Fourth Grade Newsletter
In reading, we will focus our attention towards the characters in our books. We will be reading to notice patterns in character’s actions and feelings. We will develop theories about characters and ask, “Why might the character be this way?” Finally, once readers understand characters in deeper ways, they can use this knowledge to predict.
We are working towards wrapping up our unit on narrative writing. Our publishing party will be on October 9th. This week students will work on putting themselves inside the story. They will learn that our stories aren't just what happens, but are our response to what happens too. Students will also notice that stories follow one plan or format. They have a way they usually go. When we work on ending stories, students will work not just to end the stories, but resolve problems, change feelings, and learn our lessons.
We will continuing studying tribes of the Coastal Plains, including the Caddo, Karankawa and Coahuilteca.
Your child is learning how to solve addition and subtraction problems involving decimals. Also, make sure your child is practicing their multiplication facts at home.
This week in science, students will be working on separating mixtures and solutions. Students will be taking their first science test on Wednesday.