4th Grade Newsletter

March 17, 2017

Upcoming Dates

March 22 - Reading EOQ

March 23- Math EOQ

March 28 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 28 - Chick-fil-A Night 5:00-8:00

March 29- Early Release

April 11 - Report Cards come home

3rd Quarter EOQ Review Help!

Click here to see what will be assessed next week on the 4th Grade EOQ. Find resources to assist you when studying with your 4th grader!


Ri 4.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided

Ri 4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text

RL 4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

L.4.5.a Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

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Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8 ; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8.

Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

Understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b. For example, use a visual fraction model to represent 5/4 as the product 5 × (1/4), recording the conclusion by the equation 5/4 = 5 × (1/4).

Understand a multiple of a/b as a multiple of 1/b, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number. For example, use a visual fraction model to express 3 × (2/5) as 6 × (1/5), recognizing this product as 6/5. (In general, n × (a/b) = (n × a)/b.)

Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?

Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.2For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.

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Social Studies

4.H.1 Analyze the chronology of key historical events in North Carolina history.
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Camp Invention : Register by March 25

Monday, July 31st, 8am to Friday, Aug. 4th, 2pm

305 North Main Street

Mooresville, NC

MGSD is reinventing summer fun with Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame! It’s an exciting week your child won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars for July 31-Aug 4 and enroll today at www.campinvention.org! Be sure to register by March 20th to secure the best price! Discount code is DISCOVER25.
EMIS Parent Tech News

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Parent Strategy Night

Thursday, March 30th, 5:30-6:30pm

1711 Landis Highway

Mooresville, NC

Come for a fun night to help learn how to get your students ready for the EOG. You will learn strategies that students learn in the classroom and will equip you with the best tools to help your child for the End of Grade test!

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A glimpse at EMIS Club Day - Building and Engineering Club

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