# Adventures in 4th

## Upcoming Events

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

## What We Are Learning

In ELA we are using a new program called Wit and Wisdom. Our goal is to align our reading, writing, and language arts standards to help students generate ideas and become both fluent readers and writers. In September we will focus on the following standards:

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?”

Writing-
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.

Language Arts-
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

## Math

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.

Learning Targets:

- 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

Science

Unit: The Solar System

Learning Targets:

• 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

Social Studies

Unit: Forming a New Nation

Learning Targets:

• 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