Keeping Up With the Fourth Grade

Mrs. Gaines' Class

What's Up This Week-- April 11-15

Math: We will continue to discuss customary measurement. Students should have a half sheet of paper that has all of the customary units on them. Quickly ask them some of those, for example 1 foot quals how many inches or 1 gallon equals how many pints. Also have your child tell you about the land of King Gallon and have them draw it for you to illustrate the relationships with the units gallon, quart, pint, and cup. At the end of this week we will shift our focus to the metric system.


Literacy: We talked about the differences between dramas and poetry. Students will finish writing their own plays next week and during whole group we will learn about different types of figurative language such as, smilies, metaphors, idioms, onomatopoeia, adages, and personification. We will look for these types of figurative language in poetry.



Social Studies: Students have been working very hard in media to complete research on important places and sites in the different regions of NC. In class, students will learn how to use google maps, and they will be planning a "family vacation" to the places that they have been researching and map their route using google maps.

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Student Teacher Appreciation

Our students teachers last day with us will be May 12th as she graduates from Appalachian State University on May 13th. Lets help show Ms. Sigmon our support and appreciation for her chosen career path by showering her with gifts that will help her get started in her very first classroom! This is a SURPRISE! So when you send in items students will need to take them to Mrs. Reynolds’ room! Please send in items by May 5th! Thank you in advance for any items donated :)

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Make sure to check ClassDojo for quick pictures or reminders throughout the week!

Mark your Calendars

April is a very busy month! Look for more information on each of these events in your child's Tuesday Folder


April 14th- Mrs. Gaines @ AB Combs for their Leadership day

April 19th- Student Led Conferences & 7 Habits Learning Night (3:30-6:00) drop by whenever you can!

April 21st- Tossed Away Play @ the Greenroom (free)

April 21st- Club Day

April 22nd- Science Center Field Trip

April 22nd- Coffee Talk @ 2:15

April 27th- International Film Festival (4th & 5th Grade) (Free)

May 5th- Leadership Day @ South Newton

May 6th- Going away party for Ms. Sigmon (our student teacher)

Great Habits Make Great Leaders

Sharpen the Saw: I take time EVERY DAY for myself because it gives me the ability to do everything else.


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Parent Feedback for our School

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