• What a great start to the year! Students have been learning and practicing the routines in order to ensure a smooth school year filled with learning. As with any year, our aim is to make the students independent learners and problem solvers. Much of what we are doing is to get them ready for rigorous work that requires them to think outside the box. This is a challenge for many, but with a good foundation of skills and determination, we hope to see the students thinking deeper and applying these skills to their everyday lives.

    What we will be learning in October (some are ongoing skills):

    •   Math- Basic Facts of the four operations with problem solving, Area & Perimeter
    •   Reading- Problem and Solution, Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
    •   Science- Ongoing we will be doing the Scientific Method and will begin Planets; Earth, Sun, and Moon
    •   Virginia Studies- VS 3 The Jamestown Colony

     

    It is very important that the students continually practice math facts and read. Using DreamBox (online math resource found in their Clever account) and the AR log (found in their A.R. folder) will help the students improve their math and reading skills. That foundation is very important for the higher level thinking that they will encounter in 4th grade and beyond.

    Please check with your child about the supplies they might still be in need of and thank you for all you have already supplied for them and the class. An additional item we are requesting is headphones for use with the Chrome books. Everything is being put to good use! Thank you for being an academic supporter of your new fourth grader!

    Sincerely,

    The Fourth Grade Team