• Weekly Update 12/16/19

    If you have not sent in school fees yet, please remember to do so.  The fees are $31 as they include $25 for the laptop fee.  

    As a reminder, the first hour of every day is an "intervention hour."  We use this hour to review concepts with students that need extra help and challenge students that do not need extra support with mastering a standard.  Please make sure your child is on time each day so that they do not miss this important time.  Let me know if you have any questions!

    We will be having a Grinch party to celebrate the season on Thursday, December 19th.  I am asking each student to bring in a wrapped book by Tuesday, December 17th.  We will have a book exchange Thursday as part of the celebration.  I am also asking for snack donations.  If you have any questions, please let me know. :)  

     

    I am looking forward to a great week! 

     

    MATH: This week we will review multiplication and division along with multistep word problems.

     

    Please ensure that students are completing their math homework each night along with working on I-Ready when they have time.  Once a month we do a growth check on I-Ready.  The students who make the most growth receive a prize! :) 

     

     Priority Standard: NC.4.NBT.5 Multiply a whole number of up to three digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply up to two two-digit numbers with place value understanding using area models, partial products, and the properties of operations. Use models to make connections and develop the algorithm.

    ELA:Students are learning how to identify the point of view of a text and compare two versions of the same story written from different points of view.  They will learn how to compare and contrast the focus of two passages based on the same event.

     

    The priority standard is: 

     

    RL: 4.6: Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

     

    Writing: Students are learning how to write informative/ explanatory texts. 

    The priority standard is

    W.4.2 Write informative /explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. a. Organize information and ideas around a topic to plan and prepare to write. b. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. c. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. d. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases. e. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. f. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. g. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing, with consideration to task, purpose, and audience.

     

     

    Science: We will continue to learn about the physical properties of matter.  We will focus on flexibility, strength, ability to conduct heat, ability to conduct electricity, hardness, ability to be attracted by magnets, reactions to water and fire.

    The priority standards are:

    4.P.2.1: Compare the physical properties of samples of matter. 

    Social Studies: 

    Use geographical terms to identify location and regions of North Carolina, its natural resources and how human activities affect them. 

    4.G.1.2 Explain the impact that human activity has on the availability of natural resources in North Carolina. 4.H.1.3 Explain how people, events and developments brought about changes to communities in various regions of N.C.

    Our Social Studies Weekly newspapers are an effective resource for learning to read nonfiction for information, using key details and citing text clues to support inferences and drawing conclusions