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.

Week 13

October 28th – November 1st

Tuesday’s FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. We are leaving school at 8:45am and should be back about 1:00pm. Don’t forget to pack a sack lunch if you did not sign up for a cafeteria lunch.

This week in:

Language Arts

Continue Reading “How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow”[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 a video version of the text.] We are also learning to use context clues to decipher unfamiliar words.

MathDivision

[Identifying measurement and partitive division questions, relate division to multiplication facts, working with remainders and using division strategies to solve word 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.

ScienceTypes 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:

October 29th – 4th grade field trip to Copley Symphony

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival 1pm – 5pm

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: “Piece of cake” …………………….What does this mean?

Week 12

This week is RED RIBBON WEEK

Monday- wear black and white

Tuesday – twin day

Wednesday – Dress for Enchanted Day

Thursday – Dress for Wolf Day

Friday – wear red [Law Enforcement Day]

***This Tuesday is our PTA’s fundraiser at Souplantation.

Upcoming FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. There is no cost to you for this upcoming field trip.

This week in;

Language Arts – Reading “How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow”

[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 a video version of the text.]

Math – Division

[Compare measurement and partitive division, relate division to multiplication facts, and solve problems with remainders.]

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?

Remember these dates:

October 21st – 25th   RED RIBBON WEEK

October 29th – 4th grade field trip to Copley Symphony

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival 1pm – 5pm

November 11th – No School for Veterans Day

December 20th – Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 23rd – January 13th  Winter Break

Secret Word: motivation

Week 11

October 14th – 18th

We had a wonderful and very productive first week of school. We were excited to see our students again and students came ready to learn.

Update information: There will be no cost to you for our upcoming FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. We received an “ART – Bus Express” grant which takes care of our transportation and PTA gave another grant to cover the entrance fees. With this in mind, we are limited to only one (1) chaperone per classroom. Your child’s teacher will contact you with further information.

Next quarter, we will have trips whereby we will not be too limited with chaperones. We will be sure to keep you informed of upcoming trips.

This week in our curriculum:

Language Arts – Continue reading to compare and contrast the characters in the texts. Students will also practice a RAEEE model question.

Mathematics – Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. There will be a chapter test on Friday. Students should be proficient in using an area model, partial products, and standard algorithm to solve.

Writing – Process writing for an Opinion essay.

Science – Essential Question: How is energy transferred?

Remember these dates:

October 16th – Picture Day

October 29th – 4th grade field trip to Copley Symphony

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival [3pm – 6pm]

Secret Word: Choices

Week 10

October 8th – 11th

School resumes for students on Tuesday, October 8th – Regular Day.

Upcoming FIELD TRIP on October 29th to Copley Symphony. We will let you know of the cost as soon as we figure out transportation details.

This week in;

Language Arts – Reading “The Gnat and the Lion” and “The Lion and the Bull”

[Reading to annotate, identify key events / summarize, describe the characters based on their actions in the text, and identify the character’s feelings or state of being based on the text.]

Math – Multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.

[Review models of double digit multiplication: area model, partial products, and regrouping method.]

Writing – Writing an opinion essay based on the text: Stanley’s Release

Science – Essential Question: How is Energy Transferred?

                Exploring Newton’s Cradle Phenomenon.

[Exploring Newton’s 1st and 3rd Law of Motion]

Remember these dates:

October 8th – School resumes for students.

  Regular Day Schedule

October 16th – Picture Day

November 2nd – Masquerade Festival 3pm – 6pm

Secret Word: Pumpkin