Fourth Grade

Welcome!

Read the weekly newletter below to learn about the happenings of the classroom and important anouncements each week.

Week of Sept. 16

Curriculum Overview

Reading/ELA: This week's focus question is "Why might people raise money for a cause?" We will explore this theme through reading "The Power of W.O.W," a fictional play about children raising funds to save a mobile library. Students will learn to analyze the text to determine its theme.

  • Grammar: Fragments and run-on sentences
  • Spelling: Short o and long o
  • Writing: Paragraph response to the story

Students should be reading 15-20 minutes each night and completing their reading log. Logs are to be signed and returned each Monday

Math: We will be learning how to add and subtract numbers through methods of rounding and using mental math.

Please continue reviewing multiplication math facts at home.

Bible: We are beginning a new unit about how the Bible came to be. We will learn about oral tradition, and the development of writing in different nations. We will begin practicing our memory verse, 2 Peter 1:20-21.

Science: Students will design, construct, and test a hearing-enhancing device.

Social Studies: Students will learn an overview of the five U.S. regions, including their landforms and climates.

Announcements & Events

  • MAP standardized tests are this week Monday-Thursday. Be sure your child has a good night's rest!
  • Scholastic book order forms are due Sept. 27. You may order books online or return the flyers to me. The class code is W4XWQ.
  • Hot lunch: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Sept. 25 lunch ordering closes
  • Sept. 26 Picture Day
  • Sept. 27 Fall Fest and noon dismissal

Week of Sept. 9

Curriculum Overview

Reading/ELA: This week's focus question is "How are books and libraries important to people and communities?" We will explore this theme through reading "My Librarian is a Camel," an informational text about how books are delivered to people around the world. Students will learn to determine the causes and effects of the text.

  • Grammar: Quotations
  • Spelling: Short i and long i
  • Writing: Dialogue

Students should be reading 15-20 minutes each night and completing their reading log. Logs are given each Monday and should be submitted and signed by the following Monday.

Math: We will be learning how to round numbers to the nearest tens, hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands place. Our test on this unit will be Thursday.

We are beginning to review multiplication facts, focusing on 0-4. You can help your child master these facts with flashcards at home.

Bible: We will review what we have learned in the book of Philippians, including Paul's circumstances in prison, and how he continued to show joy and love for the Philippian Church. Our test will be Wednesday, which includes reciting Phil 4:4-7.

Science: Students will learn the process of designing solutions to problems as they design a hearing-enhancing device.

Social Studies: We will begin a new unit on United States Geography. Students will identify different landforms and regions of the U.S..

Announcements & Events

  • Students were sent home with Scholastic book order forms. You may order books online or return the flyers to me. The class code is W4XWQ. (The more books you purchase, the more points our class recieves to build our classroom library. Trust me- we've got plenty of shelf space to add more books!)
  • Hot lunch this week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Sept. 16-20 MAP testing will begin for 4th grade
  • Sept. 25 lunch ordering closes
  • Sept. 27 Fall Fest and noon dismissal

Week of Sept. 3

Curriculum Overview

Reading/ELA: This week's focus question is "What migh lead a person to change the world?" We will explore this theme through reading "My Brother Martin," a biography on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They will use details from the text to determine the author's purpose.

  • Grammar: Types of sentences: declarative (statement), interrogative (question), imperative (command), and exclamatory
  • Spelling: Short e and long e
  • Writing: main idea/detail paragraphs

Students should be reading 15-20minutes each night and completing their reading log. Logs are given each Monday and should be submitted and signed by the following Monday.

Math: We will be learning how to determine whether a number is greater than, less than, or equal to other numbers.

We are beginning to review multiplication facts, beginning with 0-3. You can help your child master these facts with flashcards at home.

Bible: Using the book of Philippians, we will continue learning about Paul's circumstances in prison, and how he continued to show joy and love for the Philippian Church. We will continue to practice our memory work, Phil 4:4-7.

Science: Students will act as engineers as they construct a tower out of index cards and tape. They will identify constraints (limitations) and seek improvements of different solutions.

Social Studies: We will continue to learn how to read globes and various types of maps (physical, political, elevation, etc.). Students will have a quiz on reading maps on Friday.

Announcements & Events

  • It was wonderful meeting many of you at Curriculum Night last week!
  • Hot lunch begins Wed. August 4
  • Sept. 7 at 4:30pm-7pm is our annual Steak Fry in the gym. Come out for a tasty dinner! The freewill offering will support LCS's general fund.

Week of Aug. 26

Curriculum Overview

Reading/ELA: The theme of the week is "How do friends help eachother?" We will explore this theme through reading a selection from "Because of Winn-Dixie."

  • Grammar: subjects and predicates of complete sentences
  • Spelling: Short a and long a
  • Writing: descriptive paragraphs

Students should be reading 15-20minutes each night and completing their reading log. Logs are given each Monday and should be submitted and signed by the following Monday.

Math: We will be learning how to represent numbers with base-ten blocks and written forms, as well as learn how numbers in different place values relate to one another.

Bible: Using the book of Philippians, we will learn to use the 5W's to study the Bible. We will study sections of Paul's letter to the church to learn the source of real joy regardless of circumstances, focusing on Phil 4:4-7.

Science: Students will act as engineers as they identify constraints and criterion of designing technologies. To practice the process of problem-solving, students will design a menu meeting specific criteria.

Social Studies: We will learn how to read globes and various types of maps (physical, political, elevation, etc.). Students will be able to identify the four hemispheres and interpret map keys and map scales.

Announcements & Events

  • Have your child bring a healthy snack for break time each day
  • First chapel of the year: Wednesday August 28 at 9:05am
  • Curriculum night Tuesday, August 27 from 7pm-8pm
  • Lunch orders are due Thursday, August 29
  • First hot lunch is Wednesday, September 4
  • Scholastic book order forms will go out this week.