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Fair Park 4th Grade: Week 5

Spirit Week (Sept. 28th - Oct. 2nd)

  • Monday: Pajamas (wear your pajamas)
  • Tuesday: Sports (wear your favorite team apparel)
  • Wednesday: Wacky (neon, stripes, polka dots, etc.)
  • Thursday: Dress Your Best
  • Friday: East or West

PTO Family Movie

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm

Fair Park Elementary School, West Bend, WI, United States

West Bend, WI

Walk Your Child to School Day

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7:30am

Riverside Park, West Bend, WI, United States

West Bend, WI

Walk begins at Riverside Park and ends at Fair Park Elementary.


The comprehension reading strategy is to identify sequence of events and the metacognitive strategy is to determine importance while reading text. All fourth graders have practiced writing an ESP (8 sentence paragraph). We are also reading, analyzing, and soon to be writing personal narratives. If your child wants a break from reading a book, is a great website for your students to read current events.

Spelling: Long and Short e Patterns

ketchup, healthy, feather, neither, receipt, leisure, retrieve, relief

Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)

Students round to any place using the vertical number line and approximation. The vertical number line allows students to line up place values of the numbers they are comparing. In Grade 3, students rounded to the nearest 10 or 100 using place value understanding. Now, they extend this understanding rounding to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand. Uniformity in the base ten system easily transfers understanding from the Grade 3 (3.NBT.1) to Grade 4 (4.NBT.3) standard.

Rounding to the leftmost unit is easiest for students, but Grade 4 students learn the advantages to rounding to any place value, which increases accuracy. Students move from dependency on the number line and learn to round a number to a particular unit. To round 34,108 to the nearest thousand, students find the nearest multiple, 34,000 or 35,000, by seeing if 34,108 is more than or less than halfway between the multiples. The final lesson presents complex and real world examples of rounding, including instances where the number requires rounding down, but the context requires rounding up.

Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)

In Module 2 we will continue to practice multiplication strategies that we learned the first few weeks of school as we move into learning about Prime and Composite numbers. We will be learning about factors, factor pairs, and multiples by creating tile arrays and area models.

Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. Knowing the facts accurately is critical to solving math equations efficiently. Flashcards, apps, and websites are all great ways to practice. Two great websites are: or

Social Studies/ Science

  • Study guides should be coming home and assessments will be given early in the week.
  • We will be learning about Earth Materials next in our Science unit.