News from Fourth Grade

October 17 - October 21

What's Happening?


This week we will be continuing to work on comparing and contrasting the same theme in different pieces of traditional literature.


This week we will be continuing to work on revising and editing while drafting a typed version of our realistic fiction story. Students will also be working on starting a second story that follows the same character.


This week we will be working on problems with 3 & 4 digit dividends and 1 digit divisors using the area model and partial quotients. Students will work daily through our guide math rotations (technology, hands on, independent, & teacher).

Young Authors

Information about Young Authors is coming home today in Friday Folders. The biggest change this year is that it will be due on Friday, December 1. In past years the project was introduced right before winter break and was due in the early spring.

Weekly Homework

  • 30 minutes of reading a night recorded on Home Reading Log
  • Math problems on the back of the Home Reading Log
  • 15 minutes of math facts practice (IXL, TenMarks Jam Session, Xtramath, Flashcards)

* Students can work on their "Emoji Math Challenge" at home, but need to remember to to bring it back to school everyday. *

IXL Lesson Suggestions:

  • Fact Practice - Fourth Grade B.1, C.1, D.1, E.1, F.1
  • Multi-digit multiplication - Fourth Grade D. 5, D. 6, D.15

Fact Practice: Math Trainer

Area Model for Multiplication: Amoeba Multiplication Game

Red Ribbon Week

October 24-October 28

Monday, October 24-"Don't Let Drugs Mix You Up!"

  • Students are encouraged to wear mismatching clothes to school.
Tuesday, October 25-"I Elect to be Drug Free!"

  • Students are encouraged to wear Patriotic or Red/White/Blue clothing to school.
Wednesday, October 26-"Don't get TIED Down to Drugs!"

  • Students are encouraged to wear tie dyed clothing to school.
Thursday, October 27-"I'm too BRIGHT for Drugs!

  • Students are encouraged to wear neon or bright colored clothing to school.
Friday, October 28-"YOLO! Be Drug Free!" #YouOnlyLiveOnce

  • Students are encouraged to wear as much RED clothing and/or Goodrich spirit wear as possible.


  • Spirit Wear order form due Monday, October 24th
  • Red Ribbon Week - October 24-October 28
  • Book Fair - October 26-October 28
  • End of 1st Quarter - Friday, October 28th
  • PTO Monster Mash - Friday, October 28th 6-8pm
  • NO SCHOOL - Monday, October 31st ( Teacher Institute)
  • Please remember that students are no longer allowed to bring in birthday treats. However, they may bring in a non-food item to share with their classmates on their birthday. There are 25 students in our class.

District 68 Mission Statement

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.