Welcome back to Discovery Fourth Grade!
**I am asking for students to bring their personal electronics to school. We are currently working on a couple of different projects which may require students to do online tasks. Students who are unable to bring their electronics may share with others so that each student has access to online resources.
This Week’s Activities
Math: This week’s math focus will be on subtraction of fractions with both like and unlike denominators. We will also learning how to add fractions with 10 and 100 as denominators, and to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
Reading: We will begin using literature circles (small group guided discussions) in guided reading to discuss and analyze our new guided reading novel Because of Winn Dixie. We will use classes this week to practice each role in the literature circle process, and then will begin using the roles with our new novel.
Writing: We will finish studying different types of poetry this week, with Free Verse poems. Students will then have some “workshop” time to practice writing more poetry on their own before publishing their favorite three poems in a “Fourth Grade Poetry Magazine” on http://www.genial.ly.com.
Spelling: Words for the week will be 10 vocabulary words from our class novel What Was the Underground Railroad? Along with 5 high-frequency words for fourth graders.
Grammar: In grammar this week we will be studying Greek and Latin Roots.
Social Studies: We will be finishing up our social studies unit this week with the final assessment: a narrative from the point of view of a slave escaping on the Underground Railroad. Students will be using their experiences with both simulations done previously along with any information they learned about this period in history.
Photo Retake for the Yearbook – We will have photo re-take for those students who were not here in December 2016. This retake will be March 28 from 8:00-10:00 am at the Information Center. The following students need to have their pictures (re)taken:
Individual re(takes) for: Emma Rojas (Nursery), Jimena Portillo (Nursery), Mia Paulette (PKB) , Elias Aguilar (Kinder) , Matias Said (Kinder) ,Victoria Argueta (Kinder), Nicolas Said (1st grade), Elizabeth Pineda (2nd grade), Noah Said (3rd), Eitan Kanai (3rd grade), Ninel Cevallos (3rd grade), Andres Aguilar (4thgrade), David Barahona (5A), Katina Di Stefano (5A), Fernando Chinchilla (7A), Luis Gustavo (9A), Oscar Vides (9A), Laura Salazar (10 A).
READ – A- THON – This is the LAST week of our annual Read-a-thon. Our students K-5 will be asked to turn their reading logs in this Friday! Winners will be announced in our next Monday Memo, and will be going out to lunch next Wednesday, April 5.
IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH
February 27 – March 31
READ – A – THON
Conference with Teachers
(8:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)
Noche Beneficiosa hosted by the Juniors @KFC (Boulevard Morazán 5:00-9:00 p.m.)
Have a great week!