Miss Erickson's 4th Grade News

Reinbeck Elementary * October 19, 2012

What's Happening?

Reading: Wednesday will be the last meeting for our October book club.

Language Arts: We have been working on pronouns, synonyms, and antonyms

Math: We have been working on all kinds of patterns. The "L" section of IXL.

Social Studies: 3 Branches of Government and the Election

3 Branches of Government Test Tuesday, October 23rd!

Science: Rocks and Minerals

November Genre of the Month is Historical Fiction

Classroom Notes

In Social Studies, we have been talking about the three Branches of Government. The test for this unit will be Tuesday, October 23. The study guide has been sent home. Please make sure your child is studying each night. This is a very difficult test!

On Election night, the students will have a U.S. map to use while they watch the election returns. As each state’s results are announced, the students should color that state either blue or red depending on which candidate wins each state. They also need to keep a running total of the Electoral College points for each candidate and record this on the back of the map. Students should record what time they stopped watching the returns/went to bed. You are welcome to help your child with this assignment. If possible, it would be great if you could let them stay up a little later than usual!

Dates to Remember

October 22nd & October 25th Parent Teacher Conferences- Early out @ 2:35

October 26th No School

November 7th Early Dismissal @ 12:35 (Teacher In-Service)