Fourth Grade News
For the week of August 31
Focus of the Week
Reading - choosing fit books, checking for understanding, and building stamina
Writing - writing a personal narrative and summarizing using details from the text
Math - point, line, line segment, ray, perpendicular, parallel, vertex, and angles
Social Studies - getting to know Ms. Connors and learning her expectations and rules
Science - exploring rocks and minerals
It's going to be a HOT week! Don't forget your water bottle!
Spelling words (ed and ing suffixes)
Activities from last week
Cole's cat design - Exploring and creating with rulers
Upcoming events and tests
First spelling test - Friday, September 4
The squeaky-clean award will be given to the student who demonstrates he or she is maintaining the neatest and most organized desk. They will receive an award and get to keep Squeaky, the stuffed mouse, on their desk for the week. Their photo with Squeaky will be displayed in next week's Smore.
A student of the week will be drawn randomly on Monday. A new student will be drawn each week. They will have the opportunity to express important and unique aspects about themselves. They will also receive a book mark, get to sit in the student of the week chair, and have their picture in next week's Smore!!!
No Homework passes will be handed out for various achievements. They can be used at any time, for one assignment, but must be attached to the assignment and signed by the parent.
Supplies needed for a special science project
My weird school (any book in the series) by Dan Gutman
Magic tree house (any book in the series) by Mary Pop Osborne
Ramona (any book in the series) by Beverly Cleary
Judy Moody (any book in the series) by Megan McDonald
I survived (any book in the series) by Lauren Tarshis
Black Lagoon (any book in the series) by Mike Thaler
Aliens ate my homework by Bruce Coville
The contest: Everest by Gordon Korman
Cam Jansen (any book) by David Adler
2030: The day in the life of tomorrow's kids by Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly
Jigsaw Jones (any book in the series) by James Preller
The cricket in time square by George Selden
The misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Wayside school (any book in the series) by Louis Sachar
Snow treasure by Marie McSwigan
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Tales of a fourth grade nothin by Judy Blume
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Of course there are many more I could add. Any book that interests your child would be a wonderful addition to our classroom library. Multiple copies are always welcome and are perfect for groups.