Fourth Grade News

For the Week of March 16, 2015

This Week's Focus

Reading - literary themes, individual reading goals, and a review of parts of speech

Writing - five paragraph opinion essays (strong leads and evidence to support opinion)

Math - types of triangles, area, and perimeter

Social Studies - discovering the Underground Railroad (making a class Freedom Quilt and Harriet Tubman)

Spelling Words of the Week (Wordset 23)

Big image

Squeaky-clean Award

The Squeaky-clean Award was presented to Alyssa for continuing to maintain a neat and organized desk. Besides doing such a wonderful job maintaining her desk, she is also as quiet as a mouse. Therefore, she is double deserving to have Mr. Squeaky present on her desk. Keep up the great work Alyssa!!!
Big image

Upcoming events and tests

Extra math help is available every Tuesday until 3:10. Everyone is welcome.

Book orders are scheduled to arrive March 18th.

"The BFG" Book Club is tentatively scheduled for March 26th (pick up time is 4:00)

Spelling test on Wordset 23 is Friday, March 20th.

Early release on Friday, March 20th at 11:30.

ELA MCAS is March 24th and 25th. Long composition is on April 2nd.

Creating stellated icosahedrons

Final Product

The students did a wonderful job creating their stellated icosahedrons and did not eat even one gumdrop (that we are aware of). Direction following skills and patience was needed by all students for the outcome to be a success. Ask your child how to say "stellated icosahedron", we have been practicing all week.
Big image

Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Peterson