Fourth Grade

Miss Daly Miss Carvalho Mrs. Bouchard

Miss Daly, Miss Carvalho, Mrs. Bouchard

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March 2019

       Greetings 4th Grade Families! A ton of learning continues to go underway in our fourth grade classrooms. In Math, we are continuing to enhance our learning with fractions. Models are being used to demonstrate the multiplication of a whole number with a fraction. Please ask your child for their notes taken in class in their interactive math notebook for helpful examples. This same unit will also introduce our mathematicians to decimals and their relationships to fractions.
      Reading and writing are nicely tied together revisiting the idea of the theme of a story. We are learning the themes can be noted when there is a change in the character, character choice, or a big event in the story. In writing, we are learning to make claims pertaining to these areas in reading and writing a literary essay to support our claims.
       A May field trip to the state capitol is currently being planned. Please look for more information and the permission slip as the month approaches. We look forward to seeing you during conferences! 

September 2018

Hello Families!

The 2018-2019 school year is up and running! Our learners are continuing to work on practicing routines and expectations while delving into fourth grade curriculum.

In Math, students are exploring the relationship of the place value in terms of identifying a value as “10 times as many as” another value up to the millions. You may have seen your children use number disks and bundling groups of ten on recent homework. Please expect your child to bring home their math notebook to use the notes taken as a class for help. The fourth graders will be reminded they may do so on a nightly basis.

Unit one in Reader’s Workshop has us focusing on strong reading habits such as setting goals for ourselves as readers, being aware of our reading pace, and thinking while reading. Teachers are modeling these great reading habits shortly before the students get to practice during the  reading stamina exercise.

Writing units will be closely connected to our Reading units throughout the year, as we “Read like writers and write like readers”. In unit one, we began immersing ourselves with realistic fiction mentor texts and charted what we noticed with this kind of writing. Students highlighted many great points such as strong beginnings, the use of a variety of punctuation, and dialogue.

Please be sure to check and sign your child’s planner on a daily basis. This is one form of communication the fourth grade teachers use with home. Please also remember that the fourth grade teachers can be reached via email or phone call. We are looking forward to an excellent school year and hopefully meeting many of you at Open House (Sept. 20).

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