4th Grade September News Letter

Volume 3 Issue 2

September Standards

English Language Arts

  • 4.L.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • 4.L.2.d-Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
  • 4.RL.1- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • 4.RF.3-Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • 4.RI.1- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • 4.RI.2-Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


  • 4.E1U3.9 Construct and support an evidence-based argument about the availability of water and its impact on life.


  • 4.NBT.A.1 – Apply concepts of place value, multiplication, and division to understand that in a multi digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.
  • 4.NBT.A.2 – Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of the comparisons.

Social Studies

  • Identity ID.3-5.2: I know about my family history and culture and about current and past contributions of people in my main identity groups.

  • Diversity DI.3-5.8: I want to know more about other people’s lives and experiences, and I know how to ask questions respectfully and listen carefully and non-judgmentally.

  • Justice JU.3-5.15: I know about the actions of people and groups who have worked throughout history to bring more justice and fairness to the world.

  • Action AC.3-5.19: I will speak up or do something when I see unfairness, and I will not let others convince me to go along with injustice


  • 4.W.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
  • 4.WF.1-Demonstrate and apply handwriting skills. a. Read and write cursive letters, upper and lower case.

Important Dates

September 5th- Labor Day (No School)

September 12th - 16th Book Fair

September 13th PTA Meeting @ 5:30 RM. 10

September 14th - 16th Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are coming up fast! Please put them on your schedule now! We will have them September 14th , 15th , and 16th .This is a wonderful time to discuss where your child is academically and socially. This will help us both prepare them for the rest of the year and most importantly Middle School! A parent teacher conference scheduling form went out last week. Please choose 3 options that will work with your schedule and send this back as soon as possible. The first forms back will get their preferences of times. Please designate your choices by putting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on your preference. I will send a note home with your final time slot. If any of the dates and times do not work with your schedule please give me some that will and we will work something out. Thank you!

Class Dojo

Hey families, This year we’ll be encouraging positive skills, like perseverance and teamwork, with Class Dojo. We’ll also rely on it to communicate with one another: instantly sharing messages, updates, events, and photos from class. It’s simple, secure, and gives you a window into their school day! I’d like all families to join me by signing up for a parent account on Class Dojo! You can use it on any device: it’s a simple, free mobile app for iOS and Android, and can also be accessed from your computer at classdojo.com. I’ll need your email address or cell phone number to invite you. Please click on the link Class Dojo to connect today.