The 4th Grade News

Week of December 8th-12th

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A Note from Ms. Deal

Dear Parents,


Thank you so much for coming to support the Winter Concert last night. The students looked and sounded great. What a huge success!


Our Holiday Party will be Wednesday, December 17th at 11:20am. Thank you to our amazing room parent, Jessica Hu, for organizing this potluck. Let either one of us know if you have any questions.


The students have been working hard on their indigenous cultures artifacts. We will not be having a formal museum walk this year, but you are welcome to stop by any time after Wednesday to check out what our class has been working on.


Remember, there are no ASAs next week. They will begin again the week of January 26th. Also, Friday is a half-day for students. They will be dismissed at 11:30am.


As always, do not hesitate to contact me with and questions.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Ms. Deal

Upcoming Events:

December 17th - Holiday Potluck Party 11:20am - more information to come!

December 19th- Half-day for students. Dismissal is at 11:30am.

December 20th-January 11th- Winter Break

January 12th - School commences in 2015

What's going on in room 223

Math Maniacs

Student are becoming more comfortable with long division. They are working on showing multiple ways to solve the same problem. We are also using tenmarks.com for reinforcement. It is a wonderful websites with math problems that cater to 4th grade.


This week's Math Challenge winners are Lily and Raghav! Congratulations! Please encourage your student to try the math challenge each week!

Language Arts

Word Study: Students are mastering different spelling patterns and applying them to daily writing assignments. Please remind your student to turn in their word study homework every Friday. You can find all of the word study lists on spellingcity.com. My username is ldeal@scischina.org and my password is shanghai.

Writing: Students continue to look at cause and effect. They are creating their own examples from their good fit books and their own personal life experiences. We are also brainstorming different ideas for folktales

Reading: Students are studying folktales. We are exploring many different types of folktales and discussing the moral or lessons. We also continue to spend time reading our good fit books.

Social Studies

This week students worked diligently on their Indigenous Cultures projects. Each group researched specific aspects about their indigenous culture. They also created artifacts from that culture to be showcased in a 4th grade museum walk next week. Students have really liked this unit and I am impressed with their efforts and creativity. After the break we will start another Social Studies unit: Explorers.