4th Grade Newsletter - September

Welcome to another wonderful year at Genoa Elementary!!! Thank you to all the friends and family who attended supply drop off, it was great to meet everyone. Please feel free to contact any staff member with questions about your child, we love to hear both positive and negative feedback. Thank you for all your support at home, we couldn’t do it without you!! 

Reading - We started the school year discussing different strategies we use when we read. Students have spent the last few weeks practicing centers and our new reading program, ReadyGen, is now in full swing!! We are currently working on the skills:  using details to talk about a story and specific characters. Please have your child read for 30 minutes a night!!! Please be sure to sign their agenda books on a daily basis!

Writing - In writing we are currently working on Informative/Explanatory essay writing.   Students will be applying their knowledge of using details to help them construct their essays during the writing process.  They will be actively researching a historical figure to gather information about their significance.

Social Studies and Science - We are finishing up our wonderful unit on Greek Myths.  The students have such a fun time with this unit and are always engaged with each story. In social studies we are learning about the Midwest region and all of its attributes. Our science classes are varied due to supplies, classes are alternating between weather and the digestive system. The students have been very engaged with both concepts!! 

Math -  We started off the year discussing place value. Topic 2 covers subtraction which is very difficult for some children. Please practice 3-4 digit subtraction with your child as much as possible, practice makes perfect. Topics 3 and 4 will focus on multiplication, we expect students to have mastered their facts by now!