4th Grade Newsletter
Happy Fall! We are enjoying the cooler weather, beautiful changing leaves, and we are WELL into our curriculum in fourth grade now!! This month we begin Response to Intervention groups. Specifically, we will work to master math skills from our Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction topics. Students who demonstrated mastery will attend an enrichment rotation.
With Halloween fast approaching, please review Kolb’s Halloween policies at the end of the newsletter.
Miss Betando, Mrs. Burrell, Ms. Cisneros, Mrs. Freschi, and Ms. Moore
English Language Arts:
This month in ELA we started a three week fiction unit that focuses on the essential question, “How do we reveal ourselves?” Students will hone in on inferring skills, determining key events to write summaries, and answering comprehension questions using text evidence to support their answers.
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. Students are really working on the craft and elaboration sections of the rubric, by adding action, dialogue, and thoughts, feelings and emotions to the heart of the story.
We are soon beginning our second round of Oral Language presentations (OLP’s). Students should be sure to not repeat a topic that they did for round one. Also, students should work on timing themselves and looking at the audience.
This month in math we are working on finishing Topic 2. We will continue on to Topic 5 and then finish October with Topic 6. Please make sure your child memorizes multiplication and division facts.
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?
Topic 5: Number Sense: Multiplying by 1-Digit Numbers
Topic Essential Questions
- • How can some products be found mentally?
- • How can products be estimated?
Topic 6: Developing Fluency: Multiplying by 1-Digit Numbers
Topic Essential Questions
- • How can arrays be used to find products?
- • What is a standard procedure for multiplying multi-digit numbers?
We have taken a break from Social Studies to focus on Life Science standards. We resume our lessons at the end of the month, where students will learn about the first inhabitants of California, the Native Americans.
You will soon receive a flyer with our field trip information. All three scheduled field trips directly align with California History. Keep an eye out for that.
Wow!!! We have learned some incredible science topics so far!
By the end of our unit, students will be able to argue that plants and animals have internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.
Students will enjoy the unique opportunity to dissect an animal with a Spectrum of Science teacher… It is a very fun and exciting opportunity!!!
Walk and Roll to School
Breakfast Book Club
Walk and Roll to School Day
Kona Ice sold after school
Coffee with the Principal 8:45-9:45
Dine Out- Porky’s Pizza
Donuts with Dad- 7:30am
Trunk or Treat- 6pm
Halloween! Parade at 8:45
Dismissal at 12:30 pm
End of Trimester: Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:30 pm
*School ends at 2:00 pm on Collaboration Days
Kolb Halloween Policy:
- Costumes must comply with the school dress codes and be age appropriate (no R-rated themes) and be respectful to others
- No blood or gore
- Students must-wear closed-toe shoes
- No full-face masks
- To maintain our Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the presence of weapons on school campuses, student costumes may not include pretend weapons and/or explosives. Toy guns, swords, knives, or martial arts weapons, etc. are not allowed and will be confiscated if brought to school
- We are also asking for your cooperation in NOT allowing your children to dress up as clowns due to the possible disruption and fear it may cause. If anyone shows up with a clown related costume, they will be asked to change