Sunday, April 18, 2021

 4TH Grade News – April 19-23


We were so excited to receive our recorders on Friday!! Please see the information letter that Mrs. Barnes sent home!

NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE

Math: Chapter 12 - Metric Measurement
          Chapter 13 - Perimeter and Area
Reading/Language Arts: 
Essential Question - How can inventions solve problems?
      Genre: Biography
      Comprehension Skill: Problem and Solution
      Grammar: Adjectives that Compare
      Spelling: Vowel Teams
Science: Weather - Clouds and Extreme Weather

Please continue to sign your child's planner
and check for any additions or changes in homework

Homework
Monday:
Math - pp. 811-812
Reading - "Breaking the Silence" and questions
Spelling Activity #1

Tuesday:  
Math - pp. 813-815
Spelling Activity #2
Reading - "Stephanie Kwolek: Inventor" Bookmark

Wednesday: 
Math - "Am I Ready" pp.818-819
Spelling Activity #3
Reading - Scholastic News: Read "Be Your Own Boss" and "How to Fact Check the Internet" Complete close read activities (both sides)
   
Thursday:
Math - pp. 829-830
Reading - "Ben Franklin" comprehension practice
Spelling Paragraph p. 137 (proofread your paragraph - this is a writing grade!)

Tests This Week:
Tuesday: Computation Review
Wednesday:  Math Chapter 12 Test (Metric System)
Friday: Reading Comprehension and Spelling Tests

Dates to Remember
April 21-25     WCDS Silent Auction
May 3   Lighthouse Project/Report due




Sunday, April 11, 2021

 4TH Grade News – April 12-16


Students will be given information about their North Carolina Lighthouse Project, in which they will create their own model of an NC lighthouse of their choice. They will also be writing a 5-paragraph report about their lighthouse. Information will be sent home on Monday. The entire project is due Monday, May 3.
 
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE

Math: Metric Measurement
Reading/Language Arts: 
Essential Question - What are some reasons people moved west?
      Genre: Tall Tale
      Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
      Grammar: Articles
      Spelling: Open Syllables
Science: Weather

Please continue to sign your child's planner
and check for any additions or changes in homework

Homework
Monday:
Math - pp. 779-780
Reading - "Working on the Weather" and questions
Spelling Activity #1

Tuesday:  
Math - pp. 785-786
Spelling Activity #2
Reading - "My Big Brother, Johnny Kaw" bookmark

Wednesday: 
Math - pp. 791-792
Spelling Activity #3
Reading - Scholastic News: Read "Helping Honeybees" and "Chill Out"
                              Complete summarizing and close read activities    
Thursday:
Math - pp. 799-780
Reading - "Apples to Oregon" bookmark
Spelling Paragraph p. 113

Tests This Week:
Wednesday: Computation Review
Friday:  Spelling and Reading/Vocabulary Comprehension Tests

Dates to Remember
April 21-25     WCDS Silent Auction

Sunday, March 28, 2021

   4TH Grade News – March 29-April 9

MONDAY - HAT DAY



TUESDAY - FAVORITE TEAM DAY


WEDNESDAY - WACKY TACKY DAY


THURSDAY - PAJAMA DAY


Thank you for participating in Spirit Week - our 4th graders have a LOT of SCHOOL SPIRIT!

***We will be having a Spring/Easter Celebration on Thursday, April 1. If you would like to donate anything, please let me know through an email or Remind! Thank you, parents, for all that you do!*** 

NEXT TWO WEEKS AT A GLANCE
Math: Customary Measurement
Reading/Language Arts: 
Essential Question - In what ways do people show they care about each other?
      Genre: Realistic Fiction
      Comprehension Skill: Problem & Solution
      Vocabulary Strategy: Similes & Metaphors
      Grammar: Adjectives
      Spelling: Closed Syllables
Science: Weather

Please continue to sign your child's planner
and check for any additions or changes in homework


Homework
Monday: TEACHER WORKDAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday:  (3/30)
Math - pp. 747-748
Reading - Scholastic News - Read "Should We Worry About Robots Taking Over?" and complete "Close Reading" and "What I Learned"
Spelling Activity #1

Wednesday: (3/31)
Math - pp. 753-754
Reading - Scholastic News - "Teen Hero" and complete "Close Reading" and "Exploring Text Structures"
Spelling Activity #2

EASTER BREAK (April 2-April 6)

Wednesday: (4/7)
Math - pp. 759-760
Spelling - Activity #3
Reading - Compare and Contrast Reading Passages "The Elephant/The Truck"

Thursday: (4/8)
Math - Review pp. 761-763
Spelling Paragraph - p. 125


Tests Next Two Weeks:
Wednesday, March 31 and April 7: Computation Review
Thursday, April 8: Vocabulary Test
Friday, April 9: Math (Ch. 11), Spelling and Reading Comprehension Tests



Sunday, March 21, 2021

  4TH Grade News – March 22-26




HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!


This week is Spirit Week! Show your school spirit by participating each day this week!

Monday - Hat Day
Tuesday - Favorite Team Day
Wednesday - Wacky Tacky Day
Thursday - Pajama Day
Friday - School Colors (Red, White & Blue)

Next Week at a Glance
Math: Customary Measurement
Reading/Language Arts: 
Essential Question - How do writers look at success in different ways?
      Genre: Narrative Poem
      Literary Elements: Stanza and Repetition
      Comprehension Skill: Theme
      Vocabulary Strategy: Connotation & Denotation
      Grammar: Pronouns & Homophones
      Spelling: Variant Vowel /ô/
Science: Weather

Please continue to sign your child's planner
and check for any additions or changes in homework

Homework
Monday:
Math - pp. 713-714
Reading - Spelling Bee and Questions
Spelling Activity #1

Tuesday:
Math - pp. 719-720
Reading - "Sing to Me" & "Climb" Bookmark
Spelling Activity #2

Wednesday:
Math - pp. 727-728
Spelling Activity #3

Thursday:
Math - pp. 733-734
Spelling - Proofread/Paragraph p. 119
Reading - "Swimming to the Rock" & "The Moondust Footprint" - Bookmark 

Tests This Week 
Wednesday: Computation Review
Friday: Spelling and Reading/Vocabulary Comprehension Tests

****HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAGE! (March 25)****


Dates to Remember
March       22 - Water Cycle Poster due
                 26 - Report Cards sent home
                 29 - Teacher Workday (no school)
April  2-6    Easter Break

Sunday, March 14, 2021

  4TH Grade News – March 15-19


Next Week at a Glance

Math: Ch. 10 Fractions and Decimals
          Ch. 11  Customary Measurement
Reading: 
Essential Question - How do you explain what you see in the sky?
       Genre: Expository Text
       Vocab Strategy: Context Clues 
       Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
       Spelling: Dipthongs /oi/ and /ou/
       Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
Science: Weather

Please continue to sign your child's planner nightly and check 
for any additions or changes in homework.

Homework
Monday:
Math - pp. 679-680
Reading - Stars: Lights in the Night Sky/Questions
Spelling Activity #1

Tuesday:
Math - pp. 681-683
"Wonders of the Night Sky" Bookmark
Spelling Activity #2

Wednesday:
Math - Am I Ready? pp. 687-688
Spelling Activity #3
Vocabulary Review (p. 181)
Science - Water Cycle Poster (Due Friday)

Thursday:
Math - pp. 701-702
Spelling - Proofread/Paragraph p. 113
Reading - "Why Does the Moon Change Shape?" - Bookmark 

Tests This Week 
Wednesday: Math Chapter 10 Test
Thursday: Mixed Computation Test, Vocabulary Test
Friday: Spelling and Reading Comprehension Tests

****HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JONESY! (March 16)****

Dates to Remember
March       14 - Spring Forward! (Daylight Savings Time Begins)
                 19 - 3rd Quarter ends
                 26 - Report Cards sent home
                 27 - Teacher Workday (no school)
April  2-6    Easter Break



Saturday, March 6, 2021

 4TH Grade News – March 8-12


Welcome back! Hard to believe we only have two more weeks before we start our last grading period! Thank you for all you are doing to stay healthy and ensure that we all can continue face-to-face learning!

Next Week at a Glance

Math: Fractions and Decimals
Reading: 
Essential Question - How does technology affect your life?
       Genre: Historical Fiction
       Vocab Strategy: Context Clues - Synonyms
       Comprehension Strategy: Make Predictions
       Comprehension Skill: Point of View
       Spelling: Words with /ü/, /ū/, and /ů/
       Grammar: Pronoun-Verb Agreement
Writing: NC Biography - Lapbook tasks/finishing touches
Social Studies: North Carolina Early People - Study Guide

Please continue to sign your child's planner nightly and check 
for any additions or changes in homework.

Homework
Monday:
Math - Check My Progress (Review of Lessons 1 through 3)
Reading - "Leonardo's Mechanical Flight" and questions
Spelling Activity #1

Tuesday:
Math - pp. 655-656
"A Telephone Mixup" Bookmark
Spelling Activity #2
Social Studies - Study Guide

Wednesday:
Math - pp. 661-662
Spelling Activity #3
Social Studies- Study Guide

Thursday:
Math - pp. 667-668
Spelling - Proofread/Paragraph p. 107
Reading - "Moon Over Star" - Bookmark 

Tests This Week 
Wednesday: Computation Practice (Mixed)
Thursday: Vocabulary Test, North Carolina Natives Test
Friday: Spelling and Reading Comprehension Tests

****HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADI! (March 8)****

Dates to Remember
March       14 - Spring Forward! (Daylight Savings Time Begins)
                 19 - 3rd Quarter ends
                 26 - Report Cards sent home
April  2-6    Easter Break

Sunday, February 21, 2021

   4TH Grade News – Feb. 22-26


In the week leading up to Winter Break, we have a full week planned! Our Chapter 9 math test on Operation with Fractions will be on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Students may stay after school on Monday for a review session.

Next Week at a Glance
Math: Ch. 9 - Operations with Fractions
          Ch. 10 - Fractions and Decimals
Reading: 
Essential Question - Why do people run for public office?
       Genre: Fantasy
       Vocab Strategy: Idioms
       Comprehension Strategy: Make Predictions
       Comprehension Skill: Point of View
       Spelling: Inflectional Endings: y to i
       Grammar: Types of Pronouns
Writing: NC Biography - Lapbook tasks/finishing touches
Social Studies: North Carolina Early People (Piedmont and Mountain Region)

Please continue to sign your child's planner nightly and check 
for any additions or changes in homework.

Homework
Monday:
Math - pp. 619-621 (Review of Chapter 9)
Reading - "Pets in Paris"
Spelling Activity #1

Tuesday:
Math - Am I Ready - pp. 625-626
"TimeSpecs 3000" Bookmark
Spelling Activity #2

Wednesday:
Math - pp. 635-636
Spelling Activity #3

Thursday:
Math - pp. 641-642
Spelling - Proofread/Paragraph (instead of cursive)
Reading - Reread "LaRue for Mayor"  (if unfinished in class)

Tests This Week 
Tuesday: Chapter 9 Test (Operations with Fractions)
Wednesday: Multiplication/Division Basic Facts
Thursday: Vocabulary Test
Friday: Spelling, Grammar, and Reading Comprehension Tests

Dates to Remember
March 1-5 - Winter Break