4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 4/5

Weekly Newsletter

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8

Religion: Our class will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 12th, at 2pm in the Church. All are welcome.

Language Arts:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This week we will begin week 4 of our novel study. Students will:

  • examine the story elements associated with fiction texts.
  • identify different types of figurative language.
  • compare and contrast character traits.

Chapters 25-28

Week 7 Vocabulary:

Spelling homework and words for The Secret Garden Week 7 can be accessed here.

Math Groups A and B: Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Mid Module Assessment on Tuesday, April 9th. Students have received a review packet that we are working on together in class. Please use this and the Eureka workbook to study for the test.

Math Group C:  Module 5 Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Topic F: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions by Decomposition

Students will:

  • Estimate sums and differences using benchmark numbers.
  • Add a mixed number and a fraction.

We will continue with multiplication and division timed tests. Please practice your math facts at home every night. Click here for a great practice sheet! To see the testing order, please refer to the recording chart in your child’s planner.

Social Studies: Chapter 5 The Gold Rush Years

Students will:

  • Explain why the United States wanted control of California.
  • Explain the causes and results of the Bear Flag Revolt.
  • Discuss why the United States went to war with Mexico.
  • Identify Bernarda Ruiz and her role in establishing peace.


Rock Patterns

Students will:

  • Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

Upcoming Important Dates:

4/9 Tuesday: Math Groups A and B Mid Module Assessment, P.E.

4/10 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), 12noon Dismissal

4/11 Thursday: Engineering Fair

4/5 Friday: TSG Quiz, Spelling Test, P.E., 2pm Stations of the Cross

Save the Date: Field Trips on 4/15 and 5/23!