4th Grade News

November 16th, 2015

Veteran's Night: A Huge Success!

We were beaming with pride at how well our students performed the patriotic songs and read their interviews on Veteran's Night. 22 veterans attended the evening and it was great to see so many families. We took as many pictures of our families as possible but some people snuck out on us before we were able to snap a shot!
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Veteran Video

The link below will bring you to the video honoring your veterans on Veteran's Night!

Wonderful Words of Wisdom

The words of wisdom that came in last week were so thoughtful and educational. So many of our students said that they really enjoyed hearing these words of wisdom from their parents and grandparents. We made small posters of their favorite words of advice to hang in the classroom. We are also connecting this lesson to our THEME lesson in Reader's Workshop. For our culminating activity, our students will be deciding on the central message of their books and using the words of wisdom to help them.

In addition, since we are at the end of our first Reader's Workshop unit, our students will be taking an assessment on Wednesday and Thursday. This test assesses all of the skills that they were taught during Reader's and Writer's Workshop. We know that they have grown a lot as readers and writers so we are eager to see how they apply their newly acquired skills.

The Final Draft!

We are on the tail end of typing our Writer's Workshop stories. The DUE DATE for this project is Wednesday for Mrs. Lange and Thursday for Mrs. Pisani. A letter went home last week with the directions for how to get on their Google accounts at home. It would be so helpful if your child could get some of the typing done at home.

Measuring in Centimeters

Everyone really seemed to enjoy using the balance scales last week. We measured the weight of many objects and did an experiment called "Weight Watchers". They used their estimating skills to place 6 objects in according to their weight. Then they actually measured them to see if their hypothesis was correct.

During the remainder of this week, we will be measuring the length of different objects. We begin with practicing on paper then we move to hands-on measuring.

Iroquois Day

Next Monday, November 23rd (half day in the morning) we will be celebrating everything that we have learned about the Iroquois by having a very special Iroquois Day. We will be making Iroquois crafts, playing Iroquois games and having some Iroquois snacks. If you would like to help out in the classroom that morning, please let your child's teacher know. We are also asking each child to send in $1 to cover the expenses of the materials for that day. Also, on the next day, Tuesday November 24th in the morning, we will have a very special visitor from The Adirondack Museum. They will be presenting on the history of the fur trade in the Adirondacks. They bring many cool furs and other artifacts from the Adirondacks for us to touch! Stay tuned for some great pictures in future newsletters from these two really fun Iroquois days!
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Mastering Multiplication

We continue to work on our lessons with multiplication and are moving towards division. Please continue to practice facts at home each night! Below is a really fun math game that practices addition facts called Math Limbo. This would be great practice for students to practice addition facts. There goal should be to know the facts without using fingers!

Iroquois Days

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 9am to Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 11am

Moreau Elementary School, Fort Edward, NY, United States

Fort Edward, NY

On our two half days before our Thanksgiving break, we will celebrate everything we have learned about the Iroquois. We will do crafts, eat Iroquois snacks and welcome a program from the Adirondack Museum called "Fur traders and Bounty Hunters". We are looking for volunteers to help on Monday and for families to send in some supplies and $1.00 for the supplies that we need to purchase. Thank you for your support in making these events successful for the kids!!

Fort Ticonderoga

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 8:30am-2:45pm

100 Fort Ti Road

Ticonderoga, NY

Mark your calendars ... ask for the day off! This is a field trip you can't miss! Join us for a day at Fort Ti exploring the fort and participating in an educational program.