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200 Tetrick Road, Shinnston, WV 26531   |   (304)-326-7280   |   Fax: (304)-326-7293

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    *Student of the month: Mason Quinones (December)


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!




candy cane December frosty holly
merry Christmas mistletoe tree
Rudolph ornaments sleigh stars
wreath peppermint elves Santa
tinsel reindeer carols eggnog

 *Bonus Words:   gifts, presents, gingerbread, snowman, snowflakes


The students will finish up their review of multiplication/division using different strategies.  They will also review variables and expressions before Christmas break!

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!!


 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 adjectives.


Students will finish Chapter 7, Life in Colonies.  They will compare/contrast physical geography, analyze roles of religion and government and journal daily life in the colonies. *Be able to recite all 13 orginial colonies.*


*Main Skill -Inferencing 
The Students are reading "The Grinch Play (Reader's Theater)"
The students will be performing their reader's theater for the 1st grade next week....
The reading test is EVERY Friday!
Vocabulary terms for this week: 











The students will finish Chapter 14, Electricity.  They will finish reading the lessons and conduct different experiments, such as: static electricity experiment (using balloons) and magnetic poles.  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!"


1/13 Two Hour Early Dismissal

1/19 Martin Luther King, JR. Day - NO SCHOOL

1/21 - Report Cards go home!!


 *****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!!!!!!!!




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