Mrs. Faccio's 4th Grade Newsletter

November 13, 2014

What's Up in the Classroom?

Reading - We have been working hard on comprehension this week. Students are reading nonfiction stories and answering different types of comprehension questions that are within the text, beyond the text and about the text.

Writing - We've moved onto learning about persuasive writing. Students have been writing basic paragraphs that include a solid opinion about the topic, a reason why they believe this, an explanation of the reason and a wrap up sentence restating the opinion.

Math - Students will be taking their division test at the end of next week. They are expected to divide 4 digits by 1 digit, write equations to represent the word problems and interpret remainders.

Science - Static electricity is going well. Students have learned about the parts of an atom. They've also learned about the charges that go along with the different atom parts.

Spelling - We've completed another spelling inventory (25 words) and will be adjusting our spelling groups as needed. Students will have a chance to do the inventory every quarter to show their growth.

Holiday Concert

It's hard to believe that it's already that time of year again! Our new music teacher has been working hard to get the students ready for their holiday concert. Students had a note with them yesterday informing you of the dates. Our class is Thursday, December 4th at 7:30. Students are asked to bring a dozen cookies for the cookie social that will take place after the concert!!

1st Quarter Classroom Celebration