Fearless in 4th!

February 13, 2017

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Valentine's Day Info

Our party will be from 1:30-2:30. Here is the link for our sign up genius www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4AAEAF2CA4FB6-4mvalentines.


We currently have 23 students so if your child wants to bring Valentine's in, please make sure they do for ALL students. This will help no one's feelings to be hurt if they do not receive one.


Here are the following names in our class:

Peyton

Raul

Ciara

August

Lili

Brianna

Nevaeh

Nehemiah

Piper

Claire

Jackson

Joy

Ricky

Weston

Natalie

Ivie

Makayla

Ortavie

Chance

Maynor

Isaiah

Jacob

Ben

Important Dates:

February 14: Valentine's Day party 1:30-2:30

February 17 and 19: No school

Curriculum Corner

Math: We have been multiplying whole numbers (2 dig x 2 dig, 4 digit x 1 digit, etc) We have learned the lattice method and partial products method. Next week we will learn the traditional method and working with area and perimeter.


Please work on their math facts!! The facts are expected to be mastered in 3rd grade and currently there are many who do not know them. This is making multiplication of multiple digits very challenging.


*Don't forget that your learners can access IXL at home and the game Prodigy. Both websites are excellent ways to have your 4th graders practice math skills!


Reading: We are finishing up cause and effect and will be moving onto the skill of determining importance. This means that with nonfiction text there is information that isn't always important to retain when reading the text. Therefore, it is important to identify what is or is not important.


Writing: We are focusing on "dead words" vs "vivid words." It is my hope that we will be incorporating more vivid words into our writing along with the dialogue that we have been working on.


You can see most of their writing pieces on their google drive! Go to google.com, have your learn log-in like they do at school and then they can pull up their work!


Spelling: Next week we will be working on our next word sort. I am still rotating between Words Their Way and "high frequency words" that we use in our everyday writing.


Science: In our weather unit we will first focus on the Water Cycle, how water and air effect weather and air mass.


Social Studies: This week we will be doing a fun project where they will be planning a trip to the Northeast. They will be using what we have learned about the Northeast's climate, region, people, culture, etc to appropriately plan a trip.

Fact Dash: great website to practice math facts!!

Twitter

If you have a Twitter account, please follow our class on Twitter @pantherpeeps. I have checked in the office to whose picture cannot be released so I will try to not have them in the pictures or I will blur out their faces.


Our Twitter account is for educational purposes only and for you to see what is happening in 4M!

Mindfulness

Each school year, teachers are finding a greater need for implementing lessons on how to be more empathetic, how to be good citizens, what to do when others aren't making good choices, etc.


Each week, I will be implementing a lesson on Tuesday's about the idea of being "mindful," which is the ability to be fully aware of yourself as you are in the moment. This requires one to be aware of their surroundings and what is happening right now.


This week our lesson is, "How to Recognize MY Feelings." This comes down to basic needs and their feelings, reactions, etc. to those basic needs which often drives behavior and moods. Often kids don't know why they are acting the way they are, this lesson will help them reflect on it. Not only that, they may just recognize it before it becomes a problem and come up with a solution :-)

Scholastic Book Orders

Class code to order online: QFWQY

Schedule

Daily:

8:10-8:35 PE Gallick

8:55-9:20 Intervention

10:55-11:20 Recess

11:20-11:45 Lunch


Specials:

Monday’s 12:00-12:50 Art

Wednesday’s 11:50-12:15 Music

Thursday’s 12:00-12:50 IMC

Friday’s 11:50-12:15 Music