4th Grade Newsletter
September 23, 2016
- 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).
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.
EMIS Color Run
Saturday, Oct. 1st, 4-6pm
1711 Landis Highway
- 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!
Mr. Cochran's class has begun learning about voters rights through this online padlet. This program allows students to collaborate on a question and see each other's response. The wonderful thing about this format is that everyone's voice is heard!
Mrs. Ervin's class is using the "I do" ( teacher) "we do" (tables then partners) "you do" (independently) strategy to complete our task cards on Theme in our reading block.
Mrs. Patinka's class is working on their Alphaboxes for the NC quilt project. Each student in the class will be using the blendspace Ms. Patinka created to research a person, place, or thing that is important to North Carolina. Each student receives an orange sticky note which gives them their assigned letter to research. When all the projects are printed and put together they will have created a NC quilt!
We are always looking for classroom volunteers. If you are interested, please click the link above to sign up!
Our upcoming field trip will be to the Asheboro Zoo on October 28, 2016. The cost will be approximately $20 for students. This covers the bus and admission to the park! More information to come very soon!
Mrs. Villiard's class is collaborating on an article they read called Order in the Court. While learning about the trial of Susan B. Anthony, students took time to "get the gist" of each paragraph. The strategy you see here in the picture is called "Carousel" where students move around the room writing down details from each paragraph on an anchor chart. Once the time is up students can create a main idea statement for that paragraph supported by details from the text.
Students use place value blocks to add and subtract numbers and re-grouping where necessary. The purpose is to teach them the reason why we "carry" the number to the next place value spot.
Students are working together to break a part a number during our addition and subtraction unit!
In Mr. Dumford's class this week students have been classifying paragraphs based on author's purpose. They are explaining how they know where it fits based on strategies the author uses. Context Clues is another big topic in reading this week. Students know they must look for these clues in the pictures, in the text, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.
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!
Girls on the run: Learning self confidence, friendship, and teamwork!
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