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recent happenings in 4th grade - January 4-8

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed and had a safe break! Our kids seem to think so and they also seem eager to get back in the routine of school. With that in mind, please help your 4th grader get back into the swing of things. Earlier bedtimes, checking planner for homework, reading and/or doing math facts most evenings, also reminders about classroom/school behaviors would be greatly appreciated!


This week in ELA we reviewed expectations, created a mission statement and began working on making inferences. We make inferences daily in our relationships, and it is an important life (and reading) skill. We will also begin a unit on informational writing!

New Spelling!

We had our first applied spelling quiz today! Students were responsible for finding the spelling errors and correcting them. Remember, students can use all classroom resources (dictionaries and Chromebooks included). This is more "real life" spelling and will encourage students to use resources to help them as adults do in daily life.


This week we reviewed everything we learned in first semester. Students remembered quite a bit! We also took a pretest for our next unit: Fractions!


In science, we continued our rock unit and learned about the three types of rocks. Students should be able to name, discuss characteristics and state how each of these rocks were formed.

Valentine's Day party planning has begun! The parties will be on Thursday, February 13th. They will be similar to the Fall Parties held in the gyms. PTA is looking for parent volunteers if you are interested and available. The approximate time for our party is 11-12:15.

Dates to Remember...

January 11 – Reach Out Fundraiser Begins (Supports Yearbooks Purchase for Students)

January 14 – Breakfast w/Books (7:30-8:15 a.m.) in SLMC (South Library)

January 15 – Lunch w/ Librarian

January 18 – No School for MLKJr Day

January 19 – Love & Logic in SLMC at 6 p.m.

January 21 – BINGO for Books Event at 6:00 p.m.; HGD Film Parent Viewing at 6:30 p.m.

January 26 – Love & Logic in SLMC at 6 p.m.

January 28 – Papa John’s Night from 5-8 p.m.

Melissa Hertzog

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!