# Room 8 News

## January 8, 2016

Hello Parents and Students,

We had a fantastic week back! In reading we focused on making generalizations and summarizing a text. We also learned about biographies and autobiographies. In grammar we learned about irregular verbs, such as swim-swam and do-did. We began our next writing project: persuasive paragraph. We will begin prewriting our paragraphs next week.

In math we learned how to draw and write number sentences for division story problems. We learned how to identify congruent and similar shapes. We also learned how to identify units of mass and find the mass of an object, using a scale.

In social studies we learned about the French explorers Cartier and Champlain. We discussed where they settled and the effect their arrival had on the area.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Fitzgerald

## Priority Registration

I can't believe we're already talking about registration for next school year! Merryhill has begun our priority registration for current students. You should have received an email from Merryhill School with details about the registration, including fees, discounts, and important dates. If you have any questions regarding priority registration, please contact viola.lew@nlcinc.com

## Open House/Curriculum Night

We will be having our annual Open House/Curriculum Night for current and perspective parents on Thursday, January 21st from 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. This is a great opportunity to meet the fourth grade teachers and learn about the curriculum for next year. On this night, preview of the curriculum is at 5:30 P.M., and presentations will begin at 6:00 P.M. Please save the date and join us for the event.

## Week of 1/5 Spelling

1. fourth

2. course

3. storm

4. morning

5. forest

6. serve

7. herself

8. certain

9. dirty

10. first

11. pour

12. fourteen

13. court

14. Florida

15. form

16. nerve

17. perfect

18. girlfriend

19. thirsty

20. skirt

21. resources

22. unfortunately

23. commercial

24. determine

25. whirl

## Coming Up On Math Assessment 14...

· Solving equal groups story problem

· Measuring to a quarter inch

· Checkbook register

· Equivalent fractions

· Labeling arrays

· Telling time and finding elapsed time

· Finding the area of a rectangle

· Finding the sum, difference, or product

## Calendar Reminders...

Please refer to www.jupitergrades.com for all important calendar dates (tests, projects, reports, school events, school closure dates, etc.).