4th Grade News

Week of January 11th

Dress Down Day

This Friday, January 15th, will be a dress down day. Students may bring $1 in order to dress down. All proceeds for this day will go to Relay for Life. Remember, the RSSS dress code applies and tennis shoes must be worn.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

School will be closed for staff and students on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

End of Quarter Two // Workdays

We are out of school next week on Tuesday and Wednesday January 19th-20th for End of Quarter workdays.

Learning Topics


RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

This week, we will be working to understand three specific types of nonfiction texts while focusing on cause and effect. When working with cause and effect it is important to remember the cause of an event is the reason why something happened while the effect is what happened due to the reason. This can be a difficult idea to grasp for students, so pointing out causes and effects in everyday life can help students decipher between the two.


4.OA.4 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole

number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite.

4.NF.1 Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ

even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

This week we will be working on understanding prime and composite numbers and using those to find the greatest common factor between two numbers which will allow us to simplify fractions.