4th Grade News

May 15th, 2016

Reminders and Updates

Our field trip to the Parks-Bentley House is this TUESDAY. We are still missing a lot of permission slips. Please send them in tomorrow with $3.00.

We enjoyed our visit with the author, Brad Herzog. Order forms went home on Thursday if you would like to order one of his books.


Believe it or not, but we are almost done with our unit on decimals! We will be finishing the remaining lessons this week and plan on giving the END MODULE TEST at the end of next week.


Last week, we traveled through "Transfer of Energy" stations and explored how energy changes from one form to another. We saw Albert Einstein's theory that "Energy is neither created, nor destroyed. It is transferred from one form to another," in action.

Tomorrow we will be learning about simple machines and ending the week with a ball and ramp activity that demonstrates friction. In addition we will be practicing ALL of the measuring skills we have learned this year as a review before the NYS Science Test next week.

Giant Newton's Cradles Tricks and Lights ~ Incredible Science

Historical Fiction Book Clubs (Reader's Workshop)

With one book under our belts, most groups are already starting to read their second book or will be early this week. They are becoming experts on their time period and learning a ton.

You should be seeing their "Book in a Bag" come home EVERY night! In addition, please ask your child if they have Reader's Workshop HW. Many students have been forgetting to complete their homework.

Writer's Workshop

OUR REVOLUTIONARY BOOKS ARE DONE!! Tomorrow we will be gathering both classes and having a little celebration by sharing our final books with one another.

Our last unit is called "Literary Essays". We will be reading short stories and using close reading strategies to form our own themes and to evaluate characters.

Three Branches

This week we will be looking at the second part of the Constitution. This is the part of the document that explains the 3 branches of government. We will be taking a look at the 3 branches and finding out the job of each branch and who makes up each branch at the federal, state and local level. We are becoming government experts and are really looking forward to our trip to see a part of our local history on Tuesday morning when we visit the Parks-Bentley house!

Parks Bentley House Tour

Tuesday, May 17th, 10am

Parks Bentley House, South Glens Falls, NY

We will take a tour of the house, one room school house and the "technology barn". We will also learn some fascinating local history of the family that owned the house. This is a very short trip and we will only be there for 1 1/2 hours. No chaperones are needed for this trip as there is VERY limited space inside the buildings!

Science Performance Test

Thursday, May 26th, 9am

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

On this day, all of the 4th grade students will be taking the "hands-on" state science test in the carpeted gym. Each student will rotate through three stations - measurement, magnets & electricity and ball and ramp. It's a test they usually enjoy!

Written Science Test

Monday, June 6th, 9am

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

The second part of the science test is the written part. It is comprised of multiple choice questions and extended response questions.

Spirit Day

Friday, June 10th, 9am-3pm

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

All parents are welcome to join us on our school wide Spirit Day!

Fort Ticonderoga

Wednesday, June 15th, 8:30am-2:45pm

100 Fort Ti Road

Ticonderoga, NY

Mark your calendars ... ask for the day off! This is a field trip you can't miss! Join us for a day at Fort Ti exploring the fort and participating in an educational program.

Class Picnic

Friday, June 17th, 11:30am-2:30pm

Lenox Boulevard

Fort Edward, NY

All parents are welcome to join us for our end of the year picnic!