4th Grade

Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Carlson, Mrs. Conley, and Mrs. Marcks

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Wishing you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

IMPORTANT: 4th Grade Concert & Showcase

Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, December 3rd 1:45 (seating will not be available until 1:35)

This is a great opportunity for Grandparents to attend with better parking and seating.

Evening Showcase of Excellence in Classroom: Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00 pm

Concert to follow showcase: 6:30 pm

*Note - The dress rehearsal and the night concert are NOT on the same day.

Reading & Language Workshop

Readers began Unit 3: Relationships this week with our first book Duke Ellington. The story has a lot of figurative language as well as language from the time period that Duke Ellington lived in. Reading lessons this week have been focused on finding the theme in a story, play, or poem. Teachers have noticed a great deal of growth in this area! We will be assessing the students on Tuesday of next week to see how students are doing and targeting areas that need more support. Ask your child what book they are currently reading. Can they determine a theme in the book and support it with evidence from the text?
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Writing Workshop

In writing we are continuing to work on our informational writing unit. This unit will focus on writing a five paragraph essay on a topic each student chose. They will do research and write a five paragraph essay that will then be put into the “Rose Glen Newsbrief”, a newsbrief template created by students and published using Green Screen technology!

Math Workshop

Mathematicians are currently working on mastering multi-digit multiplication with either the area model or partial products strategies. Both strategies are efficient and it is up to the individual student as to which strategy they prefer. Next week, and the week following Thanksgiving, we will be modeling different division strategies. Mathematicians should expect an assessment on multiplication and division either December 6th or December 9th.
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Social Studies

We are currently working on our Geography unit. Students have reviewed continents, oceans, and finding distances using map scale. We have now moved into working on Latitude and Longitude, with an assessment on Tuesday, November 26th. After Thanksgiving break, we continue our unit of geography, focusing more on the Midwest and Wisconsin.

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 26th - End of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, November 27th - No School

Thursday, November 28th - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29th - No School

Wednesday, December 4th - 4th Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st - No School - Holiday Break

Monday, January 20th - No School - Staff Development

Monday, January 27th - No School - Staff Development

Tuesday, February 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 27th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28th - Early Release Day

Friday, March 6th - End of 2nd Trimester

Monday, March 23rd - Friday March 27th - No School - Spring Break

Friday, April 10th - Monday, April 13th - No School

Sunday, April 26th - Chicken BBQ

Friday, May 22nd - Early Release Day

Monday, May 25th - No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 2nd - Madison Field Trip 8:30am to 5:30/6pm