October 22  26
Upcoming Tests:
Math:
Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (2nd 9 weeks 50 problems in 5 min.)
October 25  Unit 4 Assessment (You will be notified if the test date changes)
Science: Sound vocabulary quiz/test will be next week. You will be notified of the date.
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Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.
Halloween
You may send Halloween treats for your child’s class on October 31. Your child may wear a school appropriate costume for $1 donation.

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
Divide multiples of 10, 100, & 1,000
Estimate quotients
Use place value to divide
Divide with remainders
Use area models to divide
Distributive property & partial quotients
Division and multiplication patterns
Science
4.6A.6 Design a device that converts any form of energy from one form to another form.

Rockin Reminders
October 26 Fundraiser challenge reward in the gym
November 1 Make up pictures
Red Ribbon Week
October 22 wear a shirt the color of your hall
October 23 dress as your future career
October 24 wear orange
October 25 dress as your favorite book character
October 26 wear black/gold or your favorite college team attire

Science Vocabulary
Sound  observable evidence of energy.
Wave  a repeating pattern of motion (up and down or back and forth).
Amplitude  the height of the peaks in a wave form.
Wavelength  the distance from the center of one peak to the center of the next peak on a wave form.
Peak  the high point on a wave form.
Trough  the low point on a wave form.
Frequency  the speed at which something oscillates. Highfrequency vibrations are rapid vibrations.
*Your child also needs to study their science notebook to prepare for tests this year in Science. Inside are pictures, notes, and charts that will help them prepare for the tests.

Remember to wear tennis shoes on P.E. day and bring your library books on library day.




October 15  19
Upcoming Tests:
Math: Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (2nd 9 weeks 50 problems in 5 min.)
October 22 or 23  Unit 4 Assessment (You will be notified if the test date changes)
Science: October 16 Electromagnet and energy vocabulary quiz.
October 19 Energy test (you will be notified if the date changes)
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Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.
You may send Halloween treats for your child to pass out on October 31. Your child may wear a school appropriate costume for $1 donation.

Rockin Reminders
October 16 School picture make up day
October 16 Honor Roll/Growth party celebration
October 26 Fundraiser challenge reward in the gym
Red Ribbon Week
October 23 wear a shirt the color of your hall
October 24 wear orange
October 25 dress as your favorite book character
October 26 wear black/gold or your favorite college team attire

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
Divide multiples of 10, 100, & 1,000
Estimate quotients
Use place value to divide
Divide with remainders
Use area models to divide
Distributive property & partial quotients
Division and multiplication patterns
Science
Obtain and communicate information to compare how different processes (including burning and friction)serve as sources of heat energy.
Develop models showing how heat and electrical energy can be transformed into other sources of energy (motion, sound).

Science Vocabulary
Heat  observable evidence of energy
Friction  a force acting between surfaces passing each other; friction acts to resist motion
Collide  to come into contact with another object
Collision  when one object hits another object
Kinetic Energy  energy that matter has because of its motion
Potential Energy  energy that matter has because of its position
Sound  observable evidence of energy
Fuel  a source of energy when burned
Coil a series of loops.
Core in an electromagnet, the material around which a coil of insulated wire is wound.
Electromagnet a piece of iron that becomes a temporary magnet when electricity flows through an insulated wire wrapped around it.
Electromagnetism a property of electric and magnetic fields that causes interactions with electric charges and currents.
Rivet a piece of iron or steel around which a coil is wound.
Code a set of signals that represents letters or words for sending messages.
Telegraph a device that uses an electromagnet to send coded messages by closing and opening an electric circuit.
*Your child also needs to study their science notebook to prepare for tests this year in Science. Inside are pictures, notes, and charts that will help them prepare for the tests.

Remember to wear tennis shoes on P.E. day and bring your library books on library day.




September 24  28
Upcoming Tests:
Math: Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (1st 9 weeks 25 problems in 5 min.)
September 28 Ch. 4 quiz (mult. Up to 4 digits x 1 digit and 2 digit x 2 digit).
October 5 Unit 3 Assessment
Science: Magnet vocabulary and notes quiz on September 25. Study the notes and pictures in the science notebook and vocabulary.
(you will be notified if the date changes)
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Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
· Multiply up to a 4 digit number by a 1 digit number
· Use models to multiply 2 digits x 2 digits
· The distributive property of multiplication
· Use partial products to multiply 2 digit x 2 digits
Science
· We will determine causeandeffect relationships of magnetic interactions between two objects.

Rockin Reminders
September 27 Hernando Heroes
September 28 Popsicles on the playground $1
October 8 Columbus Day
Encourage your child to begin thinking about their Science fair project soon. Every student will be completing a science fair project this year. Mrs. Teague will be assisting with the projects. She will be sending home information very soon about the Science Fair. If you would like to contact her to discuss your child’s project, her email is: sandra.teague@dcsms.org

Science Vocabulary
Attract to pull toward each other
Interact to act on and be acted upon by one or more objects
Magnet an object that sticks to iron or steel
Magnetic Field an invisible field around a magnet
Magnetism a property of certain kinds of materials that causes them to attract iron or steel
Repel to push away from each other
Induced Magnetism the influence of a magnetic field on a piece of iron, which makes the iron a temporary magnet
Compass an instrument that uses a freerotating magnetic needle to show direction
Temporary Magnet a piece of iron that behaves like a magnet only when it is surrounded by a magnetic field
Permanent Magnet an object that sticks to iron

Remember to wear tennis shoes on P.E. day and bring your library books on library day.




Name: September 10  14 Weekly Homework Sheet
Monday

Tuesday

Use the number bank below to fill in the blanks:
Two and six are factor pairs of ____________. Seven and eight are factor pairs of ____________. Nine and seven are factor pairs of ____________. Six and eight are factor pairs of ______________.

Write a multiplication equation to match each comparison statement.
30 dogs is 5 times more than 6 dogs. __________
60 feet is 5 times as many feet as 12 feet. _______
10 yards is 2 times as many as 5 yards. ________
8 kilograms is 2 times as heavy as 4 kilograms. ___________

Sammy is playing a game with Terence. Sammy needs all of the factors of 24 to win the game and Terence needs all of the factors of 28 to win the game. Which below are all the factors that Sammy needs to win the game?
 1, 3, 4, 6, 12, 24
 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24
 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 24
D. 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 24

Ally has 3 times as many gummy bears as Maddie. Complete the chart to show three different amounts of gummy bears Ally and Maddie might have.
Possibility 1
Maddie 5 gummy bears
Ally _____ gummy bears

Possibility 2
Maddie 6 gummy bears
Ally ______ gummy bears

Possibility 3
Maddie 4 gummy bears
Ally ______ gummy bears

Explain how to determine how many gummy bears Ally will have if Maddie has 10 gummy bears:

Categorize the numbers from the box below into factors of 10 or multiples of 10. (one number can be used twice)

8 x 7 = ______ 12 x 4 = _______ 8 x 6 = ______
9 x 6 = ______ 7 x 6 = _______ 6 x 4 = ______
7 x 7 = ______ 8 x 5 = _______ 7 x 3 = ______
6 x 5 = ______ 7 x 4 = _______ 8 x 8 = ______
9 x 7 = ______ 8 x 4 = _______ 6 x 6 = ______
11 x 11=______ 10 x 10= _______ 10 x 11= _____
9 x 9 = ______ 5 x 9 = _______ 12 x 5 =______ ______

Arnold plays his video game for 4 hours each week after school. Shane plays his video game 3 times as many hours as Arnold. How long does Shane play his video game each week?
 6 hours
 8 hours
 10 hours
 12 hours

Which 2 equations below represent 45 is 9 times as much as 5?
 45 = 9 x 5
 45 = 5 + 9
 45 = 5 x 9
 45 = 6 x 9

Wednesday

Thursday

True or False? (Prove your answers!)
28 is 4 times as many as 7 True False
6 is 2 times as many as 3 True False
24 times as many as 6 is 4 True False
16 is 2 times as many as 8 True False
8 times as many as 32 is 4 True False

Which 2 numbers below are factors of both 8 and 12?
Which 2 numbers below are factors of both 10 and 15?

Sara has the smiley face stickers below on her paper.
Jane has twice as many smiley face stickers as Sara. How many stickers does Jane have? (Write the multiplication fact that supports your answer)
___________________
Emma has three times as many smiley face stickers as Sara. How many stickers does Emma have? (Write the multiplication fact that supports your answer)
_____________________________

True or False? (Prove your answers!)
21 is 3 times as many as 7 True False
6 is 4 times as many as 24 True False
4 times as many as 5 is 20 True False
18 is 6 times as many as 3 True False
3 times as many as 5 is 15 True False
4 is 2 times as many as 8 True False

Categorize the numbers from the box below into factors of 8 or multiples of 8. (one number can be used twice)

List all factor pairs for the numbers below:
12 = ____ x ____, _____ x _____, and ____ x ____
16 = _____ x ____, _____ x ____, and ____ x ____
20 = ____ x ____, ____ x _____, and ____ x ____
14 = ____ x ____ and ____ x ____
24 = ____ x ____, ____ x ____, ____ x ____ and
____ x ____

Omari and Joshua are playing with legos in the lego club. They arrange them into an array with 6 rows and 8 colums.
A. How many legos do the boys have in their array?
B. What are two other ways they could arrange the same amount of legos into an array?
Show your thinking with pictures or numbers

Which two equations below represent the statement
63 is 9 times as many as 7?
A. 63 = 9 x 7
B. 63 = 62 + 1
C. 63 = 7 x 9
D. 63 = 8 x 7




September 10  14
Upcoming Tests:
Math:
Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks 25 problems in 5 min.)
Chapter 3 Assessment September 28 (you will be notified if the date changes)
Science: Electricity Quiz September 21 on vocabulary and pictures/concepts in Science Notebook.
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Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.
Science lab fees ($5.00) are past due. Please pay as soon as possible. Thank you

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
Identify factors and multiples from numbers 1 100
Determine if a number is prime or composite.
Solve multiplication and division word problems using multiplicative comparisons.
Solve problems using variables as the unknown.
Estimate products by rounding factors.
Science
We will develop models that demonstrate a path of an electric circuit. We will design a device that converts one form of energy to another

Rockin Reminders
Please help your child study their science vocabulary each night to prepare for the test.
We will start multiplying larger numbers soon. It will benefit your child to know their multiplication facts before then. Please help them study daily.
September 13 Hat or PJ Day $1
September 14 PTA fundraiser ends
September 14 Dot Day Activities
September 27 Hernando Heroes
September 28 Popsicles on the playground $1

Science Vocabulary
New vocabulary start studying these words
Contact Point the place in a circuit where connections are made to allow electricity to flow.
Filament the material in a lightbulb (usually a thin wire) that makes light when heated by an electric current.
Motor a device that produces motion from electricity.
Shaft the part of a motor that rotates when energy is present.
Switch a device used to open and close circuits.
Transfer to move from one source to another.
Terminal the term used to refer to the ends of a battery.
Wire a metal or other solid substance through which electric current moves.
Recently studied vocabulary keep reviewing these words
Electric current the flow of electricity through a conductor
Electricity energy that flows through circuits and can produce heat, light, motion, and sound.
Circuit a pathway for the flow of electricity.
Closed circuit a complete circuit through which electricity flows.
Complete circuit a circuit with all the necessary connections.
Incomplete circuit a circuit that has a break in it.
Open circuit an incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow.
Parallel circuit a circuit that has two or more pathways for current to flow.
Series circuit a circuit that has only one pathway for current to flow.
Conductor a substance, commonly a metal such as copper or aluminum, through which electricity will flow.
Insulator a material that prevents the flow of electricity, commonly plastic, rubber, glass, or air.




Upcoming Tests:
M^{ath:}
Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks 25 problems in 5 min.)
Chapter 2 Assessment September 4 ( date may be rescheduled if more time is needed. You will be notified)
Science: Electricity vocabulary quiz September 7^{th}
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Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.
Science lab fees ($5.00) are due. Please pay as soon as possible. Thank you

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
· Estimate sums and differences
· Add and subtract whole numbers
· Solve two step word problems with whole numbers.
· Addition and subtraction patterns
· Apply the perimeter formula for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
Science
We will learn about and develop models that demonstrate a path of an electric current and how electric and heat energy can be transferred into other forms of energy.

Rockin Reminders
Please help your child study their science vocabulary each night to prepare for the test.
Please help your child memorize their multiplication and division facts. We will start multiplying larger numbers soon. It will benefit your child to know the facts before then.
September 3 Labor Day Holiday

Science Vocabulary
Electric current the flow of electricity through a conductor
Electricity energy that flows through circuits and can produce heat, light, motion, and sound.
Circuit a pathway for the flow of electricity.
Closed circuit a complete circuit through which electricity flows.
Complete circuit a circuit with all the necessary connections.
Incomplete circuit a circuit that has a break in it.
Energy the ability to do work.
Energy source a place where energy comes from, such as batteries, food, fuels, and the Sun.
Dcell a source of electricity; also known as a battery.
Open circuit an incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow.
Parallel circuit a circuit that has two or more pathways for current to flow.
Series circuit a circuit that has only one pathway for current to flow.
Conductor a substance, commonly a metal such as copper or aluminum, through which electricity will flow.
Insulator a material that prevents the flow of electricity, commonly plastic, rubber, glass, or air.




August 27 – 31
Upcoming Tests:
M^{ath:}
Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks 25 problems in 5 min.)
Chapter 2 Assessment September 4 ( date may be rescheduled if more time is needed. You will be notified)
Science Study Electricity flashcards

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.
Science lab fees ($5.00) are due. Please pay as soon as possible. Thank you

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
· Estimate sums and differences
· Add and subtract whole numbers
· Solve two step word problems with whole numbers.
· Addition and subtraction patterns
· Apply the perimeter formula for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
Science
We will learn about and develop models that demonstrate the path of an electric current in a complete, simple circuit.

Rockin Reminders
Math Homework is due and checked daily in class. Please help your child remember to bring their homework to school.
Please help your child study their science vocabulary each night to prepare for the test.
Please help your child memorize their multiplication and division facts. We will start multiplying larger numbers soon. It will benefit your child to know the facts before then.
September 3 Labor Day Holiday

Science Vocabulary
Electric current the flow of electricity through a conductor
Electricity energy that flows through circuits and can produce heat, light, motion, and sound.
Circuit a pathway for the flow of electricity.
Closed circuit a complete circuit through which electricity flows.
Complete circuit a circuit with all the necessary connections.
Incomplete circuit a circuit that has a break in it.
Energy the ability to do work.
Energy source a place where energy comes from, such as batteries, food, fuels, and the Sun.
Dcell a source of electricity; also known as a battery.
Open circuit an incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow.
Parallel circuit a circuit that has two or more pathways for current to flow.
Series circuit a circuit that has only one pathway for current to flow.
Conductor a substance, commonly a metal such as copper or aluminum, through which electricity will flow.
Insulator a material that prevents the flow of electricity, commonly plastic, rubber, glass, or air.

Remember to wear tennis shoes on P.E. day and bring your library books on library day.




August 20  24
Upcoming Tests:
M^{ath:}
Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks 25 problems in 5 min.)
Chapter 1 Assessment August 21 (changed from August 17 due to more time being needed)
Science: We will have a Science test date soon, Study the science vocabulary wordsto start preparing.
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Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter
Rock that Tiger Pride!
Ppositive attitude
Rrespect everyone, always
Iintegrity (do whats right)
Ddedicated (give your all)
Eexcellence (always do your best)
We are selling Oak Grove “Make Your Mark” tshirts to raise money for technology. Please consider buying one for your child. Order forms were sent home last week in your child’s graded paper folder.

A note from your teacher:
Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week
Math
· Recognize the place and value of digits up to the millions place.
· Identify that each place represents ten times what it represents in the place to the right.
· Read and write numbers in standard, expanded and word form.
· Compare whole numbers using place value.
· Round digits to the millions place
Science
We will learn about and develop models that demonstrate the path of an electric current in a complete, simple circuit.
Science

Rockin Reminders
Math Homework is due and checked daily in class. Please help your child remember to bring their homework to school.
Important Dates
August 23 6  7 pm Open House for parents only.
August 23 PTA meeting at 7:00 after open house.
August 24 Popsicles on the Playground during recess. $1

Science Vocabulary
Electric current the flow of electricity through a conductor
Electricity energy that flows through circuits and can produce heat, light, motion, and sound.
Circuit a pathway for the flow of electricity.
Closed circuit a complete circuit through which electricity flows.
Complete circuit a circuit with all the necessary connections.
Incomplete circuit a circuit that has a break in it.
Energy the ability to do work.
Energy source a place where energy comes from, such as batteries, food, fuels, and the Sun.
Dcell a source of electricity; also known as a battery.
Open circuit an incomplete circuit through which electricity will not flow.
Parallel circuit a circuit that has two or more pathways for current to flow.
Series circuit a circuit that has only one pathway for current to flow.
Conductor a substance, commonly a metal such as copper or aluminum, through which electricity will flow.
Insulator a material that prevents the flow of electricity, commonly plastic, rubber, glass, or air.

Remember to wear tennis shoes on P.E. day and bring your library books on library day.




Welcome
To The
Fourth Grade!
Mrs. Stephanie Pirani
Language Arts Teacher
Mrs. Jennifer Strawn
Math/Science Teacher
Welcome to another exciting year in the life of your child. We hope to make your child’s fourth grade year a positive learning experience as well as a lot of fun! We would like to take the opportunity to provide you and your child with some information that will guarantee we have a great year.
Classroom Rules
1. Listen and follow all directions.
2. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
3. Show respect for school and personal property.
4. Work and play in a safe manner.
5. No talking/playing in the halls and restroom.
Rewards Ipad play time, patio passes, treats
Consequences When a student chooses not to follow the class or school rules, he or she will have the following consequences:
First verbal warning/ redirect student behavior
Second loss of privileges
Third parent contact
Fourth office referral
Dress Code
Boys No sleeveless shirts.
Girls No spaghetti strap tops can be worn unless covered with a cardigan, jacket, etc. Wider strap tops are acceptable. Both shorts and skirts/dresses must come within two inches of the knee. Any long tunics or shirts over tight leggings/jeans must come down to almost the knee.
Homework
Homework will be assigned weekly. It will be given every Friday to be turned in the following Friday. Lack of homework will result in completion of homework during recess/activity.
Tiger Pride
More information will come home about this. We are excited about implementing this new positive program in our school this year.
Signed Folders
Graded papers will be sent home in your child’s folder every Thursday along with any school information. Please sign the folder and have it returned to school by Monday. Please do not put important notes or money in this folder.
Class Website
Each week the class websites will be updated with the weekly skills and any other important information about upcoming schools events. You can find our class website through the OGCE home page.
FYI
1. If you would like to send snacks for special days (ex. birthday), please let us know. You may send them with your child or bring them to lunch.
2. Your child may bring a water bottle to class. We have many Ipads, Kindles, etc., so the bottles should have a secure top. We ask that you not send flavored water, juice, sodas, tea, etc.water only.
3. We are not allowed to have a child verbally say he or she will be going home a different way. A note must come from home, or you may call the office before 2:00 to ensure that the new information gets to your child before dismissal time.
4. Lunch prices have increased to $2.75. Reduced lunch prices will remain the same.
5. No cell phones can be seen or heard in the classroom. Cell phones must remain in backpacks and be turned off/silent.
Mrs. Pirani’s Schedule Mrs. Strawn’s Homeroom Schedule
7:308:00 Tiger Time 7:308:00 Tiger Time
8:009:55 ELA 8:008:50 Science
9:5510:25 Social Studies 8:509:35 Activity
10:2511:10 Activity 9:3511:10 Math
11:1011:30 Recess 11:1011:35 Lunch 11:3512:00 Lunch 11:3511:55 Recess
SWITCH SWITCH
11:551:50 ELA 11:551:30 Math
1:502:20 Social Studies 1:302:20 Science
Activity Schedule
We have six activity classes this year. They will be in the following rotation:
Computer
Library
Art
Music
PE (Must wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes)
Science Lab
Please keep this sheet handy as a reference. Also, feel free to email or text.
Stephanie.pirani@dcsms.org
jennifer.strawn@dcsms.org



