4th Grade Newsletter

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  • Reflex Math is working! You will now begin to practice your multiplication and division facts.
  • When is the first day of fall? Yes, Saturday September 22, 2012
  • Spelling Tests - Next week you will begin taking your spelling tests in D2L under quizzes. The spelling tests will be scored automatically.
  • Thursday, September 27th: 1st Parent Education Meeting @ 5:30PM PST/6:30PM MST

Why do tree leaves change color in the fall?

During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves. As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can't see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll.

Cumulative Assessment Directions Below!

3 Panel Mural Directions:

Over the course of the unit, you will create a three-panel mural of Ancient Egypt.

  • The first panel will show the natural setting of Egypt—the Nile River, the plants and animals, and the environment.

  • The second panel will show daily life—the people, homes, and occupations of Ancient Egyptians.
  • The third panel will show the pyramids, mummies, and art of Egypt.
Through the creation of the mural, you will be able to identify and explain the five

defining features of a civilization.

Rubric example below of how an outstanding mural would be!

Student fully participated in the organization and creation of three-panel mural. Student followed guidelines, worked constructively with classmates, and put forth maximum effort. The student’s contribution demonstrates that s/he has a clear understanding of Egyptian culture.

Student can readily identify and name the five defining features of civilization. Further, s/he can explain their importance and make the connection between cause and effect.

Every entry is neat, informative, and accurate. Student went above and beyond in the organization and presentation of the journal. Every entry demonstrates a clear understanding of Egyptian culture.

September Birthdays

Happy Birthday!

Sydnee P.