Hi 4th grade Parents!
October 24 – Chapter 4 Math Test
Our CH 4 test will be given on Wednesday, October 24. We have been learning multiplication and division strategies along with their properties and rules. Knowing math facts through the number 12 will greatly help your student on this upcoming test. We have also learned how to divide larger numbers with and without remainders. Ask your student about our game “24” and Sudoku for 4th graders! Please have your student practice their math facts at least 10 minutes per day! They can practice via IXL or splashmath.com or flash cards.
Do you know what book your student is reading for Reading Group? Ask him/her to summarize or retell what they have read. This is a reading strategy we are using across the 4th grade. Comprehension is another key factor that we are learning to master. I ask the students to “check yourself” then “recheck yourself” when the information they have just read feels confusing. For example, Read- Notice Confusion-Reread-then Revise Your Thinking. Please have your student read 30 minutes per evening, along with taking notes and listing questions in their Reading Notebook that may arise.
We are in our final stage of writing our realistic fiction stories and students are about to publish their own! Learning to create and develop dialogue with rich characters has opened our eyes towards Believability! We have also learned that weaving together action, thought and dialogue have produced powerful endings and I can hardly wait for them to share with our class! Using the Narrative Writing Checklist, has provided structure for when experiencing the heart of their story and summarizing scenes. In addition, grammar is implemented twice weekly with a quiz each Friday. Revising run-on sentences, usage of correct verb tense within a sentence, and differentiating between common/Proper nouns are being taught. WTW assignments are given each Monday with Friday being the due day. All work is in class work only.
Chicago was Born! Students created a Time Line from 1650-1875 putting the history of Chicago in order. We have had fun studying about the early nicknames of our famous Checagou….Mudtown, City in a Gardern, Stinky Onion and of course The Windy City! Thank you to all the moms who accompanied us on our field trip to the Chicago History Museum last week; an adventurous bus ride that all should experience! Students will participate in various ways of learning about our wonderful city. We like playing SS jeopardy games and reading in-class books to learn more! In addition, we complete a “team” packet for each lesson of study. We are lookin to have our Chicago Unit test on Tuesday, October 30. More info to come!
We have had fruitful discussions on how we can be better followers of Christ and live out His Gospel by showing kindness and praying for those who need our help. We also discussed how we talk and act with our family members and how important it is for us to have the same respect towards each other in class! I appreciate your help with this!
Enjoy your long weekend!