Best Foot Forward Bulletin

Fair Park 4th Grade: May 2-6

Fair Park Penny War (May 2nd-6th)

What teacher would you like to duct tape to the wall at our upcoming Ice Cream Social (May 19th)? What teacher would you like to save! Mrs. Stahmer has bravely volunteered to be duct taped to the wall, but she needs a partner. We will be having our very first Fair Park Penny War, to see who that is. During Staff Appreciation Week, there will be jugs in the lobby with pictures of our favorite classroom teachers. Put pennies in the jug of the teacher you would most like to see taped to the wall. If you want to save a teacher, put nickels, dimes, quarters, or bills into their jug! We will count the tally after Friday May 6th!

Upcoming 4th Grade Transition Nights

During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet Silverbrook staff, tour the building, and ask questions.

May 3 9-10 AM in Silverbrook Cafeteria

May 10 6:30-8 PM in Silverbrook Cafeteria

May 16 6:30-8 PM in Silverbrook Cafeteria

Buffalo Wild Wings Night: Fair Park (May 4th)

Come out any time this day, and help us continue to support the Fair Park way! Lunch with co-workers, dinner with the family, or a night out with friends! 10% of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to Fair Park Elementary School PTO. Just bring the coupon (sent via email), and give it to your server. If for any reason you forget it, that’s ok. Just let your server know that you are there to support Fair Park. Hope to see you all there!

May 12 - Wax Museum Visit @ Silverbrook School

ELA (English-Language Arts)

Students are beginning the next reading unit. The comprehension strategy that we are working on is being able to Draw Conclusions. We are also practicing how to make inferences. All reading strategies are to get our kiddos to better understand the text that they are reading. If your child wants a break from reading a book, is a great website to read current events. During writing, students will be completing a fiction and nonfiction book review. The book reviews will be oral and written.

Spelling Pattern: Homophones

cellar, seller, allowed, aloud, flour, flower, bored, board

Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)

In Lesson 15, students compare fractions by using an area model to express two fractions, wherein one denominator is not a factor of the other, in terms of the same unit using multiplication. To find the equivalent fraction and create the same size units, the areas are decomposed horizontally and vertically, respectively. Now the unit fractions are the same in each model or equation, and students can easily compare. In Lessons 16 and 17, students generalize familiar facts about whole number addition and subtraction to work with fractions. Just as 3 apples – 2 apples = 1 apple, students note that 3 fourths – 2 fourths = 1 fourth. Just as 6 days + 3 days = 9 days = 1 week 2 days. In Lesson 17, students decompose a whole into a fraction having the same denominator as the subtrahend. For example, 1 – 4 fifths becomes 5 fifths – 4 fifths = 1 fifth. In Lesson 18, students add more than two fractions and see sums of more than one whole. As students move into problem solving in Lesson 19, they create tape diagrams or number lines to represent and solve fraction addition and subtraction word problems. These problems bridge students into work with mixed numbers, which follows the Mid-Module Assessment.

Eureka Math Help

Lesson homework pages available here.

Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)

In this unit, students are formally introduced to a host of new geometric concepts, including angles and angle measure, parallel and perpendicular lines, and reflective symmetry. This week students will review concepts related to measuring area and Perimeter. Students will make observations concerning both types of measure that lead to generalized formulas. Students will then have opportunities to apply the formulas as they solve problems involving areas and perimeters of complex figures.

May Number Corner: This month, students play games and engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of skills and concepts they have worked on throughout the year. Some of the workouts also look toward fifth grade, as students use coordinate graphing to create line graphs during Calendar Collector, multiply whole numbers by fractions in the problem strings this month, and add decimals to hundredths during the Computational Fluency workouts.


Some of the most important scientific concepts students learn are the result of their ability to see relationships between objects and events. Relationships always involve interactions, dependencies, and cause and effect. The Variables Module has four investigations that help students discover relationships through controlled experimentation and is divided into 2 parts. Students will fling, float, and flip objects as they discover relationships in each investigation.