Upcoming events and important information for Fourth Grade posted here as it comes! The school links below are also always helpful.
World's Coolest Fieldtrip! Fourth Grade Ski Trip!
It is an exciting week for Fourth Grade! Ski trip Wednesday, January 9. Students will bring home their ski/snowboard rental voucher Tuesday, January 8. Plan to pick up the rental Tuesday, January 8 after school or evening and be sure to take your child with you to be fitted. (Please take the socks they are planning to wear with you to ensure a proper boot fit. All rentals will be due back to the Ski Shop Wednesday, January 9 after school.
Wednesday morning students will come wearing all of their ski clothes including ski boots. Students, remember to bring a pair of shoes to change into for when we are back to school. Students will be take skis and snowboards to the gym before school. We will leave Wednesday morning at 8:15 for Snowbird, so make sure you are on time Wednesday.
Fieldtrip to the Museum of Natural History
University of Utah, Thursday, Jan. 17th. We need parent volunteers. If you can join us, please let me know. We leave the school at 9:00 a.m. and return about 1:30 pm. It is recommended parents drive and meet us at the museum the day of fieldtrip.
JANUARY DATES TO REMEMBER
4th: Aquarium Water Van visits 4th Grade (The Loveland Aquarium visited our class Friday, Jan. 4th. We learned about wetlands in Utah and the animals that live in them. We even got to see and touch a few wetland animals!)
9th: SKI TRIP!
10th: short Day
11th: No School
17th: Fieldtrip to the Museum of Natural History
21st: No School-MLK Day
What's Happening in...
Math: Fractions: comparing two fractions, ordering fractions, identifying equivalent fractions, additng and subtracting fractions. Keep working on long division!
Language Arts: Expository text
Social Studies: Utah Counties Reports
Reading: DIBELS Assessment today!
Point of view, context clues, poetry, drama, and prose
Rocks and Minerals
SEPs are coming: February 12th and 13th. Save the date!
January Book Report
The January Book Report assignment is to find a book from the Battle of the Books list to read that you have not yet read; fill out a green summary sheet; report to a Media Specialist
Check out author, Brandon Mull's website:
GREAT NEWS ! Go Math! log in just got easier!
Starting Monday, October 8, 2018, the Go Math! password for students has been changed to be just their Student ID Number. Students will now log into GoMath using the following information:
Username: Student ID Number@graniteschools.org
Password: Student ID Number
Introducing Granite School District Battle of Books!
What is it?
Students in 3rd-6th grade are given a list of 15 books that are either on the approved novels list for granite School District or have been nominated for the Beehive Book ward. During the school year, they will be challenged to read the books from the list.
Every time they complete a book, they fill out a summary sheet and bring it to the library with them. The first time they do this, they will need to bring the signed permission slip they have been given and their completed summary sheet. After passing off the book with the librarian, they will receive a lanyard and a button. for each additional book that they pass off, they will receive additional buttons and small prizes.
Students who read a least five books by January 31, 2019 will be put into teams of four students. As a team, they will review the books and prepare for the Battle of the books competition, which will take place at the school in late February. The winning team will then go on to compete in the district Battle of the Books in March.
Battle of the books - Book List
3rd/4th Grade Books
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
From the Mixed-Up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
*Juana and Lucas by Juana Mediana
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
*Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality
by Jonah Winter
Sarah, Plan and Tall by Patricia MacLachian
*Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant
*Soccer Switch by Jake Maddox
*Survivor Diaries: Overboard! by Tery Lynn Johnson
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Wolfie and Fly by Car Fagan
*Beehive nominees for excellence in literature
BAND & ORCHESTRA Sign up! Hooray!
How to sign up for Band or Orchestra
This year our classroom is participating in the BOOK IT! Program to encourage your child to find the joy in reading. The mission of the program is to turn "have to read" into "want to read" and the only way to get better at reading is to take the time to do it! Information was sent home October 4 as to how the program works, along with ideas on how you can get involved at home. So please READ! READ! READ! every school night (weekends too to make up for school nights you may miss) and record how long you read and what you read on your monthly Calendar in your planner.
Please checkout daily new ST Math assignments to be completed at home. Thank you
JANUARY FIELD TRIP!
Fourth Grade will be visiting the Utah Museum of Natural History Thursday, January 17th. Please join us! We need as many parent volunteers as possible in order to help us tour the museum in small groups. Per the state requirements, parent chaperones must complete the fingerprinting/background review prior to acting as a field trip chaperone. If you are interested in becoming eligible to chaperone and completing the state requirements, please stop by the school office for more information. We would so love to have you join us! PERMISSION SLIPS SENT HOME WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 INCLUDED ON THE SKI UTAH PERMISSION SLIPS. DUE NOVEMBER 30
SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP DATE: January 9, 2019
Ski Resort: Snowbird
Woodstock students will be renting equipment from ski rental shops in the valley the night before our ski day. Students are allowed to choose between skiing and snowboarding. It is not recommended to choose snowboarding unless they have snowboarded before.
Registration Checklist for Parents
Before your child can ski or snowboard, there are several things you need to do. Here is a checklist:
XtraMath STUDENT PIN NUMBERS sent home with students: 10.3.18
SCIENCE: It's all about the weather: It sweeps you off your feet, buries your house in snow, zaps the earth with 30 million volts...it's WEATHER
MATH: We can multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole numbers, and multiply two, two-digit numbers using strategies based on place vale and properties of operations such as: mental math to multiply by tens; rounding and compatible numbers; area models and partial products; regrouping.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS: We can identify a theme in text and write excellent summaries. We can recognize similes, metaphors, and idioms.
WRITING: We can read informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and write about them to convey ideas and information clearly.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We can recognize the relationship between the physical geography of Utah and human life.
Please write, call, or stop by anytime.
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