4th Grade News!!!

May 5-9



9- ProActive 5K

15- Science Fair (see reminder below)

16- Spring Fling

19- KPREP Assembly

20- Election Day, NO SCHOOL.

26- Memorial Day. NO SCHOOL.

21-28- KPREP Testing


5- Last day of school for students


The Science Fair is next Thursday, May 15th. All projects are due on May 15th, they need to be brought to school that morning. We will start presenting projects at 1:00, you are more than welcome to come to school and see all their hard work.

ProActive 5K

It's a race to 100! If you and your child would like to represent WRE in the ProActive race, sign up using the form below.


Math Update

There is a link to the MEASUREMENT TEST STUDY GUIDE above. Click and print. The kids will be given one today as well.

We will be finishing the MEASUREMENT UNIT this week and starting GEOMETRY next week! The standards below are what students should be able to do! I know it is a lot so here is a short summary:

-Know relative sizes of measurements (inch, yard, pound, etc.).

-Convert measurements (2 feet = 24 inches)

-Fractions and decimals as they apply to measurements (97 centimeters = 0.97 meters or 97/100 meters).

-Find area and perimeter of squares and rectangles.

-Read line plots.

-Know what an angle is, be able to measure it, and be able to draw an angle of a specific size.

Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...

Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

Represent and interpret data.

Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:

An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a "one-degree angle," and can be used to measure angles.

An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.

Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.

Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.

Science Update

Two weeks before testing!! I will be sending home old tests as a way for your child to review science concepts from this year. We are currently working on our last unit: Force and Motion. Please remember to send in any empty cereal boxes this week.


Reading Update

Our unit 5 assessment is Tuesday. We will also start unit 6 this week focusing on literary allusions found in texts, and what they mean.

13-14 4th Grade Battle Books

Title; Author

Masterpiece; Elise Broach

Because of Mr. Terupt; Rob Buyea

Dear Mr. Henshaw; Beverly Cleary

Room One; Andrew Clements

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup; Sharon Creech

The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963; Christopher Paul Curtis

The Lemonade War; Jacqueline Davies

The Tale Of Despereaux; Kate DiCamillo

Mockingbird; Kathryn Erskine

Remarkable; Lizzy Foley

Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key; Jack Gantos

True (...Sort Of); Katherine Hannigan

Turtle In Paradise; Jennifer Holm

Swindle; Gordon Korman

Alvin Ho; Lenore Look

Gossamer; Lois Lowry

11 Birthdays; Wendy Mass

The Fantastic Secret Of Owen Jester; Barbara O'Connor

Project Mulberry; Linda Sue Park

Mr. Tucket; Gary Paulsen

Summer of the Gypsy Moths; Sara Pennypacker

Wild River; P.J. Peterson

Maniac Magee; Jerry Spinelli

The White Giraffe; Lauren St. John

The Mysterious Howling; Maryrose Wood