4th Grade Newsletter

September 23, 2016

Thank you!!!

Monday Eagle Time Kick Off = Success

We had such a great response for students during last week's eagle time kickoff, we are encouraging everyone to wear their favorite jersey again Monday!

Reading Standards


  • Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

RF 4.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  • a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

  • b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Family Pictures project

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Math Standards


  • Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Social Studies Standards


  • Give examples of rights and responsibilities of citizens according to North Carolina Constitution. .

EMIS Color Run

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 4-6pm

1711 Landis Highway

Mooresville, NC

  • The Color Run is a one mile race on the campus of EMIS in memory of Corey Jones a 5th grade student from East.
  • Tickets are $10 per runner/spectator and can be purchased from your homeroom teacher or in the front office.
  • Music and concessions will be available!

Tales of 4th grade as told by EMIS classrooms!

Volunteer Link

We are always looking for classroom volunteers. If you are interested, please click the link above to sign up!

Mrs. Izzo

We have been working on inferencing this week using Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephan Manes. Students were able to draw a character from the story called Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish. Students were asked to draw him using the clues from the story, and to then choose two character traits to explain his character! As you can see the rendering of the character is very similar from two different students! We have started using our Learning Style Choice Box activities and some students are working on jingles, commercials, photo albums to make someone perfect! Some students even wore broccoli to school like the main protagonist, Milo. Will they succeed? I am sure they will! I hope to film some of their commercials and jingles!

In Social Studies, we have been using Pebble Go Next to investigate and take notes on Southeast Culture Native Americans, and some have started their readings on the Cherokee Peoples. We have discussed how to write the notes in our own words so we take care not to plagiarize the information. This is a very hard task for us! Anytime you could have your child restate information in their own words is a great skill to practice!

Mrs. LaRusso

Mrs. LaRusso’s class used a program called Educreations to show their understanding of Rounding using a vertical number line. Here is a video that two of her students made to explain the process.

Girls on the run: Learning self confidence, friendship, and teamwork!

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September Calendar

September 27-Chick fil a night

September 28- Early release day

September 29- Progress reports go home

September 29- Fall pictures

September 30- Vision screening