Fourth Grade Overview

11/18/14

We are thankful for our wonderful 4th grade families!

BIBLE: Fourth graders will be tested on Psalm 100:1-5 on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Language Arts:

READING: We have started talking about our character unit. We are reading Pictures of Hollis Woods in class. We will complete our F&F unit after Thanksgiving Break. Our tests will tentatively be scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, December 15th and 16th.

ENGLISH: After Thanksgiving we will continue our unit on prepositions. Students should practice verses 1-2 so they will not forget it. After the break we will learn the chorus of our song. That quiz will then be given on Monday, December 8. Our big, final, overall preposition test has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 16. Students will be expected to write verses 1 & 2 plus the chorus. Then they will use that list to help them identify prepositions, prepositional phrases and objects of the prepositions in given sentences.

SPELLING: After the break students will receive one more Activity Sheet and take Test 7.Dates to be announced after the break.

WRITING: We are focusing on comparative writing in class now.

Applied Sciences:

MATH: We will continue chapter 4, “Multiply with One-Digit Numbers.” We will multiply by 10,100, and 1000. We will also multiply a two-digit number and a three-digit number by a one-digit number. As you can see, we are charging right into higher levels of multiplication. There will be a test over what we covered in chapter 4 on Thursday, November 20.

Please work with your child by using flashcards at home.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We are heading west. We are studying the Western Expansion of the US. We will follow chapter 11, “The Young Republic,” focusing on lessons 1, 2, and 3. We will have a quiz over the meaning of the vocabulary words that were sent home last week tomorrow. Also, 4th graders will observe Pioneer Day tomorrow. Students will be able to dress in period costumes for the day. Special Speaker/historian Author Gontereck will deliver his Lewis and Clark program. Students will get to taste, feel, see, and hear all about their wondrous exploration of the American west.