Fourth Grade

MP-2

Reading and Language Arts

This marking period we will be focusing on characters identities. Our classes will be exploring all types of narrative elements, both in print and on the internet. We will be talking about how character identities are revealed through their actions, dialogue, thoughts, and relationships with others. Using the conflicts we discover, we will be determining how a character can change based on the internal and/or external factors they face.  Encourage your child to read at home. After, have a talk about the different characters! Our marking period will end with a character investigation which will cover the topic of Japanese-American Internment Camps.

 

*Reminder* Please encourage your child to read for 20 minutes every day and to log on to the PebbleGo Next website.

 

Math

This marking period we will gain familiarity with factors and multiples of whole numbers, as well as working with and comparing fractions and decimals. We will be solving multistep word problems with whole numbers using the four operations. Our classes will learn to work with factors and multiples of whole numbers 1-100 using a variety of strategies that include concrete models, number lines, charts, grid paper, or graph paper in order to solve real-world problems.

 

*Reminder* Please use iReady at home to enrich our classroom learning, as well as practicing multiplication facts.

 

Social Studies

We are exploring all of the different regions of the United States of America. Each student will make a flipbook of the regions that may be entered into the Art’s Fair at the end of the year.  We will be focusing on the Northeast and Southeast Regions.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any questions about what your child is learning in class! We are here to help!

 

Sincerely,

 

The Fourth Grade Team

 

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
380 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury , CT 06705