Welcome to 4th Grade!
MS. KVALSTAD'S 4TH GRADE IN ROOM 110
Upcoming School Events & Activities
Thursday, Sept 8: Picture day
Thursday, Sept 14: Picture make-up day
Thursday, Sept 15: Fall MAPs Math test 8:45-10:15
Thursday, Sept 15 @ 5:30-7:00: Back to School Night (4th grade schedule-5:30-6:00 in SP theater, 6:00-7:00 in our classroom)
I'm looking forward to the opportunity to discuss the upcoming school year with each of you!
Friday, Sept 23: Fall MAPs Reading test 8:45-10:15
Scholastic Book Orders
Our class activation code is NJFWC. I'll place an order on the 28th of each month.
**During the month of September only, if our class orders over $300, we'll earn over 10,000 points!! How exciting!
Order due date: Sept. 28
Online ordering link: https://orders.scholastic.com/NJFWC
Math: Module 1 (Place Value)
Unit 1: Place Value, Rounding, Fluency of Whole Numbers
This week's focus: multiplication equations as a comparison and recognize place of multi-digit numbers.
Words to Know:
Digit- a numeral between 0 and 9
Place value -the numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number
Bundling, renaming, regrouping, trading - exchanging 10 ones for 1 ten, 10 tens for 1 hundred
Unbundling, renaming, regrouping, trading - exchanging 1ten for 10 ones, 1 hundred for 10 tens
Standard form - a number written in the format: 135
Expanded form - addition sentence with the value of each digit written out e.g., 100 + 30 + 5 = 135
Word form – a number written out in words as in 135 one hundred thirty-five
Helpful Parent Resources
Link to Module 1 "Cheat Sheets": http://www.lpssonline.com/uploads/g4m1Anewsletterfinal.pdf
Helpful Videos for each lesson & homework: http://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1402228861036
Weekly Math Facts Practice
Here's a website that lists various math apps, their cost, and quick summary: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/10-apps-for-math-fluency-monica-burns
These websites have free printable worksheets you can use:
Riddle of the Week
*If your child brings the correct answer to school by Friday they can earn a special reward!
Discovery Labs Schedule
Our discovery labs began this week!
1:00-1:45 PE with Coach Quigley
1:45-2:30 Art with Ms. Weinberg
12:15-12:45 Music with Mr. Simpson 12:15-12:45
1:00-2:30 STREAM Lab with Mr. Schneider
Media Center with Ms. Mumby (Book check outs will begin next week, Sept. 12, and will be every other week)
Computer Lab w/ Ms. Allen
Leader in Me and the 7 Habits
1. Be Proactive (versus Reactive)
2. Begin with the End in Mind
3. Put First Things First
4. Think Win-Win
5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
6. Synergize (Ask your child how they used synergy to build a tower out of only 100 index cards and 24 inches of tape!)
7. Sharpen the Saw (wellness and taking care of yourself, including finding time for fun)
Here are a few helpful links for parents: