4th Grade Rats

Written by: Mrs. Glad's 4th Graders

Exciting News!

Our class is excited to announce that we met our goal of 30 class pride prints! As a reward Friday was camping day. Students brought all of their camping gear to school and built tents in our classroom. They also had the opportunity to play math games, read and write in their tents.

Our next goal as a class is to earn 35 pride prints. If we earn this goal we will be celebrating with a movie day. Every time our class makes a goal we increase the amount of pride prints we must earn, maybe by the end of the year we can try and earn 100 pride prints in one month!

Our school also participated in National Walk to School Day. We performed a school wide safety dance.

Safety Dance 2015
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October's Focus: Gratitude

Each month students will focus on a different social skill theme. This month our class is focusing on Gratitude.

Students were asked how they have showed gratitude and here are some responses:

  • Say please and thank you
  • Listen to our moms and dads
  • Going to bed when we are told
  • Cleaning our rooms
  • Reading and doing my homework
  • Helping siblings with homework
  • Doing the dishes or the laundry
  • Helping friends if they are hurt or confused
  • Saying "hi" and "good morning"


Students have been working on mental math strategies by completing number talks. During number talks students have the opportunity to share and learn strategies from one another. They are even teaching Mrs. Glad new strategies.

Students are continuing to learn about place value. They have been actively playing a variety of math games to reinforce what we are learning. Some of the games students played last we are: High Number Toss, Pico Fermi Bagel, and Leap Frog.

Finally students began a project where they had to create their own survey question and collect data. Students are now working on creating graphs to represent their survey.



While reading Among the Hidden students have learned that Luke is not the only Shadow Child. There are hundreds of children just like Luke, however the other shadow children are risk takers.

Our class also had Ms. Wallace read the book Trouble Talk to us. It was about gossiping and rumors. We should never gossip or spread rumors.

Finally we read a chapter from Zane and the Hurricane. A story about a boy who has to survive Hurricane Katrina. While reading the chapter we had to visualize and draw what we were imagining in our heads.


In writing students are learning how to take a lengthy story and zoom in on a special part of it. They are working on adding drama and dialogue to this story to make it come to life.

Students also received their own word wall to have in their writing binder. This will help them work on spelling while they are writing.

Finally students learned about types of sentences. They learned what a complete sentence is made of and how to use proper punctuation.


Students started learning about static electricity. Static electricity is the buildup of positive or negative charges. We have also been working with the Chromebooks to learn about electricity and engineering.

Jokes of the Week: Written by Rileena

Halloween Jokes

Q: What is in a ghost's nose? A: BOOgers!

Q: Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? A: Because he didn't have the guts!

Q: What is a mummy's favorite type of music? A: Wrap!

Sports Jokes

Q: What's the largest gem in the world? A: A baseball diamond

Q: What kind of dog can punch you? A: A boxer

Q: Why did Cinderella get kicked off the tennis team? A: She ran away from the ball!

Book Orders

Monday, Oct. 5th, 8am-2:30pm

This is an online event.

Book orders were sent out on Monday. You can complete your order online using our class code: NG9YC or send the completed form with payment back to school by Monday, October 19th.

Click this link to visit the online book order:


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Coats for Kids

Monday, Oct. 12th, 9pm to Friday, Oct. 23rd, 11pm

This is an online event.

We are collecting new and used coats for Coats for Kids. Please bring in any winter gear you would like to donate. All of the coats donated will help kids in the Oshkosh area, stay warm this winter. You can also help our class win a Movie Party. The class that brings in the most coats will win!