Happy Friday to our Fabulous Fourth Grade Families!

MNPS is holding a district-wide Minecraft challenge for all students. Students must create a historical landmark and record a tour. In February, Mrs. Ramsey will host work sessions for 3rd and 4th graders who are interested in completing the project.
4th Grade – Wednesdays after school until 4:00pm. Sign up here.
Any student can create a submission. If your student is interested in entering, please contact Lisa Ramsey at lisa.ramsey@mnps.org.

The 4th grade will celebrate Valentine’s Day with classroom parties, including a Valentine Box contest for each class. Valentine boxes are to be decorated at home and brought to school on Monday, Feb. 14th. Each class will be judged on three categories:
1. Sweetest Box
2. Most Spirited Box (think school, sports, or house)
3. Most Creative way to receive a valentine (How will the valentine actually enter the box?)
Participation is optional, but we always love seeing everyone’s creativity with this project! Your child’s homeroom teacher will send a class list so you have names to address valentines.

Don’t forget! The deadline to order a yearbook for your child is February 1.

How to Order Yearbooks
How to Submit Yearbook Images


What’s happening in fourth grade next week?
Core Texts- Mountains by Seymour Simon; SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman, and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Focusing Questions: What makes a mountainous environment extreme? How does setting influence character and plot development?
Writing- Narrative
Grammar- Word Study trans and inter; Prepositional Phrases (Quiz Friday)
Foundational Skills- Plurals with (-s) and (-es); Morphology” practice with the Root rupt

Social Studies:
Studies Weekly 19, Westward Expansion (test Friday)

-Review equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, comparing fractions, fraction/decimal relation
-Focus: Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers (with like denominators)
-Weekly assessment on Thursday

-Weathering and Erosion: “Layers of the Earth”


Isaiah T. Creswell Middle Magnet School of the Visual and Performing Arts – Open House Feb. 1
Come learn all about the MNPS magnet middle school for visual and performing arts – Isiah T. Creswell Middle Magnet School of the Visual and Performing Arts. Jon via Zoom at 6:00 on Feb. 1 using this link: https://tinyurl.com/creswellfeb1. This magnet school will house 5th grade during the 2022-2023 school year and is the feeder school for the Nashville School of the Arts.

Optional Schools Calendar


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