4th Grade Newsletter

Dec. 7-11

Spelling Bee Success!!

We are so proud of all of the 4th grade spelling bee participants: Trey Martin, Nyoka Holmes, Anonna Bhattacharjee, Andrew Kim,

The winner and runner-up in the 4th/5th grade CES spelling bee were both 4th graders!

Congratulations to Gracelyn Varghese (Winner) and Anonna Bhattacharjee (Runner-Up)!

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING THIS WEEK

ELA:


L.4.5a similes and metaphors (assessment)

L.4.5b idioms, adages and proverbs

L.4.5c synonyms and antonyms

RL.4.4 mythology



Math:


Measurement and Data:

4.MD.1-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 inches. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),…

4.MD.2-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.

4.MD.3-Apply the area and perimeter of 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.

4th Grade Annual Pioneer Day

Friday, March 18th 2016 at 8-11:30am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Put this day on your calendars. Fourth graders at Challenger always enjoy a fun day of experiencing what life was like in the 1800's. Activities will run from 8:00-11:30 and conclude in time for students to go to their clubs. More information will come closer to the date. We'll be so excited to have as MANY volunteers as possible to help pull of a successful Pioneer Day! Students are highly encouraged to dress like a pioneer school child from the 1800's. Below is one website that has a few examples. A simple google search will give you many options. If you know or have a neighbor that was a 4th grader at Challenger, you might check with them as well.

http://www.thepolkadotattic.com/pioneer.htm

RSVPs are enabled for this event.