Welcome to Grade 4

        May 2018

 

     It is  May and it is going to be a busy month.  There is still much to do before the end of school.  Students have begun taking Iowa Tests.  Testing is done at the beginning of the school day.  It is important that students get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast and be on time for school.  

     In reading, students will continue to read a variety of stories, ranging from realistic fiction, to expository text.  They will continue to use a variety of comprehension skills to better understand the stories they are reading.  At the present time students are reading “Paul Bunyan.”  This is wonderful example of a fun tall tale.  Students will be writing their own tall tales too. Our read aloud book this month is “Wonder.” This is a fantastic story about what it is like to be different.

    In math, students are working fractions.  They will be finding equivalent fractions, ordering fractions and simplifying them.

    In science, students are learning about animals, classifying them into vertebrates and invertebrates.  They are identifying the characteristics of each category.  Students are doing an animal research report on their favorite animal.  This is due May 4th. They will present it to the class.

     In social studies, students are learning about the West Region and will move onto the great State of Connecticut.

     In religion, students will participate in the May Crowning.  Students created portraits of Mary that will be shown at the May Crowning. Students are also learning about the seven sacraments.  They will be starting the Family Life Program soon.  

     On May 11th students will be going on a field trip to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.  It will be a fun experience.

    There is much to do before the end of the year!

Mrs. Heffter