4th Grade

Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Conley, Ms. Groberski, Mrs. Marcks

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

This is the last newsletter for this year. We want to take a moment to THANK YOU for a wonderful year! It was been great watching the students learn and grow both as readers and mathematicians! They have learned so much!

Madison Field Trip!

We had a fabulous trip to Madison! The kids sure enjoyed the field trip and we are so thankful for the support of the PTO, as they paid for the entire trip!

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This summer...

Remember to keep reading over the summer and make sure you check out the summer programs at the Waukesha Public Library! Keep in mind that the activities are free and very family friendly!

A couple reminders for summer math: Mathematicians, you will have access to your Tenmarks account over the summer until it shuts down for good. Also, you may practice on Prodigy if you would like. Practice those math facts too!

Reading & Language Workshop

Last week, our perspective unit came to a close and we are now in our last unit; REFLECTION. Books and conversations revolve around how we have grown as learners and responders this year. Initial conversations have been very reflective on the students’ part. As teachers, we are all very proud of our readers this year. It has been a lot of work for all, but the rewards have been worth it!

Writing Workshop

Students have just completed their Book Creator books and have presented to their classmates about the topic that they researched for our historical informational writing. The projects that the students completed to show their learning were informative and creative. The speeches were well rehearsed and fun to listen to! We are all so proud of our writers!

Talking Points for ELA:

  • What was your favorite book that you read this year?

  • What was your favorite book that your teacher read this year?

  • How have your grown as a reader/writer this year?

Math Workshop

Last week mathematicians worked on time: elapsed time and money: making change. We will complete the week with some problem solving tasks blending these 2 ideas (time & money) and complete the year with games that review concepts. Mathematicians, you all have grown in your math problem solving skills, math talk and math procedures throughout this year! You have shown flexibility with numbers and an increased awareness of number sense. Continue thinking, persevering, and listening to each other!

Talking Points for Math:

  • How many different ways can you say the digital time 3:15?

  • If you buy 2 muffins for $3.15 each, and pay with a $10 bill, how much change would you get?

  • How has your understanding of math grown this year?


To finish the year, students have been learning about Wisconsin History. Each student is learning about something who has an important connection to Wisconsin. They have been working on making trading cards here at school, which they will trade at the end of the week. We are looking forward to learning more about the different people!