Fourth Grade News

January 19th-22nd

Upcoming Dates

January

18th-Holiday / No School

21st-Report Cards go home; Chick-fil-A Night 6-8 pm Roanoke

22nd-Trailblazer Awards 8:00 am; Boot Scootin' Celebration

28th-UIL Preliminaries


February

4th UIL Finals


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Take a look at what students will be learning in Module 8, as well as some things that you can do at home to practice with your child.

Math and Science

Math: This week we will begin a new module that introduces decimal fractions to the tenths and hundredths place. Students will also be taking a test over our previous Module 7 that covered multiplication by using the break apart strategy and the doubling and halving strategy, as well as adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

We encourage students to really practice their multiplication facts at home so they become fluent with them!


Science: This week we will continue to extend what we learned about Natural Resources and begin to learn about Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Deltas. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the Grand Canyon and even make a stream table to discover how our land is affected by weathering and erosion.

Language Arts and Social Studies

Language Arts: This week students will compose final drafts of their special friend expository compositions. We will also be analyzing passages and answering revising and editing questions. Students will be monitoring their comprehension of the academic vocabulary each question.



Social Studies: As we continue to read about the events that led to the Texas Revolution, students will be explaining their opinions in a reader's response journal. They will practice giving text evidence to support their thinking.

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Expository Exemplary Example

Here is another example of an expository composition. Notice the use of figurative language, organization, thesis and closing. Students should be working towards meeting this criteria in their work.