JW Reason Elementary
4th Grade Newsletter-February 2016
What's on the Calendar?
Feb. 8-11: Conference Week
Feb. 11: Skate America Party
Feb. 11: Class Valentine's Day Party
Feb 12 & 15: NO SCHOOL (President's Day Weekend)
Feb. 26: End of 2nd Grading Period
What are We Learning About?
Reading- We are in the middle of deepening our comprehension of Non-Fiction texts. We have focused on Cause and Effect (an organization strategy that many authors use), and we are going to continue to use it think deeper about the overall impact of the stories. How do the events work together? What overall impact or impression do they leave on you as a reader?
Writing- This month we are starting our second writing cycle. We will be writing Narratives. A narrative is simply a story. Students will have the choice to write a personal narrative (something that happened to them in real life) or make one up, a realistic fiction narrative. We will be focusing on writing with descriptive details that bring the story alive. Writers use strong, descriptive words, dialouge, and other craft techniques.
Social Studies- We are continuing to work our way through American History. We covered the American Revoultion and are learning about important events that came after that helped shape Ohio and our nation, and our belief in Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.