4th Grade Newsletter

February 8-11, 2016

Don't forget we have a long weekend coming up!

There is no school this Friday, February 12 AND no school Monday, February 15! Enjoy time with your families!

New Schedule!

Starting Monday, February 8th, 4th grade will no longer be switching classes. Your child will stay with their homeroom teacher each day. The homeroom teacher will teach all subject areas and will be responsible for all grade entered in Infinite Campus starting on the next report card.


We are doing this to gain instructional time and more specifically to gain some extra time for more math instruction! We are excited about the change and know that it will provide great results for your students! If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of us!

Non-Traditional Instructional Day (Snow Days)

There is a possibility of winter weather this week! On Monday we will be sending home a menu of educational activities that your child can complete at home in the event of snow days. Upon returning to school we will complete a written reflection of their learning! Please remember that the work we are doing this year with "non-traditional" days is all experimental and we are trying out different things to prepare for next year!

Spring Pictures

February 23rd-- we will take class and individual photos. Your child will bring information home soon.

Jump Rope for Heart

The Jump Rope For Heart event will be held during your child’s PE class the week of February 22-26. During this time there will be several stations that the students will visit. If your child is collecting money it will be due no later than February 29th.

Yearbooks!

Yearbook order forms are available in the front office.


Did you know you can order a yearbook online?



http://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?code=YRBK&affiliateId=1379611

Revolutionary War Debate

We hope that you had a chance to get to discuss with your child the re-enactment we did of the Second Continental Congress-- students pretended to be loyalists and patriots from the 1700s and presented arguments against each other about whether or not they wanted to revolt against King George and Britain. It was AMAZING! The students took the event so seriously and even asked if we could hold another debate in the future!

What's going on in the classroom?

Reading: We are wrapping up our study of historical texts. This week we will focus on firsthand and secondhand accounts of events.


Writing: We will begin our persuasive unit! Students' end result will be a piece explaining whether or not they agree with a dress code.


Math: We are continuing through our fractions unit. We have currently reviewed drawing fractions, equivalent fractions, and comparing fractions. This week we will move into comparing fractions that are unrelated.


Science: Students will be beginning a unit on engineering and technology.