September 24-28, 2018


Important Upcoming Dates

September 24- Beginning of 2nd Six Weeks grading period

September 28- PTO Membership contest deadline

October 5- Report cards available online

October 8-Student Holiday/ No School

October 9- Student Holiday/ No School

October 12- BBE PTO Family Movie Night

What Are We Learning?

Math

MATH:

We are continuing our decimals unit. We will represent decimals, including tenths and hundredths, use visual models and money. We are representing the value of the decimal digits as well.

Students will be asked to

  • Represent decimals using base ten blocks and money
  • Represent the value of a decimal using expanded notation and numerals
  • Compare decimals using the greater than less than symbols
  • Order decimals from least to greatest and greatest to least

Some questions you can ask your child to support their thinking:

  • What is the relationship between a decimal and a whole number?
  • How can you represent a decimal in a variety of ways?
  • Explain the relationship between the tenths and hundredths place.

*Please make sure your child is practicing their basic multiplication facts and fact fluency each night for 15 minutes. This is a major skill that 4th graders are expected to have mastered by the end of the year.

Social Studies & Science

SOCIAL STUDIES:

In social studies, students will learn about the first people in Texas, including where they came from, when they arrived, and the names of the main tribes of Texas. Students will explore the political, social, and economic structures of each tribe.

SCIENCE:

In science, classes will predict changes caused by heating and cooling. We will also compare and contrast mixtures and solutions.




Reading & Writing

READING:

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

-Dr. Seuss

Students will read nonfiction text to determine author's purpose, text structure, and practice their context clues.

*There is so much to learn - you can support your child by reading with them 30 minutes every night!

WRITING:

Writing: Students will explore how to brainstorm and make a first draft for a given topic. They will learn what a good paragraph includes as well as main idea and topic sentences help us to keep our writing focused. Students will also learn how detail in our writing produces a clear picture in the audience's mind.