4th Grade Newsletter

Nov. 16-20

Writing Homework: Week of Nov. 16

Writing Prompt:

Look back at The Man Who Named the Clouds and My Weather Journal. Write a two paragraph summary comparing and contrasting the methods Luke and Grace use to study the weather. Each paragraph should include a topic sentence, details and quotations from both passages. Each sentence should begin with linking words such as: another, for example and also.. You can use the reading textbook that is on your computer’s desktop.


Use a venn diagram to fill in details for comparing and contrasting Luke and Grace’s methods. Give examples in the center for how they are the same.


Compose your first paragraph contrasting Luke and Grace’s methods.

Check List:

1. Topic Sentence

2. Four details sentences

3. A concluding Sentence.


Compose your second paragraph with details about how their methods are the same.

Check List

1. Topic Sentence

2. Four detail sentences

3. A concluding sentence.


Type your summary in Write to Learn.

Don’t forget to click Get Feedback.



L.4.1b-Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses

L.4.5a- Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context

W.4.2c-Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because

RL.4.4-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

**No spelling list this week/no spelling homework


4.MD.1-Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g, lb, oz; l, ml; hr, min,

sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two column table. For example, know that 1 ft. is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft. snake as 48 inches. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),…

Social Studies:

4.7-Explain reasons for Alabama’s secession from the Union, including sectionalism, slavery, states’ rights, and economic disagreements.

4.7.a-Identifying Alabama’s role in the organization of the Confederacy, including hosting the secession convention and the inauguration ceremony for leaders.

4.7.b-Recognizing Montgomery as the first capital of the Confederacy.

4.7.c-Interpreting the Articles of the Confederation and the Gettysburg Address.

4th Grade Annual Pioneer Day

Friday, March 18th 2016 at 8-11:30am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Put this day on your calendars. Fourth graders at Challenger always enjoy a fun day of experiencing what life was like in the 1800's. Activities will run from 8:00-11:30 and conclude in time for students to go to their clubs. More information will come closer to the date. We'll be so excited to have as MANY volunteers as possible to help pull of a successful Pioneer Day! Students are highly encouraged to dress like a pioneer school child from the 1800's. Below is one website that has a few examples. A simple google search will give you many options. If you know or have a neighbor that was a 4th grader at Challenger, you might check with them as well.


RSVPs are enabled for this event.