4th Grade News

Where Effort Leads to Excellence

August 9-26

Important Dates


  • August 9- First Day of School. Welcome Back!!
  • August 18- PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM
  • August 19- Back to School Bash
  • August 24- Freddy's Night
  • August 26- No School - Teacher Professional Development

News and Notes:


  • There is a price increase for school lunches. Please note that breakfast is $1.40 and Lunch is $2.35 this year.
  • Please make sure you've completed the form in the office if your child is going to be Parent Pickup this year.
  • There is also a form to complete in the office If you'd like to be a volunteer in the school, classroom, or on field trips.

Language Arts Curriculum- Unit 1: A community of Character

In this 4-week unit, students will learn to effectively communicate through collaborative discussion, and written reading responses using details from the text to support their thinking. Being an effective communicator is essential to learning and being a productive community member.

Students will also be learning how rules, regulations and documents are put in place in order to have a successful classroom, community, state and country. They will be using the Bill of Rights and the Constitution to understand the purpose of regulations, form an opinion on those regulations and understand the viewpoints of others.

Unit One Learning Objectives- We will...

  • know reader’s workshop expectations.

  • be able to collaborate through discussion.

  • know how to generate ideas for personal narratives.

  • know how to analyze characters.

  • understand how to reflect and summarize thoughts on theme and character development.

Unit One Content Objectives- We will:

  • know why Missouri has a constitution.
  • understand the rights included in the Bill of Rights
  • know how authoritative decisions are made, enforced, and interpreted within the state government.
  • understand the functions of the three branches of government.

Math Topic 3- Place Value

Our first topic of study in mathematics will be Topic 3. Students will understand place value objectives on the following topics.


  • 3.1- be able to read and write 3- digit and 4- digit numbers.
  • 3.2- understand how digits within a multi-digit number relate to each other by place value.
  • 3.3- know how to compare whole numbers through the thousands.
  • 3.4- understand how to compare whole numbers through the hundred thousands.
  • 3.5- be able to use place value to round whole numbers.
  • 3.6- know how to systematically find and record all possible outcomes for a situation.

Spelling List 1 - Week of August 15th-Closed Syllables

  • satisfy
  • dwelling
  • astonish
  • napkin
  • respond
  • hottest
  • hospital
  • bucket
  • butler
  • summary

Spelling List 2 - Week of August 22nd-Open Syllables

  • climate
  • propel
  • premium
  • humor
  • frozen
  • reprogram
  • document
  • recent
  • media
  • promote

Ask Me About...

In this section you will find topics to discuss with your child about things he or she is learning about in school.

  • my first quarter goals in Reading, Writing and Math.
  • my schedule and routines
  • how to use place value to compare large numbers
  • our first Read Aloud book, Captain Nobody.