Ms. Foster's Class News

April 20, 2015

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Curriculum Notes

Reading: We will continue to read, The City of Ember. We are using the book to discuss how characters think and act and inferences. See 4th Grade Newsletter for Objectives.

Writing: In writing, we will start writing our opinion piece on the best new energy source for our community.

Spelling: This week we are addressing List 29.

Math: In Math, we are finishing our topic on Geometry. Flash cards and the study guide will be sent home. (The study guide is also posted in your child's Google Account.) The test is April 24th. The study guide is due April 24th.

Science: We will continue to research and discuss the different types of energy sources and identify the properties of waves.

Our Hero's Quests

Mrs. Hendricks graciously helped us record our Hero's Quest. Once they are uploaded, you can view them on Fairmount's webiste. Go to the Learning Commons and look for our class.

Google Accounts

  • Students will be using their Google Accounts. Their email address will be: first name initial, last name, last 3 digits of student number @ g,
  • ex. sfoster456@g, The password is: fh student number ex. fh123456
  • Extra copies of Math Topic Study Guides and Reading Logs can be found in your child's Google Account.
  • Students do not have email accounts. The email is used just for a username.

Preparing for the MAP test!

The 4th grade students at Fairmount will be taking the MAP test this spring. The test is completely computerized. It incorporates a variety of types of test questions and addresses many different math, reading and writing concepts. In the weeks to come, students will be shown examples of the different types of questions and asked to practice them. Fortunately, Study has test questions written in the new format. Please encourage your child to get on Study and practice.


Several students created a digit project using a program called Voicethread. If you would like to view them, please go to:

The username is your child's lunchcode and the password is francis.