Fourth Grade News

February 2019

Meet the Team

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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

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Join our facebook page!

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 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!

Student of the Month: Patient




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.









-compare and contrast

-area model


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

Helpful Hints

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.

Reading & ELA

Reading Focus: Inferencing/Explaining Events/Text Evidence/Poetry/Drama/Prose

Writing Focus: Opinion

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


  • 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


Harper's Ferry






States Rights



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



inclined plane



wheel and axle


Links to Websites & Tools

Sports Hut Spirit Wear

Click this button to access our Spirit Wear store.

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Items for Sale

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

*Items will change based on student demand

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