4th Grade Newsletter
January 23-February 3
Last week we began our second reading pilot: Benchmark Advance. The students (AND teachers) are really enjoying it so far! We hope your child shared some of the interesting things they have learned so far about Technology for a Green Future. If not, please ask them to share!
This week in writing we will be reading a non-fiction text and then students will write an opinion paragraph based on facts they read. They will cite evidence and give reasons based on the text. We practiced this last week and the students did a great job. Students had to decide if the town of Hopeville (a fictitious town in a newspaper article we read) should choose to build a solar power plant or a natural gas power plant and give reasons to support their choice. Ask your child which power plant they voted for and why!
For the next two weeks we will work on the following topics:
Adding Fractions with like denominators
Subtracting Fractions with like denominators
Adding and Subtracting on a Number Line
Improper Fractions with Mixed Numbers
Adding Mixed Numbers
Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Decomposing and Composing Numbers
Jan. 27th- Western Day
Jan. 30th- Candygram sales begin!
Jan. 30th- Kindest Kansas Citian Contest forms due
Feb. 1st- Horizon Skate Night
Feb. 3rd- Topic 12 Test
Feb. 9th- Candygram orders due!!!!
Feb. 14th- Valentine's Day! Class Party at 3:00 & Candygram orders handed out
Feb. 15-16th- Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb. 16-20th-No School
Feb. 21-School Resumes