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F.Y.I (Four Your Information) Week of February 10th & 17th, 2020

Happy February Fourth Grade Families! 

Here’s a look at what’s going on in the next two weeks of fourth grade: 

 

Monday, February 10th, G Day

    **Fourth Grade attends 8 AM Mass**

    Hot Lunch: Little Joes

    114: TLC and STREAM

    115: Music and STREAM

Tuesday, February 11th, A Day

    114: Music and TLC

    115: TLC and STREAM 

Wednesday, February 12th, B Day

    Hot Lunch: Noodles and Company 

    114: Gym

    115:  Spanish

Thursday, February 13th, C Day 

    114: Spanish and STREAM

    115:  Gym

Friday, February 14th, D Day: Valentine’s Day 

    Hot Lunch: Meatheads

    114: Gym

    115: Library and Gym

    ***Valentine’s Day Party begins at 2:00pm

    **Please keep an eye out for a Sign- Up Genius and/or parent email~~ we greatly appreciate your efforts in creating a fun time for our hard working kiddos! There are a total of 15 students in Room 114 and 16 total students in Room 115. 

Monday, February 17th

    No School: President’s Day 

Tuesday, February 18th, E Day

    114: Library and Spanish

    115: Music

Wednesday, February 19th, F Day

    Hot Lunch: P.F Chang’s 

    114: Music

    115: TLC and Spanish

Thursday, February 20th, G Day

    114: TLC and STREAM

    115:  Music and STREAM

Friday, February 21st, A Day

    Hot Lunch: Boston Market

    114: Music and TLC

   115: TLC and STREAM 

 

Math: Classrooms have completed Chapter 4 of our Go Math series and have begun the next chapter, which focuses on factors, multiples, and patterns. Today, students looked at divisibility rules to assist them in finding the factors of another number- a tool that will be very beneficial to use in their future schooling years! Students will be working towards answering the Chapter’s Essential Question: How can you find factors and multiples, and how can you generate and describe number patterns? Our tentative assessment dates for this chapter will be February 25th and 26th, 2020– only six total lessons this chapter! 

Reading: We have been working on our comprehension skills through reading a variety of texts. We have looked at  informational texts (Cooking in Space) and poetry (Stormy Poetry). This week we will be looking at myths. We will be reading two myths “The Eleventh Labor of Hercules” and “The Kidnapping of Idun” and comparing and contrasting them. We will also be starting our new novel study, Because of Winn-Dixie this week. Using Winn-Dixie we will look at point of view, character analysis, summarization, and sequencing. 

Spelling/Grammar/Writing: Unit 11 spelling words are words with a  r-controlled vowel sound with the spelling patterns of -ear, -eer, -ir, -ur, and -er. Students will continue to work with these words as they prepare to take their assessment next week: Friday, February 14th. Friendly reminder: all spelling tests should be written in cursive. Fourth graders have been diligently working as they write and type their five paragraph biography report. We will be concluding this report this upcoming week. 

Science: Fourth graders will be wrapping up our first lesson of Unit 4: What Are Populations, Habitats, and Niches? Our upcoming lessons will focus on What Are Food Chains? and How Can We Model a Food Web? Unit 3 Assessments will be passed back early next week. Please keep an eye out for them- students are able to earn HOUSE POINTS by returning their test to school with a parent signature. Just a reminder: students have access to our Science Fusion’s online resources by logging in to ThinkCentral, an online curriculum platform. We do utilize these resources online. Please have your student bring headphones to school, which they will keep in their backpack. Thank you! 

Social Studies: We’ve dived deeper into the Southeast this week. Students took a look at not only the land/water, climate, and resources but also the Southeast’s history. Students participated in a digital Escape Room about one of the important events in the Southeast region’s history: The Trail of Tears. Ss read all about the causes and effects, answered comprehension questions, and broke free! Moving forward, we will continue looking at key historic events that happened in the Southeast such as, the explorers, the Civil War and the Gold Rush. Just a reminder we have a States and Capitals quizzes on the Southeast every Friday. As with the previous region, students will be quizzed weekly on their knowledge of the state, capital, and location. These quizzes are given until the end of the unit or when students have mastered the region. If your child has not passed the Northeast States and Capitals quiz they are allowed to come before or after school to retake. 

Religion: We are wrapping up the 4th Commandment: Honor Your Father and Mother. Students learned that the commandment means more than simply doing what our parents tell us. The 4th commandment means respecting our parents but also the authority figures in our lives such as, teachers, police officers, judges etc. Students will be introduced to the 5th Commandment: You Shall Not Kill and how it can be applied to their life.

*** If you have read this, please tell your child the code word: Turnip.

When your child returns to school, have them tell their teacher the code word to receive a House Point!

Thank you so much for your constant support and cooperation!

Mrs. Lupe Varchetta & Ms. Hannah Tyk