4J + 4Kr
Save the Date
January 6t- Report Cards Available (online only)
January 16th- No School (MLK Day)
Week of January 23rd - STEM Lab
Week of January 30th - STEM Lab
Week of February 6th - STEM Lab
February 14th- Valentine's Day Party (2:30-3:15)
February 17th - No School (Professional Development Day)
February 20th - No School (President's Day)
February 24th - Spirit Day
ELA with Mrs. Jackson
Students began the new year reflecting on their successes thus far in 4th grade and looking toward how they can make 2017 even better. They set goals for the new year and have come up with great ways they can achieve them. We look forward to seeing their growth continue throughout the second half of the year!
New ScootPad spelling lists have been assigned. Students will continue to use their Spelling Homework Calendars to record the number of times they study their words. The test over the next set of words (Lists 7, 8 & 9) will be on Friday, January 27.
Our new read aloud, George Washington's Socks, will help us explore the genre of historical fiction. We will distinguish between the 'historical facts' and the 'fiction' that the author intertwines to create a story that will help teach us about the Revolutionary War while entertaining us.
Social Studies with Mrs. Jackson
We will be researching the 5W's - who, what, when, where, why - when reading about the events that led the colonists to write the Declaration of Independence and later go to war. Each student will have his/her own file folder to store sources, record notes, and cite sources on this journey. To conclude this unit, each student will write a five paragraph informational essay explaining the events leading up to the colonists wanting independence. It's a big step for 4th graders, but they will be ready by the month's end!
Math with Mrs. Krehbiel
We will be moving full speed ahead into the wonderful world of fractions. January will begin with review of basic fraction knowledge, and then move into equivalence and comparison of fractions. Any encouragement of math talk at home will be beneficial to learning in the classroom. Ways to engage your child in math talk at home are to refer to parts of things using fractions, for example, "Try to read 1/3 of your book by the end of the week!"