News From Room #152

Mrs. Swain's 4th Grade Class

Weekly video for your kiddo

Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

Weekly Homework

Each night your child will have social studies reading homework. I will send home a Social Studies Newspaper at the beginning of each week. Your child must read certain articles Monday through Thursday and answer a few questions every night. Your child will turn in his/her homework on Friday. If your child wants to try the 'extra credit' on the HW then he/she also has to include the social studies paper with the homework.In addition to this reading, your child will have spelling words to practice each week. He/she must also know his/her multiplication facts 0-12. Please work on the facts that are needed either through flash cards, websites, oral practice, etc.

We could some kleenex and #2 pencils in the classroom- we are down to just a few.


I have started entering Grades in PowerSchool (link below). Please check your child's grades. He or she should not have any missing assignments. If your child has missing assignments then he/she is not using class-time wisely. If you have lost your parent access information, you can contact the main office and request your parent PowerSchool login information.

- What We're Learning In Class -

English Language Arts/Reading

Our reading groups are well under way. Kids are reading about Art, Sports Math, Diamonds, Running, and Genetic Disorders. Ask your child what he/she is reading about in their reading groups.

Please make sure that your children are reading every day at home. My boys like to read for 15-20 minutes before they turn their lights out at bedtime. It doesn't have to be a chapter book-- magazines, non-fiction books, or any other type of print is awesome and builds reading muscles!

Science and Social Studies

This week we will conduct an experiment that has to do with light waves!

* We will also continue with our science and social studies newspapers. The topics we will discuss are Our World in Motion (physical science) and 20th Century Indiana.


More Fractions!

* We will continue our work with fractions this week. We are multiplying fractions by whole numbers.

* The kiddos will solve a creative problem involving fractions and fruit salad.

* This week hands-on station is a game called Fraction Multiplication Top-It.

Spelling List

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