December 11th - 15th
Dear Fourth Grade Families,
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are traveling to the Alamo in April and payment is already available through Skyward for this field trip. Payment for this trip is due by the end of the fall semester. In our morning meetings this week, our social-emotional topic will be focusing on how to handle put downs by using their steps for calming down. Students will be participating in discussions, watching videos, and completing activities related to this skill. Please keep an eye out for the "home link" page which helps continue this conversation at home.
In math, we will be continuing our discussion of long division these last two weeks before winter break. This week students will continue practicing the steps of long division and solving problems with remainders. Specifically, students will focus on how to draw a strip diagram, write an equation, and checking answers for reasonableness. The test over this unit has been bumped one day due to last Friday's snow day and is now this Friday, the 15th. A study guide went home last week.
In science, we will finish our fifth unit learning about heat, thermal energy, and electricity. This week students will learn about how to make working electrical circuits, classifying items as conductors or insulators, and how to make an electromagnet. A test for this unit has also been bumped one day due to last week's snow day, and is now scheduled for Monday, December 18th. A study guide will be going home Monday, and another copy can be found here. Finally, remember to check the "science overview" tab under the "math/science homework" tab for additional information regarding this unit, including learning targets and vocabulary lists.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.