The 4th Grade News

Week of September 12th, 2016

A Note from Ms. Deal

Dear Parents,


I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Mid-Autumn Festival. It was great to see so many of you this week at the Nutrient Potluck! What a huge success! Thank you for helping make such delicious and nutritious food for us to share together. We couldn't have done it without you!


This Thursday, September 22nd, we will go on a field trip to BioFarm. Thank you for sending in the permission forms and money. If you haven't sent in the form, please do so on Monday. Remember, it costs 100RMB to go on the trip, but I truly believe the experience will be worth every cent!


Also, thank you to the many volunteers we had to chaperone. If you did not receive an email from me on Friday, unfortunately, we will not be able to take you with us. If you would still like to come, you're welcome to meet us there.


We will begin NWEA MAP testing next week. We will take the Math test on Wednesday. Reading and Language will be taken the following week. Please help your child understand that this is nothing to stress over. These tests are simply one piece of a puzzle that is used by teachers to help support them in their learning. Encourage them to do their best and relax!


We will have P.E. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week. Please plan accordingly with swimming gear.


Let meek now if you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend!


Thank you,

Ms. Deal

Upcoming Events:

September 21st - Math NWEA

September 22nd -Field Trip to BioFarm 8:15-2:00pm

Septemer 26th - Reading NWEA

September 27th - Language NWEA

September 29th - Grade 4 Soccer Day

October 3rd-7th - Chinese National Holiday - No School

October 28th - United Nations Day

October 29th - International Food Fair

Language Arts: NonFiction Texts and Informative Writing

Reading: In reading students have been spending time familiarizing themselves with and reading nonfiction texts. We are able to identify important text features of nonfiction texts and understand how these text features help us to better understand what we are reading.

Writing: Through our knowledge of nonfiction texts, we have been able to take what we read and gather facts from the texts. Students are practicing informative writing by creating a topic sentence and supporting them with facts!

Nutrient Potluck!

The students shared their delicious dishes with the rest of the 4th grade. We had a great time! Next week we will look at "How our food choices impact our lives?" and "How do consumer choices impact the environment?" Stay tuned on what we discover!
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Math: Place Value

We continue to look at Place Value. We are practice our rounding skills and discussing how this skill can be useful in the real world!