Fourth Grade News

December 2018

Meet the Team

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Holiday Dress Up Days

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Join our facebook page!

We are so excited to announce our 4th Grade Facebook page!! We will use the page to post pictures, important updates and reminders. If you would like to join, please fill out the paper we sent home or email with the email address associated with your facebook.

All parents who join will have their child's name entered into a raffle for 5 FREE Tiger Den items. We will draw the names on December 7th.

We look forward to this new way of communication and sharing our classroom experiences!

Student of the Month: Dependable



For the month of December, students will focus on Geometry concepts.

MGSE.4.G.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

MGSE4.G.2 Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.

MGSE4.G.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

Vocabulary- angles, ray, line, line segments, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, symmetry


  • homework will be sent home Monday and is due on Friday
  • Underwood Math Newsletter will be sent home Monday of each week

Helpful Hints

For helpful hints and explanations of fourth grade mathematics, the following website details every item discussed in fourth grade mathematics. It also includes a Parent Newsletter which explains what each concept means. Click on "Fourth Grade" and the information will appear.

Reading & ELA

Overcoming Obstacles

Extended Text: Riding Freedom

Reading Skills

  • theme
  • comparing/ contrasting theme
  • text structure

Grammar Skills

  • Relative pronouns and adverbs
  • Progressive verbs
  • Helping/ Linking verbs

Informational Writing

  • Write using the informative Rubric
  • practice using the flee map
  • Informational Writing

Key Vocabulary

  • genre
  • chronology
  • cause/ effect
  • problem/ solution
  • comparison
  • story
  • drama
  • poem
  • summarize
  • compare
  • contrast
  • relative pronoun
  • relative adverb
  • progressive verbs
  • helping verbs
  • linking verbs
  • informative


  • Read for at least 20 minutes
  • Reading Question (Pride Time book/ Guided Reading Group book)

Social Studies

In social studies, we are currently in unit 3. The students are learning about the foundations of the US government (Articles of Confederation, constitutional convention, US Constitution, Preamble, three branches of government-executive, judicial and legislative, Bill of Rights, etc)

Key Vocabulary/ Important People:

Popular sovereignty





George Washington

James Madison

Benjamin Franklin


Students will develop a model to describe the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers in a community. Students will also develop simple models to illustrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers and decomposers. We will also be reading a chapter book called There's an Owl in the Shower that will address deforestation, ecosystems, and the life cycle of an owl.








Food Web

Food Chain




Links to Websites & Tools

Sports Hut Spirit Wear

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Items for Sale

  • pencils
  • erasers
  • pens
  • highlighters
  • sharpeners
  • lanyards

*Items will change based on student demand

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