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6/1 Chorus Concert 7:00

6/5 Field Day

6/7 Volunteer

Tea 3:30

6/8 Band Concert 7:00

6/12 Field Trip

6/20 Last Day

11:30




Specials Schedule

A Day- Health

B Day-Library,

 Chorus and Band

C Day- P.E.

D Day- Computer, P.E. and Band

E Day- Music 

F Day- Art

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Welcome to Fourth Grade in 4LG!

Hello and welcome!  Fourth grade is a year full of growth and discovery. The fourth grade is also an important bridge from the primary grades to the intermediate grades.  I am honored to be a daily part of your child's life and am looking forward to working with you and your child this year.  I hope you will find the following information helpful.

 Fourth Grade Student Expectations:

  • follow classroom rules
  • treat others with respect
  • use appropriate language
  • display good manners
  • accept responsibility for self
  • respect property of self and others
  • maintain your best attitude
  • participate
  • listen to directions and follow them responsibly
  • ask questions when you need clarification
  • increase independence
  • work alone, with partners, or in groups, as asked
  • ask about work missed during an absence
  • show pride and effort in all schoolwork
  • complete assignments on time
  • keep track of personal and assigned belongings
  • keep personal spaces and items clean and orderly

·       challenge yourself



Homework Hints:
Students should be reading 20 minutes every night.
 
Although it is tempting to just give your child the answers when they are confused with their homework, they learn more if you help them to discover the answers for themselves. Try doing this with questions such as these:
  • Have you seen problems like this before. Is there an example anywhere that may help?
  • What is the problem asking you to do or to find?
  • What's one idea you have for finding an answer?
  • Can you draw a picture of the problem? Can you use objects to show the problem?
Math:
Our focus for  the end of the year is to complete conceptual based projects that reinforce the math topics mastered in fourth grade.
Garden Project: plan and organize a garden space and then create word problems that relate to the plan.
Rota Springs Ice cream Project: Data based, includes consumer mathematics and multi-step problem solving.
Geotown: Plan a theme based town that include both 2D and 3D geotmetric criteria and features.
Party Planning: Get a budget, Plan a party!!!
Students will work within a set budget to plan a party for the entire class. 


READING: This year the students will continue to practice the Daily 5 model for reading. 

Read to Self: The best way to become a better reader is to practice each day with books you choose, at your just right reading level. It soon becomes a habit. We are currently working on determining theme in fictional texts. Students will be reading a fiction book of their choice, summarizing, and reviewing. 

Read to Someone: Reading to someone allows for more time to practice strategies, helping you work on fluency and expression, check for understanding, hear your own voice and share in the learning community.During read to someone we will be focusing on non-fiction reading strategies utilizing both Storyworks and National Geographic magazines. We will also be utilizing this time to incorporate our new Envisions reading mats.

Listen to Reading: We hear examples of good literature and fluent reading. We learn more words, thus expanding our vocabulary and becoming better readers.We will begin our celebration of picture books.

Work on Writing: Just like reading, the best way to become better is to practice writing each day. As students prepare to write, they need to think about the purpose of their writing: Are they writing to entertain? to inform? to persuade? Setting the purpose for writing is just as important as setting the purpose for reading, because purpose influences decisions students make about form. We will be exploring three genres of writing this year,narrative( personal and creative), persuasive and expository.

Work on Words: Correct spelling allows for more fluent writing, thus speeding up the ability to write and get thinking down on paper. Students will work on context clues and spelling patterns.