The 4th Grade News

Week of April 13, 2015

A Note from Ms. Deal

Dear Parents,

I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. Thank you for remembering to prepare your students for P.E. this week with their swim gear. If you wish for your child to not participate in swimming for specific reasons, please let me know.

We had a wonderful week in 4th grade finishing up many of our old units. We have completed Measurement in Math and Energy in Science. We will be starting our final content unit on Monday, Economy. Part of this unit is Market Day which will be Wednesday, May 27th. Another part of our Economy Unit this year will be visiting the Pearl Market. We will do that on Tuesday, April 28th. We are recruiting parent volunteers on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in going with us, please let me know!

Thank you for your continued support as we move in to the final quarter of the year! Have a wonderful end to your weekend and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Ms. Deal

Upcoming Events:

April 22nd- Earth Day/ Spirit Day

April 28th - Field Trip to Pearl Market

May 27th - Market Day

What's going on in room 223

Math Maniacs

Students took some time this week to practice skills they learned during the measurement bootcamp. We focused on the metric system of measurement and converted different units of measure. Students now understand the different between grams and kilograms, milliliters and liters, and centimeters and meters!

Language Arts

Word Study: Students are mastering different spelling patterns and applying them to daily writing assignments. This week the students worked on measurement words.

Writing: This week the 4th graders learned about hooks. We discussed that good writers start their writing with something to hook the reader. There are many ways writers can hook a reader- see if your 4th grader can tell you how! Each Wednesday your child will have a writing assignment from me, due on Thursday.

Reading: This week the students practiced their "close reading" skills. We looks at different nonfiction texts about Energy and closely read the passages together. We are discussing "look-back" strategies and summarizing skills.

Science Rules!

The 4th graders finished with study of Energy this week. We completed a web quest, graffiti boards and posters for potential and kinetic Energy.
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