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Fourth Grade News

September 27th, 2017

 

Our Class Rules

 

A Look Ahead

First Celebration of Learners (C.O.L.):

After creating our individual hopes and dreams for the school year, our classroom revisited the school

Friday, September 29th 8:10-8:50

rules and made a new set of rules. Here they are!

 

Picture Day:

Wednesday, October 4th

Picture Day ​ : Wednesday, October 4th

Open House:

Tuesday, October 17th

EARLY RELEASE Wednesday, October 18th- 11:30 NO LUNCH SERVED

 

NO SCHOOL

Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th

Scholastic Book Orders Due the 2nd Friday of the month Class Code:HG2QY

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Our Class Rules A Look Ahead First Celebration of Learners (C.O.L.) ​ : After creating our
Our Class Rules A Look Ahead First Celebration of Learners (C.O.L.) ​ : After creating our

Curriculum Night

Benchmark Assessments

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our Fourth Grade Curriculum Night!. Many thanks for fitting just one more thing into your busy fall schedules. At Curriculum Night, the 4th grade teachers went over the ins and outs of the classroom, fourth grade expectations and assessments, what the day and year looks like and many other details. We hope that this time was helpful to those who attended. For those families that were not able to attend, the packet from that evening is being sent home along with this

The past few weeks, we have been assessing your child in Reading and Math. Some of the assessments are done with the whole class all at once, while others are done individually. We hope to complete these “benchmark” assessments by the middle of October so we know where your child is with his or her learning and where we want to take them. As always, if your child expresses anxiety about these assessments, please contact your child’s teacher..

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Fourth Grade News

September 27th, 2017

Reader’s Workshop Writer’s Workshop During our Reading time, we’ve focused our lessons on the Common Core
Reader’s Workshop Writer’s Workshop During our Reading time, we’ve focused our lessons on the Common Core

Reader’s Workshop

Writer’s Workshop

During our Reading time, we’ve focused our lessons on the Common Core State Standard goal of being able to read and understand fourth grade fiction and nonfiction texts (RL4.1 and RI4.1) and reading with the fluency and accuracy it takes to understand fourth grade texts. (RF4.4). To reach these goals we’ve...

The important thing about fourth graders is that they are readers and writers! The very first week of school, we read The Important Bookby Margaret Wise Brown. We used this book as a mentor text and wrote our own pages about ourselves! Fourth graders have also been working on our first poems called “I AM” poems. They are really getting creative as they think deeply about who they really are while learning how to focus each line on one topic at the same time.

Learned how to choose a “just right” book

On the first week of school, the students really enjoyed

Discussed and practiced how to partner

decorating their Writing Notebooks to make them

Our goal is to fill up every page with lots of well crafted

read Compared and contrasted the differences

personalized so that they inspire them to write! We’ve learned about what writers do, journaled and started

between fiction and nonfiction Identified features of nonfiction texts

many lists to give us ideas of things to write about.

Explored our classroom library

writing! Students will soon say...

Started setting up our ‘Reading Response Journal’ that we will use this year.

I can write on a regular basis with stamina for different tasks, purposes, and audiences. W.4.10

Started filling out our reading book logs each day!

We are enjoying teaching the students about the Habits
We are enjoying teaching the students about the Habits

We are enjoying teaching the students about the Habits

Math

We are currently exploring place value in the

fourth grade. Students are able to say... I can read and write larger whole numbers

using numerals, words and in expanded form. 4.NBT.2 Students are also learning to work with multiplication and division models. In this unit they will use rectangles to think about multiplication and division, use strategies to recall basic multiplication facts, find all the factors of a number and identify it as prime or composite, find the area and perimeter of rectangles and solve word problems that involve multiplication and division.

of Mind that they should work towards as lifelong learners. So far we have covered Persisting, Managing

Students should be practicing their math facts each night! Have your child teach you how to play Salute or other games to make memorizing the facts more fun!

Impulsivity, and Listening with Understanding and

Empathy. We’ll continue to learn about these throughout the first trimester. Students are working hard to use these habits and many will be recognized for their efforts at our first C.O.L on Friday, September 29th! We hope to see you there!

Fourth Grade News

September 27th, 2017

Thank YOU! We know there is A LOT of paperwork to fill out during the first
Thank YOU! We know there is A LOT of paperwork to fill out during the first

Thank YOU!

We know there is A LOT of paperwork to fill out during the first few weeks of the school year. Many thanks for all your help in getting it in as soon as possible. We also appreciate your efforts to complete the Parents and Partnerssheet that was attached to the Curriculum Night invitation. I have enjoyed reading about your child from your perspective and know this information will be helpful as we help your child navigate these first few weeks of school. Thank you!

Birthday Celebrations

Fourth grade is an especially important year for celebrating birthdays as the children are entering their second decade of life! In our class, we celebrate birthdays in various ways: Morning Message compliments, special birthday songs and Morning Meeting activities. As a family, you can decide if you’d like to send in a special treat, or healthy snack, to celebrate. I just ask that you send in enough to share with all 16 children in the class. Summer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the school year at a date chosen by those children born in late June, July and August or, if they let me know ahead of time, they can celebrate on their half birthday!

Jar of Kindness

Jar of Kindness

Jar of Kindness

Books We’ve Read

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

Sylvester and the Magic Pebbleby William Steig

We are really off to a great start in 206!

I have

This School Year Will Be the Bestby Kay Winters Suman Crosses the Karnali River by Engineering

been extremely impressed with the behavior and efforts in our students during these first few weeks of school! The students are working hard and respecting one another- helping to make our

to have their own C.O.L. or Celebration of Learners

is an Elementary Team, Museum of Science No, Davidby David Shannon

community GROW. I have challenged the students

as a

If they work hard to be kind and

We will soon start reading the book, The Report

thoughtful toward one another and use the Habits of Mind, they can earn a class celebration of their choice! Students in room 206 will be looking for ways that their classmates show Habits of Mind. and will fill out a notecard when they’ve noticed it. As the notecards roll in, we will be placing marbles in our Jar of Kindness and when we fill the jar we will have earned our first class celebration. Stay tuned for our first celebration as we are well on our way!

Cardby Andrew Clements. This is a realistic fiction chapter book that we will be reading for the next month!

We have also started reading the book The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner. This counts towards the five books from Dorothy’s List (D.C.F. books) that fourth graders must read in order to be eligible to attend the D.C.F. Day at the Middle School next spring.

Fourth Grade News

September 27th, 2017