# Fourth Grade News

## Mathematics

Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

Key Vocabulary

• algorithm

• remainder

• divisibility

• place value

• partial product

Homework

• homework will be sent home each Tuesday and Thursday. Please return homework the following day.
• Underwood Math Newsletter will be sent home Monday of each week

Helpful Hints

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## Reading & ELA

Overcoming Obstacles

Reading Skills

• summarizing
• finding/ comparing theme
• explaining events
• structure of a text
• interpret information
• firsthand/secondhand accounts

Grammar Skills

• Commas and coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences
• Commas and quotations
• Relative pronouns and adverbs
• Progressive verbs
• Helping/ Linking verbs

Informational Writing

Key Vocabulary

• comparison
• drama
• poem
• summarize
• relative pronoun
• relative adverbs
• progressive verbs
• helping/ linking verbs
• coordinating conjunctions
• compound sentences

Homework

• Read for at least 20 minutes
• Fill out reading log question for the day

## Social Studies

Topics of Study:

• Constitutional Convention
• James Madison
• George Washington
• Ben Franklin
• Articles of Confederation
• U.S. Constitution
• Popular Sovereignty
• Great Compromise
• Three-fifths compromise
• Slave states / Free states
• Federalism
• Federal, state, local government

## Science

Students had fun creating their solar smore ovens! They were up to the STEM challenge!

Topics of Study:

• The Water Cycle
• Types of Clouds
• Weather Instruments

Key Vocabulary

• evaporation

• condensation

• precipitation

• collection,

• cirrus clouds

• cumulus clouds

• nimbus clouds

• barometer

• thermometer

• anemometer

• rain gauge

• wind vane