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4th Grade News October 19-23

In Focus

This week, our In Focus lessons revolved around spreading kindness, making mistakes, and taking appropriate risks to challenge ourselves. Students brainstormed ideas to give “random acts of kindness” to their classmates and had fun surprising each other with notes and gestures of kindness. Hopefully they will continue this practice throughout the year at school and at home. 


Whole-Group Lessons: This week, we read two articles from our Storyworks magazine. We used “The Children Who Escaped the Nazis” to help us practice making inferences and organizing information by the sequence of events. After reading “The Great  Stink,” we worked on building our technical vocabulary and providing text evidence.

Small-Group Lessons:  Students are working with leveled text during our guided reading lessons. While I am meeting with small groups, the other students are engaged in independent literacy activities.


This week in writing, we applied what we learned from our reading. We responded to reading by providing text evidence, making inferences, using new vocabulary words in sentences, and creating a timeline of events.


In PBL this week, we continued our study of animals and their sense receptors. The kids presented their animal projects and did an amazing job! I am proud of them for using the rubric and tools provided to accomplish this task.

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Chromebook Chargers

If you haven't sent in your child's Chromebook charger from when they had their computer at home, please send it in on Monday. I have two that are unaccounted for at this time. Thanks for checking at home!

Fall Fun Day

On Friday, October 30, we will celebrate Halloween with fun activities throughout the day. The kids are encouraged to wear a Halloween shirt, but we will not be changing into costumes this year. Please send your child with some goodies to eat. Unfortunately, the kids will not be able to share treats with one another. Thank you for your understanding. 


Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Fall conferences are coming up. Next week, you will see an email from me regarding scheduling a 20-minute phone call or Google Meets meeting during the weeks of November 2 and November 9.