Hi 4th grade Parents!
September 18 – 4th grade Back To School Night
September 19 – August/September Birthday Dress Down Day
September 20- CH 2 Math Test
With our CH 1 math test behind us, we began CH 2 this week. We are focussing on order and number comparisons, money and making change, rounding and bar graphs! Please have your student practice their math facts at least 10 minutes per day! They can also practice via IXL for 10minutes per day.
We have finished assessing all students and will soon have them placed in reading groups based on their reading level. We continue to learn more about main characters and secondary characters. Students are also learning about character traits and how they can change throughout their stories. Please have your student read 30 minutes per evening!
We continue to study, probe and write Realistic Fiction. We have been gathering ideas and working on different scenes of our “soon to be stories”. We learned how to plan a story arc. We identify the problem, devise a plan then solve. We are in our last stage of executing the plan (an ending) that will continue into next week. In addition to in-class writing, students write in their Family Message Journal (FMJ) each Friday. They choose someone in their family to write to about their week at school. Please write back to your child in their FMJ notebooks!
We continue to study the Midwest learning about the Ojibwa’s, fur trade, building farms and how the Midwest continues to be the trade and transportation Hub of the Nation. Students will participate in various ways of learning about our country. 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 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!
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