4th Grade Newsletter

January 25-29, 2016

Welcome back!

Brrrr!!! We hope that your child had fun over the snow days and maybe got in some extra reading time for fun! We are happy to be back in a routine this week.

Spring Pictures

Will be February 23rd! We will take individual pictures along with a class picture!

Friday Dress Code

We hope that your child is enjoying the special options on Fridays. However, this is NOT a time for your child to choose whatever they want to wear. Please make sure that your child is wearing a shirt which matches that Friday (Team Day, College Day, Career Day, or PSE Pride).


If you need another flyer of which day (team, college, career, PSE) corresponds to which Friday of the month have your child ask their teacher. Also, there are several announcements made each week on the afternoon announcements, so your child should know what to dress for.


If your child chooses not to dress in the appropriate gear for that Friday then he/she should still be in full dress code. (A solid polo and jeans/khakis.)

Homework

Did you know that your child has math AND reading homework EVERY week? On Mondays your child receives a math packet and a reading packet/log.


If your child were to complete the reading packet early in the week he/she should still be reading at least 20 minutes each night. A typical 4th grade student should already have reading stamina built to read longer than 20 minutes.

What's going on in the classroom?

Math: We have pushed back our math division assessment until this Thursday! We will spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday reviewing in class. Students' homework packets will be a great review for them at home.



Reading: We are continuing our study of the American Revolutionary War. This week students are researching a topic of their choosing from the war, they are going to perfect how to write a summary and share with a classmate by the end of the week. I wish you could witness the research your kids are doing!



Science: Students are continuing to research using their new understanding of maps. They were able to analyze weather patterns from weather maps to make their own weather forecasts! (Seen in pictures below) Next week we will begin wrapping up our Earth Science unit by focusing on Earth's natural resources and how we, as humans, effect the world around us.

Scientists at work!