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December 9th

Date: December 6, 2019 Author: Mrs. Fraas Categories: Newsletter 0

Canned Food Drive
Our Student Council will be supporting our local community with a canned food drive
beginning this Monday, December 9th through Thursday, December 12th. All food
will be donated to help those in our own community enjoy a warm meal over the
holiday break. Last year, our school surprised the food bank with the most cans ever
donated in one trip, and they had to go back and to empty out their truck and come
back again to pick it all up!! This year, the entire grade level that donates the most
canned food will get to travel to MVHS to watch a movie in their auditorium on
January 22nd. We hope this will be a fun way for our students to get connected with
their high school, too!
Holiday Help
Some Hillsdale families and families in our community are in need this holiday season.  Please sign up and bring the items to Hillsdale unwrapped by December 17th.  Please label your items with the letter assigned.  Thank you so much for your help!
Link to help:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aabad28a5fb6-holiday2

Math fact fluency

We have started multiplying multi digit numbers by single digit numbers using area models, number lines, partial products and the standard algorithm.  We are ultimately working towards the most efficient method which is the standard algorithm.  I cannot stress enough the importance of the students being fluent in their math facts.  Some of the kids are struggling because they don’t know them.  4th grade math is hard enough without the struggle of math facts.  I tell the kids it only takes 5 minutes a day to become fluent.  Please make sure your child is practicing at home.  I have added a multiplication fact practice set to my Quizlet account.  This would be a quick and easy way for your child to practice every day.  Thank you for your support at home!  It makes a difference!  🙂

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/_6wnv5a

 

ZEARN
I have given each of the students their sign in and password for Zearn. Remember, students either need to complete 1 lesson or 20 minutes on Zearn per week. They will record their time on their reading log. The class code for Zearn is XK7B4V. You will need this code the first time your child signs on. I like Zearn because it reinforces our math lessons at school.

SPELLING/VOCABULARY
Root word: bio (life) Greek
photo (light) Greek

phil (love)

GreekWords: biology, biodegradable, biography, photography, photosynthesis, photon, Philadelphia, philanthropist, philosophy, bibliophile

Quizlet link:

https://quizlet.com/_7mqap1?x=1qqt&i=12ng5i

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD.
Norman Vincent Peale

IMPORTANT DATES

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December 10- PTO Meeting 7-8 in the Library

December 23-January 5- No School- Winter Holiday Break

ACADEMIC NEWS
In math this week,  we used multiplication, addition, or subtraction to solve multi-step word problems.  Please make sure your child is practicing their math facts at home.  From here on out, the math will be very difficult for them if they are not fluent in their multiplication facts.  A fun way to practice is math magician.  http://www.math-play.com/math-magician-multiplication-game/math-magician-multiplication-game.html  Thank you for sharing this website with me Elisha!  In ELA, we started our Informative writing assignment.  🙂  

NEXT WEEK’S ACADEMIC NEWS

MATH– Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model

ELA~RI 4.8-Reason and evidence to support text

 

WRITING~Informative Writing assignment

PARTS OF SPEECH: COMMON AND PROPER NOUNS

Social Studies~ Lewis and Clark’s Expedition

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