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Week of March 18th

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Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
No school next Friday; Professional Development for staffOur classroom is in need of tissues. We went through our last 2 boxes on Tuesday...lots of runny noses right now.Scholastic order was tracked and arriving on Monday Highlights:
We celebrated Monsignor's birthday with a card from the class and a morning assembly on Tuesday Here is what we covered during our week:

Math:
In math, we used manipulatives to model equivalent fractions and then produced equivalent fractions without manipulatives. We also learned about GCF and used this to find the simplest form for fractions.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, read to someone, listened to reading, or wrote independently.

Writing:
In writing, we finished our State Hero research essay on Wednesday.

Science: States of Matter
In science, we had two labs focusing on physical and chemical change. In our first lab, we changed the shape of our material and measured the mass be…

Week of March 11th

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Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
4th grade will be participating in reconciliation next week Highlights:
4th grade enjoyed doing a stem project on Thursday with their 1st-grade buddies. They built a St. Patrick's Day Gold Bridge using 50 pennies. Their bridge was required to be at least 3 cm tall, 3 cm wide, and stand for at least 10 seconds. We had some very creative bridges!Kids played their recorders and sang with enthusiasm at the Flynn Field Trip on Thursday. We were also blessed with great weather to walk to and from the theater. Here is what we covered during our week:

Math:
In math, we tested out of Chapter 7 on Tuesday and the class, as a whole, did very well. On Wednesday, kids reviewed listing factors and multiples. On Friday, we determined which numbers were prime, composite or neither by using divisibility rules.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, read to someone, listened to reading, or wrote independently.

Writing:
In writing, we co…

Week of March 4th

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
Mr. Ploof will be undergoing surgery on his shoulder on Tuesday and be out of our classroom for 4 weeks. Please keep him in your prayers.Mrs. C, Mrs. Bowen, and Mrs. Steel will be subbing in our classroom for the next 4 weeks. Mrs. Steel will be teaching our religion class. Mrs. C and Mrs. Bowen will alternately be working in the classroom in the mornings, because of this, our daily schedule will change slightly for the next 4 weeks. We will be attending the Flynn next Thursday for Vermont Youth Orchestra and Vermont Symphony Orchestra as they explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing. Please make sure to turn in your permission forms. There is a copy of the field trip form under the homework tab. Highlights:
A shout of thanks to the McCormick family for purchasing an SRA kit for our classroom. This reading laboratory will increase reading comprehension, accuracy, and fluency for all students.Our R…

Week of February 18th

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Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
On Monday, students will be coming home with a Flynn Field Trip permission slip for Friday, March 15th.We just scheduled our Montshire Museum Field Trip for Wednesday, May 22nd Highlights: On Monday we had a special visitor, historian John W. McCaskill, talk to us about the men and women that have affected our nation. He also shared special details about the Tuskegee Airmen. Here is what we covered during our week:

Math:
In math, we finished our Sweet Facts which spanned from our x 2 math facts to our x 12 math facts and will switch back to grade level Mad Minutes to work on math fact fluency. As a celebration for finishing our Sweet Facts, our class had a small ice cream party on Friday. During the week, the class worked on sequencing and finding patterns in word problems. We also started working with algebraic equations by creating equations and solving the variables.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, read to someo…