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January 6th

Date: January 4, 2020 Author: Mrs. Fraas Categories: Newsletter 0

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful, restful break and are ready to head back to school!  🙂 

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~ mono (one) Greek, uni (one) Latin, sol (alone, only) Latin

monologue, monotone, monotonous, unison, unicorn, unify, unique, solitude, solo, solar

Quizlet Link:

https://quizlet.com/_7sq8ry?x=1qqt&i=12ng5i

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

IMPORTANT DATES
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January 14~ PTO Meeting

January 17~ Early Release

January 20~ No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

February 10-14~ Kindness Week

February 17~ No School (Presidents’ Day)

February 28~ No School ( Teacher Collaboration Day)

March 10~ PTO Meeting (7:00)

March 12~ Spring Pictures

Spring Music Program

March 20~ No School

March 23-27~ No School (Spring Break)

NEXT WEEK’S ACADEMIC NEWS
MATH– Module 3 review

End of Module Assessment

Module 5 – Fractions/decomp. fractions – Lessons 1-3 Decompose fractions as a SUM of unit fractions using tape diagrams.

ELA~

Read about Mountain Men

Discuss Main Idea

Write informational paragraph about Mountain Men

How to consult reference materials (Dictionary, thesaurus etc.)

Social Studies~

Fur Traders and Trappers Chapter 3 Lesson 2

Readings from fur trapper file

Write informational paragraph for mountain men

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