Update from Room 208

Ms. Paul's 4th Grade Class

October 14, 2016

*Parent/Teacher Conference sign-up Form is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Highlights from the week

This past week we:

  • became scientists! We went to the Learning Garden to observe living and nonliving things.

Curriculum News


This week we:

  • learned that decimals represent a PART of a whole.
  • practiced reading and writing decimals to the thousandths place.

Language Arts

This week we:

  • brainstormed things that are special to us and recalled a small moment there.
  • tried our hand at writing snapshot leads.
  • identified an author's purpose for writing.

Social Studies & Science

This week we:

  • discussed communities, populations, and habitats.
  • practiced making inferences based on our observations.


Parents ask your child these questions. Do their answers match what is written below?

Q: What does the acronym P.I.E. mean?

A: Authors write to Persuade, Inform, and Entertain

Q: What would you like me to ask Ms. Paul when we have our Parent/Teacher Conference?

Q:What is a snapshot lead?

A: When the author begins the story with a detailed description of the setting.

Q: The Science study guide and cards went home today. Should you cut out the study cards?

A: No. The study guide will be used for homework in the upcoming weeks. Feel free to make a copy of the cards to cut out and use at home. The study guide should be kept in the homework folder to be used both at school and at home.

Q: With the book you are reading at home, show me how to use one "Sticky Note" sentence stem on your worksheet. Is there another "sticky note" sentence stem you could use?

Q: What was a "cool or new vocabulary" word you heard this week?

Q: What school supplies do you need to replenish?

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please use the Google form below to sign up for a conference. If you do not already have a Google account, you may sign in using your child's account created for school use. (student ID#@fcpsschools.net) I look forward to meeting with you!

Please note: If you have not signed up for a conference by Wednesday 10/26, a date and time will be assigned to you. Feel free to use this link if you are having problems with the embedded form. https://docs.google.com/a/fcpsschools.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8C_9EZpm41CtraO0-OWzmg2T0d5aSfkQUUTlY12j7lYvIIw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Paul