Happy Friday to our Fabulous Fourth Grade Families!
2022 is already off to a great start here at Percy Priest. We have loved getting to see your children heading back to school with an optimistic mindset and a smile on their face as we begin the new year. We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and we look forward to watching these fourth graders continue to soar in the second semester.

Please see this link to the calendar of upcoming dates for optional school choices in MNPS. This will go home in Friday Folders the week of the 24th, but we wanted to go on and share these dates with you. Also find information on how to order a yearbook for your child and directions for submitting photos (deadline is February 1).

Next week, students will not report to school on Monday, January 17 as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Next Wednesday, January 19, is our next PPE Navigator Day. As always, students are encouraged to wear their field trip shirts to school. We are looking forward to some one-on-one time to catch up and chat with our students!

*Middle School Recommendations: As deadlines are quickly approaching, we are working hard to make sure all recommendations are complete and submitted to middle schools. Please let your child’s teachers know if a recommendation is missing so we can make sure everything is complete on time!

What we’re learning next week:
ELA:
-Core Texts- Mountains by Seymour Simon and SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman
-Focusing Question: What makes a mountainous environment extreme?
-Writing- Narrative
-Grammar-Modal Auxiliaries, Relative Pronouns, and Adverbs (Quiz Friday)
-Foundational Skills- Spelling words with inflectional endings (-ed) and (-ing) requiring no change, e-drop, or doubling the final consonant

Social Studies:
-Studies Weekly 17, The Industrial Revolution: The South (test Friday)

Math:
-Review equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, and comparing fractions
-Focus: Understanding Fraction and Decimal Relationships (express a fraction with a denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with a denominator 100; read and write decimal notation for fractions with denominators of 10 and 100; locate decimals on number lines; compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size)
-Weekly assessment on Thursday

Science:
-Introduce Weathering and Erosion: “Will Mountains Last Forever?”

Have a wonderful weekend with your amazing kids. We are already looking forward to the week ahead!
Grace Akbari, Kate Allen, Emily Cary, and Jessica Morris