opinion
Grammar Focus:Prepositional Phrases, Frequently Confused Words, Formal and Informal Language, Conveying Ideas Precisely
- Read for at least 20 minutes
- Reading Question (Pride Time book/ Guided Reading Group book)
For the month of January, we are studying Unit 4: The Nation Expands. We will cover the following: War of 1812, Impact of westward expansion on American Indians, Territorial Expansion, Abolitionist and Suffragist movements, opportunity cost and voluntary exchange in the historical context.
Students are currently studying food webs and food chains while we are reading There's an Owl in the Shower. We look forward to dissecting owl pellets at the end of our unit! We have focused on the following essential questions:
-What is necessary for life?
Are all organisms important?
-Why do organisms become extinct?
-What are the roles of the producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community?
-How does the flow of energy go through a food chain?
-Where does energy come from?
Links to Websites & Tools
Items for Sale
*Items will change based on student demand