Ms. Hurt’s th 4 Grade Classroom News October 23, 2015 MATH: MESSAGES: Red Ribbon Week will again be a school district wide event held October 26-30. Lake Zurich Schools, PTO’s and the Ela Area Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse are working together to make Red Ribbon Week a successful community event. Please see the attached letter for the schedule of events. Friday, October 30 – Elementary Halloween Parties ~ PARADE starts at 1:30 Thursday, November 5- end of Trimester and Read for the Goal due Friday, November 6 – Institute Day – No student attendance Oral Language- “Share a Word” ~ October 29 for Lauren, Rafael, Jessica, Ryan, Matthew, Katy Nonfiction Book Review ~ November 5 for Omar, Saioa, Liam, Joey, Amy, Jadon The students were assessed their knowledge of place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. The students will use place value understanding and properties of multiplication and division in order to solve problems. They will illustrate and explain calculations by using equations, arrays, and/or area models. READING & LANGUAGE ARTS Students understand how to use text structures to identify important information in nonfiction text. The common text structures are Description (main idea/details), Chronological (sequence), Comparison (compare/contrast), Problem/ Solution and Cause/Effect. Students will need to choose and read a short nonfiction textbook to use for their Oral Language speeches for the month of November. Students are working on different text structures in their TAG groups. Students will be working on a descriptive, explanatory text that examines a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES NOTES: STAR STUDENTS: Joe & Dillon Joe is natural leader who has a zest of life! He has keen interests and is appropriately involved in all classroom discussions. Dillon is kind and has a gentle nature. He shows kindness and consideration to all of his classmates. We are finishing our unit on Slow Changes to the Earth’s Surface (Landforms, Weathering, and Erosion & Deposition). Students will be assessed their knowledge and then move onto identification of rocks & minerals. We will be starting our unit on the Northeast region. It has been fun sharing the postcards from around the USA every week!