Mercer & Nance Peek of the Week

Week of April 25

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

Henry David Thoreau

Language Arts

Poetry and Vocabulary

We will continue with our poetry project. We are working in teams to create a class poetry anthology. We will be looking at different forms of poetry to create our own original poetry pieces.


Each week the students will receive 10 words to study. They will create flashcards in class on Monday's. Have your student study the words each week. We will have a quiz on Friday over the words.

Reading

Testing as a Genre

This week in reading we will be reviewing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. We are working on our reading strategies to help with our comprehension questions.


We look at the title and text features of passages. We then analyze the questions so that we know the purpose of our reading. We do these two steps each time before our reading so we can better understand the purpose.

Math

Metric System

In math we are starting our unit on metric system conversions and elapsed time. Please have your child practice at home.


Fact Frenzy Friday is a blast!! Make sure to practice your multiplication facts every night.


Continue to have your child practice their multiplication and division at home. Please make sure to have your child log into Think Through Math aw well as utilize the online textbook for additional resources.

Science

Pants and Animals

This week we will continue to focus on plants and animals.

Announcements

April

26 - Headed to High School (wear your favorite high school colors)

27 - College Wear Wednesday

28 - Career Day Presentations

28 - Field Trip money due

28 - GT Product Showcase 6:00-7:30


May

2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

6 - Family Dance

9 - Math STAAR

10 - Reading STAAR

16 - 4th Grade Field Trip

20 - Buddy Day & Class Party (Information coming soon)

24 - 4th Grade Awards 1:30pm

27 - Last Day of School (half day)