4th grade Tuesday Letter

September 19-23, 2016

Welcome to the 4th grade!


Thank you to everyone who attended the Back to School Bash movie night. You helped to make it a HUGE success. I pray you all had a wonderful weekend and that each of you are looking forward to our next commUNITY event...FALL FEST!!!


Mrs. Diggs (ELA) cdiggs@northlakechristian.org

Mrs. Allison (M, Sc, Soc. Studies) hallison@northlakechristian.org

Half-Day dismissal!!!

There is an 11:30 dismissal on Wednesday, September 14th. Aftercare is available BUT a home lunch should be sent with your child as the lunch room is CLOSED on Wednesday! If Smoothies were ordered for the year, your child will receive their Smoothies this day.

Field Trips!

Click HERE for the 2016-2017 4th grade field trips!


Conferences: It is a requirement this year that each parent attend a conference with the homeroom/switch teacher before the end of the first 9-weeks. Two half days have been set aside for the teachers to meet with parents. If you have already had a conference so far this year or one is being scheduled with you, your child's name will not be on the list. A 15-minute schedule has been created with assigned names for the September 30th and October 14th dates. These are 11:30 dismissal days and conferences will begin at 12:30. We understand that scheduling between work and other appointments can be difficult, but we would appreciate if you record your assigned day/time and email the HOMEROOM teacher if you are unable to make this scheduled time. We appreciate your patience during this time!! Thanks, Mrs. Diggs and Mrs. Allison

Friday, September 30th:

Joshua Wilson- 12:30-12:45

Ashlyn Wilson- 12:45-1:00

Matthew Williams- 1:00-1:15

Haden Rabalais- 1:15-1:30

Kaden Stabile- 1:30-1:45

Henri Jones- 1:45-2:00

Owen Womack-2:00-2:15

David Sanchez- 2:15-2:30

Rock Organ- 2:30-2:45

Sawyer McArthur- 2:45-3:00

Sean McKenzie- 3:00-3:15

Luke Leblanc- 3:15-3:30

Wednesday, October 12th

Andrew Kennison- 12:30-12:45

Marc Jones 12:45-1:00

Ethan Jeansonne- 1:00-1:15

Cade/Adyson Christner- 1:15-1:30

Trent Champagne- 1:30-1:45

Liam Baird- 1:45-2:00

Branson Athas 2:00-2:15

Kate Fontenoy- 2:15-2:30

Ruby Farnet- 2:30-2:45

Luke Daigrepont- 2:45-3:00

Lily Capshaw- 3:00-3:15

Rebekah Alker- 3:15-3:30


The students will begin Lesson 2- Bible Study and Prayer. We will learn how we can know God through worshiping, praying, Bible study, and witnessing. We will focus on the life of King David.

Tuesday, Sept. 20th test: Psalm 103:6-11 "The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed He made known His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him."

This test will be fill-in-the-blank.

Tuesday, Sept. 27th test: Psalm 119:9-11, "How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." The test will be fill in the blank.

**Bible CHALLENGE! Complete nightly reading of scripture verses located on pg. 30 of Bible workbook. If completed by October 12th, the students will receive a homework pass.** (this is only a bonus, it doesn't count against the student if not completed)**


Prefixes Lesson 6 words: unblock, unborn, unchain, unload, unlock, recall, relearn, resell, rewash, rewind, imperfect, indirect, incorrect, illegal, overact, overheat, subway, premix, preplan, supersize.

Please see the Spelling sheet located in the student's binder for all Spelling homework and information. We will begin Lesson 7 on Thursday!

Lesson 6 test: Wednesday, September 21st!


Chapter 2: Narrative Writing

The students will be taking two virtual field trips. One to the Statue of Liberty and the other to Ellis Island. The students will be writing about their experiences and what they have learned about these American symbols.

IN-CLASS Narrative essay will be the test grade and is due on Tuesday, Sept. 27th!

Letter F is due mini-research is due Tuesday, Sept. 20th!

Letter G will be due on Tuesday, Sept. 27th!

*Now that Olympics is over, students can choose any Patriotic/American word for the min-research topics. Please see the topic sheet in your child's binder.

Click HERE for the blank A-Z mini-research template!

If using the NCS Library link to complete research, the password is ncs_log.


Unit 1 Lesson 4: Novel Study: Frindle by Andrew Clements

The students will take part in their first novel study. The skills for Unit 1 Lesson 4 will be taught using the novel reading. The content on the novel WILL NOT be in the reading test, but short quiz grades will be taken every third chapter.

Strategy: reread to answer questions

Skill: Cause and Effect

Genre: Narrative Fiction

Vocabulary: Context Clues

Writing: Adding ideas to make our writing interesting.

Unit 1 Lesson 4 Test: Thursday, Sept. 29th

**This novel study will also lead the students into the first IN-CLASS book report for the first nine-weeks. We will be using an iPad App to complete the book report. Stay tuned...more details to come.



Chapter 3: Organize, Display, and Interpret Data

Chapter 3 focuses on different types of graphs

Test on Monday September 26th

Use the Chapter 3 homework packet to study

There will be two parts on the test (vocabulary part and math question part)

Social Studies

We are switching to science!



Chapter 1: Kingdoms of Life

Chapter focuses: cells, classifying living things, kingdoms

We have a fun experiment planned on Friday!

September Calendar

Click HERE for monthly TEST calendar