Adventures in 4th
Meet the Team!
Science/ Social Studies
Book Fair- August 29th - September 6th
Labor Day Holiday - September 2nd
Running Club Parent Meeting - September 4th - 5:30-6:30
Grits with Grown-ups (Last names A-J) - September 4th - 7:00am
PTO Meeting & Spaghetti Dinner - September 5th - 5:30
Title I Parent Meetings - September 5th - 6:00
Grits with Grown-ups (Last names K-Z) - September 6th - 7:00am
Pavement Paws Starts - Monday, September 9th
Temple Founders Day- Saturday, September 28th
Star Reading & Math September 23rd - October 4th
Tiger of the Month: Goal-Oriented Mindset
Jayden was passionate about our topic this month and clearly has a goal-oriented mindset. One of her goals this year is to inspire her peers! I can't wait to see your influence on your classmates! YOU inspire me! :)
Connor is a great leader in and outside of the classroom. He shows great efforts in class every day. Recently Connor has set a goal to excel in math assignments. He has put tremendous effort towards this goal.
Jordan is already busy setting and making plans for his goals! He is testing for Quest, and has been busy practicing cursive handwriting this summer with his mom. Jordan has set a new goal for himself to excel and be distinguished on his tests this year. Great goal Jordan! With practice and hard work, I know you can reach your goal!
What We Are Learning
We will read both literature and informational books as we focus on our essential question, “What does it mean to have a great heart, literally and figuratively?”
Students will work to create focus statement and and informational piece with evidence and quotes from the text. They will be learning a number of writing strategies to help guide them in their writing.
Punctuation is our focus for September! Students will learn how to correctly quote a text, and follow rules for capitalization and commas with adjectives and conjunctions.
We will use our 4C’s throughout the month to collaborate, communicate, show creativity, and use critical thinking skills in groups and individually.
Vocabulary: literal, figurative, main idea, key details, focus statement
In September we will be learning about conversions within the metric system and multi-digit multiplication and division. Our first Common Assessment will be on September 13th.
- I can express metric measurements in length, mass and capacity in terms of smaller unit.
- I can model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric length, capacity and mass.
-I can multiply by multiples of 10,000, and 1,000.
- I can multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by 1 digit.
- I can Solve multi-step word problems using multiplication, addition or subtraction.
Please remind students to be here every day! We complete a new math lesson every day.
Vocabulary: multi-step, multiply, product, partial product, area model, algorithm, strategy, factors, multiples, prime, composite, divide, divisor, dividend, quotient, remainder
Science and Social Studies
Unit: The Solar System
- Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars and planets.
- Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to model the effects of the position and motion of the Earth and the moon in relation to the sun as observed from the Earth.
Vocabulary: Sun, planets, orbit, inner planets, outer planets, universe, star, constellation, galaxy, telescopes, rotation, revolution
Unit: Forming a New Nation
- SS4H1 Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
- SS4CG1 Describe the meaning of natural rights as found in the Declaration of Independence (the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness)
Vocabulary: colony, pilgrims, religious freedom, resources, congress, boycott, commander, petition
Links & Websites
We have created a PES intranet with websites students use here at school as well as sites that could be beneficial to use at home. Each grade level has a tab with grade specific sites. Simply click on the image and it will take you to the website.