4th Grade

Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Conley, Ms. Groberski & Mrs. Marcks

Friday, April 5th, 2019

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Forward Testing

Below is our Forward Testing Schedule. Please let your child’s teacher know ASAP if you child will be gone at any point during the month of April. We understand that things will come up, but if there is something already planned, please let us know so we can make arrangements for your child during testing. Thank you!

Our Forward Testing Schedule is:

  • Monday, April 8th - Practice

  • Tuesday, April 9th - Math

  • Wednesday, April 10th - Math

  • Friday, April 12th - Practice

  • Monday, April 15th - Reading

  • Tuesday, April 16th - Writing

  • Wednesday, April 17th - Reading

  • Monday, April 22nd - Science Practice

  • Tuesday, April 23rd - Science

  • Wednesday, April 24th - Science

  • Thursday, April 25th - Science

Supplies & Kleenex

Please check with your child to see if any school supplies are needed. We seem to be low on certain items, such as glue sticks and pencils. Also, if you would like to donate a box or two of tissues, it would be appreciated. It seems this winter has taken its toll on us in regards to our supply of tissues!
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Madison Field Trip Reminder!

Madison Field Trip is Tuesday, June 4th! Mark your calendars! Historically, this is a 1:1 field trip with parents chaperoning their 4th grader. If you are unable to attend, we will have your 4th grader join with another parent to form a small group. Depart Rose Glen approximately 8:50 am and return to Rose Glen approximately 5 pm. Please plan accordingly.


Mathematicians are busy beginning the Geometry Unit with the vocabulary words of point, line, line segment, ray, parallel, perpendicular, symmetrical, right, obtuse and acute. The students are recognizing that Geometry has much vocabulary to keep track of and know. There will be a test on Geometry in letters on Monday, April 8th. We have introduced protractor use, and will be using it more next week.

With FORWARD math assessments next week, the lessons will be designed accordingly to keep any math anxiety low for your mathematician!

Questions to ask about math:

  • Take a look at an analog clock and try to determine the angle measurement as acute, obtuse or right.

  • What is easy about using a protractor? What is hard about using a protractor?

Reading/Language Workshop

Language Workshop and Reading Workshop learners are about halfway through the “Power” unit, where they are learning about how the power of words can be used to make big changes in our world. The book that we are currently reading is called, I Dissent; Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark. The children were amazed that she is still a Supreme Court Justice at age 86! Her passion for equality began as a young Jewish girl growing up in an era where she saw a lot of discrimination against many ethnicities and gender. Students will end the unit next week by reading about Malala Yousefzai. As a young girl, Malala defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The book that we will be reading is called Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words: Karen Leggett.

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Writing Workshop

Writers are currently working on Literary Essays. Students are working with partners to read and analyze picture books. As they read their stories, they collected notes, by annotating on post-it notes. These post-its will be helpful as they provide text evidence in their essays. We have been working on writing a strong introduction that includes a theme from the story, as well as a short summary, and important quotes from the book.

Questions to ask about Literacy:

  • Are you currently in a Literature Discussion Group? If so, what is the name of the book that you are reading? How does it tied to our theme of Power?

  • What book are you reading with your partner for your Literary Essay?

Social Studies

Before spring break, we wrapped up our economics unit by selling our products at our stores. The students did a great job and there were so many creative products. Ask your child how their products went and how much money they made!

Important Dates!

  • Thursday, April 18th - Early Release - Elementary students released at 1:40 p.m.

  • Friday, April 19th - No School - Good Friday

  • Sunday, April 21st - Happy Easter!

  • Sunday, April 28th - Chicken BBQ 11:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Friday, May 10th - Grandparents’ Day 9:00 - 10:45a.m.

  • Monday, May 27th - No School - Memorial Day

  • Tuesday, June 4th - Field Trip to Madison (8:30-5:00)

  • Monday, June 10th - Last Day!