• Eagle News

    Volume 2

    4th Grade Newsletter

    october 2020

     

    Teacher’s Note: 

           Happy Fall! While we are supposed to be enjoying the cooler weather, it looks like summer has decided to hang on for a bit longer. We are all looking forward to beautiful changing leaves and cooler weather. We are WELL into our curriculum in fourth grade now!!   Specifically, we will work to master math skills from our Multiplication,  Addition, and Subtraction topics.  We encourage students to keep maintaining Zoom etiquette as the months begin to progress through distance learning. This is the time of year when students really begin to flourish in new learning, so independent thinking and work at home is so important.  All questions that would normally be asked in the classroom should still be directed to the teacher, allowing teacher-student relationships to continue to develop.   

     

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Burrell, Ms. Cisneros, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Freschi, and Ms. Moore

     

    English Language Arts: 

    Math:

    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 an opinion writing piece.  Students must focus on writing an engaging beginning with a claim statement. This is followed by 3 reason paragraphs (each 5-7 sentences.) Each paragraph should include transition words/phrases, capitalization and end punctuation. We will be publishing our first writing piece soon!!

    This month we are beginning Topic 5 and then finish October with Topic 6. Please make sure your child memorizes multiplication and division facts.  


    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?

     


    Upcoming Dates...

    Character Trait For October: Responsibility!!!! Virtual Assembly date to be determined


    October 23:  Spirit Day:  Superheroes and Villains

    October 28:  Eat lunch with Mrs. Lee or Ms. Rasmussen from 12:30-1:00 p.m.

    October 30: Virtual Halloween Celebration

                         Trimester ends:  Early Release Day