Fourth Grade MAP Testing will take place in the morning on Thursday, January 17.
Our class will be visiting the library on Friday, January 18 from 9:00-9:15 AM.
Clubs will begin in week 2 (Jan. 14-18). You can visit this google doc for more information regarding clubs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18DwPk4-JICmHZG_1ECNFz_ObqUlNc4rkamFSJ_a30t0/edit?usp=sharing
Grade reports will be sent after week two to allow more time for assignments to balance the grade book.
Writing: Students will continue their second major writing assignment. This writing project will still be largely teacher-led, but students will have more freedom to form their own thoughts and sentences. This will be an opinion paper on the topic following topic: Is it right to call the Middle Ages the Dark Ages? Students will type their final drafts in-class at the end of the week.
History: History tests and quizzes will be open-note for the remainder of the school year. This week, students will continue their study of the American Revolution by learning about the Seven Years’ War, the French-Indian War, and the allies of France and Great Britain during this time. Students will be taking their unit test over chapters 1-5 on Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, students will discuss the beginning quarrels between the Colonies and Great Britain as the Revolution began.
Literature: In literature, students will continue reading Prince Caspian, reading chapters five through seven. Students can expect to have regular journal entries in their literature notebooks, summarizing each chapter as we read. The journal entries are included in the participation grade for literature.
Math: Fourth grade will continue our study of geometry this week. Students will learn about parallel and perpendicular lines and will take a test on these concepts on Friday. On Tuesday, students will take a test over last week’s concepts on measuring angles and they will take their weekly review quiz.
Poetry: Students will continue their memorization of “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is a famous poem about the start of the American Revolution. They will be expected to recite this poem on Friday, January 25.
Greek and Latin Roots: Students will learn Greek and Latin roots 55-57. The review check for this Wednesday, January 16, will be over numbers 1-54 to ensure that students are retaining the ones they learned before the winter break.
Science: In science, students will continue their study of geology. This week, students will learn about the three types of plate boundaries, earthquakes, faults, and tsunamis. They will take their geology quiz on Wednesday and should be studying their notes regularly to stay prepared. They are permitted to use part (not all) of their reading time for literature to read notes when new concepts are taught.
Spalding: This week, students will be studying their next 20 words, college ----- listen. There will not be any Spalding on Thursday due to MAP testing. We will typically study 30 words every week; however, this is subject to change by a word or two from week to week depending on word groupings. A family member should dictate the words to the student each night for homework. Students will review words on Wednesday and take the final test on Friday.
Our students had a very strong first week back! I wish you all a fun and restful weekend!