We’ve been busy in 4th grade! Here’s what we’ve been up to!
Math- we are digging into Unit 6 and learning about fractions! Our focus is on fractions with like denominators, mixed numbers with like denominators, and multiplying fractions and whole numbers.
Reading- the students are grouped into Historical Fiction Book Clubs! We are gaining knowledge on the subject of World War 2, learning about D-Day, Pearl Harbor, and Nazi Invasions. Our current read aloud is Number the Stars.
Writing- after wrapping up Personal Essay, we press on to tackle Literary Essay. Using a BIG Idea, we will prove our point by gathering evidence from lessons that authors teach us within the books we read in class.
Language Arts- we continue to work on capital letters, end punctuation, punctuating dialogue, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and long vowel patterns.
Black History- we are learning about the important contributions of brave pioneers (Ruby Bridges, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks…), Sports Figures (Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens…), Artists (Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald…) and others!
I’m happy to say that our class math fluency scores in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are going UP!! We have been working so hard in our classroom on improving our speed and accuracy on the math facts using Moby Max!
Thank you for encouraging your child to practice at home! It’s really paying off, not only on their fluency scores, but during computation on math problems in class! If you want to take a peek to see how your child is doing, have him/her help you get onto Moby Max through Clever. Otherwise, I’m happy to let you know!
Why are the facts important? Check out this article.
Kids Heart Challenge information came home today and will begin on Feb. 1. Please note that this program is for the American Heart Association and can only be done online
. For more information ask your child for the KHC envelope they got today and you can also go to the PE Blog
Your students will record their concussion videos on Thursday, Feb. 4.
They are welcome to bring props and dress up!
Thanks for your help, they are so excited!!
The Annual PE Apparel sale is happening now until February 1. The store is online only
. For more information go to the PE Blog. http://mvankoev.edublogs.org
Next Week is Holiday Spirit Week (December 14- 18).
*Monday, December 14- Cozy Holiday Socks and/or slippers.
*Tuesday, December 15- Holiday Headgear (Holiday hats, headbands, hair and/or scarves).
*Wednesday, December 16- Holiday Sweater Day (Ugly or Cute).
*Thursday, December 17- Holiday Spirit Clothes- wear your red and green and white!
*Friday, December 18- A Long Winter’s Nap- Pajama Day-Holiday themed if you have them!
The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 4. We are asking for you to help by bringing in non-perishable food items for Love Inc. in Hudsonville.
Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. (please no ramen noodles, and please do not break apart packaged food)
The food drive will continue until Nov. 18. We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in. The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lane. (If allowed this year)
This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others. Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.
Our fall party was a blast! I’m not sure the kids realize that we actually accomplished some work throughout the day! We did math– (2 digit x 2 digit multiplication to solve a riddle), reading– (worked in small groups on decoding and fluency with a readers theater), and writing– (used a die/dice to select a character/setting/problem that they will continue to write).
During the party, the kids enjoyed Minute-To-Win-It games using Ghost Boogers, learning new skills with chopsticks, straws and toothpicks! As always, your kids were fun, polite, and appreciative! We missed your presence, but are thankful for the donations that you provided!
We have some beautiful parks in Ottawa County! Check them out!
Can you believe that we’re already well into October!?
Here is a quick snapshot of what we’re working on…
In Reading, we’ve begun Unit 2- learning how to tackle non-fiction text! Eventually, we will research weather and natural disasters in teams, learning about earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, floods, and tsunamis!
We are presently Writing our very own Realistic Fiction Story based on our own real life experiences, but made even better by writing stories that we wish existed!
Currently, we are tackling Unit 2 Math which is all about Multiplication! It is always very helpful for your child to practice math facts (pretty please?).
Enjoy your week!