4th Grade Weekly Newsletter

4th Grade Weekly Newsletter

“Lord, I call to you; come quickly to help me; listen to my plea when I call.” (Psalm 141:1).

A look at next week:

Religion: Chapter 3 Our Conscience, Our Guide

Language Arts: Lesson 1.4

4th Grade Weekly Spelling Homework (The spelling words can be found by clicking on the Lesson 1.4 link above.)

4th Grade Reading Log

Math: Chapter 2 Addition and Subtraction Concepts

Social Studies: Chapter 2 The First Californians

Students will:

  • Identify California’s first inhabitants
  • Identify the location of Major California Indian groups and describe similarities and differences
  • Explain why communities lived in coastal areas
  • Identify three Coastal Indian communities

Science:  Volcanoes, Rock Cycle, and Earth’s Surface

Will a Mountain Last Forever?

This week in science, we will continue our geology unit about rocks. Students will learn about weathering, the process when solid rocks break into smaller pieces. This can happen when plant roots grow into cracks or when freezing water expands in small cracks, exerting tremendous force on the rock to break into pieces. Students also will investigate how tumbling rocks can wear down and break apart by shaking sugar cubes. We will solve the mystery, “Will a mountain last forever?”

Supplies needed for experiments this week:

8 plastic containers with lids (see example)

Upcoming Important Dates:

9/25 Monday: P.E.

9/27 Wednesday: 8am Mass (Formal uniform required)

9/28 Thursday: P.E.

9/29 Friday: Spelling and Language Arts 1.4 Tests, Religion Ch. 4 Test, 12noon Dismissal