Week 18

December 9th – 13th

This Week we had a wonderful time visiting Olympian High School for our walking field trip. Students saw the performance of Peter Pan.

This week in:

Language Arts – Continue Reading “The Wild Wood”

We will be learning to: read to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text, and make inferences based on evidence from the text. Also, to explain how a series of paragraphs help develop the story. We will use to use context clues to decipher unfamiliar words.

Students will determine the theme of The Wild Wood.

Math – Area and Perimeter

Review the difference between prime and composite numbers. Find factors and/or multiples of a number. Solve real world word problems using common factors. Understand divisibility rules.

Writing – Writing an informative essay: we will be writing a news article for your local newspaper. “The Star News”, detailing how CA Indians lives were influenced by the region and environment in which they lived.

Science – Waves and Their Application/Waves and their Properties

              What are the parts of a wave??

How do waves change?

How can we send information using waves?

Remember these dates:

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be sent home on the last day of school.

December 20th – Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 23rd – January 10th  Winter Break

School Resumes on January 13th, 2020

Secret Idiom: “Hit the nail on the head.”              What does this mean?

Week 17

December 2nd – 6th

We hope everyone had a restful and thankful week. We are excited to see you tomorrow – all day:)

Return to school tomorrow – Regular school day.

Don’t forget our ‘ Walking Field Trip’ to Olympian High School on December 5th – Thursday

Also, December 6th – PTA Bingo Night

We are continuing our academic work with rigor and maintaining our focus to finishing off the year and semester strong. We are continuing with our text:

Come Away, Come Away – Identifying/explaining how similes are used in the text

Writing: Informative/Explanatory Essay

Math: Understanding the difference between factors and multiples

Social Studies/Science: Waves and their Application

Secret Word: gratitude

Week 16

November 18th – 22nd

This week in:

Language Arts – Continue Reading “Come Away, Come Away”

We will be learning to: read to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text, and make inferences based on evidence from the text. We are also learning to use context clues to decipher unfamiliar words.

Students will make connections between the text and a visual presentation.

Students will learn to identify and explain how similes are used in text.

Students will compare and contrast characters from different texts.

Math – Understand the difference between prime and composite numbers. Find factors of a number. Solve real world word problems using common factors. Understand divisibility rules.

Writing – Writing an informative essay: we will be writing a news article for your local newspaper. “The Star News”, detailing how CA Indians lives were influenced by the region and environment in which they lived.

Science – Waves and Their Application

How do waves move?

What are the properties of waves?

Where does the energy of the wave come from?

Remember these dates:

November 19th – PTA Fundraiser: BLAZE PIZZA Restaurant

December 20th – Last Day of 2nd Quarter

November 25th – 29th  Thanksgiving Week Off

December 23rd – January 13th  Winter Break

Secret Idiom: “Cry crocodile tears.”              What does this mean?

Week 15

November 12th – 15th

This week in:

Language Arts – Continue Reading “Snow White and the Huntsman”

[We will be learning to: Read to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text, and make connections between the text and read aloud/play.] We are also learning to use context clues to decipher unfamiliar words.

Students will learn to identify and explain how similes are used in text.

Math – Division

[Dividing using regrouping, divide multi-digit numbers by a single divisor and solve real world problems.]

Writing – Writing an opinion essay: focus on the introduction paragraph. Students

              should be able to formulate an opinion with reasons to support their claim.

Science – Waves and Their Application

              How do waves move?

What are the properties of waves?

Where does the energy of the wave come from?

Remember these dates:

November 4th – 20th – Canned Food Drive

November 4th – December 4th – Toy Drive [New toys can be dropped off at the office]

November 15th – Federal Survey forms due [Yellow paper that was sent home]

November 19th – PTA General Meeting at 6:00pm

November 20th – Restaurant Night Fundraiser [Blaze Pizza at Otay Ranch]

November 25th – 29th  Thanksgiving Week Off

December 20th – Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 23rd – January 13th  Winter Break

Secret Idiom: “A penny for your thoughts.”              What does this mean?

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Congratulations to all of our Quarter 2 Red Carpet winners. We are proud of all of you and your dedication to learning.

Week 14

November 4th – 8th

We are so proud of our 4th grade students. They continue to show progress in their KidBiz reading assignments and reading in AR (library books)

Do remember to keep practicing multiplication tables even if not assigned. It will be very helpful when solving multiplication and division questions. Also, multiplication fact fluency is useful when we get to the fraction chapter.

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This week in:

Language Arts – Reading “Snow White and the Huntsman”

[We will be learning to: Read to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text, and make connections between the text and read aloud/play.] We are also learning to use context clues to decipher unfamiliar words.

Math – Division

[Dividing tens, hundreds, and thousands. Divide using partial products and regrouping model]

Writing – Writing an opinion essay: focus on the introduction paragraph. Students

              should be able to formulate an opinion with reasons to support their claim.

Science – Types of Energy

                    Essential Question: What form does energy take?

                Waves and Their Application

              How do waves move? What are the properties of waves? Where does

                   the energy of the wave come from?

Remember these dates:

November 8th – Grade 4 Red Carpet Awards

November 11th – Veterans Day – No School

November 25th – 29th  Thanksgiving Week Off

December 20th – Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 23rd – January 13th  Winter Break

Secret Idiom: “A bee in her bonnet”              What does this mean?

Celebrating the month of October, 2019

We would like to share some photos of this month’s events.

This month we celebrated Red Ribbon Week:

Black and white day

Wolf Day

Twin Day

Law Enforcement day – Wear Red

Our 4th grade team and students wish to thank all of our Law Enforcement Officers for their service and dedication in keeping our communities safe.

We also had our first field trip to San Diego Copley Symphony where we learned about the different musical instruments in an orchestra. It was a grand and entertaining event. Then we enjoyed lunch at a park at Balboa.