Things to know:
Tuesday, Sept. 25 Class Picture Day. Students must wear red and khaki.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Individual Picture Day – free dress.
Sibling Pictures: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 a.m.
• We had a short assessment on rounding up to the millions place value.
• We are learning about factors, prime/composite numbers, and prime factorization.
• Our next unit is exponents.
• It is imperative that your child know his/her math facts. Math concepts become extremely difficult when a student continues to struggle with multiplication facts. Please have your child practice math facts if they are not solid in this area.
• We continue to read Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing and answer comprehension questions, as well as determine important events in each chapter.
• Students are given the opportunity to read with their ‘kindness’ partner. Reading aloud develops fluency and ensures that students stop to decode.
• Students have completed two Scholastic News quizzes and long answer questions. Scholastic News is part of a student’s reading grade. Several students did not complete pieces of the assigned work and this will be reflected in their grade. They were given ample opportunity to finish their work. Every week I assign a ‘catch up’ time of over 45 minutes for students to complete unfinished work. After that, they have the choice to take the work home and complete it or come in at lunch. This is a learning curve for some students.
• We continue to learn about writing solid sentences and focused details. We have almost completed our first personal narrative.
• Writing takes a lot of time and the process is slow at the beginning of the year. Things will improve as students get the hang of expectations and their writing skills develop.
• We continue to learn and discuss landforms.
• We learned about a compass rose, maps, and completed a map of the World.
• There will be a social studies test on landforms next Thursday, Sept. 27th. A study guide will be given.