Weekly Update

Mrs. Wenberg's 4th Grade Class


We will be starting some new routines in 4th grade. Keep an eye out for weekly current events and reading assignments to be completed at home. These assignments are intended to replace the 20 minutes of reading time twice a week, when it works for your family, and are due on Friday. The first reading assignment will come home today and should be turned in by Friday. The Current Event for this week will be completed in school and will come home as an assignment next week.

Animal Awareness Week

Student Council is sponsoring a new initiative at Birchview, Animal Awareness Week. They will be raising awareness and support with a pet food and supply drive all week and a fun day, Stuffed Animal Day, on Friday February 5th.

Highlights from the past week

  • We wrapped up our Narrative Project - a Published Book!
  • Finished Northeast Maps - GREAT JOB Map Makers!
  • Compared Firsthand and Secondhand Information
  • Learned about the Industrial Revolution

A Look Ahead...

Here are some things we'll be working on over the next few weeks:

  • I Love to Read Month Activities
  • Unit 6: Division
  • Studying Magnetism and Electricity
  • Essay writing: working on persuasive writing, focusing on creating a thesis
  • New Focus Question: How Things Change Over Time
  • Read aloud with Mrs. Lanz' class: Sylvia and Aki

Feed My Starving Children Tuesday Feb. 9th 12pm-2pm

We are excited to give back to others this year for Valentine's Day! Students are bring asked to bring in a $5 donation instead of valentines, to help with transportation to Feed My Starving Children. A permission slip went home on Friday and we need several more volunteers. If you are able to help please return the slip this week and I will contact you. This is an amazing opportunity to demonstrate our 4 C's as a grade! Thank you for your support.

Upcoming Dates

  • 2/1 - 2/5 - Animal Awareness Week
  • 2/3 - Report Cards Posted to Family Access by 4pm
  • 2/5 - Stuffed Animal Day
  • 2/9 - 2/12 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • 2/9 - Feed My Starving Children Field Trip 12-2
  • 2/12 - 4th Grade Read-In

Digtal Days

Our digital day schedule is:

Day 1: Spanish

Day 2: PE/Music

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music/PE/Library

Day 5: Technology

Don't forget, you can see daily homework http://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/Page/16163

Fun Link: Bedtime Math

Need a fun way to talk math with your 4th grader? Check out these 5-minute math problems.


This Week's Spelling Words:

1. dictionary

2. abrupt

3. predict

4. import

5. locally

6. verdict

7. locate

8. portable

9. transport

10. bankrupt

11. dictate

12. location

13. erupt

14. passport

15. export

16. contradict

17. rupture

18. interrupt

19. disrupt

20. dislocate

21. vindictive

22. portfolio

23. jurisdiction

24. corruption

25. interruption

Helpful Links for 4th Grade:

IXL- Wayzata Sign in Page

Reinforce math skills through standards-based practice.

Spelling City

Practice weekly Spelling Words Online - If you prefer to use the app, find the list by searching for username Birchview4