Fourth Grade News: December 2018

Important Dates

12/7
International Family Dinner
6pm-8pm

12/12 8:30am OR 
12/13 5:45pm
Parent Workshop with Ms. Barr about the state tests

12/13
408 Field Trip to the Staten Island Museum

12/18
409 and 410  Field Trip to the Staten Island Museum

12/19
Celebration of Learning

12/24-1/1
School Closed
Winter Recess

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 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.

Reading
  • 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 also use various reading strategies and skills to understand non-fiction texts.

Writing
  • Students will understand how to write a strong paragraph with a topic sentence, at least 3 supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
  • Students will answer comprehension questions about non-fiction texts to demonstrate their understanding of the text. Students will learn how to write their response 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 learn how to give directions to a computer and create code.

Science
  • Students are learning about energy conversion.