Fourth Grade Overview

September 30th

We are having a phenomenal year in 4th grade!

BIBLE:  Psalm 100:1-3 – “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” The verse test on all 3 verses will be on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Language Arts:

READING: F&F does jump quite a bit from third grade to fourth. This should happen in all fourth grade reading programs. The reason for this is the developmental and reading levels of children this age. They should be abstract thinkers and fluent readers now. The focus turns from learning to read to reading to learn. The program requires more application.

We are working on our Main Idea unit and will continue small groups this week. We will spend an extra day or two reviewing using our Idea Framework to write. Our skills and vocabulary tests will be given on Tuesday, October 7th. The performance test will follow on Wednesday the 8th.

Book in the Box projects are due on October 10th.

ENGLISH: We will now begin a unit on VERBS. Students will have a helping verbs list in their binders which they must memorize by Wednesday, October 15. I will be putting forth a Helping Verb Challenge, as well, which will also be given on October 15. Ask your children about this classroom event.

SPELLING: THREE tasks from the activity sheet are due on Wednesday, October 1. Please be sure you initial those before students return them. Spelling test is Friday, October 3. I will be giving a review test on Wednesday, October 15, over Lists 1 – 4. After fall break, I will begin giving spelling tests orally with students writing out each word (old school).

WRITING: We are continuing to work on the mechanics of writing – punctuation, spelling, capitalization, understanding, paragraph placement, sentence structure, quotation mark usage, etc.

Applied Sciences:

MATH: We will finish chapter 2, “Add and Subtract Whole Numbers.” Math vocabulary words are minuend, subtrahend, unknown and variable.  We will have the final test over this chapter on Thursday, October 2. Your child should be working on the 1, 2, 5,10,and 11 multiplication tables at home.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  We are studying The Declaration of Independence and the major battles of the Revolutionary War.

Students should be working on the

VIP of Revolutionary War Project.

They may turn it in when finished.