It’s been a great week in 4th grade! Please see below for important reminders and information on the week ahead.

Quick Reminders:

-Library: We are enjoying our lessons with Ms. Stuart! In your student’s Friday folder or binder, you will find a stamina chart for reading. As we shift from “learning to read” towards “reading to learn” one of our goals is being able to read for an extended period of time. Your child is encouraged to work on their stamina charts, challenging themselves to increase their stamina over 7 days. When they complete this chart, they can turn these into their ELA teacher.
-Supplies Needed: Your 4th grader needs headphones at school when using their computer. Please send in headphones (or earbuds that can stay in binders) for your child.
-Check calendars: Over the weekend, take a look at your child’s Friday Folder and sign or initial inside the Saturday box so we know you have checked. Encourage your child to turn this in first thing Monday morning for a Tiger Ticket!

Incentives:

-Homework: Students are paid for Math and ELA homework on a weekly basis and can shop in their class store with consistent homework completion. This incentive cannot be sustainable without your help. Please visit your class’s wish list to help us keep our stores stocked and ready for shoppers!
-Desk Pets: When students earn five Tiger Tickets, they may turn them in to rescue a pet (animal erasers & squishies). Desk Pets stay at school during each quarter. At the end of the first quarter, children have the option to bring them home or continue to keep them at school. Pets will continue to be earned throughout the school year!

What 4th Graders Are Learning Next Week:

ELA (English & Language Arts):

  • Core Text: The Circulatory Story
  • Essential Question: What does it mean to have a great heart literally and figuratively?
  • Writing: Informational Writing
  • Foundational Skills: compound words, prefixes un- and non-

Social Studies:
Continue Studies Weekly: Liberty or Death; Test on Friday, 9/17

Math:

  • Rounding (up to and including the hundred-thousands place)
  • Addition and Subtraction (within one million)
  • Place Value Review
  • *Weekly Assessment on Thursday

Science:

Physical Science: Next week we are beginning our unit on ENERGY. This unit will include forms of energy, relationships between speed and energy, potential vs. kinetic energy, and converting stored energy to another form for practical use.

We already look forward to the week ahead with these amazing 4th graders. Have a fantastic weekend!

The Fourth Grade Team- Grace, Kate, Emily, Jessica, and Ashley