4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 3/15

Weekly Newsletter

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Religion: Chapter 22 The Ninth Commandment

In Chapter 19, the students learned that in the Eighth Commandment God calls us to respect and tell the truth. In this chapter, the students will learn that by following the Ninth Commandment we can live out the virtue of modesty.

Language Arts:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This week we will begin week 4 of our novel study. Students will:

  • examine the story elements associated with fiction texts.
  • develop a prediction about future events based on reading and support prediction with text evidence.
  • compare and contrast character traits.

Chapters 13-16

Week 4 Vocabulary: persistent, sensible, conceited, thrive

Spelling homework and words for The Secret Garden Week 4 can be accessed here.

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic D: Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Students will:

  • Add and subtract more than two fractions.
  • Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions.
  • Use visual models to add two fractions with related units using the denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic D: Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Students will:

  • Use visual models to add two fractions with related units using the denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

We will continue with multiplication and division timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

This week student’s will be giving their presentations on their mission.

Science: Rock Patterns

Students will:

  • Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

Upcoming Important Dates:

3/19 Tuesday: WCEA Accreditation Team on campus, P.E., Mission Presentations (starting at 1:00pm Mollison, Mariana, AJ, Easton, Sammy, Gracie)

3/20 Wednesday: WCEA Accreditation Team on campus, 8am Mass (formal uniform required), Mission Presentations (starting at 11:00am Olivia, Benicio, Hannely, Isabella)

3/21 Thursday: WCEA Accreditation Team on campus, Mission Presentations (starting at 10:00am Gianni, Samantha, Braden, Gabby, Chloe), 12noon Dismissal

3/22 Friday: Secret Garden Week 4 Spelling and Comprehension Test, Religion Ch. 22 Test, P.E.

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 3/8

Weekly Newsletter

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Religion: Unit 3 Review

Language Arts:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This week we will begin week 3 of our novel study. Students will:

  • examine the story elements associated with fiction texts.
  • use details provided by the author to visualize the setting and create a map.
  • develop a prediction about future events based on reading and support prediction with text evidence.

Chapters 9-12

Click here for Week 3 Vocabulary.

Spelling homework and words for The Secret Garden Week 3 can be accessed here.

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic C: Fraction Comparison

Students will:

  • Reason using benchmarks to compare two fractions on the number line.
  • Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic D: Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Students will:

  • Add and subtract more than two fractions.
  • Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions.
  • Use visual models to add two fractions with related units using the denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

We will continue with multiplication and division timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

4th Grade Mission Project

  1. Project (completed at home)
    • Project, due 3/15
  2. Presentation (practiced at home, presented in class)
    • Week of 3/18

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

The Future of California is in Your Hands: Catholic Social Teaching in Action

Students will:

    • Understand the Catholic Social Teaching on Solidarity
    • Name people who have worked to heal the Native Indian population
    • Name how people can bring about healing and hope to the people of California

Science: Energy Transfer and Electric Currents

Students will:

  • Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
  • Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Upcoming Important Dates:

3/12 Tuesday: P.E.

3/13 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), 12noon Dismissal

3/14 Thursday: Team Day(wear any team shirt with jeans), Religion Unit 3 Open Book Test

3/15 Friday: Mission Project due, Secret Garden Week 3 Spelling and Comprehension Test, P.E.

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 3/1

Weekly Newsletter

Religion: Chapter 20

In this chapter, the students will learn that Lent is the season of preparation for Easter.

Language Arts:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This week we will begin week 2 of our novel study. Students will:

  • examine the story elements associated with fiction texts.
  • use details provided by the author to visualize the setting and create a map.
  • develop a prediction about future events based on reading and support prediction with text evidence.

Chapters 5-8

Click here for Week 2 Vocabulary.

Spelling homework and words for The Secret Garden Week 2 can be accessed here.

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic C: Fraction Comparison

Students will:

  • Reason using benchmarks to compare two fractions on the number line.
  • Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic D: Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Students will:

  • Use visual models to add and subtract two fractions with the same units, including subtracting from one whole.

We will continue with multiplication and division timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

The 4th Grade Mission Project has three parts:

  1. Research paper (completed in class)
    • Final typed report, due 3/8
  2. Project (completed at home)
    • Project, due 3/15
  3. Presentation (practiced at home, presented in class)
    • Week of 3/18

Please review the packet with your child and let me know if you have any questions. All due dates are included in the packet.

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra and the Mission Era: Secularization of the Missions

Students will:

    • Explain what happened to Missions after Mexico won its independence from Spain.
    • Describe Ranchos and explain the role Native Indians played here.
    • Compare and Contrast Rancho life to life today.
    • Explain that there were many injustices of the Mission Era.
    • Explain how there are people trying to help right the injustices done to native peoples today.

Science: Energy Transfer and Electric Currents

Students will:

  • Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
  • Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Upcoming Important Dates:

3/5 Tuesday: P.E.

3/6 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required)

3/7 Thursday: Mission Field Trip (Wear school uniform and bring disposable lunch)

3/8 Friday: Secret Garden Week 2 Spelling and Comprehension Test, P.E.

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 2/22

Weekly Newsletter

Field Trip permission slips are due next week! We will be visiting Mission San Antonio de Pala on Thursday, March 7th. We will leave at 8:30am and return by 1:30pm. Students must bring a disposable lunch that day and wear their regular school uniform. The cost for the field trip is $2. Your FACTS account will be charged. If you are interested in driving and chaperoning, please complete the safe environment training, defensive driving, and fill out the driver form attached to the permission slip. All forms are due back to me by Thursday, February 28th.

Religion: Chapter 19 The Eighth Commandment

In Chapter 18, the students learned that the Seventh Commandment calls us to respect others, their property, and the world God created. In this chapter, the students will learn that the Eighth Commandment teaches the importance of learning and living the truth that comes from God.

Language Arts:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Novel Study

Chapters 1-4

Vocabulary: passion, fretful, appalling, bungalow, implore, desolation, affectionate, contrary, intention, frocks, discomfit, apparent

Spelling homework and words for The Secret Garden Week 1 can be accessed here.

Our class will be participating in Six Flags® Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club! Click here to read the introduction letter and click here to download a copy of the reading log.

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic B: Fraction Equivalence Using Multiplication and Division

Students will:

  • Decompose fractions using area models to show equivalence.
  • Use the area model and multiplication to show the equivalence of two fractions.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic C: Fraction Comparison

Students will:

  • Reason using benchmarks to compare two fractions on the number line.
  • Find common units or number of units to compare two fractions.

We will continue with multiplication and division timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

The 4th Grade Mission Project has three parts:

  1. Research paper (completed in class)
    • Rough draft, due 3/1
    • Final typed report, due 3/8
  2. Project (completed at home)
    • Project, due 3/15
  3. Presentation (practiced at home, presented in class)
    • Week of 3/18

Please review the packet with your child and let me know if you have any questions. All due dates are included in the packet.

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra and the Mission Era: Impact on California Indians

Students will:

    • Explain how no matter how amazingly skilled the Native Peoples became, they were never given the same respect as the Spanish artisans in the mission community
    • Explain how Native Peoples struggled during the Mission Era to preserve their cultures, languages, and traditions
    • Explain how the missionaries forever changed the lives of the California Native Peoples.
      Some changes were positive. Some were negative.
    • Explain why Pope Francis acknowledged that “grave sins were committed against the Native Peoples of America in the name of God.”

Science:

We are participating in the City of Escondido’s 27th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest. Posters are due on March 1st. Please click here for more details.

Upcoming Important Dates:

2/25 Monday: Bring your Secret Garden book!

2/26 Tuesday: P.E.

2/27 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required)

2/28 Thursday: Field Trip Permission Slips due

3/1 Friday: Earth Day Posters due, Religion Ch. 19 Test, P.E., 12noon Dismissal

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 2/15

Weekly Newsletter

Today your child is bringing home a permission slip for our mission field trip. We will be visiting Mission San Antonio de Pala on Thursday, March 7th. We will leave at 8:30am and return by 1:30pm. Students must bring a disposable lunch that day and wear their regular school uniform. The cost for the field trip is $2. Your FACTS account will be charged. If you are interested in driving and chaperoning, please complete the safe environment training, defensive driving, and fill out the driver form attached to the permission slip. All forms are due back to me by Thursday, February 28th.

Religion: 4th Grade will be leading the school Mass on Saturday, February 23rd, at 5:30pm. All 4th graders will be participating in some way in this Mass. We will be practicing for the Mass in class during religion. On Saturday, please meet Ms. Silady by the piano at 5pm dressed in Mass attire uniform. Students will be receiving a participation grade in religion for their attendance and Mass behavior.

Language Arts: I’m excited to announce our next novel that we will be studying: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett published by Harper Collins, reprint in December 21, 2010. You can purchase the book on amazon here, or a bookseller of your choice. You can also check it out from the local library, however, we will need it in class every day. I’m asking that each 4th grader obtain a copy of the novel by Monday, February 25th. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic A: Decomposition and Fraction Equivalence

Students will:

  • Decompose fractions into sums of smaller unit fractions using tape diagrams.
  • Decompose unit fractions using area models to show equivalence.
  • Decompose fractions using area models to show equivalence.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic B: Fraction Equivalence Using Multiplication and Division

Students will:

  • Use the area model and division to show the equivalence of two fractions.
  • Use the area model and division to show the equivalence of two fractions.
  • Explain fraction equivalence using a tape diagram and the number line, and relate that to the use of multiplication and division.

We will continue with multiplication timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

The 4th Grade Mission Project has three parts:

  1. Research paper (completed in class)
    • Rough draft, due 3/1
    • Final typed report, due 3/8
  2. Project (completed at home)
    • Project, due 3/15
  3. Presentation (practiced at home, presented in class)
    • Week of 3/18

Please review the packet with your child and let me know if you have any questions. All due dates are included in the packet.

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra and the Mission Era: Impact on California Indians

Students will:

    • Explain how no matter how amazingly skilled the Native Peoples became, they were never given the same respect as the Spanish artisans in the mission community
    • Explain how Native Peoples struggled during the Mission Era to preserve their cultures, languages, and traditions
    • Explain how the missionaries forever changed the lives of the California Native Peoples.
      Some changes were positive. Some were negative.
    • Explain why Pope Francis acknowledged that “grave sins were committed against the Native Peoples of America in the name of God.”

Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Students will:

  • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

We are participating in the City of Escondido’s 27th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest. Posters are due on March 1st. Please click here for more details.

Upcoming Important Dates:

2/18 Monday: No School

2/19 Tuesday: WCEA Committee on campus

2/20 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), Religion Ch. 18 Test, 5:30pm Family STEM Night

2/21 Thursday: Team Day (students may wear team shirt with jeans)

2/22 Friday: P.E.

2/23 Saturday: 5pm meet Ms. Silady by the piano (formal uniform required), School Mass at 5:30pm

 

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 2/8

Weekly Newsletter

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day next Thursday! Students are welcome to bring Valentines for their classmates. If your child chooses to bring Valentines, they must bring one for each student in our class. We have a total of 15 students. Names were sent in an email earlier this week. Please click on this link to sign up to donate items needed for our celebration!

Religion: Chapter 18 The Seventh Commandment

In Chapter 17, the students learned that the Sixth Commandment teaches us to show and share love with others. In this chapter, the students will learn that the Seventh Commandment calls us to live out the peace and justice of Jesus Christ. They will also discover that God wants us to respect the property and dignity of all people.

Language Arts: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Novel Study

Students will:

  • Respond to the literature in written format
  • Review novel
  • Create a story pyramid

Review Vocabulary Words: harbor, sparingly, carcass, perish, forlorn, rites, forbade, omen, brackish, quarreled, waddling, matted, shaft, flank, plentiful, jagged, barbed, deserted, teeter, vanquish

Review of all Spelling Words from Weeks 1-4:

Spelling Week 1 Words and Activity

Spelling Week 2 Words and Activity

Spelling Week 3 Words and Activity 

Spelling Week 4 Words and Activity

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic A: Decomposition and Fraction Equivalence

Students will:

  • Decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape diagrams.
  • Decompose non-unit fractions and represent them as a whole number times a unit fraction using tape diagrams.
  •  Decompose fractions into sums of smaller unit fractions using tape diagrams.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic B: Fraction Equivalence Using Multiplication and Division

Students will:

  • Use the area model and multiplication to show the equivalence of two fractions.
  • Use the area model and multiplication to show the equivalence of two fractions.
  • Use the area model and division to show the equivalence of two fractions.

We will continue with multiplication timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

The 4th Grade Mission Project has three parts:

  1. Research paper (completed in class)
    • Research notes (see recommended websites), due 2/15
    • Rough draft, due 3/1
    • Final typed report, due 3/8
  2. Project (completed at home)
    • Approval form signed by parent, due 2/15
    • Project, due 3/15
  3. Presentation (practiced at home, presented in class)
    • Week of 3/18

Please review the packet with your child and let me know if you have any questions. All due dates are included in the packet.

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra and the Mission Era: Victories and Struggles at the Missions

Students will:

    • Describe life in the Missions
    • Explain how church was part of daily life in a mission
    • Explain how Native Indians helped to build the mission churches and incorporated native designs in their artwork
    • Explain how the Spanish expansion of farming crops and livestock destroyed tribal lands and valuable natural resources, and as a result, many Native Peoples living in and around the missions eventually became dependent on the missions for their food

Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Students will:

  • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

We are participating in the City of Escondido’s 27th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest. Posters are due on March 1st. Please click here for more details.

Upcoming Important Dates:

2/12 Tuesday: P.E.

2/13 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), 12noon Dismissal

2/15 Friday: Mission Project Research due, Mission Project Approval Form due, Religion Chapter 18 Test, Spelling Review Test, Island of the Blue Dolphins Final Assessment, P.E.

2/18 Monday: No School

Save the Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 5:30pm School Mass led by 4th Grade (attendance mandatory for all 4th graders)

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 2/1

Weekly Newsletter

We are participating in Kindergarten’s Canned Food Drive for the 100th Day of School! Please send in cans and nonperishable food items by Thursday. We are trying to collect 100 items in our classroom!

Religion: Chapter 17 The Sixth Commandment

In Chapter 16, the students learned that the Fifth Commandment calls us to respect all human life. In this chapter, they will learn about the Sixth Commandment and ways we show and share love with others.

Language Arts: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Novel Study

Students will:

  • Identify the supporting details in the chapter.
  • Make an inferences based on text clues.
  • Make text-to-self connections to the characters and events of the chapter.
  • Explore how the author uses language to appeal to emotion.

Vocabulary Words: jagged, barbed, deserted, teeter, vanquish

Spelling Island Week 4

4th Grade Reading Log

Math Groups A and B: Module 3 Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

This week we will finish Module 3. Students will receive a practice test on Monday to use as a study guide.

Topic H: Multiplication of Two-Digit by Two-Digit Numbers

Students will:

  • Transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Students will:

  • Decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape diagrams.
  • Decompose non-unit fractions and represent them as a whole number times a unit fraction using tape diagrams.
  • Decompose fractions into sums of smaller unit fractions using tape diagrams.

We will continue with multiplication timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies:

Today your child is bringing home their California Missions Project packet. The 4th Grade Mission Project has three parts:

  1. Research paper (completed in class)
  2. Project (completed at home)
    • Approval form signed by parent, due 2/15
    • Project, due 3/15
  3. Presentation (practiced at home, presented in class)
    • Week of 3/18

Please review the packet with your child and let me know if you have any questions. All due dates are included in the packet.

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra and the Mission Era: Victories and Struggles at the Missions

Students will:

    • Describe life in the Missions
    • Explain how church was part of daily life in a mission
    • Explain how Native Indians helped to build the mission churches and incorporated native designs in their artwork
    • Explain how the Spanish expansion of farming crops and livestock destroyed tribal lands and valuable natural resources, and as a result, many Native Peoples living in and around the missions eventually became dependent on the missions for their food

Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Students will:

  • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

We are participating in the City of Escondido’s 27th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest. Posters are due on March 1st. Please click here for more details.

Upcoming Important Dates:

2/5 Tuesday: P.E.

2/6 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), Math Module 3 Test Groups A and B

2/8 Friday: Religion Chapter 17 Test, Spelling Week 4 Test, Island of the Blue Dolphins Week 4 Quiz, P.E.

Save the Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 5:30pm School Mass led by 4th Grade (attendance mandatory for all 4th graders)

If you would like to donate to our classroom, please visit our 4th Grade Wish List.

Thank you!

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 1/25

Weekly Newsletter

Religion: Chapter 16

In Chapter 15, the students learned that the Fourth Commandment teaches us to honor and respect our parents, guardians, and all people in authority. In this chapter, the students will learn what it means to live the Fifth Commandment by respect all human life.

Language Arts: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Novel Study

Students will:

  • evaluate a statement to determine the accuracy.
  • evaluate the choices made by the main character to form an opinion.
  • identify the meaning of key chapter vocabulary using context clues and a reference book.
  • Analyze the events of the chapter to develop a concise summary.
  • Analyze the features of the text to determine the genre.

Vocabulary Words: waddling, matted, shaft, flank, plentiful

Spelling Week 3 

4th Grade Reading Log

Math: Module 3 Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

We will continue with multiplication timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Topic H: Multiplication of Two-Digit by Two-Digit Numbers

Students will:

  • Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using a place value chart.
  • Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model.
  • Multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers using four partial products.
  • Transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.

Social Studies:

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra: Development of the Missions

Students will:

  • Describe the length of El Camino Real.
  • Understand the placement of the Missions.
  • Explain where they would build a 22nd Mission based on the criteria set for the first 21.
  • Explain the relationship between missions, Spanish pueblos, and presidios.
  • Name active missions today.

Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Students will:

  • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Catholic Schools Week

1/28 Monday:

1/29 Tuesday: P.E.

1/30 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required)

1/31 Thursday:

2/1 Friday: Religion Chapter 16 Test, Spelling Week 3 Test, Island of the Blue Dolphins Week 3 Quiz, P.E.

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 1/18

Weekly Newsletter

Religion: Chapter 15

In Chapter 12, the students learned about the celebration of the Mass. In this chapter, they will learn that the Fourth Commandment teaches us to respect and honor our parents, guardians, and all people in authority.

Language Arts: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Novel Study

Students will:

  • identify cause and effect relationships in the chapter.
  • evaluate character choices based on the events of the story.
  • identify the main idea of the selection.
  • evaluate a statement to determine the accuracy.
  • identify evidence to support character traits.

Vocabulary Words: rites, forbade, omen, brackish, quarreled

Spelling Week 2 Words and Activity

4th Grade Reading Log

Math: Module 3 Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

We will continue with multiplication timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Topic H: Multiplication of Two-Digit by Two-Digit Numbers

Students will:

  • Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using a place value chart.
  • Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model.
  • Multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers using four partial products.
  • Transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.

Social Studies:

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra: “Heart on Fire”

Students will:

  • Describe the missionary zeal of Father Junipero Serra
  • Know the timeline of Father Serra’ Life
  • Explain why Father Serra built the first Missions
  • Describe the skills of an effective Missionary
  • Explain why Father Serra was canonized a saint

Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Students will:

  • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Upcoming Important Dates:

1/21 Monday: No School

1/22 Tuesday: P.E.

1/23 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), Progress Reports available online (Please wait to print until this day.)

1/24 Thursday:

1/25 Friday: Progress Reports due, Religion Chapter 15 Test, Spelling Week 2 Test, Island of the Blue Dolphins Week 2 Quiz, P.E.

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 1/11

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Religion: Unit 2 Review (Chapter 8-12)

Students will review the following:

  • showing love for God and others by following the Ten Commandments and the Great Commandment.
  • believing in the one true God, and loving him more than anything.
  • respecting God’s name, and honoring sacred places.
  • keeping the Lord’s Day holy by participating in Mass, relaxing, and caring for others’ needs.
  • learning the ways to participate more fully at Mass, and to live as Jesus’ disciples when we are sent forth from Mass.

Language Arts: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Novel Study

This week we will continue with week 1 of our novel study. Students will:

  • examine the story elements associated with fiction texts.
  • use details provided by the author to visualize the setting and create a map.
  • develop a prediction about future events based on reading and support prediction with text evidence.

Vocabulary Words: harbor, sparingly, carcass, perish, forlorn

Spelling Week 1 Words and Activity

4th Grade Reading Log

Math: Module 3 Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

We will continue with multiplication timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Topic G: Division of Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, and Ones

Students will:

  • Represent numerically four-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5, decomposing a remainder up to three times.
  • Solve division problems with a zero in the dividend or with a zero in the quotient.
  • Interpret division word problems as either number of groups unknown or group size unknown.
  • Interpret and find whole number quotients and remainders to solve one-step division word problems with larger divisors of 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  • Explain the connection of the area model of division to the long division algorithm for three- and four-digit dividends.

Social Studies:

Pilot Module 2 Saint Junípero Serra and the Mission Era

Junipero Serra: “Heart on Fire”

Students will:

  • Describe the missionary zeal of Father Junipero Serra
  • Know the timeline of Father Serra’ Life
  • Explain why Father Serra built the first Missions
  • Describe the skills of an effective Missionary
  • Explain why Father Serra was canonized a saint

Science: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Students will:

  • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Upcoming Important Dates:

1/15 Tuesday: P.E.

1/16 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required)

1/17 Thursday: Religion Unit 2 Open Book Test

1/18 Friday: Spelling Week 1 Test, Island of the Blue Dolphins Week 1 Quiz, P.E.