4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 4/15

Weekly Newsletter

Religion: Holy Week

Language Arts:  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This week we will finish our Secret Garden novel study.

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

Extending Fraction Equivalence to Fractions Greater than 1

Students will:

  • Decompose and compose fractions greater than 1 to express them in various forms.
  • Compare fractions greater than 1 by reasoning using benchmark fractions.
  • Compare fractions greater than 1 by creating common numerators or denominators.

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.
  • Add mixed numbers

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:

4/15 Monday: San Juan Capistrano Field Trip

4/16 Tuesday: P.E.

4/17 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required), Signed Progress Reports due, The Secret Garden Test

4/18 Thursday: Social Studies Chapter 5 Test

4/19 Friday: 10am Living Stations of the Cross, 12noon Dismissal- No Extension

Save the Date: Field Trip on 5/23!