4th Grade News 9/8/15

Mrs. Curtright & Mrs. Foster

Upcoming Events

September 8th-Fundraiser Kickoff!

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

Math-We have had a successful week implementing math stations. We are continuing to work on transitions and flowing easily from one station to the next. Last week we worked on writing numbers in standard, expanded, and word form. We ended the week with comparing two numbers using place value and writing numbers in order from least to greatest and greatest to least. This week we will work on adding 1, 10, and 100 thousand more or less to a given number using place value and rounding numbers on a vertical number line.

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

Word Study--students will expand on last week's learning with new sorts this week. We will have an assessment on Friday! Your student should have brought home a graded test last Friday. Though our report card will consist of 1s, 2s, and 3s; in an effort to get kiddos ready for 5th grade I try to put a percentage grade on most assignments as well. This way students can get used to A, B, C, D, and F.

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.

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