The 4th Grade News
Week of May 4th-8th
A Note from Ms. Deal
We have had a wonderful week in 4th grade! A HUGE thank you to Samuel Ng, Shaun's father, for coming in to discuss how our studies of economics can be helpful later in life! The kids were very impressed!
Thank you to those of you how have been in touch with my about Market Day. I know that this can be overwhelming, so please do not hesitate to email me with any questions. It is important for you to note that we really want students to CREATE a product this year. We are telling the kids that they can't just take a product that they have purchased in the store and sell it as their own. They must alter the product in some way to make it an original creation. I am happy to clear up any confusion you might be having at home. The kids seem to understand the expectations.
I appreciate the continued support from you all.
Enjoy the weekend!
May 1st - Labor Day- No School
May 14th - Soccer Day
May 20th - Spirit Day
May 27th - 4th Grade Market Day
June 3rd - Field Day
June 9th - Grade 4/5 Concert
What's going on in room 223
Students persuade the reader that dogs are the best animals. Or is it cats?
In Math the fourth graders use fraction sticks to help compare different fractions.
Thursday, Samuel Ng, spoke to us about how he uses his knowledge of economics to help him at work.
Writing: This week we have started to learn about persuasive writing. Students will ultimately use their knowledge of persuasive writing to help market their products for Market Day. Each Wednesday your child will have a writing assignment from me, due on Thursday.
Reading: This week the students continue to practice their "close reading" skills. We look at different nonfiction texts about Economy and closely read the passages together. We are discussing "look-back" strategies and summarizing skills.