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      Please take a look through this homepage and the different tabs on this website; it will be a great tool for keeping informed throughout the year.






Important Information

Important Upcoming Dates


Winter Holiday Party: Monday, December 16 from 1:30-2:30 in our classroom. Please join us if you can.


Winter Break: Friday, December 20, 2019-January 6, 2020



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What We're Working On Now


4th Grade News 12/9-12/13

Reading


Whole-Group Lessons: This week we worked through the paired texts about Mount Vesuvius from our StoryWorks Magazine. We focused on identifying text features and explaining their importance, finding evidence in the text, and close reading.

Small-Group Lessons:  Students are working with leveled text in small groups during our guided reading lessons. During guided reading, all students are engaged in independent literacy activities.

Writing


In writing, we are in the planning stages for our invented animal article that will be written in conjunction with our  PBL Invent-a-Species project. 


In grammar, we began learning about subject pronouns and possessive pronouns.


We took our 5th Words Their Way test.

PBL


In PBL this week, we began our Invent-a-Species project. The students selected a biome for their made-up animal to live. Now they are currently applying their knowledge of adaptations in order to give their animal the appropriate adaptations needed for survival in their selected biome. This project requires kids think critically and creatively while applying all of their knowledge of animals and adaptations.

In Focus


This week our In Focus lessons have continued to focus on acknowledging and noticing feelings by discussing the feelings of characters in fiction writing. We talked about how characters are based on real life, so it is helpful to analyze what they are feeling, why they might be experiencing that feeling, and if they are handling their emotions appropriately. 

Other Stuff

King Soopers Community Rewards Program

 

Please sign up for the King Soopers Community Rewards Program. It is free money for TTE. The steps to enroll are easy and it only takes a minute or two:

 

1.  Visit www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards

2.  Click “Enroll Now”

3.  Sign in to your online account, or create an account 

** If you have the app, you’ve already created an online account

4.  Find and select Timber Trail PTO (Organization # LX481) and click “save”

Classbooks are on sale!!

 

Timber Trail offers amazing “yearbooks” that are custom designed for each grade.  

 

Please click the link below to order early.  

Orders placed by November 30 will receive a 5% discount. 

Books will be delivered the last week of school.

 

ORDER FOURTH GRADE CLASSBOOK HERE

 

**This link is for FOURTH GRADE ONLY**

 

Please note: if you have students in separate grades you will need to click on the grade specific link to order.  

Only one account with TreeRing (our printing company) is needed, but you do have to click on the separate links. 

Also, 5th grade books will be ordered differently.  If you have a fifth grader watch for that order information after the holidays. 


Please click here for the PTO Meeting Minutes from 12/9/19


Math
We continue to work through Chapter 2: Estimation and Number Theory. The kids will learn about rounding, estimation, factors, multiples, and using models for multiplication throughout this unit. 

The kids are working really hard on multiplication and division word problems. This week's focus will build on what they learned about writing equations, so they can now solve these problems. I sent a family letter regarding this topic in my 12/9 math email.

This week we will move onto x12 facts. If your child has not passed any of our recent multiplication facts tests, I have asked him/her to choose one of those sets of facts to work on for this upcoming test as opposed to adding more work to their memorization of facts at this time. 

Specific vocabulary for this unit can be found by clicking on the math tab at the top of this homepage. (If you click on the image for Chapter 2, it will become larger and easier to read.)

The kids need to know all multiplication tables for 0-12 (for example: 2x0, 2x1, 2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6, 2x7, 2x8, 2x9, 2x10, 2x11, 2x12). They need to solve 50 problems within 3 minutes. A score of 45/50 will allow them to move on to the next test the following week. The order of testing is as follows:

x2 (10/2)
x5 (10/2)
x10 (10/9)
x3 (10/23)
x6 (10/30)
x9 (11/6)
x7 (11/13)
x4 (11/20)
x8 (12/4)
x11 (12/11)
x12(12/18)
mixed


When they pass all of the multiplication facts tests, they will move on to division tests. The kids will practice their facts at school a couple of times a week. Your child can practice at home with flashcards (The dollar store is a great place to find some.); you can write out problems for your child; try giving them an oral quiz, and/or print out some practice sheets. Here are a few multiplication facts practice resources that you can use at home:




Specials
Our special this week (12/16-12/19) is PE.


Our Class Pledge   

As a 4th grade Timberwolf, I promise to be the best I can be by being responsible, respectful, and honest.
Being smart with my words and actions, using my manners, and showing empathy will help me to display my Pack PRIDE.



General Information


This classroom website is a great resource for finding out what we are up to weekly and throughout the year.  Please refer back often.

Our classroom is on the lower level-room L12; it can get chilly at times.  Feel free to send in a sweatshirt that your child can keep at school.

The kids eat lunch from 1:00-1:20, so we have snack time in the morning.  Please send in a healthy snack or two each morning as well as a water bottle.

Email is the very best way to reach me: jeannette.proctor@dcsdk12.org.  You can also send me a note or write a message in your child's agenda.