The 4th graders had such a FUN week learning so many things! Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please continue to read below to see what students have learned and will be learning next week.
This Week in Room 12
In Reading, students have been learning more about cause and effect. Students have focused on finding cause and effect relationships in non-fiction passages. Our class enjoyed reading about the importance of protecting the environment, specifically oceans. Students read about Henderson Island and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Also, students continued to meet in their guided reading groups.
In Math, our class reviewed types of quadrilaterals and defined characteristics of each shape: trapezoids, squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and the rhombus. Also, students continued to find the area and perimeter of various polygons. Students have done a great job labeling the sides of shapes before calculating the area and perimeter of shapes. You Tube videos have been updated and are ready to view to help solve math problems.
In Writing, students learned the difference between persuasive (opinion) writing and informational writing. Students were put into groups of favorite foods and practiced writing the introduction sentences. Also, student groups wrote the plan and started working on their 3 paragraphs for the persuasive piece about their favorite food.
In VA Studies, students began a new unit on Reconstruction. Our class learned that Reconstruction is the time after the Civil War where the southern states were let back into the Union and everything is being rebuilt. Also, students learned about segregation, discrimination and Jim Crow Laws. Click here for the VS-8 Study Guide.
Next week in Room 12
In Reading, students will learn about making inferences in non-fiction and fiction texts. Our class will read two stories from the Scholastic StoryWorks Magazine called “Out of the Flames” and “The Stars Below Me”. In both these passages, students will focus on identifying story elements, vocabulary words, text features, and making inferences about events and characters.
In Math, students will begin a new unit on measurement. Students will begin focusing on customary (inch, foot, yard, mile) and metric (millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers) units of length. Our class will learn about benchmarks to use when measuring and actually measuring things around the classroom. We will also learn how to measure to the fraction of 1/4, 1/2/ 1/8 inches and solve measurement conversations. Later in the week, students will learn about customary (ounces and pounds) and metric (grams and kilograms) mass/weight.
In Writing, students will continue to work on their rough drafts and final drafts of their persuasive writings about their favorite types of food. Our class will continue to work on writing with capital letters, using detailed sentences, and correct punctuation. I am so excited to see their finished product.
In VA Studies, students will review our unit on Reconstruction. Our class will have a very important discussion on how Virginia changed with transportation and various industries years after Reconstruction. Students will also be tested on this unit towards the end of the week. Click here for the VS-8 Study Guide.
Upcoming Assessments and Projects
- VS 8 Reconstruction Unit Test: Thursday, March 21st
- Reading Formative Assessment: Friday, March 22nd
Upcoming Happenings and Events
- James River Watershed Experience Field Trip: Permission Slip and Money ($23) due Wednesday, March 20th – Tuesday, March 26th
- 3rd Quarter Paw Achievement Party – Thursday, March 28th
- 3rd Quarter Ends – Friday, March 29th
- Student Half Day: Release at 11:00 AM – March 29th
- Spring Break – Saturday, March 30th to Sunday, April 7th (Students return to school on Monday, April 8th)
- To Order Field Day shirts, click here. 4th grade will be wearing orange.
- Graded papers and behavior & learning form (neon orange or pink form) will go home on Friday’s in the students Blue Trevvett folder. Please check this in case there is anything that needs to be signed and returned. The neon yellow formed needs to be returned every Monday after it is reviewed.
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- Thank you for your continued support at home with your child. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call me at Trevvett Elementary at 804-261-5060 for any questions or concerns.