Mrs. Kuhnmuench's 4th Grade Blog-February 15, 2019

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Dominican is proud to present this family-friendly and iconic musical. “Newsies” is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. We will be viewing the show on Friday morning!

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

Reading

Book Report: . I appreciate your help in keeping your child on track with their Biography reading. A reminder that March 13th is the deadline and when we begin working on the report in class. On Tuesday I will give them a pre-write/rough draft to work on while they are reading their book. The most important information to have down will be the time line. We will edit and work on the remainder of the report in class.

This week we finish will finish reading The Witches, by Roald Dahl. Skills: Cause and Effect and figurative language in this novel.

Science

The invertebrate X games are in swing and the mollusks phylum seems to have a number of winners.

Next week we will start looking at plants getting ready for the state project .

Social Studies

Students will be working on a travel brochure featuring an interesting place to visit in the Western region. They were given the brochure template as well as their vacation spot last week. They will spend some time this week researching and then creating their brochures. Study Guides for the West will come home this week as well. I am planning a quiz for the Western states early next week. We will continue to work on the Grand Canyon Landmark map for Daily Geography. To help the students better understand the DHS play Newsies, we will be taking some class time to talk about the Newsboys Strike of 1899.

Math

This week we will continue to explore equivalent fractions by multiplying and dividing. We will then move into reducing fractions by using GCF and divisibility rules. Next up will be comparing fractions.

Language Art/Writing

Grammar: Unit 3: Future-tense verbs

Vocabulary: Chapter 10 Vocabulary. Test Friday! Workbook will go home to study Wednesday and Thursday.

No Spelling this week!

Writing/Saint Report: We have used several class days to take notes on our Saints. This week they will complete any unfinished work at home and we will begin the final draft work by Thursday.

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Religion

Saint Report

Venture Magazine following the Gospel

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