4th Grade

Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Conley, Ms. Groberski & Mrs. Marcks

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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Forward Testing

The rest of our Forward Testing Schedule is:

  • Monday, April 22nd - Science Practice

  • Tuesday, April 23rd - Science

  • Wednesday, April 24th - Science

  • Thursday, April 25th - Science

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Madison Field Trip!

Madison Field Trip is Tuesday, June 4th! Mark your calendars! Historically, this is a 1:1 field trip with parents chaperoning their 4th grader. If you are unable to attend, we will have your 4th grader join with another parent to form a small group.

Math Workshop

Mathematicians are becoming more and more proficient using a protractor! A protractor is a good tool to have at home as well, so thank you for having one at home for your student to practice with. Next Monday we will finish the last segment of Geometry, classifying triangles. This should take roughly 5 days to review and work through. Are you wondering how to classify a triangle? Great! It will give you something to learn from your mathematician.

Questions to ask about Math:

  • Can you draw a 72 degree angle?

  • What is special about a straight angle?

  • How do you remember the difference between an obtuse and an acute angle?

Reading & Language Workshop

Readers are finishing up with Unit 6: Power. Our essential question has been, “How can language be powerful?” We have read books throughout the unit in Language Workshop and in Literature Discussion groups about people who have used words to convey a message. Our last book that we read for LW was about Malala. Students were amazed that such a young girl could make such an enormous impact for others in regards to education and rights. Please look forward to seeing your child’s final assessment about Malala. The kids did a wonderful job using her speech to the UN to justify their thinking about how words can be powerful.

Writing Workshop

Writers are in the process of completing literary essays. A literary essay is an opinion piece of writing that focuses on a book, and uses text evidence to support an opinion. Students have explored what a good introduction includes, as well as body paragraphs, and conclusions.

Questions to ask about ELA:

  • What is your literary essay about? Is there a theme? What is it?

  • What are you most proud of in regards to your Malala essay?

  • What is the most important thing that you learned about the power of words?

Social Studies

We are wrapping up our unit on Government with an assessment on Friday, April 26th. This unit helps prepare us for our field trip to Madison in June!
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Important Dates

  • Thursday, April 18th - Early Release - Elementary students released at 1:40 p.m.

  • Friday, April 19th - No School - Good Friday

  • Sunday, April 21st - Happy Easter!

  • Sunday, April 28th - Chicken BBQ 11:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Friday, May 10th - Grandparents’ Day 9:00 - 10:45a.m.

  • Friday, May 10th - Author Visit in the afternoon - more details will be coming soon!

  • Monday, May 27th - No School - Memorial Day

  • Tuesday, June 4th - Field Trip to Madison (8:30-5:00)

  • Monday, June 10th - Last Day!