4th Grade News
November 2014 • Clarksville Elementary
In writing, students will continue to provide text evidence to support reading responses, write an opinion essay, and create book reviews.
Students will begin the second quarter science unit: WAVES. They will discover answers to the following questions:
What are the properties of waves? How do waves travel through water? How do waves travel through Earth? What are sound waves? What are light waves? How do waves interact with each other? How have humans used waves to transmit information throughout history? How has digitized information improved human lives?
In Quarter 2, students will learn how Maryland first started as a settlement and established itself as a state from 1630 to 1800. The children will begin their study on the the first people who voyaged on the Ark and the Dove from Europe to Maryland, and what their contributions were to the new colony. Students will then learn about the colonial towns and their development based on natural resources of Maryland. The children will describe the institution of slavery and how it shaped life in Maryland. Finally, they will research the facts about the Revolutionary War and the establishment of Maryland's state government.
Each student received specific directions for parents to sign up for the November parent/teacher conference. It is extremely important for each family to sign up for a conference with the homeroom teacher. At the conference, you will be informed of the progress your child has made so far this year. We will also suggest ways you can help support instruction at home. If you would like to schedule more than one conference, please call the school directly.
Supplies and Donations
New this year: bake sale. Please consider donating baked items to sell at this event. Proceeds from the sale will help fund an iPad cart for fourth grade use. If you would like to donate, email Nisha Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the Fourth grade volunteer training. We already have many volunteers in the classrooms and we appreciate all the support from them in help with this reading initiative. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Johnson at email@example.com for days/times available.