4th Grade News 4/27/15

Mrs. Curtright & Mrs. Foster

Important Information


April 28th & 29th-Last round of PARCC testing. Please make sure your child is at school on time. Testing will begin at 8:15 each day.

You are invited to drop by our Author Fair on Friday, May 1st! We will be set up in the gym for parents, grandparents and other friends to drop in and learn about authors. Feel free to drop by anytime between 8:30-9:20 on Friday, May 1st!

4H-May 12th

*All payments for our 4H field trip are due no later than May 1st. Please contact our counselor, Ms. Rider, with any questions or concerns about payments.

Fitness Frenzy-Week of May 18-22. 4th grade will have our Fitness Frenzy (Track & Field) event on Friday, May 22nd.

Mark your calendars! 4th Grade Graduation will be on Thursday, June 4th! More details will come later.

Math, Science, and Social Studies


Decimals- We will end our decimal unit this week with several lessons over money represented in decimal form. We will have shortened classes due to testing, but I plan to end the unit on Wednesday. We will continue on with Geometry and also begin our final module on US customary measurement. There will be no homework this week.

Geometry-This week we will decompose angles using pattern blocks. We will also use the addition of adjacent angle measures to solve problems using a symbol for the unknown angle measure.

Science-In preparing for testing this week, we did not complete our lesson on series and parallel batteries last week. We will complete that lesson this week and work on placing a switch within our series and test insulators and conductors of electricity.

Reading, Writing and Word Study

Word Study: All groups will test this Friday over their words.

Reading: We will continue our class read aloud this week: Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. We will also wrap up our Author Project. All Book Projects are due by Thursday! Students have been presenting Book Talks and have done a wonderful job!! Our final book talks will be on Thursday.

There IS fluency homework coming home for this week!

Writing: We will finish our biographical essay final copies in class this week. We will also work on a graduation writing about our future stories. We will begin work on our final portfolios as well.