June 2018

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Dear Fourth Grade Parent,                                                                                                                                                June 19, 2018

We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful summer that is both fun and relaxing.  To prepare your child for fourth grade, it is important that some practices are in place.

First of all, your child should be reading everyday.  Because it is the summer, let your child read for pleasure enjoying books that they enjoy.  As their parent, it would be helpful for you to encourage them to read a variety of genres. Also, asking them questions about what they are reading is helpful to aid in comprehension.  Children of all ages enjoy adults reading books to them. Consider reading a favorite book of your past to your fourth grader.

Another great practice that would be helpful for your rising fourth grader, would be practicing math facts.  Children with an automaticity of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are more prepared for the math skills that will be taught throughout the year.  Websites such as Math is Fun and Khan Academy are helpful for reviewing and teaching new specific math skills.

Since the children learned so much about Chicago History in third grade, it would be fun for your family to continue this by going on “family field trips” around the city.  The Chicago Public Library has free passes to a multitude of Chicago museums. While at the library, your child can also sign up for the summer reading program. Journaling about your family field trips would be an excellent way to foster writing skills.

Fourth graders are at a wonderful age to be independent and greatly enjoy the world around them.  We hope that you take advantage of all of the teachable moments that await your child this summer!

Sincerely,

Dr. James

Ms. Pfeiffer

Ms. Wejman

4th Grade School Supply List for the 2018-2019 School Year

4th Grade Supplies

60 pencils – # 2 Sharpened

6 Color Coded Specific Notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green, black, purple)

1 box of colored pencils

10 glue sticks

1 box of markers

1 box of dry erase markers

1 pencil case

1 pair of old clean socks

3 pairs of scissors

2 pocket folders

1 package of Clorox wipes

1 box of reclosable plastic sandwich bags

1 box of large gallon bags

2 packages of notebook paper

2 packages of copy paper

2 boxes of Kleenex

Paper Towels

Wet wipes

1 ruler with centimeters and inches

2 packages of post-its

2 black sharpies

1 package of index cards

 

Social Studies Final Exams/ Projects Due this Week!

Dear Parents

All 4th grade students were given a take home exam today it will be due on Tuesday 6/12/18. No late test will be accepted.

There will be a states and capitals matching exam 6/12/18 this exam will be given in class.

All Trip Planning Final Projects are Due Friday 6/15- The last day of the term. Students are working on them in class. All students need a white poster board to complete the project.

Social Studies- Trip Planing Activity/ Materials Needed by Monday June 11th

Final Project 

The students are given the task of planning a trip within the U.S. for a family of 4. They are given a budget of $3,500. They have to be creative in  planning for transportation, lodging, food  attractions etc.. This project is done completely in class. Nothing is done at home.

Materials Needed:- Due Monday June 11th (Students May bring it in earlier)  

Standard Poster Board (White) Required– name on the back

Markers/ Colored Pencils- (Required)

Letter Stencils-( optional)

4X6, 3X5  images/ drawings of  attractions, dining, lodging state on map (optional)