4th Grade News

Week of Feburary 1st

Dress Down Day

As part of our Jump Rope for Heart activities, we are having a dress down day Friday. Students may dress down for a $1 donation and they may wear black and blue colors to support the Carolina Panthers football team who are on their way to the Super Bowl! GO PANTHERS!!!!! The Rowan Salisbury School dress code policy must be followed and tennis shoes must be worn.

Book Fair!

We will have a book fair in the media center February 8-12th. This is a great opportunity to purchase books for your home library, and even great gifts for friends and family!

Supply Needs

This is the time of year, we run very low on supplies. We have very few pencils, erasers, kleenex, notebook paper, and dry erase markers left to get us through the year. We are only half way through and if you would be so kind as to donate any of the supplies that would be great! Please send these in to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

Earbud Donations

As you know we use individualized programs on our iPads and this requires students to listen closely to their own iPad. It presents a distraction when they do not have earbuds. If you would be willing to donate any amount of new earbuds (in original packaging) we would greatly appreciate this. You may send them to your child's homeroom teacher at any time. Thank you for your help!

This Week's Learning Topics

Math Topics

Standard: 4.NF.3c Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

"I Can" Statement:

I can change mixed numbers to improper fractions and use those fractions to add and subtract mixed numbers.

What will we learn?

This week, students will be using the "MAD" strategy to change mixed numbers to improper fractions. (M-Multiply, A-Add, D-Denominator) This strategy will allow students to then add and subtract mixed numbers with ease.

IXL Standards: Q.22 & R.12

Reading Topics

Standard: RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

"I Can" Statement: I can use text features to comprehend technical texts

What will we learn? In the 4th grade, nonfiction texts are a large part of our learning base. Nonfiction texts can be challenging to navigate, so we are spending time learning how to comprehend and analyze nonfiction texts while using text features. Text features act as a road map, of sorts, to help guide us to a better understanding of nonfiction texts.

Charts and graphs are also a large part of nonfiction texts. We will be using our skills learned to analyze and answer questions about tables, charts, and graphs.