Fourth Grade News: December 2019

Important Dates


International Family Dinner



Celebration of Learning

8:30-10:30 am


Fancy Dress Day(optional)


School Closed

Winter Recess


  • The school day starts promptly at 8:10 a.m. Please ensure that your child is in the gym no later than 8:05 a.m. 

Home Connection

  • Homework folders: Please check homework folders daily for important forms to complete. Please check folders for graded tests and review the tests with your child. The homework packet will be given every Monday and will be checked daily.

What We are Learning! 


  • Students will develop an understanding of multiplication and division through work with equal-sized groups, arrays, and area models. Students will also explore efficient strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.


  • Students will learn how to read non-fiction texts closely for information by stopping and thinking about what they read and what it was mostly about.


  • Students will write realistic fiction short stories.

  • Students will answer comprehension questions about non-fiction texts to demonstrate their understanding of the text. Students will learn how to write their responses in one paragraph. 

Social Studies

  • Students will learn about how the environment and natural resources influence the development of Native American cultures in New York.

Computer Science

  • Students will start a new unit on computer science and learn how to give directions to a computer and create code.


  • Students have been investigating life cycles and food chains