Mr. Bradford's 4th Grade Blog-January 18, 2019

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A reminder that next Monday, January 21 there is no school in order to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

Please join us for a special Mass on January 22 to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reading

Last week we began our new novel Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Clearly. This book was awarded the John Newbery medal book. It is written as a collection of letters and journals written by the main character, Leigh, a young boy. His parents have recently divorced, and Leigh and his mother have moved to a small town. The story evolves, as Leigh learns how to deal with what life has to offer him.

Skills: Journal and letter writing. vocabulary from our novel, explaining quotes in context, synonyms and antonyms.

Spelling this week: Final long e sound spelled with y, ie or ey

Science

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Curiosity was at it peek this week. Clear out your garage because everyone wants to bring home “Everything” that we have taken apart. Do not worry I am, only going to allow a couple of pieces of stuff. From motors to speakers, lights and coils, they found them all and were able to get them to work. Next week we will start working on some invertebrates.

Social Studies

This week we will finish up our study of the Northeast Region with a scavenger hunt of fun facts about the 11 states. My hope is that they will already know many of the answers to the questions! Northeast Region tests will be coming home on Tuesday. Please sign the test and send it back with your 4th grader by Thursday. I want to make sure the tests are seen by a parent! Our next region will be the West. We will spend some time learning about the states that make up the Western Region as well as their abbreviations and locations. Daily Geography this week will focus on a physical map of the Rocky Mountain Region.

Math

This week we will begin our unit with fractions. First, we will explore Divisibility Rules. We will then use the rules to determine Prime and Composite Numbers. This will be followed by listing Factors and creating Factor Trees.

Language Arts/Writing

This week we have started our adjective and will start on comparing and contrasting.

This is for the LA and writing text

Religion

Work on Venture Mag. and weekly readings,

This is for the religion text

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