JW Reason Elementary
4th Grade Newsletter-April 2015
What's on the Calendar?
April 8- Last Skate America Party
April 14- Science Extravaganza at JW Reason
April 17- Interims
April 20- Language Arts End-of-Year PARCC
April 22- Math End-of-Year PARCC (part 1)
April 23- Math End-of-Year PARCC (part 2)
What Are We Learning?
Reading- April will be Poetry month! We have been focusing on different structural elements we see across different genres of writing. We have compared and contrasted stories (prose) with dramas. We are going to be learning about different structural elements we see in poems next. We will learn about things such as stanzas, line breaks, and figurative language that are often found in poems. After poetry, we will be revisiting non-fiction texts.
Writing- This month, students will be writing a personal narrative. We are going to focus on writing about a memory from their past and stretching it into a story. Their stories include characters, setting, plot, dialogue and descriptive language.
Social Studies- We will be learning our last social studies on the year this month. Our focus will be on Economics.
Second (and last) Round of PARCC Testing is this Month
The assessments will take place the morning of each of the following dates:
April 20- ELA
April 22- Math (unit 1)
April 23- Math (unit 2)
May 4- Social Studies
Then we are DONE with assessments :)