Mrs. Ross' 4th Grade Newsletter

February 4, 2016

Gem and Mineral Show Field Trip

Friday, March 11th, 11:30am-2pm

11730 Northwest Ambassador Drive

Kansas City, MO

Permission slips came home with your student today. Please sent it back by the end of the month. If you would like to chaperone, there is a place to sign on the form. We would like to split up into small groups, but that depends on how many of our parents are Youth Friends. If you are going, please note if you are a Youth Friend or a teacher. Thanks so much for your help!!

Science Unit of Study - Electricity

In Science, the student are learning about currents, circuits, and electricity conversion. They have also learned about static electricity and what has a positive and negative charge.Next week we will focus on creating a circuit with a motor (converting electricity into motion energy) and light (converting electricity into light energy). Insulators and conductors will also be a part of our investigations.

Reading with Mrs. Nick

In reading, the students are finishing their work on comparing and contrasting firsthand and secondhand accounts as well as first and third person. They have been able to recognize multiple ways to think about their reading based on who has written the books and passages they read.

Valentine Party Thursday, February 11th from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm


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Students finished typing their literary essays last week. Their typing skills are so wonderful that many of them were also able to publish their opinion essays from December!! I continue to marvel at the gains each of them is making in their writing and especially enjoy hearing them comment on the progress that they have made since the beginning of the year. Each of them has a portfolio of their published work that you can have them bring home and then bring back to school to add tol

Math with Mrs. Nick

The students are finishing the unit on fractions, measuring angles and multi-step word problems. These are areas that the students will continue to develop fluency and accuracy in future units in math. Next week they will begin focusing on extending division to include dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. They will also solve number stories using division. It is important that they continue to work on learning the multiplication facts.

Mid-Quarter Grade Reports will be Sent Home the Week of February, 8th.

Mrs. Ross will be out on Monday, February 8th for her Grandson's Surgery and Tuesday, February 9th, in the afternoon only for Grade Level Planing.