The 4th Grade News

Week of April 27th, 2015

A Note from Ms. Deal

Dear Parents,


I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weather. Spring is such a fun time at SCIS. We have so many wonderful events going on. This time of year can be overwhelming, so please email me with any questions or clarifications.


The biggest project on the horizon for fourth grade is Market Day. I have sent home an information sheet with dates and other specifics to help clarify what your student will be working on. By next Friday, the fourth graders will need to meet with me about what they are planning to do for their business. On Monday, May 4th, their consumer survey is due.


Also, please note that swimming has officially ended, so you do not need to pack swim bags anymore. Thank you to those of you that helped us at the Pearl Market on Tuesday. This trip was a huge success!


Enjoy the long weekend!


Thank you,

Ms. Deal

Upcoming Events:

May 1st - Labor Day- No School

May 14th - Soccer Day

May 20th - Spirit Day

May 27th - 4th Grade Market Day

June 3rd - Field Day

June 9th - Grade 4/5 Concert

What's going on in room 223

Math Maniacs

In Math, we are starting to work with fractions. The fourth graders are comparing fractions with like and unlike denominators. We are using manipulatives to help the students actually see the different fractions. This can be a challenging unit for fourth grade. I am very happy with the progress we are making!

Language Arts

Word Study: Students are mastering different spelling patterns and applying them to daily writing assignments. This week we took a break from word study.

Writing: For the past two weeks we have been studying poetry. Each student has created a color poem and powerpoint to showcase their efforts! Each Wednesday your child will have a writing assignment from me, due on Thursday.

Reading: This week the students continue to practice their "close reading" skills. We look at different nonfiction texts about Economy and closely read the passages together. We are discussing "look-back" strategies and summarizing skills.

Economics

The 4th graders have loved starting our new unit on Economy. We put our knowledge to the test this week at the Pearl Market. Through a photo scavenger hunt, students had to identify goods, services, wants, needs, target markets and competition. It was wonderful to see the students engaged and applying what we have learned in class.
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