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4th Grade Math & Science
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Nnovember 27th   

November 27 – December 1        Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (2nd 9 weeks- 50 problems in 5 min.)

November 29- Chapter 7 assessment (the date may change if more/less time is needed. You will be notified of any test date changes.)

 

Science:

No tests scheduled

 

Strawns Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

 

We will be going on a field trip to see Wonder at the Tobie Cinema on December 14.     Please return your child’s permission slip by December 8 if they plan on attending.

 

 

 

 

          

           Please continue to help your child study

                 Their multiplication and division facts. We will

                 use them all year long!

        

              

 

 

         Rockin Reminders

 

November 27- Birthday cupcakes

December 14- Field Trip

December 15- Class Christmas Party from 11:30 – 12:15. You may check your child out from the classroom after the party.

December 18- January 4- Christmas Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

Math

4.OA.5- non-numeric and numeric patterns

4.OA.5- sequences in patterns

4.OA.5- addition/subtraction rules & multiplication/division rules

4.0A.3.- order of operations

4.OA.3& 5- equations with two and multiple operations

 

              Science

 

P.4.6A.6 Design a device that converts any form of energy from one form to another form. Use an engineering design process to define the problem, design,  construct, evaluate, and  improve the device.             

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

                                                    

We will not have Science vocabulary again this week. We are presenting the inventor projects in class during the week. We are also doing experiments that we did not do last week.

We will finish out the 9 weeks by reviewing concepts that were difficult to master. We will review back over the human body, conductors, and insulators of electricity. If time allows we will also do more experiments and do projects that review the steps of the scientific method.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

IXL Skills to Practice this week:

L.5- Complete an increasing number pattern

L.6- Complete a geometric number pattern

L.7- Use a rule to complete a number pattern

L.8- Number patterns word problems

L.9- Number patterns- mixed review

H.1- Input/output tables with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

H.2- Complete a table for a two variable relationship

 


Newsletter October 30th   

 

 

       October 30 – November 3       Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (2nd 9 weeks- 50 problems in 5 min.)

November 9- Chapter 6 test. (you will be notified if this date changes)

 

Science:

November 3- Electricity test

 

 

Mrs. Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

Please make plans to join us for the Scholastic

Book Fair family night and Art Expo. We will be selling slices of pizza and drinks too.

 

 

 

 

          

           Please continue to help your child study

                 Their multiplication and division facts. It will

                 Help them with division.

 

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

Math

4.NBT.6- Find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.

4.OA.3- Solve two step word problems with all four operations.

 

               Science

P.4.6A.3 Develop models demonstrating how heat and electrical energy can be transformed into other forms of energy (e.g., motion, sound, heat, or light).

P.4.6A.4 Develop models that demonstrate the path of an electric current

         Rockin Reminders

 

October 31- Wear your Halloween Costume- $1 donation

November 2- Dominos dough raising night.

November 3- PJ Day $1

November 3-10- Scholastic Book Fair

November 7- Family Night Art Expo, Book Fair, and Dinner 5-7 pm

November 10- PTA popsicles on the playground $1

November 14- PTA meeting 8am

November 17- PTA Hat day $1

November 17- School spelling bee

November 20 – 24 Thanksgiving Holidays

November 27- Birthday cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

1.    Electricity- A from of energy that is carried by wires and used for heating and lighting.     It provides power to machines.

 

2.    Current- A flow of electric charge.

 

3.    Closed Circuit- A complete electrical connection around which electricity flows, circulates, or travels from one end of the cycle to the other. Example- a lamp plugged into an outlet.

 

4.    Open Circuit- A broken path for an electrical current. Example- a frayed wire or unplugging a lamp.

                                                  

 

 

 

  

 

IXL Skills to Practice this week:

 

E.1 Division facts to 12 E.2 Division facts to 12: word problems

E.3 Properties of division

E.12 Choose numbers with a particular quotient

E.13 Division patterns over increasing place values

E.14 Divide numbers ending in zeroes by 1-digit numbers

E.15 Divide by 1-digit numbers: estimate quotients

 


Newsletter October 23rd   

October 23 - 27       Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (2nd 9 weeks- 50 problems in 5 min.)

November 3- Chapter 6 test. (you will be notified if this date changes)

 

Science:

October 26- Heat test

 

Mrs. Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

          

           Please continue to help your child study

                 Their multiplication and division facts. It will

                 Help them with division.

 

 

         Rockin Reminders

 

October 25- National Bully Prevention Day, wear orange!

October 27- Hat Day- $1 donation

October 30- October birthday cupcakes

October 31- Wear your Halloween Costume- $1 donation

 

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

Math

4.NBT.6- Find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.

4.OA.3- Solve two step word problems with all four operations.

 

               Science

P.4.6A.1 Obtain and communicate information to compare how different processes (including burning, friction, and electricity) serve as sources of heat energy.

P.4.6A.2 Plan and conduct scientific investigations to classify different materials as either an insulator or conductor of electricity.

P.4.6A.3 Develop models demonstrating how heat and electrical energy can be transformed into other forms of energy (e.g., motion, sound, heat, or light).

 

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

Heat Vocabulary

 

1.    Heat- energy that flows from the particles of one object to the particles of another object.

2.    Conduction- the transfer of heat between two objects that touch each other. (direct contact)

3.    Convection- the transfer of heat through air, water, or other gases. (indirect contact)

4.    Radiation- the transfer of heat through electromagnetic waves.

5.    Conductor- a material that heat moves through easily.

6.    Insulator- a material that heat does NOT move through easily.

7.    Temperature- the measure of how hot or cold something is.

8.    Thermometer- an instrument used to measure how hot or cold something is.

**Examples of conduction heat- food cooking in a skillet, walking barefoot on hot sand or concrete, touching a hot pot.

**Examples of convection heat- water boiling in a pot, warm air flow in a room.

**Examples of radiation heat- the sun warming us, heat from a campfire, heating food in a microwave.

***Examples of insulators- rubber, wood, wool

***Examples of conductors- metals, stainless steel, glass

 

 

 

  


Newsletter October 16th   

October 16 - 20       Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (2nd 9 weeks- 50 problems in 5 min.)

November 3- Chapter 6 test.

 

Science:

October 26- Heat test

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Ribbon/Spirit Week     October 16 – 20

Monday, Oct. 16- Pirate/Princess Day

Tuesday, Oct. 17- Super Hero Day

Wednesday, Oct. 18- Disney Movie Day

Thursday, Oct. 19- Wear the color of your hall

Friday, Oct. 20- Black & Gold Tiger Spirit Day

 

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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

4.NBT.3-     Multiply and estimate products.

4.NBT.5- Use the distributive property, area models, and standard algorithm to multiply 2-digit x 2-digit.

3.0A.8- Two step word problems with addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

4.NBT.6- Find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.

               Science

P.4.6A.1 Obtain and communicate information to compare how different processes (including burning, friction, and electricity) serve as sources of heat energy.

P.4.6A.2 Plan and conduct scientific investigations to classify different materials as either an insulator or conductor of electricity.

P.4.6A.3 Develop models demonstrating how heat and electrical energy can be transformed into other forms of energy (e.g., motion, sound, heat, or light).

 

         Rockin Reminders

 

October 16 – 20 Red Ribbon/ Spirit Week.

October 19- Reading Fair boards due

October 20- Reading Fair

October 25- National Bully Prevention Day, wear orange!

October 27- Hat Day- $1 donation

October 30- October birthday cupcakes

October 31- Wear your Halloween Costume- $1 donation

 

 

 

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

Heat Vocabulary

 

1.   Heat- energy that flows from the particles of one object to the particles of another object.

2.   Conduction- the transfer of heat between two objects that touch each other. (direct contact)

3.   Convection- the transfer of heat through air, water, or other gases. (indirect contact)

4.   Radiation- the transfer of heat through electromagnetic waves.

5.   Conductor- a material that heat moves through easily.

6.   Insulator- a material that heat does NOT move through easily.

7.   Temperature- the measure of how hot or cold something is.

8.   Thermometer- an instrument used to measure how hot or cold something is.

 

 

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Newsletter October 9th   

October 9 - 13       Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

October 13- Chapter 5 test (may be postponed if necessary. You will be notified of changes)

 

Science:

October 12- Light test

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Ribbon/Spirit Week     October 16 – 20

Monday, Oct. 16- Pirate/Princess Day

Tuesday, Oct. 17- Super Hero Day

Wednesday, Oct. 18- Disney Movie Day

Thursday, Oct. 19- Wear the color of your hall

Friday, Oct. 20- Black & Gold Tiger Spirit Day

 

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Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

          

      

 

 

         Rockin Reminders

October 9- Columbus Day Holiday

October 12- Report Cards come home

October 13- Popsicles on the playground- $1 donation

October 16 – 20 Red Ribbon/ Spirit Week.

October 19- Reading Fair boards due

October 20- Reading Fair

October 25- National Bully Prevention Day, wear orange!

October 27- Hat Day- $1 donation

October 30- October birthday cupcakes

October 31- Wear your Halloween Costume- $1 donation

 

 

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

Math

4.NBT.3-     Multiply and estimate products.

4.NBT.5- Use the distributive property, area models, and standard algorithm to multiply 2-digit x 2-digit.

3.0A.8- Two step word problems with addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

 

               Science

P.4.6B.1- Construct scientific evidence to support that white light is made of different colors.

P.4.6B.2- Obtain and communicate information to explain how the visibility of an object is related to light.

P.4.6B.3- Develop and use models to communicate how light travels and behaves when it strikes an object including reflection, refraction, and absorption.

P.4.6B.4- Plan and conduct scientific investigations to explain how light behaves when it strikes transparent, translucent, and opaque materials.

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

                                                       Light Vocabulary

1.      Refraction- The bending of light as it passes from one substance to another. The bending is caused by the differences in density between the two substances.

2.      Reflection- Occurs when a light ray hits a surface and bounces off. The angle at which the ray hits the surface is equal to the angle at which it bounces off.

3.      Opaque- A material that reflects or absorbs all of the light that strikes it. No light passes through an opaque material.

4.      Translucent- A material that only allows some light to pass through. The light that passes through is scattered.

5.      Transparent- A material that allows nearly all light to pass through. The light is transmitted without being scattered.

6.      Prism-     A tool used to separate white light into different colors.

**When light hits an object it is:   Reflected- bounced back

                                                                Transmitted- passes through

                                                              Absorbed- taken in

**The sun is our main source of light on Earth.

**Examples of opaque materials: brick wall, wood, books, steel, mirror

**Examples of transparent materials: water, air, glass (window)

**Examples of translucent materials: waxed paper, frosted glass, kleenex

 

Dark colors absorb more light than light colors do.

 

Light travels in straight lines called rays.

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Newsletter September 18th   

       September 18 - 22              Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

September 29- Chapter 4 Assessment

 

Science:

September 21- Sound test (vocabulary and notes in science folder)

 

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

Thank you to all of the students that participated in our fundraiser. We will be purchasing technology for the students.

 

 

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

4.NBT.5- Multiply a whole number of up to 4 digits by a 1-digit number, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.       Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

4.NBT.3- Round to estimate products.

               Science

P.4.6C.1- Plan and conduct scientific investigations to test how different variables affect the properties of sound.

P.4.6C.2- In relation to how sound is perceived by humans, analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to report how changes in vibration affect the pitch and volume of sound.

P.4.6C.3- Obtain and communicate information about scientists who pioneered in the science of sound.

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

Math

4.NBT.5- Multiply a whole number of up to 4 digits by a 1-digit whole number, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculations by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

4.NBT.3- Round to estimate products.

 

               Science

P.4.6C.1- Plan and conduct scientific investigations to test how different variables affect the properties of sound.

P.4.6C.2- In relation to how sound is perceived by humans, analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to report how changes in vibration affect the pitch and volume of sound. 

P.4.6C.3- Obtain and communicate information about scientists who pioneered in the science of sound.

         Rockin Reminders

 

September 25- September birthday cupcakes at lunch.

Sept. 29- Hat day $1 donation

 

 

Please help your child study their science vocabulary and notes 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.

 

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

 

   **Also study the notes on sound in your science folder**

Sound- Vibrations that travel through the air and can be heard when they reach a person’s ear

Sound Wave- A vibration that spreads away from a vibrating object

Vibration- A back and forth movement

Frequency- The number of times an object vibrates per second

Pitch- How high or low a sound is

Wavelength- A measure of the distance between two identical peaks or troughs

 

 

 

  

 

IXL Skills to Practice this week:

 

D.8- Multiplication patterns over increasing place values

D.12- Estimate products - multiply by 1-digit numbers

D.11- Multiply using the distributive property

D.13- Estimate products - multiply by larger numbers

D.24- Multiply numbers ending in zeroes

D.5- Multiply 1-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

 


Newsletter September 11th   

September 11 - 15                Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

September 14- Chapter 3 Assessment

 

Science:

September 21- Sound test (vocabulary and notes in science folder)

 

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

Please help your child participate in our PTA fundraiser. We will use the money raised to help purchase technology for our classrooms.

The fundraiser ends on September 13.  

 

 

Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

          

      

 

 

         Rockin Reminders

 

Sept. 11- PTA meeting @ 6:30

Sept. 15- PTA will sell popsicles on the playground during recess. $1

Sept. 29- Hat day $1 donation

 

 

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.

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

 

Math

4.OA.1- Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison

4.OA.2 - Multipy or divide to solve word problems involving multipicative comparison.

4.OA.4- Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range of 1-100, Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.

 

               Science

P.4.6C.1- Plan and conduct scientific iinvestigations to test how different variables affect the properties of sound.

P.4.6C.2- In relation to how sound is perceived by humans, analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to report how changes in vibration affect the pitch and volume of sound. 

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

 

Sound- Vibrations that travel through the air and can be heard when they reach a person’s ear

Sound Wave- A vibration that spreads away from a vibrating object

Vibration- A back and forth movement

Frequency- The number of times an object vibrates per second

Pitch- How high or low a sound is

Wavelength- A measure of the distance between two identical peaks or troughs

 

 

 

  


Newsletter September 4th   

September 5 - 8                   Name___________________________

 

   Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication/division fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

September 14- Chapter 3 Assessment

 

Science:

September 7- Infectious and Non-Infectious Disease Test

 

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

We kicked off our first fundraiser this past week. Please help your child sell so our school can purchase more technology. Thank you!

 

Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

IXL fees ($6.50), Science lab fees($10.00), and Recorder fees ($3.00) are due.     Please pay as soon as possible.

          

      

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

 

Math

4.OA.1-       Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison

4.OA.2 - Multipy or divide to solve word problems involving multipicative comparison.

4.OA.4-       Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range of 1-100, Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.

 

Science

L.4.1.4- We will learn about noninfectious diseases and infectious diseases.

L.4.1.5- We will learn how to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.

 

         

 

         Rockin Reminders

 

September 4- Labor Day Holiday

September 7- Progress Reports Come home

 

 

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.

 

 


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

1.      Red Blood Cells- Cells that bring oxygen around to all of the other cells in the body.

 

2.      White Blood Cells- Cells that fight against infection.

 

3.      Platelets- Cells that help blood stick together to help stop bleeding when the body has been cut or injured.

 

4.      Immune System- The body system that protects us from germs. It is made up of specific cells, tissues, proteins and organs.

 

5.      Infectious Disease- Any disease caused by a pathogen (germ) such as a virus, bacteria, parasite, or fungus. It can be transferred to other people.

 

6.      NonInfectious Disease- medical condition or disease that is not caused by infectious agents (pathogens).     They are not transmitted to other people, and are not contagious like Infectious Diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

  


Newsletter August 28th   

August 28 – September 1    

 

Name:                                             

Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

Chapter 2 Assessment September 1 (may change if necessary- you will be notified)

 

Science:

September 7- Infectuous and noninfectuous disease test

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

IXL fees ($6.50), Science lab fees($10.00), and Recorder fees ($3.00) 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.

 

 

Science

We will learn about noninfectious diseases and infectious diseases.

 

         

 

         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.

 

August 28 6:30- PTA Meeting


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

1.      Red Blood Cells- Cells that bring oxygen around to all of the other cells in the body.

 

2.      White Blood Cells- Cells that fight against infection.

 

3.      Platelets- Cells that help blood stick together to help stop bleeding when the body has been cut or injured.

 

4.      Immune System- The body system that protects us from germs. It is made up of specific cells, tissues, proteins and organs.

 

5.      Infectious Disease- Any disease caused by a pathogen (germ) such as a virus, bacteria, parasite, or fungus. It can be transferred to other people.

 

6.      NonInfectious Disease- medical condition or disease that is not caused by infectious agents (pathogens).     They are not transmitted to other people, and are not contagious like Infectious Diseases.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Newsletter August 21st   

August 21 - 25      

 

Name:                                             

Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

Chapter 2 Assessment September 6 (may change if necessary- you will be notified)

Science:

Human Body systems vocabulary quiz August 23.

Human body systems test- August 25. Your child has vocabulary, flashcards, and notes in their Science folder.

 

 

 

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

Please send in Boxtops for Education to help our school. We receive $.10 for each box top.

 

IXL fees, Science lab fees, and Recorder (music) fees are due. Please pay as soon as possible. Thank you

          

        

 

 

Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

 

Math

 

·         Addition properties & subtraction rules

·         Addition & subtraction patterns

·         Add & subtract mentally

·         Estimate sums and differences

·         Add and subtract whole numbers

 

 

Science

We will review the Nervous system, Circulatory system, Digestive system, and Respiratory system and how they all work together in our bodies.

 

 

 

 

 

Science- Human Body Systems Test is */25.  Study all vocabulary!

         

 

         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. Remember to study all of the body systems notes and vocabulary for the test.

 

August 21- Birthday Cupcakes

August 22 6-7 pm- Open House for parents only.

August 25- Hat Day- $1 donation

August 28 6:30- PTA Meeting


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

Your child has flashcards of each of these words in their science folder.

**Also study the Circulatory System and Nervous System Vocabulary**

 

Respiratory System- body system that is responsible for breathing

Lungs- main organ of the respiratory system where carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged

Diaphragm- dome shaped muscle at the bottom of the lungs(main muscle used for breathing)

Alveoli- air sacs in the lungs that work with the cappillaries for gas exchange

Digestive System- the body system that breaks down and digests food and nutrients throughout your body

Esophagus- (food tube) the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach

Stomach- organ in which major part of foood digestion occurs. food is broken down from a solid to a liquid.

Small Intestine- a long tube of muscles where most food is digested

Large Intestine- the last part of the digestive system where water is removed from food

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Newsletter August 14th   

August 14 - 18      

 

Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

Chapter 1 Assessment- August 17 (may be changed if more time is required. You will be notified)

Science:

Human body systems test- August 25. Your child has vocabulary and notes in their folder.

 

 

 

Name:                                             

Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

We need empty, clean 2 liter bottles for a science project this week. Please send them by Wednesday morning. Thank you!

 

           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 the respiratory system and the digestive system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

         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. Remember to study all of the body systems vocabulary for the test.

 

August 21- Birthday Cupcakes

August 22 6-7 pm- Open House for parents only.

August 25- Hat Day- $1 donation

August 28 6:30- PTA Meeting


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

Your child has flashcards of each of these words in their science folder.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM- BODY SYSTEM THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BREATHING

LUNGS- MAIN ORGAN OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM WHERE CARBON DIOXIDE AND OXYGEN ARE EXCHANGED

DIAPHRAGM- DOME SHAPED MUSCLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LUNGS(MAIN MUSCLE USED FOR BREATHING)

ALVEOLI- AIR SACS IN THE LUNGS THAT WORK WITH THE CAPPILLARIES FOR GAS EXCHANGE

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM- THE BODY SYSTEM THAT BREAKS DOWN AND DIGESTS FOOD AND NUTRIENTS THROUGHOUT YOUR BODY

ESOPHAGUS- (FOOD TUBE) THE TUBE THAT CONNECTS YOUR MOUTH WITH YOUR STOMACH

STOMACH- ORGAN IN WHICH MAJOR PART OF FOOOD DIGESTION OCCURS. FOOD IS BROKEN DOWN FROM A SOLID TO A LIQUID.

SMALL INTESTINE- A LONG TUBE OF MUSCLES WHERE MOST FOOD IS DIGESTED

LARGE INTESTINE- THE LAST PART OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WHERE WATER IS REMOVED FROM FOOD

 

 

  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Newsletter August 7th   

 

Upcoming Tests:

Math:

Weekly timed multiplication fact quiz (1st 9 weeks- 25 problems in 5 min.)

Chapter 1 Assessment- August 17 (may be changed if more time is required. You will be notified)

Science: We will have a Science test date soon, Study the science vocabulary words to start preparing.

 

 

 

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Strawn’s Weekly Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

We have started out the school year with a bang! I feel so blessed to have your child in my classroom. Please contact me with any questions or comments. I am here to help you and your child!

This week we will begin instruction in math and science.     Please check over your child’s work each night to prepare for the next day.

 

 

 

           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 the circulatory system and the nervous system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

Rockin Reminders

Math Homework is due on Fridays. Please help your child remember to bring their homework to school.

 

Rock that Tiger Pride!

P-positive attitude

R-respect everyone, always

I-integrity (do whats right)

D-dedicated (give your all)

E-excellence (always do your best)

 

August 22 6-7 pm- Open House for parents only.

August 28 6:30- PTA Meeting


 

Science Vocabulary

 

 

Nervous System- Body system responsible for control and coordination of your body.

Brain- The control center of your nervous system.

Nerves- A group of neurons that carries signals from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain.

Spinal Cord- The tube of nerves that runs through your spine or backbone.

Circulatory System- Body system that is responsible for pumping blood throughout your body; main organ is the heart

Heart-Main organ of the circulatory system responsible for pumping blood

Arteries-Blood vessel carrying blood AWAY from the heart

Veins-Blood vessel carrying blood IN to the heart from the body.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome To Fourth Grade  

Welcome

To The

Fourth Grade!

 

Ms. Leslie Shelton

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.

 

Ms. Shelton’s Homeroom Schedule                               Mrs. Strawn’s Homeroom Schedule

 

7:25-10:20       ELA/Social Studies                            7:25-10:20       Math/Science

Switch                                                                        

10:20-10:45     Recess                                                 Switch

10:45-11:10     Lunch                                                  10:20-12:15     ELA

11:10-12:00     Activity                                               12:15-12:40   Lunch                                     

12:00-12:50     Science                                                12:40-1:30       Activity          

12:50 -2:25      Math                                                    1:30-1:55         Recess

                                                                                    1:55-2:25         Social Studies

                                                                                   

Activity Schedule

We have six activity classes this year. They will be in the following rotation:

Library

Art

Music

PE (Must wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes)

Science Lab

Computer

Please keep this sheet handy as a reference. Also, feel free to email or text.

leslie.shelton@dcsms.org                   Cell phone 901-487-8997

jennifer.strawn@dcsms.org                Cell phone   901-569-5522