Mrs. Van Nus' News

fourth grade's weekly update

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It was a wonderful week at Alcova. Thanks to everyone who volunteered at the Santa Shop sponsored by PTA and to everyone who came out and enjoyed our Candle Light Luncheon. Our teachers worked hard to decorate and have the cafeteria ready for a festive time.

Additional thanks to Ms. Warzon and the Alcova Chorus for a great concert last night. Our students and parents are amazing. As always it is a pleasure to serve such a wonderful community.

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December 17th: ELA Midterm Interim @ 9:30
December 17th: Science Midterm Interim @ 10:40

December 17th: Winter Celebration Party

December 18th: Math Midyear Interim @ 12:30

December 18th: End of 2nd Nine Weeks


December 19th – January 5th: Winter Holiday Break


January 8th: 4th & 5th grade Spelling Bee

January 15th: 2nd nine weeks report cards go home

January 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


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We had a wonderful week! Only ONE more week until Winter Break! We will have several midyear interim tests next week. The dates and times of these tests are listed above as well as in the Classroom News section. PLEASE make sure that your students is here for these tests! We really want your child to have the opportunity to show off what they have learned so far this school year!


Our Winter Celebration Party will be Thursday, December 17th at 12:30!


MIDYEAR INTERIM TESTING SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 17th: ELA @ 9:30 AND Science @ 10:40
Friday, December 18th: Math @ 12:30

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Math: We will continue looking at fractions and practicing equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, using fractions with a number line, working with mixed numbers and improper fractions, and adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you turn 11/3 into a mixed number by drawing a model?


Writing: We will be reviewing how to respond to a text.

Share your Holiday Point of View Writing with your parents!


Reading: We will be reviewing reading comprehension strategies and Close Reading strategies. We will also be testing for our midyear Fountas and Pinnell reading level.

How many reading levels did you increase from the beginning of the year to midyear?


Science:
We will be continuing our discussions on light.


Social Studies: We will continue discussions on the events leading to the Revolutionary War. We will also be talking about different holidays around the world!

Who was Paul Revere and why was he important to the Revolutionary War?

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MONDAY: STEM: Technology
TUESDAY: STEM: Technology
WEDNESDAY: Music
THURSDAY: Music
FRIDAY: No Specials, PALOOZA DAY
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