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    *Student of the month: Alexis Herndon (January)

 

Welcome to 4th Grade

Weekly Lesson News 

Have a great year in 4th grade !

Be sure to check your child's grades every Monday on LIVEGRADES!

Nightly homework: Read for at least 20 minutes!

 

 
  
Spelling 
 
 

 

chicken eleven given jungle
national several natural needle
single citizen threaten diagonal
paddle animal spiral marble
oval mumble tangle frighten

 *Bonus Words:   strengthen, knuckle, individual, cubicle, three-dimensional

 
 
Math
 
 
 
 

The students have started Topic 17 - Interpreting Graphs : line plots, bar graph, line graph, ordered pairs.  Different centers they will have this week and throughout the year (only some are mentioned)... problem solving flashcard game, word problems, multiplication war, reteach worksheets, multiplication/division board games of their choice, around the world, computer reinforcement, peer tutoring, etc.

*Be working on multiplication and division facts at home all year long!!

 English  
 
 
 
 

 Students are integrating their English with writing.  Also every week they will do a "Daily Four," where they correct capitalization erros, use the verb be, practice punctuation and comparative and superlative adverbs.

 
 
 SocialStudies 
 
 
 
 

Students will start Chapter 8.  They will compare/contrast major events in history, Boston Tea Party, Taxations, etc. They will also use technology to research more of each concept/topic.  (Present findings to class) *Be able to recite all 13 orginial colonies.*

Reading 

 
*Main Skill -Plot Development
The Students are reading "Earthquake Terror"
 THE VOCAB WILL BE DISCUSSED DAILY AS THEY COME ACROSS WORDS THEY DON'T KNOW IN THEIR NOVELS.
 
The reading test is EVERY Friday!
 
Vocabulary terms for this week: 
 

 

   
   
   
 

 

 

 

 

 Science 

 Health

 

 

The students will begin Chapter 5, Energy Transfer in Ecocystems.  They will focus on the roles of producer, consumer, herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore. (Depicting the different energies at hand)  The students will *We will continue to observe our pet fish, Marcus Jr.  The class will do different things, such as shine a light, turn out the lights, etc., to chart what he does or doesn't do.  (Make inferences together)

The students write up a lab report for each experiment done in the classroom.  

- Physical Education; Students will finish Chapter 4, Fitness and Activity!

 

 

 

 

"Take the bait and remember these important dates!"

2/1 - ISE Day/Parent Teacher Conference

2/12 2 Hour Early Dismissal

2/13 - Valentine's Day Party, 1:00

 

 *****Parents-Please check your child's homework folder on a daily basis. Please make sure that when you are signing your child's agenda that they DO have their homework completed and they have studied for a quiz/test. Your signature assures me that your child is ready!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 
Sites to try:  

enchantedlearning.com 

ezschool.com     factmonster.com  gamequarium.com
coolmath4kids.com getsmarter.org    brainpop.com
 

 

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