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Newsletter December 2nd

Date: December 1, 2019 Author: Mrs. Fraas Categories: Newsletter 0

Growth and Development
Our Growth and Development video will be Thursday, December 5th. If you have not returned the permission slip, please do so by Tuesday.  Thank you!

 

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: hosp (guest) Latin
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host (stranger, enemy) Latin
Words: hospital, hospitable, homonym, synonym, antonym, anonymous, acronym, pseudonym, hostile, hostage

Quizlet link:
https://quizlet.com/_7glz7u

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD.
Norman Vincent Peale

IMPORTANT DATES

VIEW CALENDAR
December 6- No School-Grades K-12 Collaboration

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 found the Topic and Main Ideas of many different texts.  We will continue to work on this throughout the year.  We started our Science Unit on the Human Machine.  The kids are loving our Science units!  🙂 

NEXT WEEK’S ACADEMIC NEWS

MATH– Finding whole number quotients and remainders.  Explain remainders by using place value understanding and models and solve division problems without remainders using the area model.

ELA~RI 4.8-Reason and evidence to support text

 

WRITING~

PARTS OF SPEECH: Common and Proper Nouns

Science~ Students discover the basics of how their eyes work, and figure out some of the causes of vision problems.

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