Mrs. Dickau's Classroom News

For the week of January 27

Upcoming Dates

1/28 Get Ready Assembly

2/11 Two Hour Late Start

2/13 Jump for Heart

2/14 All School Read

2/27 Science Fair

3/10 No School



4th grades: Show your parents our Moodle site :)

(Class website link)

The newest news in our class is our Moodle site. This is an interactive site. Students can practice the Common Core strategies for the week and practice math strategies.

There is a place to chat with a friend about books or about a difficult math problem.

Moodle works kind of like a website, but it has a few more bells and whistles.


The date hasn’t been set yet, but we will have a Knitting Night in our classroom one evening soon. If you are a knitter, or know a knitter you would like to bring along, please let me know. This has been a fun evening in the past.


Students are racking up the minutes! Please make sure that your child reads several nights a week. (The goal is 30 minutes a night.) Thank you for signing their Pride Sheets each night. Please remind your child to turn in their Pride Sheet each Monday. That’s when I tabulate their minutes.

What's Happening in Math Right Now?

We are deep into division.

Like multiplication, the way your child is learning to divide might be different than the way you were taught. Ask your child to show you how they divide a problem like 251/4.

Math Goals

Learning to divide problems like:

48/3 and 327/8

And practicing dividing in real-life problems.

IXL - 75% in E1, E2, E4

Reading News

Reading Goals

This week we will work on summarizing what we read.

If your child is reading or watching fiction, they should be able to complete the following fill-in the blank puzzle:

Someone (Who)

wanted (the problem)

but (an event)

so (another event)

then (what happened)

Here’s an example: (who)The Little Pig (wanted) to build a house , (but) the Big Bad Wolf came along and (so) tried to blow the house down. (then) The Wolf wasn’t successful.

Reading Goals for Non-fiction

Your child should be able to state the main idea or purpose of the story.

Here’s an example:

The main idea is: The Seattle Seahawks used many strategies to try and beat the Denver Broncos.