Welcome to 4th Grade

Thursday
Mar162017

3/20/17-3/24/17

Good afternoon,

 

It was a busy week in fourth grade. Unfortunately, the snow storm forced us to change plans a little bit. In math we began studying polygons and focused on triangles. In social studies we began studying the 1920's in Maryland and had a test on the early 1900's. In grammar we concluded diagramming but were not able to test because of the snow day. We also began working on writing and understanding personal narratives. In reading we were working on understanding and identifying steps in a process. In science we concluded our study of DNA. Finally, in religion we continued studying the Ten Commandments.

This coming week we will continue working with polygons specifically finding the area and perimeter of plane shapes. In social studies we will continue studying the 1920's and how they were shaped by World War I. In grammar we will continue to write our personal narratives and test on diagramming on Thursday 3/23. In science we will begin studying animal and plant life and the different parts of plants. In reading we will apply the reading strategies we have been learning to the story, "Riding the Bus With Joanna Cole." In religion we will study the 9th Commandment and have a quiz on Thursday 3/23.

Friday
Mar032017

3/6/17

Good Afternoon,

Fourth grade has been busy! We just finished studying decimals and fractions in math class and are currently working on our fraction/decimal mosaic's. In social studies we wrapped up our discussion of The Civil War. In grammar we are working on diagramming sentences. In reading we have been studying folk tales and myths using the reading strategy of identifying facts and non-facts. In science we are studying cells and DNA. We just completed an experiment where students extracted DNA cells from their cheeks. In religion we have been looking in depth at the 7th and 10th Commandments.

Moving forward this week we will be working on geometry in math. In science we will look more at cells of plants and animals. In religion we will wrap up our discussion of the 7th and 10th Commandments, culminating with a quiz on Friday. In Social Studies we will be studying booming baltimore in the early 1900's. In reading we will continue to discuss myths and folktales and in Grammar we will study more diagramming techniques.

Our math journal this week can be found below:

 

A girls basketball team scored a total of 64 points in their last game. Heather scored 14 of the points. Sarah scored twice as many points as Heather. Paula scored half as many points as Heather and Sarah combined. How many points were scored by players other than Heather, Sarah, and Paula?

 

Thanks,

Mr. Pace

Friday
Jan132017

Week of 1/16/17

Good afternoon,

We have recently wrapped our unit on division and last week began learning about fractions. In Social Studies we introduced the Civil War. In spelling we have been working on using suffixes and in Grammar we learned about verb tenses. In reading we began the short story "Grass Sandals" while working on understanding the authors point of view and purpose. In science we worked on electricity using lightbulbs and 9 volt batteries to create a closed circuit. Finally, in religion we wrapped up our discussion of the first three Commandments.

This week we will continue to work on fractions and introduce generating equivalent fractions and finding the greates common factors of denominators. In social studies we will look more in depth at the causes of the Civil War. In grammar we will wrap our unit on verbs ending with a test on Thursday. In reading we will review the reading strategy of fact and opinion while reading "A Place Called Freedom". In religion we will be taking an in depth look at the fourth Commandment. In science we will continue to work on closed circuits and batteries.

Thanks,

Mr. Pace

Important notes- Grammar Test Verbs Thursday 1/19/17