News from 4th Grade
weeks of 8/28 - 9/8
News at a Glance
- There is no school on Friday, 9/1 and Monday 9/4.
- As a class we went through our HW routine for reading and math today. There is no homework this weekend, but there WILL be homework on Tuesday.
Welcome to 4th Grade!
We're excited for a great year!
Eva and Kami are exploring our classroom library
We spent some time learning about our Classroom Pet, Toby, his habitat, how to take care of him and how to hold him.
Palmyra purchased 15 iPads for each elementary classroom this year! We use the iPads daily for math, reading and spelling activities!
What we're learning at school
Math: Place Value
Here is a sample of how your child will be taught to write numbers in different forms:
STANDARD FORM: 281,365
WORD FORM: two hundred eighty-one thousand, three hundred sixty-five
EXPANDED FORM: 200,000 + 80,000 + 1,000 + 300 + 60 + 5
estimate: A number that is close to the exact amount
expanded form: A way to write numbers by showing the value of each digit
period: Each group of three digits separated by commas in a multi-digit number
round: To replace a number with another number that tells about how many or how much standard form: A way to write numbers using the digits 0–9 with each digit having a place value
word form A way to write numbers by using words
Reading: Journey's Week 1
Vocabulary: comfort, mention, mood, properly, intends, consisted, positive, advanced, peculiar, talent
Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes re-, un-, dis- (prefixes meaning “again,” “not,” and “undo”) Comprehension Skill: Story structure— examine details about characters, setting, and plot Comprehension Strategy: Summarize— briefly tell the important parts of the text in your own words
Writing Focus: Narrative writing— descriptive paragraph
Social Studies: Map skills
Meet the student teacher: Rachel Shaw
I have purchased Spelling City as a fun way to have students practice their spelling words. This can be done with the Spelling City app on a Smartphone or iPad, or online with a computer. Each student has a their log-in in their planner.