4th Grade Newsletter

Week 15 (November 16-20)

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Important Dates

  • Monday 11/16/15 - SS 4 Story of My Name Homework, due 11/20
  • Thursday 11/19/15- Behind Rebel Lines Test Part 1, ELA Test
  • Friday 11/20/15 - Behind Rebel Lines Part 2, Science Test
  • Friday 11/20/15- SS 4 Bartering Activity (Bring 3-5 items)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Week of November 23-27

Math 5

Unit 4 Division
  • Students will review division with an emphasis on using magnitude estimates or "friendly numbers" to mentally divide numbers.
  • Unit vocabulary: dividend, divisor, number sentence, open sentence, quotient, remainder, variable.
  • Quiz on Friday 11/20 to assess unit mastery.

Reading 5

  • Continue reading Behind Rebel Lines.
  • Students are required to read the Chapter at home ahead of time. In class we will read it again as a whole group.
  • Each chapter has a chapter review. Student are required to do Chapter reviews at home.
  • Behind Rebel Lines Test on Thursday and Friday.
  • Test will include vocabulary words.
  • Multiple Choice
  • Short answer
  • Matching.
  • Total of 50 Questions

ELA 5

  • Test on Thursday Nov. 19.
  • Capitalization and Punctuation.
  • Correct Sentences
  • Proper Nouns and Adjectives
  • Commas is a series
  • Interjections
  • Quotations
  • Abbreviations
  • Titles


SAT Words


  1. incompatible -- (adj) opposed in nature, not able to live or work together
  2. inconsequential -- (adj) unimportant, trivial
  3. inevitable -- (adj) certain, unavoidable
  4. integrity -- (n) decency, honesty, wholeness


Spelling Words

  1. Inactive
  2. inaccurate
  3. irregular
  4. irrelevant
  5. ineffective
  6. imbalance
  7. immature
  8. impatient
  9. imperfect
  10. impossible
  11. illegal
  12. illiterate
  13. illegible
  14. inaction
  15. independent
  16. invalid
  17. indefinite
  18. injustice
  19. irreplaceable
  20. impolite

Science 4

  • Starting on Light
  • Refraction
  • Reflection
  • Transparent
  • Translucent
  • Opaque
  • Concave Lens
  • Convex Lens
  • Test on Friday Nov. 20th.
  • Sound
  • Light
  • How light bends.
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Social Studies 4

An exploration of Colonial Life...


  • This week students will learn about everyday colonial life by exploring: shop keeping, quilting, name sampling, and bartering through a series of in class activities.
  • On Monday students will bring home a "Story of my Name" activity that will require family help to complete. This will be due on Friday 11/20.
  • Our Bartering Bazaar on Friday will give students first hand experience in the art of trading. A letter explaining the rules and items needed will come home with your student Friday 11/13 so that families may begin picking items to bring. *Students will need 3-5 gently used or unwanted items to trade. Items will not be returned.