Mrs. Grimes' Fourth Grade

April 20-24, 2015

Classroom Needs:

  • Healthy Snacks
  • Coffee filters- to pass out snacks (We can put them in the compost.)

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, April 23- Raising Confident Children 6:00pm Claxton

Friday, April 24- Musical numbers for students 9:00am-10:00am

Friday, April 24- Romeo and Harriet Play 7:00pm

Saturday, April 25- Romeo and Harriet Play 7:00pm

Sunday, April 26- Romeo and Harriet Play 2:30pm

Friday, May 1- Elementary Battle of the Books

Curriculum this week:

Reading- We will continue reading nonfiction and informational texts during Daily 5. Our strategy groups will be changing this week to meet the needs of our students. Students will receive their new groups on Monday.

Math- In Math this week, we will be learning about decimals! The standards for fourth grade decimals are as follows:

Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.2For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.

Social Studies- In Social Studies this week, we will be discussing and sharing what we learned on our field to Raleigh.

Science- We will be learning about forces and motion and magnets this week in Science. We were able to check out the district science kit and are very excited about the lessons that we have planned!

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Sharing Raleigh Pictures

I have created a google drive folder so students and parents can share their pictures with everyone in our class. This will allow students who did not have cameras to see pictures and parents who were not able to attend to see pictures from the trip. SImply click on the link below and add pictures to the folder or view pictures to see the fun we had. The easiest way to upload pictures from a phone is to download the free google drive app and then click on the link. This should allow google drive to connect to your camera. Happy viewing and sharing!

Thank you chaperones!

A huge thank you goes out to all of the amazing chaperones that we had volunteer their time to travel with us to Raleigh. Our field trip was a great success and we could not have done it without you!

Thank you again!

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