The 4th Grade News

Week of October 12th, 2015

A Note from Ms. Deal

Dear Parents,


Thank you to those of you who came to the Nutrient Potluck today. It was a huge success and we owe a lot of that to you!


Report cards will be issued digitally for your convenience and to save paper. They have been made available today through Powerschool where you can select the "Current Report Card" and see the report. If this process does not work for you please let me know or request the report to be printed.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up this Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20th and 21st. Most of you have already signed up online. If you have not, please click the link below to view available times and sign-up. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4bacac2babf85-conferences


Please remember Tuesday and Wednesday of next week will be half-days. Help the students remember their after school plans especially on those days since their routine will be disrupted.


Lastly, on Monday, October 26th, as part of our new unit on Indigenous Cultures, the entire 4th grade will take a field trip to The Shanghai Museum at People's Square. We are looking for 5-6 parent volunteers per class to join us for an artifact scavenger hunt. Please indicate on the permission form if you would be willing to join us.


Please let meek now if you have any questions. Have a wonderful weekend.


Thank you,

Ms. Deal

Upcoming Events:

October 23rd - UN Day

October 24th - International Food Fair

October 26th - Field Trip to Shanghai Museum (more info to come)

October 30th - Halloween celebrations and class party

What's going on in room 223

Math Maniacs

The 4th graders continue to work on their multiplication skills in Math. This week we focused on word problems. The students practiced multiplication word problems and looked for key words like "each" and "altogether"to help them identify what math to use. They even created solved their own word problems. Next week we will be getting in to double-digit multiplication.

Language Arts

Word Study: Students focused on nutrient vocabulary this week to help them better understand the words in their current unit of inquiry, Nutrients.

Writing: This week the 4th graders continued to work on their Dark and Stormy Night stories. We are talking about how good stories have a protagonist, antagonist, plot and setting.

Reading: This week the students continued to enjoy their "good fit" books. We also used online sources like "Into the Book" to practice our summarizing skills. Next week students will begin their guided reading groups.

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