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Week of May 28th

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Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:

Baccalaureate Mass - Thursday, June 6th @ 8:30am
Highlights:
Spring Challenge was a great success. Weather was perfect and kids had a great time playing in the different events. Here is what we covered this week:

Math:
In math, students worked on our problem-solving investigation by finding extra or missing information when solving problems. We will be reviewing for our math test on Monday and taking our chapter 10 test on Tuesday.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, listened to reading, or wrote independently while Mrs. Hill and I tested students with their grade reading level tests throughout the week.


Writer's Workshop:
Students learned what a fractured fairy was and viewed a fractured fairy tale on Red Riding Hood. Fractured fairy tale: A fairy tale designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way; altering characters, or adding a modern language and events. They then progressed to writing thei…

Week of May 20th

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
Folino's field trip date is switched from June 12th to June 11th. Permission slips will be going home on Tuesday, May 28th.Spring Challenge is on Friday, May 31st Highlights:
A big shout out to the parents who chaperoned our field trip on Wednesday. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to support our classroom!Our Monshire Museum field trip was a success. Our lab of Batteries, Motors, and Bulbs had the kids critically thinking of the inner workings of electricity. Students were smiling and exhausted on the bus ride home. Here is what we covered this week:

Math:
In math, we worked on being able to identify, read, and write tenths and hundredths as a decimal and as a fraction. Students also used place value and equivalent fractions to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. If things go to plan, we will be testing out of this chapter on Thursday and moving on to measurements.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (sp…

Week of May 13th

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Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
Montshire Field Trip next WednesdayFriday, No School: Teacher In-ServiceReligion test on TuesdayBoys' lunch bunch on Tuesday and Girls' lunch bunch on Wednesday Highlights:
Eden is back and joined us for our Parade of States Museum Walk!!!Kids did a fantastic job presenting their chosen state to their families and school matesScholastic Book Orders came in and went home with students on Friday Here is what we covered this week:

Math:
In math, we worked on being able to model and describe tenths and hundredths as part of the base-ten system. We also learned how to use grids and number lines to model the relationship between decimals and fractions.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, listened to reading, or wrote independently while Mrs. Hill and I tested students with their grade reading level tests throughout the week.


Writer's Workshop:
Students produced six different types of poems: haiku, limerick, rhymin…

Week of May 6th

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
Parade of States Museum Walk on Friday, May 17th from 8:15-11:30 Highlights:
We had a teacher's appreciation pep rally on Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed teacher vs students volleyball match and teacher trivia Here is what we covered this week:

Math:
In math, we worked on multiplying fractions by whole numbers, reviewed, and tested out of Chapter 9. On Friday, we worked on place value through tenths and hundredths.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, listened to reading, or wrote independently while Mrs. Hill and I tested students with their grade reading level tests throughout the week.


Social Studies: West Region

Students learned about how the environment ranges from tropical weather to below negative temperatures in the West. They read about the effects of the movements of the Earth's plates and could describe how mountains were formed. We discussed the different industries and employers in the West as well as…

Week of May 29th

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
May's Scholastic Book Orders are coming home on Monday and are due Friday, May 10thPE will now be taking place outdoors, so please have your child bring appropriate clothes on Tuesdays and ThursdaysMath packets will be going home on Monday. This is to be used for math fact homework practice. An answer sheet will be posted in the classroom for the kids to check their work. Highlights:
Mr. Ploof is back!!!Kids did well at the televised Mass on Wednesday Here is what we covered this week:

Math:
In math, we worked on adding and subtracting mixed numbers. If things go to plan, we will test out of chapter 8 on Thursday and start decimals on Friday.

Reading:
Students worked on their word work (spelling), read to self, read to someone, listened to reading, or wrote independently. This coming week, we will start our Grade Level Reading tests.


Social Studies: Southwest Region

Students created a dodecahedron about the Southwest region's geography, economy, …

Week of April 8th & 15th

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
Montshire Field Trip form will be coming home on Monday, April 29.  Highlights: On Thursday morning, the kids Skyped with Eden while she was at Gethsemane.On Thursday, we cleaned St Catherine Street with our 1st-grade buddies and picked up quite a bit of garbage.
Here is what we covered in two weeks:

Math:
In math, we worked on changing mixed numbers to improper fractions. We reviewed for our test on Tuesday and tested out of chapter 8 on Wednesday. In chapter 9, we used fraction tiles to add and subtract like fractions.

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


Social Studies: Southeast and Midwest Region

Students created a poster about the Southeast regions geography, economy, and people. They learned why wetlands are valuable in the Southeast and were able to identify the landforms of this region. They learned about renewable and nonrenewable resources found in t…

Week of April 1st

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Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Upcoming:
On Wednesday, kids will be able to watch the production of Beauty and the Beast from the Rice Drama DepartmentFriday, 4th grade will be hosting MassScholastic Book Orders will be sent home on Monday, orders are due on Friday. Highlights:
4th grade did an awesome job performing the Hawaiian Roller Coaster on Saturday night. Super proud! Here is what we covered during our week:

Math:
In math, we worked on using benchmark fractions to compare the order of fractions. We also solved fractions in word problems. On Friday, we engaged in mixed numbers. If things go as planned, we'll test out of chapter 8 on Wednesday and move onto adding and subtracting fractions in our next chapter.

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


Social Studies: Northeast Region

Students learned about the Northeast region and were able to describe mountains and lakes, understand the importan…