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Week of December 3rd

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Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Highlights:

Mr Laverty and Mrs Niggel orchestrated an Hour of Code class on Wednesday. Students got to code a dance party on the computer and received an Hour of Code Certification.Students did a great job hosting mass this week  Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we worked on multiplying across zeros and ended our week with our Chapter 4 Math Test.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, reading, and listening to reading during our Daily 5 period. We also finished The Phantom Tollbooth this week.

Writing:
In writing, students worked on presenting and defending an opinion about a fictional character. We brainstormed characters that were brave, lucky, strong, or smart. Then students either used a character we brainstormed together or thought of one on their own. They formulated three reasons why they thought that character had that specific characteristic. Finally, they created a 5 sentence paragraph defending or prese…

Week of November 26

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we continued to decompose our numbers and use model arrays to solve our multiplication problems. On Wednesday, we switched to multiplying by place value with 2-digit by 1- digit multiplication problems. Then worked into 3-digit and 4-digit by 1-digit multiplication problems. We should be testing out of this chapter by this coming Friday.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, reading, and listening to reading during our Daily 5 period.

Writing:
In writing, we are building up to our persuasive essay paper. We did two writing assignments this week. In the first writing assignment, kids were partnered with a classmate and had to write two points of views. They listed their own talents and qualities and then had to write about their classmate's talents and qualities. Students were able to see how their partners viewed them. Some kids were surprised at what was written about them an…

Week of November 5th

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Our highlights this week:
Pep Rally, Bingo, Activities (Jello Drop, Relay Races, Snacks, and Pictionary), Worship Service, Community Service of raking leaves in the neighborhoodGuest speaker: Mr Art Cohn, a Lake Champlain expert, did a presentations about Benedict Arnold’s gunboat Spitfire. (A shout out to Mr. Handy for referring us to Mr. Cohn) Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we ended our Chapter 3 with a test on Tuesday and then worked on multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, reading, and listening to reading during our Daily 5 period.

Writing:
We did not get to Writers' Workshop this week.

Science:
Weather and Climate: We reviewed the 3 types of clouds and covered what to do during thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. We ended our science unit with an open book pop quiz.


Reminders:
A grade summary will be emailed out on the 1st of the month, but know that you can always ch…

Week of October 29th

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Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Highlights:
We made edible spiders on Tuesday afternoon with our 1st grade buddies and watched a short movieOn Wednesday morning, we had a dance party in the gym followed by our annual costume parade around the neighborhoodWe also celebrated Halloween in the afternoon with some treats and a fun game of bingo, hosted by classroom parentsIt was exciting to see the different and creative advertisements made by students as they shared their book report projects Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we worked on the associative property of multiplication and learned about the difference between factors and multiples. We had a fun day of word problem solving with a Boo game on Halloween.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, reading, and listening to reading during our Daily 5 period on Monday and Tuesday. We used our Daily 5 period for the rest of the week for our presentations on our book reports.

Writing:
We are continuin…