4th Grade Newsletter
What's on the Calendar?
Sept. 10- Picture Day
Sept. 21- No School, Staff Safety Training
Sept. 24- Fall Family Fun Night- 5:30-7:30
Sept. 30- Noodle Sales Due
What are we learning this month?
Math- We started the year off developing a math mindset and problem solving skills. The students are learning that making mistakes is ok, that is what helps your brain grow. Our new favorite quote is, "it is only failing if you quit." We are also strengthening our problem solving skills by learning that math is stronger when you understand the visuals with the numbers. Students are learning to talk about math, explain their thinking, and collaborate. Math is ALL ABOUT THE PROCESS.
This month we will also be learning more about place value patterns, our base 10 system, up to the millions, and we will begin to work more with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of large numbers. First step, help your child get to know their FACTS. We can't stress this enough. Having a solid understanding of facts will allow for better understanding and connections to be made.
Literacy- This month we are building our reading lives. We are working hard to develop our passion for reading and learning what is going to help each student be the best reader they can be this year. We are getting our workshops set up that will allow for a great year of reading growth. We will begin to talk about characters, how to describe them, how they change and grow, and their relationships with other characters.
Social Studies- We are kicking the year off with learning about Geography. Geography is described as place, location, and the interaction among people and their environments that have helped shape each region. Our focus all year long is Ohio in the United States. So we will be taking an overall look at the geography of the United States, the regions and where we are located in the world, but then we will zoom in on Ohio and understand the different regions of Ohio, too!
Other homework will be on an as needed basis. If you have any questions, your students teacher will be happy to talk to you about our homework beliefs and the connection between homework and student success.