Howdy Parents!

Here’s a look at what’s happening for the Month of April and May:

READING-continuing with our Historical Fiction and finished our read aloud of Rosa Parks.  (The woman who stood up to racism and segregation in the 1950s) . Lots of interesting and enlightening discussions on the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Civil Rights Movement.  Now, starting a new read aloud fiction book called “Hatchet” by Gary Paulson.  Also, we will be starting Book Clubs, (4 groups with 5 students in each).

  • “Holes” by Louis Sachar
  • “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’engle
  • “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by Scott O’Dell
  • “The Sign of the Beaver” by Elizabeth George Speare

UOI -We are wrapping up our Unit 4, “How We Express Ourselves” this week and the Central Idea: How living thing process and respond to information in different ways for survival.  Students created a media book on their app “Book Creator” (See Rubric below) and Grade 4 are inviting parents to view and read their published works.

Our new Unit 5, “How We Organize Ourselves” and the Central Idea: ECONOMIES rely on RESOURCES and CHOICES to sustain SOCIETIES.

WRITING- we are focusing on Persuasive (Opinionated) Writing for our Literary Essays.  We will continue learning how to use research, practice note-taking skills and other educational tools to write  our essays as well as use Literary Analysis.  (See Rubric below).

MATH- We are continuing with our Module 5:  Fractions/Topic A: Decomposition and Fraction Equivalent (see Math Standards below). Soon, to start our Module 6: Addition/Multiplication on Volume and Area.

FYI: of Events coming up

  • 4/12- Assembly/Popcorn Day
  • 5/6- TenCent Field Trip

https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics

“Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ms. Ramos