January will start with Module 5, fractions. If we stay on pace, we should be ready for out Mid Module 5 test on Tuesday, January 29.
Just a note...it may seem we are going very fast...we need to get so much material in before April. Zearn will always be a resource you can use at home. It will help reteach material we are learning in class. The students know how to log in and like to do it.
As a reminder, the students are expected to come to fourth grade knowing their basic X facts. For those that do not, there will be remediation to help get them on track. In school, we use Moby Max Facts which will keep track of the facts they already mastered and only give the facts they still need to work on. Students are able to access this at home.
Please save any work that comes home (there should be "Problem Sets" sent home every day) to help prepare for assessments. There will be exit tickets taken for grades at random times to check on student progress, mid module and end of module grades. If your child is struggling, I will certainly know from the exit tickets, and have time planned during our week to meet with these students to help get them back on track.
Math homework: Monday-Thursday, 20 minutes of Moby Max Math. I will periodically check the students are doing it. Although it will not count for points, if a student is borderline between grades, I will take homework into account.
There are three units of study in fourth grade science. We have begun our second unit, Ecosystems. In January, we will begin to study fossils. Most work is completed in class. Tests will be announced one week prior with a study guide being sent home. Grades are also taken on classwork and labs.
January will start our Fossil unit. There are many fun and exciting labs that go with this unit.
Our rotation schedule this year is as follows:
Day 1: Library
Day 2: Technology
Day 3: Art
Day 4: Music (Please remember recorder)
Day 5: Gym (Please remember gym shoes)
Day 6: Club
Special Upcomming Events:
January 20: No School
January 25: In school field trip: Snow Shoeing!
January 30: Fourth grade Fine Arts field trip
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