November 13th - 17th
Dear Fourth Grade Families,
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! This is our last full week of school before Thanksgiving, where has the time gone?! The main item to be aware of is that all field trip payment is due by this Tuesday.
In our morning meetings this week, our social-emotional topic will be learning to manage anxiety. Students will watch videos, discuss the topic, and complete activities in class. Keep an eye out for the activity and home link page as a way to continue the conversation. Completion of the at home activity is now a required homework assignment as a way to develop and further practice these important life skills.
In math, we will continue our focus on multiplication, multiplication and more multiplication! This week students will learn how to multiply two digits by two digits. We will begin the week focusing on estimating to check answers for reasonableness, then practice the traditional method for a couple of days, before wrapping up the week with arrays, partial products, and equation writing. Please check the "math overview" tab under the "math/science homework" tab for additional information regarding this unit, including learning targets and vocabulary lists.
In science, we will begin our fourth unit learning about light and sound energy. This week students will begin their discovery into light energy, focusing on what is light and how light interacts with objects. Important vocabulary terms this week include: transparent, translucent, opaque, reflection, and refraction. Please check the "science overview" tab under the "math/science homework" tab for additional information regarding this unit, including learning targets and vocabulary lists.
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