Lanham Lowdown

4th Grade News

April 29th, 2016

Important Dates

Field Trip Permission slips due

Monday, May 2nd

MAP Test - Math

Tuesday, May 3rd

School Reward - Career Day (Students can dress up like what they want to be when they grow up).

Tuesday, May 3rd

Spelling Test

Friday, May 6th

Fermilab Field Trip

Friday, May 13th

PTA Fun Run

Tuesday, May 17th

Battle of the Books

Friday, May 20th


Our classroom is in desperate need of tissues. We are down to our last box for the year. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

10 Battle of the Books Read

15 Battle of the Books Read

Looking for volunteers - Battle of the Books

The fourth grade is still in need to volunteers for Battle of the Books. The students have been working really hard so they are ready for the different games. On May 20th from 8:20-12:00 we need one adult for each team to guide the teams from each different location. The teams are made up with students from different homerooms. As the volunteers notify us they can help, we place that volunteer on a team. If that parents child's team needs a volunteer the parent is placed with that team. If another parent has volunteered for that team we then place that volunteer with a different team. So it is first come first served.

The students enjoy this activity and the only way it can work is if we have volunteers to make the day run smoothly.

Please let me know if you can help out on the 20th. A bonus is when you are done a volunteer lunch will be served.


This week in music we read a story called Mortimer by Robert Munsch. We acted it out and added instruments. Watch for a video of the performance on your class' haiku page next week!

Mrs. Crowe


This week we reviewed for our test and began learning about decimals, fractions, and percents. Students also learned about percents off at a store (which are my favorite)!


We read an exciting story called Cliff Hanger this week. We worked on parts of the plot and discovering the theme of the story. Ask your child what their favorite part of the story was.


We continued learning about waves this week, and focused on light waves and how light travels. Next week we will begin building a solar cooker. Empty shoe boxes would be greatly appreciated for this project.