Fourth Grade News: January 2019

Important Dates

1/9
Fourth Grade Field Trip to the United Nations

1/11
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Parent Association Meeting
and Family Fun Night

1/21
School Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/26
Saturday Academy for 3rd and 4th Graders begins

Reminders

  • The school day starts promptly at 8:10 a.m. Please ensure that your child is in the cafeteria no later than 8:09 a.m. 

Home Connection

  • Homework folders: Please check homework folders daily for important forms to complete and return. 
  • Homework packet will be given every Monday and will be due the following Monday. Please make sure your child brings all library books/notebooks used for homework back to school each day.

What We are Learning! 

Math
  • Students will explore efficient strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.
  • Students will develop their understanding of fractions.
Reading
  • Students will use various reading strategies and skills to understand and analyze fiction texts.
  • Students will look at how writers use various techniques to tell a story.
Writing
  • Students will learn how to write an informational essay with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Students will answer comprehension questions about non-fiction texts to demonstrate their understanding of the text. 
Social Studies
  • Students will learn about the arrival of Europeans and African slaves to Manahatta and how that influenced the lives of the Lenape and Iroquois as well as the development of New Amsterdam.
Computer Science
  • Students will learn how to give directions to a computer and create code.
Science
  • Students are learning about energy conversion.