4th Grade News 2/8/16
Mrs. Curtright & Mrs. Foster
Our Valentine Party will be this Friday from 2:00-3:00. Foster's homeroom has a note coming home today. Curtright's homeroom brought home a list with names last week. Parents are welcome to send store-bought treats for the party.
**Just a reminder that balloons are not to be sent to school and no glass vases will be sent on school buses.
PLEASE SAVE TOILET PAPER ROLLS! Each student will need one for an upcoming Mythology project in Mrs. Foster's room.
School will be in session on Monday, February 15th, due to the snow day on January 22nd.
2/25/16-Art Show/Family Night/1st Grade Musical 5:30-7:00
Be looking for more information to be sent home later this week.
Math, Science, and Social Studies
Math-Students have been doing a wonderful job in our fraction unit! This week we will continue making equivalent fractions, multiplying and adding fractions.
Our cumulative multiplication accuracy checks on all facts 1-12 are going great! Both classes only have a few more students to complete the final accuracy check. I am seeing great progress each week.
For those students who are close, but haven't passed yet:
*A fun website your child can use at home to help prepare for the cumulative test is www.mulitplication.com. Students use this site multiple times throughout the week to work on fact families that are most problematic for them. This site has tons of fun games that the students enjoy.
Science-We completed our "Blow a Panther" lab last week, ending our Force in Motion unit. We are now ready to begin our next Social Studies unit.
Social Studies-Our new Social Studies unit is called "The Story of Our Nation." This week we will discuss and do activities based on early settlements in America, the Revolutionary War, Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. We will also begin a new read aloud The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.
Reading, Writing, Vocab and Word Study
Reading--We have finished our Lewis & Clark unit. Students are bringing home a graded test today that they took last week. It was open book. We are now switching gear and focusing on theme for this week in preparation for mythology. Students will be working in pairs, small groups, and independently to determine themes. We will also be distinguishing between theme and main idea.
Writing--We will be drafting our opinion essays this week. We have looked at example essays, discussed the features of the five paragraph essay, and have written our opinion statements about Sacajawea's importance to the group. We will be taking our reasons and details and expanding them in great detail in our drafts.
Paris, Rachel, and Chance created the strongest column by far!
Renise, Vance, and Mason had a strong column
Elijah, Price, and Meghan's column held a lot of weight