Recess: With the colder weather coming at the end of
October, we are reminded that jackets are very necessary at
this time of year. Please make sure your child has a warm
coat, mittens/gloves, and a hat to go out to recess every day.
When there is snow on the ground, please have your child
wear snow pants and snow boots so they can play outside.
Breakfast: Remind your child that if they are hungry in the
morning or don’t have time to eat at home, they can go to
the cafeteria to eat breakfast when they get off the bus.
Book Orders: Book orders will be due on November 10th.
Books are always a great gift option for your child. If you
would like to order books for your child and want to keep
them as a secret so you can give them as a gift, simply send
the book order in an envelope with my name on it and write
“GIFTS” at the top of the order form. When the books come
in, I will put the books in an envelope or bag so your child
can’t see them.
Conferences: Scheduling for a conference is done again via
“Sign Up Genius” again this year. Please contact me with any
questions or problems using this method. I am looking
forward to discussing your child and their progress during
this very important time together!
Thank you to everyone that
worked on pledges for our school!!!The class had
a lot of fun working together and running to raise
money for Jackson.
What we are learning or going to be learning…
* Summarizing Non-Fiction
-Summarizing a passage: paragraph by paragraph
-Identifying important information
(who/noun, what, where, when, how/why)
-Writing a summary sentence for each paragraph
-Continuing to write compare and contrast
*Solving Word Problems with Tables
~creating tables and interpreting data
~use methods to solve problems involving
~write comparison problems
~solve multistep word problems
*Angles and Polygons
~make and describe right, acute, and obtuse angles
~naming triangles and finding perimeter and area
~rotate, translate, and reflect figures
*Summarizing Fiction - Retell stories and
demonstrate understanding of the main
message, identify character, setting, and main
events (somebody, wanted, but, so then).
*Historical Fiction – Understand that historical
fiction features characters and plots that
happened in history although characters and
some events may be made up.
*Visualizing and Making Inferences
-visualize (create pictures in their mind/play
a movie of the word) when they read
-make connections to other books,
themselves or the world when reading
-identify clues that suggest author meaning
~Long and Short u
~Prefixes ex-, non-, in-
~Prefixes un-, bi-, tri-
Social Studies: Peopling of the US, Northeast
Region, Southeast Region
Science: Properties of Matter, Changes of Matter
One Last Thing....
Lastly, 1st quarter is quickly coming to an end and I would like to again take this opportunity to express to you what a GREAT group of fourth graders I have! They are doing a fantastic job with coming to school with their homework completed when needed, being ready to learn, and making growth in their academics. They are doing awesome and make it enjoyable for me to come to work each day!
Thank you also for your continued support at home!