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May 19, 2017 Fourth Grade Team Letter

posted May 22, 2017, 10:37 AM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

NES Fourth Grade Team Newsletter MAY 19 , 2017
English/Reading: This week the kids worked on proverbs/adages.  We also continued with our book Holes.  The story is at an exciting point, with two of the main characters lost in the desert.   Most of our reading is done during class, and the kids complete written responses to comprehension questions based on the book.  In addition, the kids worked on their poetry anthology. 

Science/Social Studies​: This week the kids took their science NECAP test and continued working on their NH Brochure project.  They have finished creating their custom cover maps and are beginning their paragraphs. Math We had a wonderful trip to Concord on Wednesday. I learn something new every time I go! The children’s behavior was exemplary and House members complimented them. You should have received your child’s Unit 6 progress report. They did well. Please contact me if you have any concerns.

Fourth Grade Team Letter May 12, 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 12:21 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

MAY 12 , 2017

Reminder:


  • The NPTO in conjunction with NES teachers will host the first ever NES Teacher Raffle fundraiser to benefit the NPTO! Participating teachers have come up with some fun activities to do with lucky student winners. Teachers will sell raffle tickets for $5 a ticket or $20 for 5 in school starting on May 15th, and students will have the opportunity to place their tickets in teachers' ticket baskets during the week of May 15th-19th. The winners will be drawn at the community meeting on Friday May 19th. Baskets will be available to see at the Spring Concert on the 15th.Look for more details in the NPTO flyer going home today!



English/Reading:

This week the kids worked on recognizing the difference between hyperbole and idioms.  We continued with our book Holes, written by Louis Sachar.   Most of our reading is done during class, and the kids complete written responses to comprehension questions based on the book.  In addition, the kids worked on their poetry anthology.   We also managed to squeeze in the script writing for our Grandfriends’ celebration.  The topics of the skits included: Grandfriends take care of us, are accommodating, teach us, support us, and are generous.  I think all the students had fun with these:)


Science/Social Studies:

This week the kids took their science NECAP test and continued working on their NH Brochure project.  They have finished creating their custom cover maps and are beginning their paragraphs.


Math


The fourth graders will be taking their Unit 6 assessment next week. I will send the Unit 7 parent letter home today. I will be out of school on Monday and Tuesday but will be back for our trip to Concord on Wednesday!






May 5, 2017 Fourth Grade Team Letter

posted May 5, 2017, 6:58 AM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

MAY 5, 2017

 

Reminder:

  • We will be administering the NECAP Science test next Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Permission slips were sent home for our upcoming field trip to the NH State House. Please fill those out and return, with payment) by next Friday!
  • Grand Friend’s Day is next Friday at 9:00

English/Reading: 

This week the kids worked on recognizing and creating metaphors and similes.  They also began a new book, Holes, written by Louis Sachar.  Most of our reading was done during class, and the kids also completed some written responses to comprehension questions based on the beginning of the book.  In addition, the kids are working on creating their own poetry anthology.  This week poems were created using their vacations as inspiration, and I also taught them how to write a “Backwards” poem.  “Backwards” poetry connects to our new book, Holes, because it is supposed to be filled with irony and/or oxymorons (two more teaching points from the week).  The story  Holes is set at Camp Green Lake, however, there is no lake and hardly anything is green.

Science/Social Studies:

This week we continued working on our NH Brochure project.  The kids have been working with digital photo-editing apps (Google Drawing and Pixlr) to create their own custom map for the cover of their brochure.  

Math

        This week we spent time working on some very challenging word problems that involved

Fractions and conversions from pounds to ounces and ounces to pounds. The kids were real troopers! They also did some work with the additive property of angles. WOW!

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Fourth Grade Team Letter- 3-31-17

posted Mar 31, 2017, 12:39 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

March 31, 2017

 

Reminder:

  • Wax Museum Presentations

Ms. Rosenbleeth’s homeroom- April 3rd at 9:00

 Mrs. Dupont’s homeroom- April 4th at 9:00

  • Smarter Balance Test will be administered to Fourth Graders while the Fifth Grade is at Camp, April 10 to April 14.

English/Reading: 

We did the last bits of preparation for the Wax Museum this week.  I am very proud of the children for their hard work and look forward to the beginning of next week when they get to share it with everyone.  In addition, the kids all wrote an informational essay on “classroom jobs.”  This piece of writing included an introductory paragraph, three supporting detail paragraphs, concluding paragraph, and use of transition words.  The figurative language that we worked on was alliteration.

Science/Social Studies:

This week we continued working on our Science Lab.  The kids are investigating with rocks and minerals, learning about various properties (hardness, luster, color, streak), and charting/analyzing their results. The investigation is focused around a central driving question: what are the minerals found in granite and limestone.  

Math

Unit 5 assessments have been completed and graded and profiles of progress will come home to you next week. Many students had a problem with subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping so we had an intensive manipulative whole group lesson and then some children had additional help. I feel confident in their ability at this time.


Fourth Grade Newsletter March 27, 2017

posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:19 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

March 27, 2017

Reminder:

Wax Museum Presentations

Ms. Rosenbleeth’s homeroom- April 3rd at 9:00

Mrs. Dupont’s homeroom- April 4th at 9:00

Smarter Balance Test will be administered to Fourth Graders while the Fifth Grade is at Camp, April 10 to April 14.


English/Reading:

Your child should have their speech for the Wax Museum memorized by now.  Everyone should also have their costume ready and at school for videotaping/picture in front of the green screen.  (If your child has had this done, it is fine for them to bring their costume back home until the big day.)  Kids are also working on drafting an expository piece of writing about classroom jobs.   


Science/Social Studies:

This week we began working on a new Science Lab.  The kids are investigating with rocks and minerals, learning about various properties (hardness, luster, color, streak), and charting/analyzing their results. The investigation is focused around a central driving question: what are the minerals found in granite and limestone.  


Math


We’ve had a productive week and, after some review next week, will be taking our Unit 5 Assessment. In addition to our regular lessons, we will be working on division and angles.


January 20, 2017 Fourth Grade Team Letter

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:59 AM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

January 20, 2017

Reminder:

Warm clothes for recess

Don’t Forget End 68 Hours of Hunger. It’s pudding this month!


English/Reading:

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Participants- I’m so proud of you!!

On the 17th I checked for 3 sources of information to support Wax Museum research, and evidence of reading/notes completed, and everyone was in good shape!  By January 24th, notes for 4 categories of information need to be completed.  Your child needs to become an expert on their person, and the more reading and learning about their subject, the better the final product will be!  Please continue to encourage daily reading- THANK YOU!!  


Science/Social Studies:

We began working on a science lab this week.  The project is a real-world scenario that requires the kids to construct an experiment to test the strength of magnets, chart the results, and draw conclusions from their data.


Math

Most everyone has completed NWEA’s and they did themselves proud, maintaining themselves through numerous glitches and difficult questions. Of course, they always amaze me with their knowledge of computers.

We have spent the week working with multiplication and division, still using standard form and the children are all working toward proficiency. Great Job!


Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

posted Jan 13, 2017, 12:32 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

January 13, 2017

NOTICE: NWEA TESTING next week, New Targeted Instruction groups begin on Tuesday


English/Reading:

By January 17th, everyone should have 3 sources of information to support their research, and evidence of reading/notes completed.  By January 24th, notes for 4 categories of information need to be completed.  Your child needs to become an expert on their person, and the more reading and learning about their subject, the better the final product will be!  The figurative language focus for the week was onomatopoeia.  Please continue to encourage daily reading- THANK YOU!!  


Science/Social Studies:

This week the kids reviewed all of research notes that they’ve been taking as part of their Northeast Region project.  We went over the grading expectations (rubrics) for the assignments and the kids had a chance to make last minute changes/edits and do some self-assessment before turning in.


Math


This week we began our study of multiplication of multidigit numbers. The children have been exposed to three forms of this process but we will stress the traditional model, which is preferred.


We have also reviewed equivalent fractions and should reach proficiency soon.



Newsletter 1-6-17

posted Jan 6, 2017, 12:30 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

January 6, 2017

Reminder:

Warm clothes for recess


English/Reading:

We are working on our Wax Museum project.  Thank you Mrs. Lieberman, for helping to locate appropriate books and making them available for the children!  On Monday,even  more books will be distributed.  By January 17th, everyone should have 3 sources of information to support their research, and evidence of reading/notes completed.  By January 24th, notes for 4 categories of information need to be completed.  Your child needs to become an expert on their person, and the more reading and learning about their subject, the better the final product will be!  The figurative language focus for the week was alliteration.  Please continue to encourage daily reading- THANK YOU!!  


Science/Social Studies:

This week the kids reviewed all of research notes that they’ve been taking as part of their Northeast Region project.  We went over the grading expectations (rubrics) for the assignments and the kids had a chance to make last minute changes/edits and do some self-assessment before turning in.


Math


We’ve had a busy and productive first week of the new year. We completed Unit 3 and our Assessment. The children did very well although this is a place where you should be aware of the proficiency rating when the children bring their progress reports home next week. Through the assessment I found that many of the children had problems finding equivalent fractions so I coached them and will do a thorough review next week.


Grade 4 Team Letter

posted Dec 23, 2016, 12:27 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

December 23, 2016

THANK YOU so much for providing a special snack and a holiday craft today!  The kids enjoyed it!  Also, a HUGE thank you for your generous gift during this holiday time!  It is greatly appreciated:)  

Reminder:

Warm clothes for recess

English/Reading: 

Kids completed their persuasive writing assignment.  Everyone also has their Wax Museum project started.  We will work a lot on this after vacation.  The figurative language focus for the week was personification.  Please continue to encourage daily reading- THANK YOU!!  

Science/Social Studies:

We continue our work on our Social Studies project about The Northeast Region. This week the kids completed their notes on NortheasternPopulation.

Math

We have not yet finished Unit 3 but have explored decimals in relation to metrics. We have also connected decimals to fractions as a way to compare decimals and used manipulatives as an aid. After break we will review Unit  and stress the expected skills.

Fourth Grade Newsletter 12-16-16

posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:12 PM by Sarah Rosenbleeth

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Fourth Grade Team Newsletter

December 16, 2016

Reminder:

Warm clothes for recess

The school Winter Concert is on Tuesday the 20th @ 6:30

English/Reading: 

Everyone completed the biography, Lost Star Amelia Earhart, this week.  Kids worked on careful reading of text, and answering text dependent questions.  We also discussed the Wax Museum project.  Most of the kids now know who they are going to study and even have the biography about them:)  This first task must be completed by December 20th.  Kids are also finishing their opinion writing.  It is a busy time!  The figurative language focus for the week was proverbs/adages.  Please continue to encourage daily reading- THANK YOU!!  

Science/Social Studies:

We continue our work on our Social Studies project about The Northeast Region. The kids have completed their notes on Northeastern Landforms and Environment and are beginning to research Population.

Math

What a week! The children have worked so hard and everything seems to be coming together. We had the greatest class using our mathematical knowledge and logic to compare and order fractions and place them on a numberline. We also started working with decimals which they readily related to both fractions and base ten place value.

Next week we will be reviewing Unit 3 so that we can close out the unit next week. Math Antics will be a great help this week if you help your child with homework. You choose the Fractions tab and will be able to view videos on types of fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and introduction to mixed numbers.


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