October 15, 2015

Welcome to Fourth Grade

Thank you for attending our parent-teacher conference this past Monday. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to meet with us. It was a joy to meet with you to discuss the growth of your child and to receive valuable insight from you about your child. We look forward to our continued partnership throughout the remainder of the school year as we work together to grow our children. As always, if you have any questions, please let us know.

Language Arts

Next week, we are going to delve more deeply into author's purpose through reading, Mighty Jackie: The Strike-out Queen. This is another biography about a woman who succeeded despite the odds. Students will also learn to identify a reflexive pronoun, as well as write another expository composition. Our spelling pattern for the week will be consonant digraphs.


Our focus in math next week is to develop proficiency multiplying by a 1-digit number. Throughout the week, students will begin to multiply a 2-digit factor by a 1-digit factor using partial products and the standard algorithm. We will then move to multiplying 3- and 4-digit factors by a 1-digit factor. We want students to understand that the standard algorithm is just a shortened way of recording the information in the expanded multiplication algorithm.

Our next math test is Monday, October 26th. It will cover Topics 3 & 4. Please use the Practice Test pages 217-220 and 269-270 to help your child prepare for the test.

Topic 3 Extended Learning: pg. 159, Math and Science Project: Analyzing the Animal Kingdom Due October 19th.


Wednesday, October 21st students will be taking their first science test. This test will cover the material learned throughout unit 2. The best resource students can use to study is their science notebook. Students need to be sure they understand the science vocabulary from the unit along with being able to explain and apply the concepts that are discussed.

From the Teachers

Important Dates

  • 10/21 Unit 2 Science Test
  • 10/26 Unit 3 & 4 Math Test
  • 10/30 Field Day - Bring a sack lunch.
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