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Fair Park 4th Grade: December 14 - 18

Holiday Program

Who: Fair Park family members (tickets required)

What: Fair Park Holiday Program

When: December 17th (6-7:15 PM)

Where: WBHS Silver Lining Stage (auditorium)

GoFundMe Outdoor Classroom

We need your help! In a push to raise money for the outdoor classroom at the WBHS a GoFundMe page has been created. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. The first priority is new tables and chairs for the classroom! Feel free to share.

Fair Park Holiday Quarter Store

December 14th thru 18th students at Fair Park will have a chance to purchase small toys for the cost of 25 cents. New this year, we will be selling Smencils for $1.00 each. These items would be perfect for gifts for adults, siblings, or friends for the holiday season. The proceeds will go toward purchasing rewards for students at Fair Park.

Monday – 1st grade

Tuesday – 4th grade

Wednesday – Kindergarten

Thursday – 3rd grade

Friday – 2nd grade

Thank you,

Fair Park Special Ed. Team

Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) Field Trip

Friday, Jan. 8th 2016 at 9am

205 Veterans Avenue

West Bend, WI

The Wisconsin History and Visual Arts Mary Nohl Adventure is an activity-based school group tour program designed to enhance 4th grade students’ education, creativity, and cultural literacy. This unique museum experience incorporates gallery tours, art-making, a live performance, and multiple activities for creating, imagining, and connecting with art and Wisconsin history.

ELA (English-Language Arts)

Students are beginning another reading unit. The comprehension strategy that we are working on is being able to identify stated main idea and supporting details. We are also focusing on asking questions (meta-cognitive strategy). All reading strategies are to get our kiddos to better understand the text that they are reading. Our next writing topic will be an autobiography. Finally, if your child wants a break from reading a book, is a great website to read current events.

Spelling Pattern: Schwa + r spelled er, ear, ere, eer

hermit, pearly, rehearse, thermos, teardrop, spearmint, sincere, cheerful

Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)

In Topic B, students examine multiplication patterns when multiplying by 10 , 100 , and 1,000 . Reasoning between arrays and written numerical work allows students to see the role of place value units in multiplication (as pictured below). Students also practice the language of units to prepare them for multiplication of a single-digit factor by a factor with up to four digits. Teachers also continue using the phrase “___ is ___ times as much as ___” (e.g., 120 is 3 times as much as 40 ). This carries forward multiplicative comparison from Topic A, in the context of area, to Topic B, in the context of both calculations and word problems.

NEW Eureka Math Homework Helper

Examples for Module 3: Lessons 1-38

More Eureka Math Help

Lesson homework pages available here.

Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)

In this module (Unit 3, Module 2) the geoboard is assigned a value of 1. Students name fractional parts of the geoboard and describe the parts' relationships to one another. Their observations are then extended into comparing fractions with unlike numerators and denominators, and adding fractions with like denominators. The last three sessions in the module feature an extended problem-solving opportunity. Students will learn two new Work Places that provide practice with composing and decomposing fractions.

Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. Knowing the facts accurately is critical to solving math equations efficiently. Flashcards, apps, and websites are all great ways to practice.


In the Magnetism and Electricity Module, the focus will consist of five sequential investigations, each designed to introduce or reinforce concepts in physical science. The investigations provide opportunities for students to explore the natural and human-made worlds by observing and manipulating materials in focused settings using simple tools.

Enduring Understandings

The student will understand the properties of magnets and the effects they have on various objects.

The student will understand that electricity flows only if a circuit is complete.

The student will understand that electromagnetism is the combination of electricity and magnets.

Essential Questions

How do the properties of permanent magnets impact their interaction with various objects?

How do the properties of conductors and insulators impact their interaction with various objects?

How can the components of a circuit be assembled to make it complete?