Classroom News- Week of 3/2-3/6

Welcome to the fourth grade page! This page is designed to keep you informed of the daily goings-on in fourth grade. Updated weekly, visit this page for a subject-by-subject, topic study breakdown. 


See the back to school supplies list here: http://pittsfield-nh.com/pes/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/gr-4.pdf



Notes from Miss Bickford
                                           

Upcoming Events...


A new take on homework for this quarter!
Students will be completing a different kind of reading homework. Reading slips are not being turned in as consistently as they should be. We are going to try a new reading passage with comprehension questions each night. The readings vary from fiction/nonfiction and 3rd/4th grade. They are typically 1-2 pages and contain about 4 questions.

Envisions math:  EnVisions Login



This upcoming week...

Math- This week, we will begin unit 12: Adding and subtracting fractions. We will use what was learned during the last unit to build on.

Reading- We will continue our learning of New Hampshire history with a study on colonial life. We will be reading and discussing this informational reading as a class and working on the following standards as we proceed with the unit:

Key Ideas and Details:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Craft and Structure:

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.


Writing- We will begin writing mini research paragraphs to help us get started with our curriculum fair projects.

Science We will begin different experiments in preparation for the 4th grade science NECAP in the spring.

Win-Our focus in WIN is explaining mathematical answers in a written format.

Word- Word is currently on hiatus. 

 


BOOK ORDERS
You do not need to wait for a book order form--there are hundreds and hundreds of books that you can purchase from the Scholastic website that will still be sent right to our classroom. There are some great deals, so CHECK THEM OUT!
Class Activation Code: HXKC7


Specials Schedule:

Bickford

Monday- PE
Tuesday- Library
Wednesday-Art
Thursday-Lab
Friday-Music











Updates and information for Mrs. Lewis' scholars and

 supporters!

Important Dates:

January 21 Early release

January 23 grades close second quarter

Math:
Math homework will be sent home each night.  Please check the homework folder for this worksheet.
https://www.frontrowed.com/                
enter your child's first and last name 
class code is 42bb56
xtramath: class code CM9S3P4X
Reading:
We will be reading novels and working on our vocabulary skills.  We will also be working on building up our stamina to sit longer and work on our writing.
Writing:
In writing we are working on narrative fiction.  Students are creating their own story and will choose how to publish their work.   They are really excited about this and I can't wait to see what they produce.
Key Ideas and Details:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Craft and Structure:

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

Spelling:
The three sounds of -ed
Spelling words are given each Monday.  A test will be given on Friday.

Social Studies:
We will continue to learn about our great state of New Hampshire.  We will be learning about the first colonists.

Science:

We will be looking into types of energy this week.  



Weekly Specials:
Monday-Library
Tuesday-Art
Wednesday-Computer lab
Thursday- Music
Friday-P.E.

Scholastic book order online:
Enter code: N764X


Check out our blog:

Students will be updating this blog about their learning and fun!!

























































-------------------------------------------------------------–--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------






Comments