## February

4: Perfect Attendance Celebration @lunch

4-8: Counselor Appreciation Week

4-8: Book Fair

7: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (Villa Rica) @5-8PM

7: Progress Reports come home

15-18: No school for students

20: Math Common Assessment #3 (Fractions)

22: STEM Day

25: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser begins

28: Science Common Assessment

We are so excited to announce our 4th Grade Facebook page!! We will use the page to post pictures, important updates and reminders. If you would like to join, please fill out the paper we sent home or email nikki.rice@carrollcountyschools.com with the email address associated with your facebook.

All parents who join will have their child's name entered into a raffle for 5 FREE Tiger Den items. We will draw the names on December 7th.

We look forward to this new way of communication and sharing our classroom experiences!

## Mathematics

Standards:

MGSE4.NF.1 Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

MGSE4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.

MGSE.4.NF.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. a. Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

MGSE4.NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

MGSE4.NF.5 Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

MGSE4.MD.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money.

Vocabulary:

-tenths

-hundredths

-fraction

-whole

-numerator

-denominator

-equivalent

-compare and contrast

-area model

Homework

• homework will be sent home Monday and is due on Friday
• Underwood Math Newsletter will be sent home Monday of each week

For helpful hints and explanations of fourth grade mathematics, the following website details every item discussed in fourth grade mathematics. It also includes a Parent Newsletter which explains what each concept means. Click on "Fourth Grade" and the information will appear.

Writing Focus: Opinion

Grammar Focus:Prepositional Phrases, Frequently Confused Words, Formal and Informal Language, Conveying Ideas Precisely

Homework

• Read for at least 20 minutes

## Social Studies

In social studies, we are starting our Civil War and Reconstruction unit. This unit will last until April.

Key Vocabulary:

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

John Brown

Raid

Harper's Ferry

North

South

Union

Confederacy

Slavery

States Rights

Secession

## Science

Students are investigating simple machines. Please ask your student to find simple machines in everyday life and point them out to you.

Vocabulary:

lever

inclined plane

screw

wedge

wheel and axle

pulley

## Items for Sale

• pencils
• erasers
• pens
• highlighters
• sharpeners
• lanyards

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