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4th Grade Newsletter

Week of February 20-23, 2018

LANGUAGE ARTS: Novel Study: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • Genres: Fantasy

    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a fantasy story written by C.S. Lewis.  It is the 2nd book in the Chronicles of Narnia.

      • “Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.”



  • Comprehension Skill: Point of View and Theme

    • We will focus on several skills throughout our study of this book: point of view, theme, character analysis, and summarizing, just to name a few.   

  • Vocabulary Strategy: Idioms, Synonyms, and Connotation and Denotation

    • We will look at the author’s use of idioms.

    • The students will learn the difference between connotation and denotation.

    • Students will study synonyms through context clues.

  • Grammar: Pronouns

    • We will continue to study pronouns over the next three weeks.  

Homework:

  • Read pages 163-164.  Do pages 165 and 167.

  • NO DICTATION or SPELLING THIS WEEK.

  • Mrs. Stewart’s class will go to the book fair on Tuesday, March 6th at 10AM.

  • Please don’t forget to give permission for your child to watch The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe movie.  We will watch the movie on March 1st.

MATH:

 

ALABAMA HISTORY:

Studies Weekly, Week 15: Reconstruction in Alabama

  • Students will study political, social, and economic conditions in Alabama during Reconstruction. They will describe amendments to the U.S. Constitution, learn about lives of African Americans and discuss political policies of the time.

 

SCIENCE:

Students will learn about electric circuits by discovering how to light a bulb using a battery, wire, and bulb.

  • Please save your paper towel rolls! We will need these for some upcoming lessons!

 

MATH-A-PALOOZA

All 4th grade students are invited to compete in the Math-a-Palooza tournament on March 31st at Bob Jones High School. Registration is due Feb. 23rd. Here is a link to the form: https://goo.gl/3L1zex

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • February 21st- FCA meeting at 7:00 am, 2nd progress report for 3rd 9 weeks goes home

  • February 22nd- Fourth grade field trip to Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater

  • February 26th- Dr. Seuss and Read Across America starts. Click here for more information regarding Read Across America.

  • March 2nd- Book Fair opens

  • March 8th- Last day for Book Fair

  • March 12th-16th- Spring Break 2018, no school

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