4th Grade News

Week of December 14th

Catawba Field Trip

Monday, December 14th will be our trip to Catawba. For good behavior and academic success, students will be rewarded with this trip to Catawba College. Students will enjoy a basketball game, tour of the campus, and interaction with athletes and students. This is such a great opportunity for students to see just what it takes to make it in the college world.

Winter Break

The last day for students will be Friday, December 18th and the first day back will be January 4th. We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and relaxing break. We look forward to seeing everyone back in January refreshed and ready to be extra successful!

Class Dojo Rewards

For students who are part of the 100 or 200 points club, we will be rewarding them the FIRST week back from break. We will allow them to bring their reward in, or participate in their reward on Friday, January 8th. Please remember, these are for students who have earned at least 100 points in the month of December.

Learning Topics


RI.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

This week, we will be reviewing nonfiction texts by reading two different texts and comparing and contrasting the two. Our purpose for reading this week is to discover all sorts of new information from nonfiction texts. We will be working on finding the main idea in these texts, and then we will work on comparing and contrasting those main ideas in order to discover the important information the author wants us to know.


4.MD.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the

area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

This week we will be discovering the perimeter and area of rectangles. Students will use the formula 2W+2L to find the perimeter (border) of the quadrilateral and LxW to find the area (inside) of the quadrilateral.