Fourth Grade News

October 2018

Meet the Team

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Student of the Month: Respect

Curriculum

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



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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


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