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September 15, 2017

Hello Families,

Our first full week of school was wonderful!

In Social Studies students continue to learn about life in colonial NH.  Fourth graders selected a colonial character name and trade, and will research and create their character's identity as our unit progresses.

Math - Unit 1  has begun, and will focus on problem solving with place value.  This week students practiced identifying the place value of numbers up through the millions. Skills such as comparing and rounding numbers have been high lighted.  Students can find extra practice with place value on IXL.com.  Students now also have access to our math program through pearson realize.com.  All students have their log in information written in the back of their "agenda" books which go home daily.

Multiplication fact practice for accuracy is strongly encouraged, and is assigned as homework M-Th nights (5-10 minutes).  So much of the grade 4 math curriculum revolves around students knowing these facts.  Please follow, "the facts" timeline on the refrigerator magnet that went home along with the box of flashcards.

Many things are happening in Literacy!  We finished our read aloud book, Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing. On Monday we  begin, The Sign of the Beaver, which connects to our colonial unit. Students have been reading all kinds of poetry and identifying figurative language.  Next week we will be writing several different types of poems. Our spelling program has begun, we have four differentiated spelling teams in our classroom.  Each day students have word work practice with their team words.  Word lists went home on Wednesday. Students were asked to keep them in the back clear pocket of their red homework folders. The first spelling quiz will be next Tuesday 9/19.

Our narrative writing unit will begin next week as well!

Next Week:

Please send your child to school with a water bottle/canteen each day.  

Tues. 9/19 Spelling Quiz #1

Please let me know if you ever have any questions, sparzick@desnet.org.

Enjoy the  weekend,

Stephanie