4th Grade Newsletter

March 31, 2017

Thank you!!!

A BIG thanks to all the families who helped raised money at our recent Booster-a-thon!

We raised money for new smartboards and collaborative seating for our classrooms and common spaces. Check out our new classrooms!!!! The kids love the new spaces.

Upcoming Dates

April 11 - Report Cards come home

April 12 - All Pro Dad's Breakfast 7:30-8:30 @EMIS

April 14-21 - Spring Break

April 25 - Chick-fil-A Night 5:00-8:00

April 28- Father Daughter Dance Under the Sea Theme!

May 4 - Progress Reports

May 10 - Early Release


As we review for 4th quarter, we are doing a book study. There is a daily focus lesson that is correlated to a fourth grade standard. This week, our focus lessons were on the following topics.

RL 4.4

  • Determine the meaning of words in context.

RL 4.4

  • Context clues to determine the meaning of new words and describe a character trait.

RL 4.3

  • Character traits, actions, and motivations
RL 4.1
  • How the author uses foreshadowing to give the reader clues about the characters and the story.

RI 4.2

  • Determine the main idea and key details of a text


MD. 5 Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.


Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:


An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a "one-degree angle," and can be used to measure angles.


An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.


Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.


Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.