Classroom News- Week of 5/4-5/8

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. 

We will beginning our NH lapbooks and need your help collecting materials!
-printed picture
-nature objects (twigs, bark, pebbles)
-cotton balls
-scrapbook paper
-fake flowers or leaves
-rope, string, yarn
-colorful wax paper
-aluminum foil
-plastic wrap

Notes from Miss Bickford

Upcoming Events...
5/12-5/15 Science NECAP (Eat a good breakfast!)
5/15 Unit 14 Math Assessment
5/19 Spring Concert
5/20 Early Release
5/25 Memorial Day (No School)

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This upcoming week...

Math- This week, we will continue Unit 14: Measurement. We have been working to convert within units (metric and standard) so we are brushing up on our multiplication and division skills!

Reading- We will be starting a new whole class read: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. As we read, we will be working on comprehension and fluency including the following Common Core State Standards:

Key Ideas and Details:

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Writing- We will continue our work of collecting information (NH biographies, Colonial Life, Abenaki, NH Regions, and Government) for our Exhibition Lapbooks.

Science We will work on NECAP released items as well as science performance tasks.

Win-Our focus in WIN will be written responses to nonfiction.

Word- This week we will be working on words with a pattern.


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Class Activation Code: HXKC7

Specials Schedule:


Monday- PE
Tuesday- Library

Updates and information for Mrs. Lewis' scholars and


Important Dates:

January 21 Early release

January 23 grades close second quarter

Math homework will be sent home each night.  Please check the homework folder for this worksheet.                
enter your child's first and last name 
class code is 42bb56
xtramath: class code CM9S3P4X
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.
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:
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
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.

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.


We will be looking into types of energy this week.  

Weekly Specials:
Wednesday-Computer lab
Thursday- Music

Scholastic book order online:
Enter code: N764X

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