Fourth Grade Newsletter

February 21 - March 3

Integrated Core

This week begins our Map Skills unit. Students will be learning about maps, globes, symbols, legends, scale, distance, longitude, and latitude . We will have a map skills test on Tuesday, 2/28. We will then begin our study of the regions of the United States.

During tiger time, we will be learning about figurative language. Students will learn about alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole, similes, metaphors, idioms, adages, and proverbs. We will have a quiz over figurative language on Friday, 3/3.


This week we will be finishing up Topic 13 on Extending Fraction Concepts:

13-8 Comparing and Ordering Decimals

13-9 Using Money to Understand Decimals

The test for topic 13 will be on Friday, February 24.

Next week we will start Topic 14 - Measurement:

14-1 Using Customary Units of Length

14-2 Customary Units of Capacity

14-3 Units of Weight

14-4 Changing Customary Units

14-5 Problem Solving

Topic 14 Part 1 test will be on Tuesday 3/07.

Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Week

Monday, 2/17 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Wear clothing that is red, white, or blue.

Tuesday, 2/28 If I Ran the Zoo - Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school.

Wednesday, 3/1 Fox in Socks - Wear your crazy or mismatched socks.

Thursday, 3/2 I Can Read with My Eyes Shut - Wear clothing with words printed on them.

Friday, 3/3 Cat in the Hat - Wear your favorite hat.

Important Testing Dates

The following dates are schedule to be testing days for 4th grade. We will be testing from 9:00 - 11:00 on all dates. Please refrain from scheduling any appointments during these times. Thank you!

Monday, March 37 - ELA State Assessment Part 1

Tuesday, March 28 - ELA State Assessment Part 2

Thursday, April 20 - Math State Assessment Part 1

Friday, April 21 - Math State Assessment Part 2

Thursday, April 27 - MAP Reading

Wednesday, May 3 - MAP Math

Upcoming Dates:

February 24 - Decade Day/Spirit Day

February 27 thru March 3 - Dr. Seuss Week

March 2 - Fourth Grade Musical - 2:35 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

March 13 thru March 20 - Spring Break

March 21 - Classes Resume

March 29 - Spring Photo Day