Here's the 4th Grade Scoop!
Mrs. Brown's class 2015-2016
Moving on upstairs...
Home and School Connections
What We Are Learning
Math: BIG Numbers have been the hot topic in math. We are expressing numbers in different forms...expanded form, word form and standard form. We are working with numbers up to 1,000,000 which is a big jump from 3rd grade (<1000). Strategies for rounding, adding and subtracting these larger numbers will be our focus for the couple of weeks as well as using them in word problems. We will begin our multiplication unit in a couple of weeks, so it is essential that your child know their multiplication facts fluently or can quickly get an accurate answer. Please continue working with your child on their multiplication facts. Xtra Math is an online program we use at school that can also be done at home.
Science: Our class has been exploring what our earth is made of and how our planet changes. We have talked about how rocks are made and categorized. The rock cycle has been a great example of how rocks are constantly changing. This next week will learn about fast changes to the earth, investigate the minerals that make up rocks and how fossils are formed and what we can learn from fossils.
We will start social studies next week by studying our vast, varied North Carolina geography!
September 9- First Day of Girls on the Run 2:45-4:00
September 17- Green Valley's Family Learning Carnival from 5:30-7:30
September 23- Early release day for students
October 23- Schools closed for students
October 29 & 30- Early release day for students