## Language Arts

Fiction-

A review of poetry and figurative language

Nonfiction-

How does the author use text features to give information? How can I make inferences from facts?

## Writing

We are going to work on narrative. We did a short opinion piece before the break and will come back to opinion for the last half of this nine weeks. We are going to work on fictional narrative and personal narrative for the next four weeks or so. This includes authors craft.

## Grammar

We have been working on ordering adjectives this week. Students should know how to use multiple adjectives in a sentence correctly.

Here is the order they should go in- number, opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose.

Example- A huge old gray African elephant stood under the trees.

## Word Study

Greek and Latin Roots -

audi/audit= hear or listen

audience- a group of people who listen to a performance

auditorium- a place to hear a concert

audition- a tryout where people listen to hear you perform

audible- something you can hear

## Division

We are beginning division. We will review basic division and then head into Division of Larger Numbers. We will not learn the standard algorithm for long division. We will use partial quotients. Please try to refrain from teaching them the long division algorithm (how you and I learned it) if you can. Here is a video of how to do partial quotients if it confuses you (don't worry, it did me too when I first learned it, but it makes so much more sense to have students take out GROUPS of a number when dividing). http://learnzillion.com/lessons/28-solve-division-problems-with-remainders-using-partial-quotient

They will learn the standard algorithm next year in 5th.

Please keep reviewing multiplication facts. This becomes VERY challenging if they don't know their facts!

## Phases of the Moon

*Model the position and motion of the earth and the phases of the moon.

Phases of the Moon Quiz- Study Guides went home in report cards today.

## The Road to the Revolution

What are the causes of the American Revolution?

How did they affect the colonies as well as other countries?

Who were significant people that made a difference in our history during this time?

## Upcoming Tests

Friday, January 17- Phases of the Moon Quiz

Tuesday

Thursday

## Important Dates

Tuesday, Jan. 14- Buck's Pizza Night

Thursday, Jan. 16 - Science Fair

Monday, Jan. 20 - MLK Jr Holiday- No School

Tuesday, Jan. 21- Zaxby's Night, 100th Day of School

Monday, Jan. 27- Waffle House sells waffles

## Science Lab

Parents, Mrs. Greenblat needs from each student a pair of nude/tan colored knee high hosiery. This is for a really cool science lab activity called, Grassheads. Please send these in as soon as you can. Please feel free to email Mrs. Greenblat if you have any questions: karen_greenblat@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

## Counseling

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I will begin teaching the Think First & Stay Safe program to 3rd and 4th graders this month. As stated in the letter previously sent home, this program is a research-based program that teaches specific personal safety education lessons and enables students to take an active and necessary role in protecting themselves from abuse and exploitation. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Also, if you prefer that your child not participate in the safety lessons, please send in a note indicating your preferences.

Thank you,

Hythia Young