April is National Card and Letter Writing month! And to close out the month, we are completing a very special project in 4th grade. We will spend this week writing letters of encouragement to children at St. Jude's Children's Hospital!
Mrs. Goeders and Mrs. Marshall are asking that every student bring in one stamp on Friday, April 28th so we can address our envelopes and have them ready to go out in Monday's mail. (And yes, you may definitely send more than one stamp in to help us cover students who may show up on Friday without a stamp.)
This is an in-class project that we'll be working on, but don't worry! Scholastic has graciously provided a few activities that you may do at home as a family to celebrate National Card and Letter Writing month! Enjoy!
Today we played an exciting new game during ELA. Many of our student requested the link so they could play at home with you, so here it is! gameon.world Be sure to ask your student how to play! Enjoy!
Will your student be among Willy Wonka's 5 NEW Golden Ticket winners?
The fourth grade team is delighted to share with you Roald Dahl;s Imaginormous Challenge! Inspired by Roald Dahl (author of stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and James and the Giant Peach), this contest for children ages 5-12 will open a world of storytelling and creativity for your students as they explore the wondrous potential of small ideas.
Important things for you to know:
1. Each student can submit as many entries as they want; there is no limit.
2. The prizes ware AMAZING! Be sure to check out the Prizes tab on the website.
3. Your younger (and older) children may participate as well!
4. It is SUPER important that you read the terms and conditions before allowing your student to enter this contest! If they are unable to travel on the specified dates (August 4-10, 2017) another name will be chosen.
5. The Imaginormous Tool on the website can be helpful for your student.
6. Have fun and be as creative as you can!
The website is https://www.imaginormouschallenge.com/. Be sure to check it out! (You'll also have to submit your student's entries there.)
*Please return your student's report card envelope as soon as possible.
*Don't forget about our Spring One and Done fundraiser! Money can be turned in any time this week.
*Class Picture money should be turned in prior to our pictures on April 25th.
*This week's EOG review words were sent home today. Students should make flashcards for homework and study their words in preparation for Friday's vocabulary test.
*EOG Countdown: 29 days
H i 4th grade families!
Every year, we are asked if we will be preparing a packet of work for students to practice skills over Spring Break. This requires of hundreds of copies on our end and the packets are almost always never returned. So, we've come up with the idea of posting the packet here on our website and allowing you to print all or some of it for your student to work on over the break! This is just extra practice; it is not graded work and it should not be returned after the break (please disregard the cover page). Hope this helps!
Mrs. Marshall provides a walkthrough of how to find the 4th quarter math resources on the new website.
Instead of having spelling homework, we are asking that our students read an AR book for 20-30 minutes each night. They should use the next few days to take AR tests before the quarter ends.
Mrs. Goeders and Mrs. Marshall
Our big goals for this week are: I can use literary terms to describe the parts of a poem, story, or drama and I can describe the differences in the structure of poems, dramas, and prose. There is a chart included below that can help you help your student master the elements of each genre. Tomorrow's lesson will focus on analyzing drama. There will be an assessment on Friday.
**Please help your student study this concept. This is one of our major standards for the quarter.**
Spelling Words for March 10th-March 24th