Fourth Grade News

November 2018

Meet the Team

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Student of the Month: Influential

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Join our facebook page!

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 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!



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 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

Helpful Hints

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

Reading Skills

  • 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
  • relative adverb
  • progressive verbs
  • helping verbs
  • linking verbs
  • informative


  • 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





George Washington

James Madison

Benjamin Franklin


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

Links to Websites & Tools

Sports Hut Spirit Wear

Click this button to access our Spirit Wear store.

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Items for Sale

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

*Items will change based on student demand

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