Team4@Cornelia 9/24/13

Mrs. Carlson, Mr. Erickson, Ms. Gesme, & Mrs. Laven

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

This is the first of several online newsletters you will receive this year from the fourth grade team. We will try to keep you up to date on grade level events and units of study in math and reading.

Is your child ready for fourth grade?

Check out this article from about helping to prepare your child for the next grade level.

Growing Readers for the Language Arts Common Core Standards

"The Common Core State Standards are national standards that say what K-12 students are expected to learn in math and the English language arts. For older students, the standards expand to include literacy in history/social studies, science and technical subjects."

Everyday Mathematics Parent Resources

"The For Parents section of the Everyday Mathematics website is organized by grade level, so that parents can easily find resources and information most relevant to their child. Under each grade, you will find a detailed overview of the goals specific to that grade level, tables to help with homework and concepts for each unit, a Student Gallery of classroom projects and activities, Everyday Mathematics Family Letters in English and Spanish, as well as a compilation of Do-Anytime Activities to help supplement classroom activities."

Check out our Team4@Cornelia web site with helpful information and links.

Fourth Grade Homework

1. Read 20 minutes (or more) each day

2. Daily math homework, due the following day

3. Math fact practice (see suggested websites below)

4. Spelling homework at, beginning in October

Computers help us learn.

In fourth grade we use computers as tools to help us read, write, learn vocabulary, practice spelling, research, practice math facts and concepts, and more.

These math websites can help students practice facts at home.

Math games

Fact Monster

Students will benefit from practicing keyboarding at home and school with these websites:

DanceMat Typing

ABCya! Keyboard Challenge

Nimble Fingers

Type Online UK

We will use Edina Apps for learning in our classroom this year. These forms have been sent home with your child for you to review and sign.

Edina Apps Information for Parents

Student Code of Ethics

Web 2.0 Acceptable Use Policy

In our classrooms, students use Chromebooks often:

Introducing the Chromebook; Google Drive and Docs