4th Grade News 12/14/15

Mrs. Curtright & Mrs. Foster

Important Information

December 17th and 18th-Early dismissal at 2:00

December 17th-Christmas Party

Our Christmas party has been scheduled on Thursday, December 17th from 11:30-12:30.

Mrs. Foster and I have bought stockings for students to fill with stocking stuffers as a part of our party. Some ideas for stocking stuffers you may send are pencils, pens, highlighters, erasers, small toys, or store-bought candy. You may send those any day this week. If your child is in Mrs. Curtright's homeroom, there are 26 students. If your child is in Mrs. Foster's homeroom, there are 27 students.

Parents may send store bought treats such as cookies, cupcakes, or other snacks for students to enjoy at the party. Students may bring a drink of their choice from home for the party. We will play games and stuff stockings during the party. Parents are welcome to attend!

December 18th-Pajama and Hot Chocolate Day

Students may wear their pajamas on Friday. Students may bring slippers with them to wear in the classroom, but must wear regular shoes to school for going to activities and recess. Your child may also bring a mug from home for hot chocolate.

Mrs. Foster needs wrapping paper! If you have any rolls of wrapping paper that you would like to donate (they don't have to be new...they can be used!!), please send them this week. One of our projects next week requires a lot of wrapping paper for each student.

Math, Science, and Social Studies

Math-Last week we began learning the partial quotient strategy for division. We will continue working on division strategies and solving word problems using division.

In fluency this week we will continue focusing on the 7 facts. Students have fact cards in their binder to practice at home this week. Please make sure your child practices these facts for 10-15 minutes a night. We will have an accuracy check this week. We will practice the 7 facts daily and students will take their accuracy check on Wednesday.

Social Studies-We will spend most of our Social Studies time this week working on Christmas crafts. Last week we began our study of the 3 branches of government. Students have already learned a lot about checks and balances and how the 3 branches must work together to be successful. We will pick back up with the 3 branches of government when we return after winter break.

Reading, Writing, Vocab and Word Study

Word Study--No word study this week! Instead we will spend time in class assessing our learning so far this school year.

Reading--We will finish reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this week. We will also compare texts, read to find evidence, and read fluently.

Writing--We will be creating several Christmas crafts during our writing time this week. In addition, we will free write daily.

Check out the photos below from our "Catch an Elf" project and "Shopping Extravaganza!"

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