What's going on in fourth grade?

 

You can click on any of the links below to take you to specific topics included here on our Fourth Grade Website.

District Calendar

           Mrs. Caraco's Halloween Funny Faces !





 Math: (All students have received their personal passwords for the MyMath website and are encouraged to go there often)

December-Chapter 5 in MyMath-patterns and sequences, Chapter 6-Perimeter and Area

 November: Chapter 4 in MyMath-multplication and division as inverse operations. 

Students in all classes are working on place value. Students have received a password to their MyMath ebook. Teachers will assign each student work which will need to be completed. Students should feel free to log in to MyMath to use the many videos, games, and tutorials.

Science with Mrs. Caraco: 

December:

In December we will be learning about classification and why it is important. We will learn to use a dichotomous key and take a close look at the traits scientists use to break all living things into 6 kingdoms. We learned the phrase King Phillip Can Only Find his Green Shoes as a way to help us remember how the animal kingdom is further classified.

 

a neat site to explore: Biology 4 Kids

November:
Students are now beginning a unit on the study of living things. We have learned that all living things are made of cells. We have also learned about the five life functions of all living things.  Students will be labeling and learning about plan and animal cells and creating a cell to take home.




September/October:

In Science we will begin the year with the study of animals. Students will learn about the parts of an animal cell and how they differ from plant cells. We will also be researching and observing crayfish.


Social Studies with Mrs. Guttenberg: 

December: Students will be learning about European exploration. Explorers like Henry Hudson and Samuel D. Champlain will be discussed. Students will then begin their study of Colonial America.

Study Skills with Mrs. McKeough: Study Skills is intended to support core subjects, Science, and Social Studies.

At this time, students are reviewing longitude and latitude. They are also working in the computer lab to improve their keyboarding skills.

 

 

Our 2013-2014 Daily Schedule:

 

 

8:55-9:55

Math

9:55-10:35

AIS/Resource Room/Services

10:35-11:15

Special

11:20-12:40

ELA

12:45-1:15

Lunch

1:15-1:45

Recess

1:50-3:00

Science/ Social Studies/ Study Skills

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Caraco

PE

Art

PE

Music

PE

Guttenberg

Music

PE

Art

PE

PE

McKeough

PE

Music

PE

Art

PE

 

link to our current newsletter




Mr. Criscone, pasta dinner to earn money for Jump Rope for Heart

Above-Mr. Criscone's Pasta Dinner to benefit Jump Rope for Heart!
Math Playground-  some fun games and review
Learn Zillion- tutorials for every math topic
BrainPop-great for all topics (password needed)
IXL.com- student password needed
MyMath -student password needed


Need to contact us? 

Your child's agenda is a great means of communication. Please feel free to jot any questions or concerns you may have in the space for that day. You can also contact us here at school or feel free to email us at the addresses below:


Tara Caraco- Caraco.Tara@Mayfieldscd.org
Megan Guttenberg- Guttenberg.Megan@Mayfieldcsd.org
Kim McKeough-McKeough.Kimberly@Mayfieldcsd.org
Nancy Walrath-Walrath.Nancy@Mayfieldcsd.org

Some Frequently asked questions:


Birthday Treats: Birthday treats for your child's class are welcome. Treats will be shared either during a snack time or during lunch depending on the class schedule that day.

Phys Ed: Your child does need to change clothes for phys ed this year. They need to have sneakers as well as a change of shorts and shirt. Deodorant is a good idea as well! Students may keep their phys ed clothes in the classroom as long as they are in a bag that can be hung from their coat hook. 

Recess: Recess is a privilege! If your child does not do their assigned homework or has been not been paying attention in class, they will be asked to give up their recess time.



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Tara Caraco,
Feb 21, 2013, 4:25 PM