4th Grade GS Update

Hello Parents,

Here is a quick recap of the week. It is important that you scroll down to the bottom of the post and hit the subscribe button. Thank you!

Language Arts

  • We started the two new class novels, City of Ember and The One and Only Ivan
  • We drafted and starting typing our letters to an author in the state wide Letters for Literature Contest.  http://ribook.org/letters-about-literature/
  • We continued to explore text, make world connections and compare and contrast characters and genres of novels
  • We learned how to write a conversation between characters using quotation marks and proper punctuation
  • We practiced cursive writing


  • We learned how to solve long division problems
  • We used bar modeling to solve complex multi-step word problems
  • We practiced finding the mode, range, median and mean of a set of numbers
  • We reviewed our multiplication and division facts by playing several math games throughout the month

Science and Social Studies

  • We started a new health unit by making a class KWL chart
  • We discovered where a magnet was hiding inside a mystery box by using iron chips, a compass and a magnet
  • We used washers and spacers to discover the force of magnets
  • We will be beginning current events after the winter break
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As usual, we had another heartwarming session with our kindergarten buddies. We read a Thanksgiving story together and then they shared holiday memories and created pictures with their buddies.

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I hope that everyone enjoys the winter break and I am looking forward to seeing you all in 2015:)