In addition to continuing the Getting to Know Each Other process, here is what we’ve been up to in the first two weeks of 4th grade!
Our first unit of study in Reading lays the groundwork for good reading habits. Students are taught how to set reading goals, choose a Just Right book, read actively, and build reading stamina. As part of your child’s homework, I expect some reading practice at home- at least 20 minutes each school night. Reading logs and books will begin to come home with your child soon!
As we dig into writing Personal Narratives, we are learning to generate ideas of what to write by thinking about Special People, Special Places, and Strong Emotions. We also are learning to add sensory details to help the reader experience the story. I love to read the end product as it helps me get to know your child better!
We are tackling numbers up to 1 Million in math this first unit! Students are learning how to model and read and write numbers in standard form (24), word form (twenty-four), and expanded form (20 + 4). We are also rounding numbers!
On September 17, we will observe Constitution Day! This day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers.
As you can see, we have been working hard!
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!