4th Grade Weekly Newsletter 5/17

Weekly Newsletter

A look at next week…

Field Trip: Thursday is our field trip to Riley’s Farm! We will be leaving school promptly at 8am. Please have your child to school on time. Students should wear their P.E. uniform with the gold shirt and P.E. shoes. They need to bring a disposable lunch as well. We are planning to be back by 3pm, however, that depends on traffic. Once we leave, I will map the route and post our ETA on Class Dojo. Thank you!

Religion: Chapter 26 We are Called to Discipleship

In Chapter 25, the students learned what it means to be a member of the worldwide Catholic Church. In this chapter, they will learn about the theological and Cardinal Virtues and come to see that everyone is called to be a disciple.

Language Arts: Wonder by RJ Palacio

Math Groups A and B: 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.

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

Topic G: Repeated Addition of Fractions as Multiplication

Students will:

  • Represent the multiplication of n times a/b as (n × a)/b using the associative property and visual models.
  • Find the product of a whole number and a mixed number using the distributive property.
  • Find the product of a whole number and a mixed number using the distributive property.
  • Solve multiplicative comparison word problems involving fractions.

Social Studies: Chapter 7 Joining with the Nation

Students will:

  • Explain changes to transportation and communication between California and the East.
  • Describe the role of the Pony Express, Overland Mail, and Western Union.
  • Describe the building of the transcontinental railroad.
  • Identify changes brought by the first transcontinental railroad.


Changing Land

Students will:

  • Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.

Upcoming Important Dates:

5/21 Tuesday: P.E.

5/22 Wednesday: 8am Mass (formal uniform required)

5/23 Thursday: Riley’s Farm Field Trip

5/24 Friday: P.E., Spelling Test, Religion Ch. 26 Test, 2:15pm Rosary