Fourth Grade News

Ms. Baldwin & Mrs. Ford

September 15 - September 19

What's happening this week?

Math - using money to help understand decimal place value; comparing & ordering decimals; review addition and subtraction (up to 4 digits)

Science - (studying SS this week)

Social Studies - Beginning study of the Texas Regions - Coastal Plains, Mountains and Basins, Great Plains and North Central Plains

ELA - compare and contrast between different types of text

Writing - "Show, Not Tell"...students learn write using descriptive action words to help the reader "see" what is happening, rather than just stating a feeling.

Homework Change!

For ELA, homework is spelling practice and last week we added writing a brief summary of a book they have been reading. After reading the summaries, I decided to go back and review some basics of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. So, for now until after the holiday's...we will not have writing homework. (Spelling practice is the same).

*** NO WRITING A SUMMARY ***

However, I am going to be sending home a short reading passage/questions and a D.O.L. (daily oral language) review. It is very short...and has a Mon.-Thurs. practice.

Parent Conferences will be scheduled beginning 09/22/14-10/2/14...more info. to follow!