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Week of October 9th

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Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Highlights:
On Tuesday, we watched 5th grade launch their rockets4th grade hosted mass this week and did fantasticWe had a great chat at Girls' lunch bunch Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we worked on using the strategy of a diagram to add and subtract. We also produced equation sentences with variables for multi-step word problems. We ended our week with our Chapter 2 Math Test. Next week, we'll start on multiplication and division.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, and reading during our Daily 5 periods. We also started our Fiction Book Report Advertising Project which will be presented on October 31. Directions for the book report along with the grading rubric was sent home on Tuesday. I have also copied it below.

Writing:
We had one Writer's Workshop were kids were finishing up their creative narratives or conferencing with an adult to get started on their second draft..

Science:
Weather and Cl…

Week of October 1st

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Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Highlights:
We participated in the Living Rosary Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we worked on adding and subtracting whole numbers and subtracting across zeros. On a daily basis, we race against the clock in the beginning of our math period to do our Mad Minutes. Students have shown a great improvement in accuracy and fluency these past four weeks in addition. We'll start with our subtraction Mad Minutes next week.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, and reading during our Daily 5 periods while Mrs. Hill and I  leveled students for their Guided Reading Level. On Monday, we started a new choice in Daily 5 of listening to reading on computers through Epic.  We have leveled 22 kids and we have 2 more to go before we start our small groups.

Writing:
This week the class worked on sentence fluency by changing some of their sentences in their creative narratives from declarative to interrogative, imperative, or ex…

Week of September 24th

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Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Highlights:
A shout out of thanks to the Kelley family for donating school supplies to our classroom this week!On Wednesday, our class walked for the second time to our rally point.We traveled the opposite way to familiarize the students on where to go if they're playing on the playground and they were to hear the three short whistle blows.Mr. Ginter has been doing a wonderful job with the students at the mass choir. A few of our 4th graders along with the rest of the grades for our mass choir sang like angels singing from the rafters at our last mass this Wednesday. It definitely turned many heads in the church. Here is what we covered during our  week:

Math: 
In math, we worked on addition and subtraction properties and how to estimate sums and differences.

Reading:
Kids worked on their word work (spelling), writing, and reading during our Daily 5 periods while Mrs. Hill and I  leveled students for their Guided Reading Level. On Monday, we'll start a…