-Remember to have your child read out loud for at least ten minutes each night to help build fluency. Try having your child read poems and easier texts helps build fluency!
Monday-Friday: Dr. Seuss week! Please check your schedule to see if/when you are reading to our class. Please bring ONE Dr. Seuss book to share!
Monday-Friday: Armstrong Adventure Writing Camp! Fourth grade will be dedicating an entire week to expository writing! Please see the schedule below to know what the theme is for each day. Since we will only be working on writing next week students will not have reading or math homework, but they will be responsible for completing polished, final drafts.
Also, parents will have a little homework as well! Each evening students will be bringing home their piece of writing for the day and you will need to read over it with your child and give them “glows” and “grows”. This sheet will be attached to their essays for you to fill out. Please return this with your child’s writing the next day.
What we are working on in class…
Math: Last week we began our measurement unit. We have looked at customary units of length and have begun conversions.
Reading: We are continuing our historical fiction unit work in class and at home. Your child should have finished their historical fiction book club book and have now chosen a historical fiction novel of their own. We have also started a new novel in class called Esperanza Rising. You may see this come home for homework from time to time.
Writing: This week we finished publishing our second literary essay our book club books. We will be returning our focus to expository writing. We are all ready to go for writing camp next week!
Science: Students explored weather tools such as rain gauges, barometers, thermometers, and wind gauges.
Social Studies: We began looking at missions in Texas.