4th Grade Gazette

Weekly Newsletter • February 12, 2016

What's New This Week

Extra Practice Needed on Fractions!

Fourth graders are currently studying fractions in math. This is typically a challenging unit for many of our students. Please encourage your child to do some extra practice on the following concepts to reinforce what is being taught in class:

  • creating equivalent fractions by finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
  • comparing and ordering fractions
  • simplifying fractions

We recommend extra practice on IXL on the following objectives: Fractions: Q.1-Q.22

Book Exchange

Students tired of their old books and looking for something “new” to read are invited to participate in the Library's annual book exchange.

Students may start bringing in their books now. One book equals one exchange credit. Please limit yourself to five books. They may be used but must be in good condition. Items may be declined at the discretion of the library staff. Students will visit the library with their classes on the 26th and may “shop” with their exchange credits.

Questions should be directed to Mrs. Lahann (lahannjl@pwcs.edu).

Happy Birthday to....

  • Konor Hazlet - February 1
  • Najah Salahuddin - February 1
  • Alex Smith - February 5
  • Sara Smith - February 5
  • Chelsea Perez - February 9
  • Johnny Johnson - February 10
  • Nnamdi Felix-Ugorji - February 10
  • Rene Villaneuva - February 14
  • Camila Gonzalez - February 15
  • Chancellor Perkins - February 16
  • Vincent Cooke - February 16

We kindly ask that you do not have your children distribute their birthday invitations during school hours. Thank you.

Next Week in Review

Reminder: No School on Monday - President's Day

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Upcoming Assignments

Science Projects!

While 4th graders are not eligible to participate in the Pennington Science Fairs, they are expected to:

  • conduct a controlled experiment (with 3 trials)
  • record their numerical data for each trial on data charts
  • create graphs of their data results
  • write a conclusion about their experiment and the results
  • display all parts of their experiment on a display board

Please refer to the science project packets distributed last week for examples and display board layout. Please contact us if you have questions.


A great resource: www.sciencebuddies.org

Monthly Poem

Patrick Henry's Famous Speech

Given March 22, 1776

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Rescheduled Test date: Friday, February 26th

Monthly AR Quizzes Due by Monday, February 29th

The deadline for students to take a minimum of two Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes on books they've read within their individual book level ranges this month is Monday, February 29th

Upcoming Important Dates & Events

  • Feb. 15th - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 16th - Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued
  • Feb. 17th - Foster's Grille Spirit Night
  • Feb. 19th - 3rd/4th Grade Honor Roll & Student Recognition Ceremony @ 2:15 p.m.
  • Feb. 22-26th - Multicultural Week
  • Feb, 22 - Advisory Council @ 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 25 - PTO Spirit Night
  • Feb. 26 - Pennington Book Exchange
  • Mar. 1st - Primary Election Day - NO SCHOOL

Community Service Opportunity

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Contact the 4th Grade Team

Teacher Emails:

Mrs. Hincy (sub for Mrs. Anderson): hincyME@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Anderson (Team Lead): ANDERSEH@pwcs.edu

Ms. Pierce: PIERCESM@pwcs.edu

Dr. Idio: IDIOIE@pwcs.edu