# News from Fourth Grade

## Thanks for Volunteering!

Thank you to those of you who volunteered to supervise our field trip to Feed My Starving Children. Due to the abundance of responses, in the spirit of fairness, we decided to pull names out of a hat. We have notified the parents that will be accompanying us on the trip. Thank you again for your support and taking the time to contact us.

## Reading

This week we will be continuing our second integrated reading unit that focuses on energy. We will be exploring literary nonfiction texts and learning how this genre of text can help us learn more about energy. Throughout this unit we will be examining why energy is an important part of our lives.

Remember students should be recording their 30 minutes of reading every night on their home reading log and turning it in every Friday!

## Math

This week we will continue to work on multiplying a fraction and a whole number using a picture, a number line, and repeated addition. We will then be moving into discussing decimals. Students will be working daily through a rotation of four stations (independent work, hands on activity, technology practice, teacher group).

Remember students should be completing their math practice problems during the course of the week on turning them in every Friday!

## Writing

This week we will continue our informational writing unit. We will be working towards wrapping chapters 1 and 2 of our information books. We will then dive into chapter 3, which will focus on a day in the life of a colonist.

## Weekly Home Expectations

• 30 minutes of reading a night recorded on Home Reading Log
• Weekly math practice (on the back of the Home Reading Log)
• Math facts practice (IXL, xtramath, fashcards, Prodigy, etc.)

IXL Lesson Suggestions:

• Fractions - Fourth Grade Q.6, Q.7, Q.11, Q.16, Q.19, Q.20, R.1, R.7, S.2, S.4
• Fact Practice - Fourth Grade B.1, C.1, D.1, E.1, F.1

## Reminders

• CRAZY HAIR DAY - Friday, May 13th
• Book Order due Friday, May 13th
• Feed My Starving Children Field Trip - Tuesday, May 17th
• Returning Student Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now open!
• Please remember that students are no longer allowed to bring in birthday treats. However, they may bring in a non-food item to share with their classmates on their birthday. There are 20 students in our classroom.

## Student Council Fundraiser

This year the Student Council is having a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that affects many children throughout the United States and right here in our Goodrich community. The fundraiser will be from May 2nd to May 13th and money raised will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. More information was sent home in your student's Friday Folder. Please considering donating.

## District 68 Mission Statement

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.