Back to School in Fourth Grade
New Year, New Beginnings
Students have been comparing and ordering numbers with values ranging all the way to the millions! Student have also been challenged with decomposing numbers and writing them in expanded form. The big take away from this unit is how the digits within a multi-digit number are related to each other. Students have learned that same digits located beside each other in a number have a relationship of 10. The digit to the left is ten times greater in value and the digit to the right is ten times less in value (Ex: In 770, the first 7 has a value of 700 which is ten times more than the second 7's value of 70). Please remind students to complete their nightly math homework. We are looking forward to exploring more about relationships between each place value!
Some classes also started "Mad Minutes" where students are tested every week on their facts. Students who pass each level with a 90% move on to the next level the next week. When students have mastered all of their facts, they receive a classroom reward. If your child does not know their multiplication facts, please practice with them at home. It will be a HUGE help to students throughout fourth grade math- especially when we start our units on fractions!
We have our Haw River field trip coming up! Information about this trip will be coming home next week. We will be asking for $5 from each student to cover the cost of the trip and bus.
Dates to Remember:October 6 (Haw River)
November 3 (Mountains)
May 17 (Beach)
NC Symphony TBD
Thank you for reading!
The Fourth Grade Team
Savannah Ellenberg, Cristin Najera, Matt Tompkins, Helen Maxwell, Samantha Molina, & Jermaine Martin