News from Fourth Grade

February 1 - February 5

Literal Interpretation of Idioms

What's Happening???


This week we will be wrapping up our fiction unit. We will be exploring how to respond to fiction texts in a variety of ways while providing evidence to support our answers.

Remember students should be recording their 30 minutes of reading every night on their home reading log and turning it in every Friday!


This week we will continue our fractions unit. We will be generating equivalent fractions and begin comparing fractions. Students will be working daily through a rotation of four stations (independent work, hands on activity, technology practice, teacher group).


This week we will be continuing our literary essay unit. Student will be collecting evidence to support their thesis statement and begin drafting their literary essays.

Reminder: Young Authors stories are due on Thursday, February 11th! This is a requirement and all work on this story needs to be done at home.

Weekly Home Expectations

  • 30 minutes of reading a night recorded on Home Reading Log
  • Math facts practice (IXL, xtramath, fashcards, Prodigy, etc.)

IXL Lesson Suggestions:

  • Fractions - Fourth Grade Q.4, Q.6, Q.11, Q.13, Q.14, Q.15
  • Fact Practice - Fourth Grade B.1, C.1, D.1, E.1, F.1


  • Parent conference time information is coming home today (1/29) in Friday Folders. Please indicate if the conference time will work for you and return the form by Friday, February 5th.
  • Coming home today (1/29) in Friday Folders is a Young Authors Progress Monitor form. Please indicate where your student is in the writing process and return the form to school on Monday (2/1). Young Authors stories are due Thursday, February 11th!
  • Thursday, February 11th-Early Dismissal
  • NO SCHOOL-Friday, February 12th
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences-Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th
  • NO SCHOOL-Monday, February 15th
  • Remember that if your student is planning to stay after school for study hall they must bring in a pink permission form each time they stay.
  • Please remember that students are no longer allowed to bring in birthday treats. However, they may bring in a non-food item to share with their classmates on their birthday. There are 20 students in our classroom.

Student Council Smencil

The Student Council will be selling Smencils during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for $1.00 each. The Smencil sale will work just as the sucker sale did in years past. The Smencils will be delivered on Thursday, February 11th.

District 68 Mission Statement

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.