4th Grade

Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Carlson, Mrs. Conley & Mrs. Marcks

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Conferences start next week!

Conference Dates:

  • Thursday, October 17th (Burns, Carlson, Conley)

  • Tuesday, October 22nd (Burns, Carlson, Conley, Marcks)

  • Wednesday, October 23rd (Marcks)

We are looking forward to meeting with you!

Thank you to the Town of Waukesha Fire Department!

Thank you to the Town of Waukesha Fire Department for doing the relay race with the 4th graders! It was a lot of fun!

Map Testing!

Students have completed both their fall Math & Reading MAP testing. Teachers use this data to set goals, plan for instruction, and create small group work to focus on specific skills. Thank you to those families who consistently make sure that their student’s ipad is charged and ready to go each day. This was a necessary step for MAP, and there were a few students who needed to use school Chromebooks because ipads were not charged.

Math Workshop

Mathematicians have worked on the beginning place value skills of reading and writing larger numbers and recognizing the place value of the digit on the left is 10 times greater than the place value of the digit on the right. This week we started another difficult skill in rounding numbers to any place value within the seven digits: millions, hundred thousands, ten thousands, thousands, hundreds, tens or ones. This final assessment will be Tuesday, October 15th. A study guide was sent home. After Tuesday, mathematicians will work on addition & subtraction standard algorithm which will last until our next S’more update. Continue to think deeply about mathematics.

Reading & Language Workshop

This week, we have focused on MAP testing.Readers will begin our next unit, Relationships next week. The essential question for Relationships is, “Is conflict inevitable in a relationship.” Students will understand that...

  • conflict happens and it can enhance or hinder a relationship.

  • readers develop knowledge, understanding and insight through dialogue.

  • active listening, and being open-minded to the opinions of others, deepens readers’ thinking.

Please ask your child what books they are reading in both Literature Discussion Groups and in Language Workshop that support this unit.

Writing Workshop

Students will be completing their myths next week. We have worked on adding show don’t tell, figurative language, and exploding the moment to develop our writing. Creative writing is always a challenge for children, but our kiddos are excited about their writing project. Ask to take a look at their writing project.


We are continuing our unit on Earth and Human Activity. We are learning about fossils and rock formations. Then we will be moving into learning more about natural resources. We will be doing hands on activities in class. We are asking that every child brings in an empty water bottle (like an ice mountain bottle, etc) for science by Monday! Thanks for your help with this!
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Important Dates!

Thursday, October 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m. (4B, 4Ca, 4Co)

Tuesday, October 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m. (all of 4th)

Wednesday, October 23rd - Parent/Teacher Conference - 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. (4M)

Wednesday, October 30th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Thursday, October 31st - No School - Staff Development

Friday, November 1st - No School

Wednesday, November 27th - No School/Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 28th - No School/Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 29th - No School/Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, June 2nd - Madison Field Trip 8:30am t0 5:30/6pm

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