News from 4th Grade
Week of 12/5 - 12/9
News at a Glance
- Reminder: The last day of school before the holiday break will be Friday, December 23rd. It is also an early dismissal day.
- We are running low on Expo dry-and-erase markers in our classroom. We would greatly appreciate if you could donate some to our classroom.
- We will not be completing our Journey's story the last week before holiday break. Instead, I will have parents come into class to read a story. Be on the lookout for a signup sheet to go home this week!
What we're learning this week
Vocabulary words: display, alert, weariness, fractured, standards, vision, huddle, graceful, stranded, concluded
Vocabulary strategy: Greek and Latin word parts spect, struct, tele and vis
Comprehension Skill: Sequence of events - tell the order in which things happen
Comprehension Strategy: summarize - telling or writing down the most important ideas in a selection
Fluency: We have finished our 0-12 multiplication fluency facts for our quizzes!! This week, we will begin our division facts for fluency. We will begin with 0-2 facts. A study guide packet went home today with practice facts and flashcards.
Salt Dough Maps
Family Traditions during Morning Meeting
This is a great opportunity for our students to see what things they have in common when celebrating holidays and also how some people may have different ways of celebrating the same or different holiday. We are always trying to learn more about each other and how differences in our classroom are embraced!
Field Trip: January 10th
We will need many chaperones for this field trip! If you are available and interesting in attending, please send me an email so we can double check that the school has you on their volunteer list!
Dress Like a Snowman Day
On Friday, the teachers had "Dress Like a Snowman Day" at school. Here is Mrs. Smith (you may see her next year in 5th grade) and Mrs. LeBlanc in their snowman attire!
Door Decorating Contest
This week, a large group of students in our class volunteered their recess time to decorate our classroom door for our school door decorating contest! They planned and put everything up themselves! Our theme was "Reindeer Stable"
Hand Washing Guest Speaker
This week during health class, our students had a guest lecturer to talk to them about the importance of washing your hands and not getting sick. The guest speaker was Dr. LeBlanc, my husband. The kids were very excited to meet him.