# Fourth Grade News

## Student of the Month: Influential

We are so excited to announce our 4th Grade Facebook page!! We will use the page to post pictures, important updates and reminders. If you would like to join, please fill out the paper we sent home or email nikki.rice@carrollcountyschools.com with the email address associated with your facebook.

All parents who join will have their child's name entered into a raffle for 5 FREE Tiger Den items. We will draw the names on Wednesday, November 7th.

We look forward to this new way of communication and sharing our classroom experiences!

## Mathematics

Concepts Covered:

1. Reasoning with Divisibility

2. Multi-digit whole number multiplication

3. Angles

4. Measurement

5. Introduction to Fractions

Key Vocabulary

1. quotient

2. product

3. prime factors

4. divisibility

5. angle

6. numerator

7. denominator

Homework

• homework will be sent home each Tuesday and Thursday. Please return homework the following day.
• Underwood Math Newsletter will be sent home Monday of each week

For helpful hints and explanations of fourth grade mathematics, the following website details every item discussed in fourth grade mathematics. It also includes a Parent Newsletter which explains what each concept means. Click on "Fourth Grade" and the information will appear.

## Reading & ELA

Overcoming Obstacles

Extended Text: Riding Freedom

• theme
• comparing/ contrasting theme
• text structure

Grammar Skills

• Relative pronouns and adverbs
• Progressive verbs
• Helping/ Linking verbs

Informational Writing

• Introduce informative Rubric
• introduce flee map
• Guided Informational Writing

Key Vocabulary

• genre
• chronology
• cause/ effect
• problem/ solution
• comparison
• story
• drama
• poem
• summarize
• compare
• contrast
• relative pronoun
• progressive verbs
• helping verbs
• informative

Homework

• Read for at least 20 minutes
• Reading Question (Pride Time book/ Guided Reading Group book)

## Social Studies

In social studies, we are currently in unit 3. The students are learning about the foundations of the US government (Articles of Confederation, constitutional convention, US Constitution, Preamble, three branches of government-executive, judicial and legislative, Bill of Rights, etc)

Key Vocabulary/ Important People:

Popular sovereignty

Constitution

Representative

Ratify

Amend

George Washington

Benjamin Franklin

## Science

Ask your students what kind of clouds are in the sky!

Topics of Study:

• The Water Cycle
• Types of Clouds
• Weather Instruments

Key Vocabulary

• condensation

• evaporation

• precipitation

• collection,

• cirrus clouds

• cumulus clouds

• nimbus clouds

• barometer

• thermometer

• anemometer

• rain gauge

• wind vane

## Items for Sale

• pencils
• erasers
• pens
• highlighters
• sharpeners
• lanyards

*Items will change based on student demand

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