4th Grade Newsletter

Jan. 19-22

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING THIS WEEK

ELA

RL.4.9-Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

L.4.1d-Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).

RF4.4c-Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

W.4.1-Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.


No Spelling List.


Math:
Topic 12

4.NF.3-Understand a fraction a/b with a>1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

4.NF.3a-Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

4.NF.3b-Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples:

3/8=1/8+1/8+1/8; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8; 2 1/8=1+1+1/8=8/8 +1/8.

4.NF.3c-Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

4.NF.3d Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.


Social Studies: Alabama in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries


Science: Life Science (interdependence of plants and animals)

4th Grade Annual Pioneer Day

Friday, March 18th, 8-11:30am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Put this day on your calendars. Fourth graders at Challenger always enjoy a fun day of experiencing what life was like in the 1800's. Activities will run from 8:00-11:30 and conclude in time for students to go to their clubs. More information will come closer to the date. We'll be so excited to have as MANY volunteers as possible to help pull of a successful Pioneer Day! Students are highly encouraged to dress like a pioneer school child from the 1800's. Below is one website that has a few examples. A simple google search will give you many options. If you know or have a neighbor that was a 4th grader at Challenger, you might check with them as well.

http://www.thepolkadotattic.com/pioneer.htm

RSVPs are enabled for this event.