4th Grade News 9/8/15
Mrs. Curtright & Mrs. Foster
Look for information coming home.
September 17th and 18th-Grandparent's Day
17th- Students with last name's beginning with A-L
18th-Students with last name's beginning with M-Z
September 22nd-Back to School Bash
Be looking for more information to come home soon about this exciting event for the whole family!
Math, Science, and Social Studies
This week we will be focusing on the 5 facts. Students will spend time each day studying the 5 facts. They will have homework to study at least 15 minutes per night. Please make sure to continue to quiz your child over the 2 and 10 facts as well. We are working hard on automaticity for all facts 1-12. Your child has fact cards in their zipper pouch for 2's, 10's, and 5's.
Science-Wow! What an exciting week we had with completing the Drops on a Penny Lab and ending the week with making glue, twice! We have had a lot of fun researching regular kitchen ingredients and deciding, as a group, which combinations and measurements of those ingredients will make the strongest glue. Our first test was with beans on an index card and on Wednesday we will test hanging gram weights off of a paperclip held by our second glue attempt. Thankful we had a long weekend for our glue to dry! We will end our week with the "Best Raincoat Material Lab".
Social Studies-We will switch from Science to Social Studies next week.
Reading, Writing, Vocab and Word Study
Reading--We will continue reading and responding. Curtright homeroom will have a letter due on Friday, Foster homeroom will have one due next Friday. Students will have time in class to work on these. We will focus on inferences this week as well as genres of fiction.
Vocabulary--Be sure to ask your kiddo about appalling, certain, suspicious, and convince. We will play several vocabulary games this week, and we will focus on synonyms and antonyms. Students will have a quick assessment over the words next week.
Writing--We will review nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. We will also plan an advertisement for glue that we will create next week. We will write daily in our Writer's Notebooks.