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*Explore the depths of knowledge with Mrs. Wilson!*

    *Student of the month  Riley Watson (October) 

 

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!

 

 
  
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Halloween witches vampire ghost
goblin spooky candies scarecrow
haunted gory monsters gremlins
skeleton neighborhood pumpkins flashlight
costume coffin phantom porches

 *Bonus Words:   

 
 
Math
 
 
 
 

The students will review 2 digit by 2 digit using the variety of strategies they have learned: area model, partial product, and estimation.  

Look for a Topic 7 test on Thursday!!

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 posessive nouns.

 
 
 SocialStudies 
 
 
 
 

Continuing Chapter 5 - Explorers.  Students will research and learn different explorers and what routes they took on their expeditions.  They will also be learning about technology and the advances it gave to the explorers of the world.  *Hands on activity - students will make an astrolabe to see how explorers found their way around.  

Reading 

 
*Main Skill -Cause and Effect
 
The Students are reading "Fourth Grade Rats"
 
 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

 

 

Thes students will continue Chapter 3, Adaptations. They will be observing the decomposition bags they made last week and continue charting observations of Marcus Jr, our class pet :)   *We will continuoulsy be checking our Bread Experiment and chart results for our "experiment plan." 

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

- Physical Education; Students will move on to Chapter 3, Food and Your Body!

 

 

 

 

"Take the bait and remember these important dates!"

10/31 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal/Halloween Party

11/4/14 - NO SCHOOL; ELECTION DAY

11/11/14 - NO SCHOOL; VETERANS DAY

11/24-11/28 Thanksgiving Break 

 

 *****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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