Fourth Grade Flash

Week of 9/28/15

"Did we mention to practice multiplication facts?"

-Most Teachers

From the Room Parents:

Grade level newsletters will be emailed out as a link every Monday by 4:00 p.m. These newsletters will be the primary communication for all grade level curriculum information, class events, field trips, classroom deadlines, student work examples, etc. Teachers may also send very short reminders from time to time about deadlines. The Maywire, sent out every Tuesday evening, is the primary communication about schoolwide events. Emails sent occasionally from room parents will be primarily focused on volunteer information for grade-level/school-wide events or clarifications about special events.

From the Music Department:

For the next three-four weeks, the kids will be learning about all of the instruments and trying them out. After their brief introduction, they will give me their top two choices (most will get their first choice.) Then, I will send home a handout with all of the information about how and where to get the instruments. They can use a school instrument, rent an instrument from a music store, or buy an instrument. Full details will be provided in the handout. Again, this will happen in about a month.

Thanks!

Ally

Important Dates:

Picture Day - Wednesday, September 30. Get an order form from your homeroom teacher if you don't already have one.


Nurse Kathy Larson: Family Life Education

Wednesday, September 30th @ 7:00pm


Turn in your fourth grade choir form ASAP. The form is available on the MJS fourth grade resource page.

Academics

MATH:

Topic 2 test on Friday, October 2nd (Generate and Analyze Patterns).


READING:

In lesson 2, we will read an excerpt from a biography about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and do work related to the story.

The READING LOG is available to print from the fourth grade website.


SPELLING:

TEST next Friday, October 2 - Unit 2: words with short and long e sounds.


ENGLISH:

Our writing element will focus on creating a story in chronological order, including working with time-order transitions (during, after, finally, etc.).


SCIENCE: We will be having our first test on Thursday, October 1st. Students have a study guide and another copy can be found on our resource page. Our next adventure will be learning about southern California's greatest water resource: the Colorado River.


SOCIAL STUDIES: Our unit on regions was a success! We are now moving on to learning about Early California Native Americans, specifically the Chumash, Cahuilla, Miwok, and Hupa tribes.

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