Friday, September 8, 2017

Week in Review

Welcome to our Week in Review! Please take the time to check the important calendar dates below and learn more about what we learned in 4th grade this week.

Important Calendar Dates

  • Friday, September 29th - Field Day!
  • Friday, September 29th - Flexible Seating Fundraiser at Kendra Scott and Evereve.
  • Wednesday, October 4th - Late Start, Building opens at 10:50am.
  • Monday, October 9th - No School
  • Tuesday October 10th & Thursday October 12th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 10th - October 12th - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Wednesday, October 18th - Missouri Day!

Week in Review

We had our first Late Start Day and it was awesome! Students set up their Leadership Binders and began setting goals for the next month. As a team, the 4th grade teachers have decided not to introduce any new curriculum on Late Start Days. We will use these days to focus on reflecting, goal setting, and developing leadership skills.

Students will bring home their Leadership Binders the Friday after a Late Start Day. It is important that you look through what's been added, sign any required pages and return the binder to school on Monday.

Thank you so much for your support with this! 


  • Tuesday - Adding Whole Numbers with the Standard Algorithm
  • Wednesday - Late Start
  • Thursday - Subtracting Whole Numbers with the Standard Algorithm
  • Friday - Subtraction Across Zeros with the Standard Algorithm. Ask your child about the "Magic Penny!". 
Looking Ahead: Our end of unit assessment will happen next Friday, September 15th. Review pages will come home on Monday next week. In the meantime encourage your student to complete Practice Buddies or check out the Math page on our blog.


Students are working in the Structures of Life Unit with Mrs. Waters.


  • Tuesday - Students spent time transferring the scenes they've been writing into a workable draft.
  • Thursday - Students continued drafting. 
  • Friday - Students continued drafting. *We also spent a portion of our writing time with our first grade buddies. 4th graders helped their buddy complete S.A.L.T. applications.


This week students began taking reading assessments to help determine a reading level and reading goal for fiction reading. 
  • Tuesday - Students learned to develop defensible ideas about the characters in their stories. Students learned the importance of looking for details in the text to support their thinking.
  • Thursday - No mini-lesson due to a Library Lesson with Mrs. Berg-Gardner. Students worked on reading assessments or independent reading.
  • Friday - Students learned to develop inferences about the characters in the books they're reading. Readers start with a text clue, build it up with background knowledge and then add their own thinking about what is going on. 
Remember, students should be reading each night for homework. 30 minutes is what is recommended in 4th grade.

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