Mrs. Broadnax's Bulletin

November 18, 2013

Language Arts



How do I make inferences about a story? How do I use evidence to back up my inferences? How can different points of view of the same event change our feelings and thoughts about the event? How do I analyze a character? How can a character be persuasive and how does this affect the other characters?


What are nonfiction text features? How does an author use nonfiction text features to teach us about a subject (and how can we use this in our own writing)? What are facts and what are opinions? How do I use context clues to understand unknown vocabulary?


How do I write an informational piece?

Craft lessons- Writing leads and endings for informational pieces

I hope to finish our final draft this week!


What is dialogue? Why do we use quotation marks? What are dialogue tags? How do I use quotation marks in my writing? How do I choose strong dialogue tags?

Word Study

Greek and Latin Roots -

pro= forward, for

proceed- go forward

proclaim- shout for a special reason

pronoun- name for a noun

promote- move forward

progress- step forward



How do I multiply 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers? How do I find partial products? How do I use the distributive property to multiply? How do I make models of multiplication sentences?

We will be using many different strategies to learn multiplication of larger numbers. Please remember that there is not only one correct way. Students are excited to teach you the new strategies they are learning. Let them teach YOU!

Students need to study their multiplication facts nightly. Thanks!


Solar System

*Compare and contrast stars, star patterns, and planets.

*Model the position and motion of the earth and the phases of the moon.

*Understand how the earth’s rotation and position affect the seasons and day and night.

Social Studies

The Thirteen Colonies

Colonial America:

*How did geography impact the colonists?

*How did the lives of people in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies differ?

*How did the colonists use bartering, and voluntary exchange to meet their needs?

COMING SOON- 4th grade's annual Colonial Days

Upcoming Tests

Colonies and Space tests will be at the end of the nine weeks. Study guides will come home before Thanksgiving Break. I have put all of the study guides on my website and I have also uploaded powerpoints for the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern Colonies.

Classroom News


We will be in need of glue sticks very soon and we need bandaids if anyone is willing to donate them.

Thanks you to those who sent in some of their leftover Halloween candy- if you have some that you'd like to send in, or see it at a discounted rate, we could definitely use it!!


PE Days




Important Dates

Nov. 24-29- No School- Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 18- Art Orders Due

Tuesday, Nov. 19- Zaxby's Night

Thursday, Nov. 21- Cafeteria Thanksgiving Feast

Friday, Nov. 22- Cafeteria Thanksgiving Feast