Fourth Grade Parkside Elementary

February 1st - 5th, 2016


The snow days set us back just a few days but we are going to continue with the lessons we have. We will continue this week's learning with comparisons (text structure) and on Tuesday we'll have a review game and quiz on identifying text structure. We will begin to move into author's reason and evidences. In a text, an author can present the reader with information that he or she wants the reader to believe. To support this information, the author will include reasons and evidence. These parts of the passage give readers more information about why they should believe what the passage says.


Students will continue to work on multiplication and division facts. They will be finding the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shapes. A good activity at home is to tape out some of the tiles in the house and find the area and perimeter of the shape.

Science and Social Studies

Students will begin our unit on magnets and electricity/force and motion. We will explore this by having centers. Google classroom homework is also about our unit on electricity. Our Social Studies unit will be wrapping up and students should have completed their slide show on either Abraham Lincoln or Harriet Tubman. They also will complete a representation of the information we studied about the Civil War. These will be displayed on a bulletin board in the hallway.


Our first field trip to Vulcan is approaching quickly. Please be sure to return properly signed field trips forms by Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Payment for this trip was due Friday, January 29, 2016. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher with any concerns or questions.

Payments need to be made for the trips via the Online Payment system located on the school's website.

1. Go to the school's website at

2. Look in the left menu for Online School Payment. Click one time.

3. A list of activities will come up for Parkside Elementary. You are looking for "Fourth Grade Vulcan Quarry Trip," "Second Payment Fourth Grade Mountain Trip," or "Full Payment Fourth Grade Mountain Trip" and your child's homeroom teacher's name attached to the title. Click on your selected title.

4. Double check to make sure you are looking at the trip, teacher and then click add to cart.

5. Review your shopping cart. Click Check Out.

6. Sign In or Create a Username and password.

7. Once signed in, Add Student Profile with student name and student id#. Click Save Changes once all info is entered. Click next.

8. Complete Address, Payment and Review Order. Be sure to select payment agreement.

9. Click Place Order. Save the information for your records.

An email will automatically be sent to your child's homeroom teacher with a note that the trip has been paid for.

The second payment of $30 is due for Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns Friday, February, 12, 2016

Payment Dates are:

-January 20, 2016 - First Payment for Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns ($20)

-January 29, 2016- Payment for Vulcan Materials ($6)

-February, 12, 2016- Second Payment for Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns ($30)

- March 15, 2016- Third/Final Payment for Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns ($30)

Put it on your Calendar!!

Feb 2

Fifth Grade Field Trip Meeting

Feb 4

Report Cards Go Home

Feb 5

PreK Field Trip to Discovery Place

Feb 5

School Store Opens at 7:45 am - 8:10 am

Feb 8

All About Teeth Presentation for 1st Grade

Feb 10

5th Grade to Charleston

Feb 15

There is School for Student (snow makeup day).

Feb 19

School Store Opens at 7:45 am - 8:10 am

Feb 22 - 26

Book Fair

Feb 25

Progress Report Go Home

Compass Learning

Compass Learning:

  1. Load the Puffin Academy App from the App Store. (It looks like a penguin. It should be free)
  2. Open the App and search for Compass Learning in the search box in the top right corner. Click on Compass Learning (in green).
  3. Click on "Install this App".