March

Friday, March 1st: Kona Ice

March 4th - 22nd: Star Math & Reading

Friday, March 15th: Teacher Work Day

Saturday, March 16th: Science Olympiad

March 25th - 26th: Space Center Overnight Field Trip

March 27th: Spring Picture Day

We are so excited to announce our 4th Grade Facebook page!! We will use the page to post pictures, important updates and reminders. If you would like to join, please search the group, Traveling through Fourth and I will add you!

Mathematics

Students will explore the relationship between fractions and decimals in the tenths and hundredths place. Students will also compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Finally, students will use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

Vocabulary

tenths, hundredths, compare, reason, interval, decimal, liquid, volume, area, perimeter, mass, metric system

For helpful hints and explanations of fourth grade mathematics, the following website details every item discussed in fourth grade mathematics. It also includes a Parent Newsletter which explains what each concept means. Click on "Fourth Grade" and the information will appear.

Students will be reviewing all standards in guided reading groups and book clubs. We will finish our Opinion Writing Unit with revising, editing and publishing a piece of writing. We will spiral review all language standards (grammar).

Homework

• Read for at least 20 minutes

Social Studies

Students will be learning about the Civil War and Reconstruction. We will be covering the following key concepts: Causes of the Civil War, major Events the Civil War, effects of the Civil War, social and political effects of Reconstruction, and economic specialization in historical context. Study guides for this unit will come home every 2-3 weeks. Our common assessment for this unit will be in April.

Vocabulary:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, Raid, Harper’s Ferry, North, South, Union, Confederacy, Slavery, States’ Rights, Secession, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Sherman’s March to Sea, Atlanta Campaign, Fort Sumter, Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Address, Appomattox Court House

Ways to Study At Home:

teacher-created study guides, Ed. Galaxy social studies study plans, and IXL.

Science

Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how sound is produced and changed and how sound and/or light can be used to communicate. Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the nature of light and how light interacts with objects.

Vocabulary: 0paque, transparent, translucent, reflection, refraction, vibrations, sound waves, wavelength, pitch, and volume.

Items for Sale

• pencils
• erasers
• pens
• highlighters
• sharpeners
• lanyards

*Items will change based on student demand

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