JW Reason Elementary
4th Grade Newsletter- December 2014
What's on the Calendar?
December 19- Class Holiday Parties 2-3pm
December 22- January 2- NO SCHOOL, Holiday Break
What are we learning?
Literacy- In reading, we are focusing on informational texts. We are studying the structure of how different texts are organized. One way authors organize a text is by using cause and effect. Students need to identify and understand that the cause is WHY something happens and the effect is WHAT happened. This will allow them to make connections in the text. We are also continuing to become better writer's about our reading. Students are expected to be able to write complete thoughts will details from the text.
Social Studies- This month we are finishing up our study of the early prehistoric indians and Native American's of Ohio. We are going to now learn about the influence, conflict and cooperations that occurred because of the European Settlers. This will lead us into discussion of the Revolutionary War and the impact it had on the United States. Our goal in learning history this year is to emphasize the history not only the United States but also Ohio's role and impact in history.
What to Know More About this Year's State Tests?
I will try to keep you up-to-date on other tips that I think you, as parents, will find helpful.