4th Grade Happenings

Achieving Excellence Through Leadership and Learning: All In

9/8/15

Dates to Remember

September 1st, 8th, and 9th: MAP testing for 4th grade

September 11th: Fourth Grade Field Trip! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

September 12th: Simpsonville Fall Festival

September 14th-18th: Book Fair with Grandparent/Special Person Lunches

Sept. 15th: Book Fair night with Clifford/Bingo for Books 6:00-7:00


**Each individual 4th grade teacher will let you know which days they will be MAP testing (it will not be ALL of those dates).

Reading Rocks!

Now that we have our Accountabilibuddies in reading, we are learning how to hold each other accountable for our reading goals and growth. This week we will practice having rich conversation about the books we are reading and the strategies we are using to comprehend what we read.

Writing Way

We will spend one more week with invitations to write before moving into our narrative writing unit. This week our invitations to write will focus on stretching our imaginations and creatively writing about new worlds. Our hope is that these invitations will inspire our writers for the upcoming narrative unit.

Science Scene

This week we will begin our first Unit. To begin, we will explore plants and the structures that they have which allow them to survive. Students will discover the characteristics of living and non living things and will even learn a little about the importance of hand washing! Be sure to ask your Bobcat about how plants survive and make their own food.

Math Matters

This week we are learning how to balance equations. Ask your Bobcat about his/her new understanding of the = symbol! We will also begin exploring the value of rounding and estimation as a means of checking for accuracy. This is a HUGE concept that we want all 4th graders to master!

Technology Tidbits

Visit www.arbookfind.com to look up the point levels, reading levels, etc. for almost any book title!


Visit http://simpcomputerlab.weebly.com/ to find links to some amazing, grade-specific sites for interactive learning and practice opportunities.


www.ixl.com is a site that we used this week to practice determining pattern and comparing values in math

Wish List

  • peppermints
  • book lights
  • indoor recess games
  • page protectors

Reminders

  • Please sign agenda books every evening and check Take Home Folders each night
  • If there is a change in transportation, please write a note and send it in
  • When sending in money, please put in an envelope with student's name and what money is for on the outside of the envelope