Terrific Teaching Trio

4th grade newsletter

Week of Sept. 28th-Oct. 2nd

Math

Daily Math Practice Set 6

This week we will be collecting data, organizing it, and using a graph to display it. We will be learning about stem and leaf plots, dot plots, frequency tables, tally chart, and median.

Multiplication Test on Friday!

Multiplication Logs will be due Friday October 2nd and should have 5 weeks worth of signatures from nightly practice!
www.multiplication.com is a site we will use this year to help with practice! It can also be used nightly for multiplication log!

Additional pages from our math curriculum may be sent home for homework if needed during the week. Look for SAB U2 pg 5-6 to come home Monday for homework and will be due Wednesday.

Social Studies

We will be taking a closer look at the regions of Texas.

Extra! Extra! Extra credit!!
Have you ever heard or read a news report about a certain place and wondered where it is? Mapping the news can help. This is a fun way to learn geography and keep up with things that are going on in the world at the same time. Here's how it works: Your teacher will put a world map on a bulletin board in your classroom or in the hall. Once a week, students can bring in news articles to share with the class. (Ask your parents to help you with that part, especially if you get your news articles from the Internet. Also, do some research before you get to class to get a general idea of where the place is located.) In class, talk about each article and the place where the event happened. Find that place on the world map and mark it with a push pin or a sticker.
For example, let's say your friend brings an article about a mountain climber who reaches the top of Mount Everest on the border between Tibet and Nepal. She found out that those two countries are in south Asia. That will help you find Mount Everest more quickly.
Try mapping the news for several weeks. Then get into groups and make up a game that involves the places you mapped. Playing the game will help you remember what you learned. Have fun mapping the news!

Support Getting Every Kid in a Park!

We can't think of a better way to kick off the school year than with a free pass to visit all public lands and waters! The National Park Foundation is proud to support the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park to connect fourth graders to America's public lands and waters. Starting September 1, all fourth graders attending school in the United States get their very own Every Kid in a Park pass, which gets them and three adult guests into national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and more for FREE! Fourth grade students, educators, and parents can visit www.everykidinapark.gov to get their official pass and learn more about this exciting initiative.

Language Arts

We will be working on identifying sentences that have compound subjects and compound predicates.

Spelling

This week we will test over using the plural noun rules.

Reading

We have finished reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. We were sad to see it end. Please ask your child about the book. We will begin a new journey Monday on a new book!

Writing

We will continue working on our Show Don't Tell feelings while writing. This is how a writer shows us their feelings using the written word without outright telling the reader their emotion.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 29th--Fundraiser $ due!
Oct. 2nd--Spirit Shop/Pink Out Day
Oct. 12th--Early release @12:45