Miss Rinehart's 4th Grade

What's happening in Room 212

Important Dates

12/7-12/11: Reading MAPS Testing - Please try not to schedule doctor/dentist appointments this week

12/10: 4th Grade Musical

12/15: Historical Fiction Project DUE

12/21-12/5: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

This Week!

  • Math: Student have begun working on algebraic expressions and equations. Many of them are really enjoying learning basic algebra! Please ask your child about PEMDAS!

    Reading: Students took their Math MAPS test during reading time. I am so proud of how hard each and every student worked! We also read Fire Storm and worked on drawing conclusions.

    Writing: Students are completing an Elf application. I cannot wait to see how these turn out!

    Social Studies:We have begun our unit on studying economics and the roles we play in our economy. We even did a little activity where the kids had to sell an item (not really) to the class. It was great to see what the HOT items were (high demand) and how that affected the cost.

    ** A Kindness Elf has joined our classroom for the month of December. Each day our elf leaves a note guiding us to participate in an act of kindness for the day. So far we have...

    Sat with someone new at lunch

    Created a kind note for a loved one

    Created cards for our cafeteria workers

    Sharpened pencils and surprised another class with them

Next Week!

Math: We will continue Unit 4, creating equations to help us solve word problems and even begin to look at graphs and how we can use them to help us.

Reading: Student will take the Reading and Language MAPS Test this week. We will also read The Stranger, a character that is very similar to Jack Frost. We will continue working on being able to draw conclusions from the text we read.

Writing: Students will work on writing a narrative about a missing reindeer.

Social Studies: Student will finish up their Economics Unit. How many of you have had a kiddo come home asking to play Money Metropolis? Our students love this game and it is a great way to teach them about saving, spending, and how to earn money! See link below!