Mrs. Green's 4th Grade News!

September 28


These last two weeks have been a struggle for students to complete homework. Due to this situation, I have changed how we will do our weekly reading homework log for the remainder of the school year. Students will bring home a new sheet today that will require them to do THREE reading responses. This will not need a parent/guardian signature. Instead, students will read three times throughout the week and complete a readers response for those nights. I will expect everyone to turn these in on Friday (with the exception of absence). I want students to be accountable for their own work. Sometimes parents get busy and forget to sign things. This will take the pressure off of you and help students to be responsible for completing assignments. The students have a reader's response topic list in their zip-up binder. They may choose anything from the list to use as their response. This will also show me that students are actually reading. If they do not read, it will be hard to respond!


If you have any gently used books that your children do not use anymore, I will gladly take them. I am still in the process of growing our classroom library. We read several chapter books, but we also read to kindergarten kiddos. Picture books are also appreciated!

What Are We Learning?

Spelling/Word Study- Students have new words that need to be studied each week. Test will be on Friday. Encourage your kiddo to practice writing in cursive!

Reading- Guided reading groups- We will also continue Trumpet of the Swan. Students will be doing research this week on the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. This area is a popular migration spot for Trumpeter Swans. Students will learn about the area and build background knowledge to go along with our literature study.

Writing- Personal Narratives

Math- We are doing multi-digit addition and subtraction! The students are doing the standard algorithm in 4th grade (the same way that we grew up doing math)! I do not typically send home math homework, but any help at home with math is always encouraged. Students also have a list of free websites to use at home to build on math skills.

Science/ Social Studies- Map Skills