4th Grade Newsletter
It’s hard to believe we are already in our 2nd month of school. We are well into the swing of our curriculum. We are beginning our Box Tops For Education. Each one is worth money for our school, so please begin to bring them in!
As a reminder, all tests given in class will not be sent home. A progress report with the grade will be sent home with your child after the test has been reviewed in class and remediated if necessary. All tests must be housed in your child’s testing binder in their classroom to protect the security of the test, as they are used school/district wide.
Miss Betando, Mrs. Burrell, Mrs. Emig & Mrs. Freschi
English Language Arts:
This month in ELA we will begin our new reading curriculum Benchmark Advance. Unit 1 will focus on:
Essential Question: How can government influence the way we live?
We will be working on skills such as identifying main idea, summarizing and learning to annotate using our new curriculum.
Our writing focus for trimester 1 continues to be to write a personal narrative. Students must focus on a “small moment” story from their life. We are just beginning to work on engaging beginnings and starting our writing pieces and we will continue to “fine tune” each element of the narrative writing standard.
Oral Language presentations (OLP’s) are just beginning. Please be sure to check the schedule sent home to check when your child’s presentation will be. Please be aware that categories for your child’s OLP should be different each time they make their presentation. For example, if they chose a science experiment for their first presentation, they should choose a different topic category the next time.
This month in math we are working on finishing topic 4: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers and Topic 1: Multiplication & Division as well as beginning Topic 2.
Topic 1 :Multiplication and Division: Meanings and Facts
Topic Essential Questions:
- • How can patterns and properties be used to find some multiplication facts?
- • How can unknown multiplication facts be found by breaking them apart into known facts?
- • How can unknown division facts be found by thinking about a related multiplication fact?
Topic 2:Generate and Analyze Patterns
Topic Essential Questions
- • How can patterns be used to describe how two quantities are related?
- • How can a relationship between two quantities be shown using a table?
We have been learning about the different regions of California and how diverse our state truly is! We will continue to investigate
How California’s communities are alike and different?
Wow!!! We are learning some amazing things this month!! We are learning…
*Internal & External Plant Structures
September 3 Labor Day No School
September 4 School Pictures
September 26 COLLABORATION DAY
*School ends at 2:00 pm on Collaboration Days