What's Happening in 4th Grade!
November 19, 2013
Throughout the year, we will be learning how to use our math computation skills and strategies to solve problems.
There are 75 boys and 93 girls in a club. If each boy paid an annual membership fee of $11 and each girl paid $8, what was the total amount collected from the members in a year?
Rereading problems more than once and identifying what information you know are good places to begin solving this type of problem. Reading comprehension skills important, even in math! Your child can find more problems of this type, as well as computation practice, on tenmarks.com. There is a link to this site below. We will be using this website in class, but students are also encouraged to practice at home. The site provides great reinforcement for skills we have already learned. Students also have opportunities to show what they know in this type of testing format.
Students are also continuing to write personal narrative or fiction pieces. We are still focusing on story elements and word choice, as well as planning before writing. Planning helps authors organize their stories and stay on topic. Sometimes authors decide to change their plans, but a plan is generally helpful in getting started.
Students sharing their wonderful work in the Wonder Lounge.
Ms. Crummie read the book, The Principal from the Black Lagoon, to all the 4th graders in the Wonder Lounge.
Students enjoy a game of Multiplication Combinations. This game helps in identifying and learning multiplication combinations not yet known fluently.
Canned Food Drive
Monday - macaroni, pasta, rice
Tuesday - canned meat
Wednesday - canned vegetables and soups
Thursday - peanut butter and cereal
Friday - canned fruit
Please feel free to send in your donations any day this week.
November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday