Mrs. Kuhnmuench's 4th Grade Blog-February 8, 2019

This Thursday is St. Valentine’s Day. Each student is encouraged to bring Valentines to exchange. We will celebrate with some sweet treats. Don’t forget to wear casual dress, Valentine’s theme.

Reminder: There is no school February 15 and February 18 due to teacher In-service days.

Reading

Book Report: Students must choose a Biography book by Wednesday for their upcoming in class report. We will be looking for books in my classroom library and the school library. Please refer to the form I sent home Friday and sign and return it, along with your child’s signature to assure the book is read by March 13th. I expect everyone to have a book and their parent form signed by Wednesday, Februrary 13th.

This week we finish will come close to completing The Witches, by Roald Dahl. Kids will continue to work on comprehension and vocabulary throughout the novel.

There will be a vocabulary test for The Witches on Wednesday. Students will bring home their vocabulary work to review.

Skills: Cause and Effect

Science

Amazing animals, especially the invertebrates. The x-games invertebrates challenge is out and is looking for animals and their ability to utilize their special characteristics on snow.

Social Studies

Between snow/cold days and my absences due to this lovely flu season, it’s been a crazy two weeks. But we are back on track and ready to dig in to the Western Region of the United States.. To keep our thoughts out West, we will be looking at a Landmark Map of the Grand Canyon National Park in Daily Geography.

Math

We continue to explore the basics of fractions. This week we will finish creating a Fraction picture by identifying the whole and the pieces. In addition, we will identify and create equivalent fractions by multiplying and dividing. Next up, we will explore the meaning and process for reducing fractions.

On Tuesday, February 12, all 4th graders will be taking their 2nd STAR test in Math.

Language Art/Writing

Grammar: Unit 3: Past-tense verbs

Vocabulary: Begin Chapter 10 Vocabulary. Test in 2 weeks

Spelling: Lesson 16-Words with k, nk, kw sound Test this Thursday!

Writing/Saint Report: Working on taking notes from internet and book research onto a rough draft /template.

Religion

Saint Report/Saint Valentine

Venture Magazine following the Gospel

Pajama Day….finally!

Pajama Day….finally!



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