Mrs. Wheeler's Newsletter

4th Grade News for the Week of November 9th


Wow what a difference a week makes! I see a lot of improvement with the tape diagrams. Important questions you can ask as you help at home: is this the total amount?; do you know how many parts are in this story problem?; how many pieces do you need to break your tape into? Help guide them to creating tape diagrams that match the story problem they are reading. You see I have videos from 13-16 attached on the newsletter. By lesson 16 we will be pulling everything we learned so far into the lesson! We will be using rounding, proving it is reasonable or not, and drawing tape diagrams.

We are working in math at 3 different levels in the classroom. Some students are progressing faster through the information than other students. I spend time teaching and reteaching lessons each day. Students are getting exposed to more information and really seem to like working in groups for math.

Eureka Math Grade 4 Module 1 Lesson 13
Eureka Math Grade 4 Module 1 Lesson 14
4th Grade Module 1 Lesson 15
Eureka Math Grade 4 Module 1 Lesson 16


I am really excited about this weeks Science and Reading overlap! I spoke with Mrs. Farnsworth the OTHS ag teacher. Her students have been working very hard to create a lesson for us on GMO and Bt Corn. Today, Friday, the students will be taking a survey to find out what they know about GMO's and Bt Corn. The Ag students will be sending us a presentation I will share to the students' chromebooks. We will look at and discuss the information together. We will read or listen to our reading story and use information from the documentaries i shared with you, and the lessons for the OTHS student to generate questions for local farmers. We will then share the questions with the Ag students who will then interview local farmers to get yet another perspective or opinion on GMO's and Bt Corn.

If you have not had a chance to watch any of the videos and discuss with your child your feeling on GMO's and food additive please take a moment this weekend to do so.

Social Studies

We have read two sections in our Midwest packet and completed our title slide and one for each section we read. We will continue to read about the Midwest, and work on our slides until Thanksgiving. On Monday and Tuesday before break we will be testing over the information in the packet and also the states and capitals of the Midwest region. Students will need to know all the states, capitals, abbreviations, and be able to identify an outline of the state on a map! Please be working on these skills at home!

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 10 Jr. High Christmas Program 7:00

Dec. 15 K-5 Christmas Program 1:00---2:25 Dismissal

student's can leave after the program if signed out by a parent in the classroom

Dec. 18 11:30 dismissal Christmas Parties

End of 2nd Quarter

Dec. 21-Jan. 3 Christmas Break

Dec. 26-30 Marseilles Holiday Tournament