- Curriculum night is on Wednesday from 7:30PM - 8:00PM
- Students should be having their homework folder checked nightly to see if there is material that needs to be read and signed by parents/ guardians. Also by signing the planner you are acknowledging that you have seen their completed homework and behavior logs. Please do not sign the planner without looking to see if homework is completed
Spalding - The students will enter List 2 Spelling Words and will be tested on List 1
Language/Writing - The students will learn more about action verbs, proper nouns and verb tenses. We will complete grammar lessons 7-10, and will have grammar test 1 on Friday. We will also learn to write complex sentences.
Reading - We are focusing on reading strategies. We will learn more about and practice predicting, context clues, and making connections. We will continue reading in our book studies (Tale of Despereaux, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nymn, The BFG and Holes - the study depending on which teacher your child has).
Math - The students will have test 1 on Wednesday. We will complete Lesson 9-13.
Science - The students will have a test on plants and their adaptations on Monday. We will learn about the learn about the skeleton and muscular systems, We will also begin to learn about the respiratory and circulatory system.
Social Studies - We will continue our study of Arizona and learn about product maps.
Spalding - The student will review procedures for OPR, WPR, and spelling dictation. They will receive a new spelling notebook. We will be entering the first 30 words this week for test next week on Aug. 31. There will NOT be spelling homework until Monday, Aug. 27. Students will also review syllable types: open, closed, c+le, and silent final 'e' (sfe).
Language Arts/Writing - The students will be reviewing the 4 types of simple sentences and the compound sentence this week. They will also start grammar lessons on the following: subject, predicate, sentence fragment, and complete sentence, We will write our first paragraph reviewing elements of 1st person narrative. The students will follow the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing. They will be given a rubric that will be followed for grading purposes.
Reading- The students will read a greek myth and practice comprehension strategy of context clues or making connections with words and phrases they do not understand.
Math - The students will do daily timed tests on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They will also review expanded notation, ordinal numbers, months of the year, review of subtraction, adding with regrouping, and number lines.
Science - The students are starting a unit on plants. They are studying photosynthesis and life support for plants. This week they will also look at the plant life cycles.
Social Studies- We are beginning a unit on the state of Arizona.
We need the syllabus signed and returned to us ASAP.
The supply list needs to be fulfilled as we still have many students who do not have materials needed to start the school year.
Please make sure your child is in dress code when coming to school, this includes outerwear. Some classrooms may be colder than others so we suggest leaving a sweater in the classroom, so the child can get it if needed.
Water bottles should be coming to school daily. It is still very hot and we want the kiddos to stay hydrated.
We will continue going over procedures in class, please continue to work on things in the syllabus at home so there is a clear understanding of expectations.
If you have anything that needs to be emailed to us we do have our emails on the school website, as well as getting an email from us soon so you can save our emails.
Please be working on Math facts nightly while the homework load is light to get the students back in the routine of knowing their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division up to 12.
Spalding- We will be going over handwriting and phonograms this week. There will be a benchmark just to see where they are in spelling and in phonograms.
Language Arts- We will be working on a reading and writing benchmark
Reading- Students will receive their Poem Packets, Reading Log and AZ report which we will go over in detail with them. We will also begin with our book studies.
Math- We will be doing a math benchmark to see where they are in math along with timed tests. We will also work on Lesson 1 in class from our Saxon math book to show them correct formatting.
Science- We will work on formatting our science assignments. We will also be diving into chapter three lessons 1 and two.
Social Studies- We will work mainly on the AZ report and questions that students may have this week. Please take the time to look over the report and send it back with them each day, so we can get as many questions answered as possible.
Welcome to Fourth Grade parents/guardians and students. We are excited to start our year with you and ready to see all that you are capable of. We have high expectations of our students in fourth grade and know that each one of you are able to achieve more than you know. Please come here weekly to see an update of the week and important announcements such as days off, tutoring changes, links for reports, links for poems and much more. We look forward to having a successful and fulfilling year.
Miss Magnusen, Ms. Loreto, Mr. Ho, and Ms. Boehler