4th Grade Fun! 9/11 – 1/15

4th

Important Dates: 

  • September 19 to September 28 – Parent-Teacher Partnership Meetings
  • Friday, September 22 – Early Dismissal, 11:30
  • Monday, September 25 – Picture Day for grades 1 – 5
  • Thursday, October 5th – Grandparents Day (more info coming)
  • Friday, October 6 – Early Dismissal, 11:30 for Fall long weekend

We were so excited and glad to meet everyone at Parent Night! Thank you for attending and learning about 4th grade. If you weren’t able to attend, your child should have brought home the materials that were distributed. Let us know if you did not receive them.

We look forward to meeting with all of you individually during our Parent-Teacher Partnership meetings. Please see the Partnership Meeting Times HERE to sign up for a 20-minute time slot. These meetings will be held on Zoom (or in person if you prefer). Please use this Zoom Link: 4th Grade Parent-Teacher Partnership Zoom Meeting 

Once again, our week was filled with lots of learning activities and opportunities. We spent part of the Wednesday morning working outside, next to the running water, with the birds and crickets chirping. The kids read their books and worked on their memoirs with nature surrounding them. In math, we finished learning about ordering and comparing large numbers and have moved on to rounding. Next week, we’ll start adding and subtracting large numbers with regrouping. You should start to see more math homework coming home. Please remember that if homework is upsetting everyone in the house after trying it for 40 minutes, stop and email us. We’ll be sure to reteach the skill the next day. Positive Self-Talk was the main focus of Brainology this week. We discussed how we can grow our brains by thinking positively. Instead of thinking in our head, This is too difficult. I can’t do this. We work to reframe our thinking to something more like: This is very difficult, but if I keep trying, I can get it. We also learned that different parts of our brains are responsible for other functions, such as the cerebellum, which plays a vital role in motor control. Our Social Emotional class followed suit with discussions and writings focusing on gratitude and empathy. The students were challenged to be like, “Mr. Thankful” and fill someone else’s bucket this week! In U.S. Government, we split into the three branches and started working on our “jobs.” The Executive branch named a leader who they will be electing President next week and split into different departments to run. The Legislative and Judicial branches dove deeper into their tasks and what they will be responsible for going forward. 

Quick Reminders:

  • We have an early dismissal this Friday, 9/22, at 11:30 a.m.
  • Aftercare following our early dismissal on Friday is from 11:30 AM – 3:00 p.m. Please send a packed lunch.
  • Click here to sign up for Parent-Teacher partnership meetings. Partnership Meeting Times HERE Next to your name, please indicate your preference of a Zoom meeting or in-person.

Enjoy the weekend!

Grace and Stella