Grade 4 News - 10/12/12

Mrs. Carlson, Mr. Erickson, Ms. Gesme, Mrs. Laven

News You Can Use

Greetings! The school year is off to a great start and we feel fortunate to teach such a wonderful group of children. Please contact us if you have questions about your child's experience in fourth grade at Cornelia.



  • Please no costumes, masks, wigs, make-up, props, candy or food on Halloween Wednesday, October 31. We will be on a field trip to The Works in the morning and room parents will provide a treat at the end of the day.


  • Reminder---no school Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19. Educators from all over the state will be attending the Education Minnesota conference in St. Paul.

Math - Mrs. Carlson & Ms. Gesme

  • Students have completed the first two units in math and will begin Unit 3 on Monday, October 15. The concepts we have taught so far include 2-dimensional figures, lines, line segments, rays, angles, multi-digit addition and subtraction, and landmark data (maximum, minimum, range, mode, median, and mean). Unit 3 will focus on multiplication/division facts, number sentences, and algebra.


  • Please encourage your child to work on basic fact recall. We have focused on addition and subtraction fact tests in the classroom. You can find links to fact practice on Ms. Gesme and Mrs. Carlson's websites.

Reader's Workshop - Mrs. Laven & Mr. Erickson

  • Word Study homework has begun in both Mrs. Laven & Mr. Erickson's Reader's Workshop on Spellingcity.com. Mrs. Laven's students receive their new words on Wednesdays and the Spellingcity.com homework is usually due on Wednesdays. Mr. Erickson's students receive their new words on Wednesdays and the Spellingcity.com homework is due on Mondays. If your child is not able to access a computer and/or internet at home, please contact your child's homeroom teacher to make arrangements for the work to be completed at school.



  • Students will receive a new Reader's Workshop homework assignment this week. Watch your child's mail and assignment book for details.


  • Library day is on Fridays for Mrs. Laven's reading class and Mondays for Mr. Erickson's reading class.