# GO 'FOURTH' AND LEARN

Thank you all for making this week extra special. The students and I had a fantastic week celebrating the Christmas season.

Some highlights:

Thursday was SCIENCE DAY - The day started with an outstanding presentation on the science behind our Christmas toys! Later, we had fun classifying "rocks" (candy bars) in a classroom science investigation. After lunch, the students and I played with science through many hands-on exploration stations! Making our own rockets, visiting a planetarium, and learning about static electricity were a few of our activities! To conclude the day, the students learned about many different chemicals and chemical reactions. BOOM! BOOM! Two very loud explosions... oh, we were excited!!!

Friday was GAME DAY - Students and I celebrated with a scavenger hunt, games, movie, and way too many treats!!! An unforgettable day!!! To wrap up the day, the students were involved in a Christmas sing-along and AR celebration! We duct taped Mrs. Hausmann to a wall. If that wasn't enough, we then slimed her with silly-string!

## MATH HOMEWORK

Here are the lessons we will cover after Christmas Vacation:

Monday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday - L58 MULTIPLYING THREE-DIGIT NUMBERS

Wednesday - L59 ESTIMATE ARITHMETIC ANSWERS

Thursday - L60 RATE PROBLEMS

Friday - CUMULATIVE TEST #11

Also, please encourage a few minutes of daily math fact practice! IXL.com is a fantastic website to sharpen those skills!

## SPELLING HOMEWORK

Change in spelling homework this week!

Monday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday - Write words in ABC order

Wednesday - Cursive Worksheet

Thursday - Write 10 meaningful sentences

Friday - TEST

## SPELLING LIST

This week's spelling words are all words with the soft g and soft c sound (Unit 3 - Week 3). Encourage daily practice and be sure to check your child's planner for spelling homework. Also, take advantage of SpellingCity ... great resource and makes studying for spelling fun!

1. center

2. once

3. scene

4. spice

5. circus

6. cement

7. police

8. certain

9. ounce

10. glance

11. germs

12. bridge

14. strange

15. orange

16. ginger

17. wedge

18. arrange

19. sponge

20. village

## LANGUAGE ARTS

This week our class will be focusing on the idea that in real life, everyday poeple who work to make a difference are real superheroes.

SKILLS:

Grammar - Main and Helping Verbs

Genre - Biography

Comprehension Skills - Author's Point of View

Vocabulary Skill - Synonyms and Antonyms

I created this LiveBinder this summer for my new fourth grade scholars! This binder is full of helpful websites and tools to assist your child. It's similar to a virtual live bookmarking website. I update the binder often! Enjoy!

My Fourth Grade Resource - Live Binder

## PANTHER PROJECT

Don't forget to check out Jefferson Elementary on the Panther Project website!