4th Grade News
December 4th, 2015
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We can't believe we are only one week away from the break! Next week is sure to be fun-filled, but we still will be learning!
Please see the Sign Up Genius link for items needed for the party next Friday: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044eaeac29a20-201520161.
To celebrate and reflect on our Chris Van Allsburg author study, we will be viewing "The Polar Express" on Friday before the party. We will be comparing the movie to the book and discussing the similarities and differences and why those differences may be there based on the audience and purpose. If you would prefer your child not view this film, please email your child's teacher, so other activities can be planned.
4th Grade Teachers
- Class Parties - Dec. 18 @ 1:30p
- Winter Break - Dec. 21-Jan. 4
- First Day Back - Jan. 5
- Boosterthon Pep Rally - Jan. 5
- Early Release - Jan. 14 & 15
In the Classroom:
Language Arts - We will be finishing our persuasive letter and working on a technology project to share our learning about Cabeza de Vaca. Students' technology projects will be selected to apply for Techno Expo next spring!
Math - We are analyzing word problems involving comparing using multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Students are learning to use a strip diagram to show relationships and solve problems. We also will be working with mixed numbers as we continue learning about fractions. For more information about the module, view the parent letter. Continue studying multiplication facts and logging into Stride Academy for individualized support. Study ideas here.
Science - We continue our Solar House Problem-Based Learning that will take us to our winter break. Students will learn about passive solar energy, reinforce concepts of conductors and insulators, and the Engineering Design Process as they research, design, build, test and redesign a model Solar House. Students will reflect on the design and create a Tackk using tackk.com. Students' projects will be selected to apply for Techno Expo.
Report Cards, Grades, & Attendance....
What's my login?
Under "My Courses", they can click on K.Dwyer - 4th for the course to find the Texas Symbols forum.
We are excited for more to come on that.
8:00 - 9:50 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Math Workshop
9:50 - 10:45 - Specials
10:45 - 11:20 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Science Workshop
11:20 - 11:50 - Lunch
11:50 - 12:20 - Recess
12:20 - 12:30 - Restroom
12:30 - 2:45 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Math Workshop