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4th Grade Newsletter - November
4th Grade Newsletter - November
Jana Vartanian
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Reading

We are excited to explore Unit 2, Module A of ReadyGen.  This module focuses on determining the themes in literary texts, like tall tales, fables, and mythology. Students will be expected to use text evidence to support their answers. As a friendly reminder, fourth graders need to stack 20 book towers by winter break in order to attend our hockey field trip in February!

Math

We are currently studying division in math. Students are learning how to estimate quotients along with completing long division problems. This can be quite a challenge if students do not know their math facts! The expectation is for fourth graders to master their multiplication and division facts (0-12) by the end of the year.  Please have your child practice their math facts online using Reflex or with flashcards at home on a daily basis.


Writing

In Unit 2 of ReadyGen Writing, students will be creating a tall tale as our next performance-based assessment.   We will use mentor texts from reading to examine how authors use descriptions of characters, along with dialogue between characters, to reveal different traits and themes.


Science/ Social Studies

In science we are working on body systems, forces and layers of the atmosphere (each class focuses on a different topic due to supplies). In Social Studies, some classrooms are finishing up the Northeast, while others are beginning to study the Southeast region.