4th Grade Newsletter
December 12, 2014
I Can Statements of the Week!
I CAN identify the structural elements of poetry.
I CAN determine the theme of a poem.
I CAN write a summary.
What we did this week... We looked for stanzas, line breaks, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in the poem we read about pioneers and Native Americans. We also found the theme of the poems we read. Our themes were not always exactly the same, but we backed them up with details from the poems.
I CAN use a variety of sources, including books, articles, websites, personal experience, and primary sources, for my research
What we did this week... We chose a topic from our westward expansion unit and developed an opinion thesis. Then we looked for evidence to support our thesis in books and websites. Finally, we used our research to write an opinion essay about a westward expansion topic.
I CAN tell whether one number is a factor of another number.
I CAN explain how factors and multiples are related.
I CAN tell whether a number is prime or composite.
What we did this week... We used color tiles to determine the factors of a number. Then we compared the factors for 2 numbers to see if they had any that were the same. We also learned what prime and composite numbers are.
I CAN draw angled lines.
What we did this week... We played Battleship in P.E. and we drew a regular Coca Cola can and an crushed one.
- Miss Hartman's Class: Hot Cocoa Stand for donations on December 19th
- Mrs. Francis' Class: Candy Cane and Smarties Sale on December 16th and 17th
- Miss Dolezal's Class: Caroling for Donations on December 17th and 19th
- Mrs. Wales' Class: Walk-A-Thon during 2nd Semester
Ask your child about these special events and thank you for your support!
Multiplication Movie Madness
December 17th- CiCi's Pizza Night
December 18th- 4th Grade Pioneer Day
December 19th- Multiplication Movie Madness Celebration
December 19th- Leader In Me Assembly at 1:30
December 19th- Winter Parties at 3:00
December 19th- End of 2nd Quarter
December 20th- Winter Break Begins
January 6th- First day of school after break