Brighten Academy January NEWS 4th Grade A Note

Brighten Academy January NEWS 4th Grade A Note

Brighten Academy January NEWS 4th Grade A Note from the Teacher Write your child's name in his/her jacket. Check/ sign agendas daily. (This is line of communication for parents and teachers) Volunteers needed for move to new campus at Presley Mill. First day at new campus scheduled for Jan. 20th. Class needs: pencils, glue sticks, red pens, and Clorox wipes. Important Reminders Jan. 1-5th: Holiday (no school) Jan. 12th: Report Cards sent home. Jan. 15th: Spirit Night Steak and Shake Jan. 19th: School Holiday Jan. 20th: First Day at New Campus Jan. 22nd: PTO Variety Show Tryouts Jan. 23nd: PTO Variety Show Tryouts Jan. 26th:PTO Meeting @ 5:00 Jan. 28th: Community Circle 12:25-12:50 Feb. 2nd -6th: Kiss a Kritter Feb. 6th: Variety Show 6:00-8:00 Feb. 12th-16th: School Holiday *** Every Wednesday we dismiss @ 1:00 What Were Learning Language Arts We will dive right into our study of poetry this month, and discovery the different types of poetry through our lit study of Love That Dog. Math MCC4.NF.1: Create equivalent fractions, using models. MCC4.NF.2 Compare fractions. MCC4.NF.3: Add and Subtract Fractions MCC4.NF.4: Multiply Fractions MCC4.NF.5-7: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions Science S4E4: Students will analyze weather charts and maps and collect weather data to make predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes. S4P3. Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object. Social Studies Students will wrap up their study of colonial America. Mrs. Millers Class 4th Grade NEWS A Note from the Teacher Write your child's name in his/her jacket. Check/ sign agendas daily. (This is line of communication for parents and teachers) Volunteers needed for move to new campus at Presley Mill. First day at new campus scheduled for Jan. 20th. In need of packing boxes or plastic storage boxes. Class needs: pencils, glue sticks, red pens, and Clorox wipes. Important Reminders

Dec. 1st: Board Mtg. @6:00 Dec. 3rd: Dismissal @1:00 Dec. 3rd. Picture retakes Dec. 5-12th: Book Fair Dec, 10th: dismissal @1:00 Dec. 10-12th: Science Fair Dec. 15th: PTO Mtg. 5:00, Board Mtg. 6:00 Dec, 18th: Class Holiday Party (breakfast) @ 9:00 am. Spirit Night @ Dazzles Skating from 6-8pm. Dec,19th: Dismissal @ 1:00 Dec. 22-31st: Holiday (no school) Jan. 1-5th: Holiday (no school) What Were Learning Language Arts We will continue our Lit study of the Sign of the Beaver, continue to develop good writing mechanics, as well as write an opinion essay. Math MCC4.OA.4 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is prime or composite. MCC4.OA.5 Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. MCC4.NF.1: Create equivalent fractions, using models. MCC4.NF.2 Compare fractions. Science S4E4: Students will analyze weather charts and maps and collect weather data to make predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes. S4P3. Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object. Social Studies SS4H3 The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America. a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies. b. Describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native Americans. Classroom Connection from the 4th Grade A Note from the Teacher We would like to thank the parents that volunteered to chaperone our filed trips to Etowah Indian Mounds and the Atlanta Zoo. Without your support this would not have been possible. The children had a wonderful time exploring and studying habitats, and native American history. We are looking forward to the holiday season and the joy and blessings that it brings to all. Important Reminders Nov. 3rd: PTO Catalog Fundraiser begins Nov. 5th: Dismissal @ 1:00 Nov. 6th: Spirit Night at Panda Express Nov. 7th: Middle School Fall Dance from 7-10 Nov. 12th: Dismissal @ 1:00

Nov. 17th: PTO Mtg. @ 5:00, Board Mtg. @6:00 Nov. 19th: PTO Fundraiser ends, Dismissal @1:00 Nov. 24-28th: Thanksgiving Holiday Break (No School) Dec. 1st: Board Mtg. @6:00 Dec. 3rd: Dismissal @1:00 Dec. 5-12th: Book Fair Dec, 10th: dismissal @1:00 Dec. 10-12th: Science Fair Dec. 15th: PTO Mtg. 5:00, Board Mtg. 6:00 Dec, 18th: Spirit Night @ Dazzles Skating From 6-8pm. Dec,19th: Dismissal @ 1:00 Dec. 22-31st: Holiday (no school) Jan. 1-5th: Holiday (no school) What Were Learning Language Arts This month, we will focus on different types of literature. ELACC4RL1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. ELACC4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. ELACC4RL2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. Math We will continue to investigate multiplication and it relationship to division. MCC.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. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. Science S4E3. Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather. S4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/ maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes. Social Studies SS4H2 The student will describe European exploration in North America. SS4H3 The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America. Classroom Connection from the 4th Grade NEWS A Note from the Teacher We are planning our first field trips for Oct. 17th (Etowah Indian Mounds), and Oct. 31st (Zoo Atlanta). If you are interested in chaperoning these trips, please contact Krista Polane in the office if you need background check or fingerprinting. She has to set up an appointment for you. Please remind your student to come to school prepared. He/she needs to have agenda daily, two pencils, one red and blue pen. We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, pencils and glue sticks.

Important Reminders Oct. 8, Dismissal @ 1; Birdies for Brighten, at Chapel Hills @12 pm Oct 15th: Report Cards, dismissal Oct. 16th: Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A Oct. 17th: Field Trip to Etowah depart @8:45 am Oct. 24th Octoberfest from 6-8 pm. Oct. 25th: Volunteer Work Day from 9-12. Oct. 27th: PTO Meeting @ 5 Oct. 31st : Field Trip to Zoo Atlanta departure @ 9:30am Just a reminder, students dismiss @ 1:00 every Wednesday in October. What Were Learning Language Arts We will continue our study of key writing elements, and focusing on informational text. ELACC4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. ELACC4RI2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text Math We will work on multiplying and dividing multi-digit whole numbers . 4.0A.1: Interpret multiplication equations as comparisons. 4.OA.2: Multiply or divide to solve word problems that include multiplicative comparison. 4.OA.3: Solve multi-step word problems using four operations. Science We will finish our study off the ecosystem, concentrating on adaptations, and changes in the ecosystem. We will also begin our study of the water cycle. S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection). Social Studies We will finish up our study of the Native Americans and begin our study on explorers. SS4H2 The student will describe European exploration in North America. a. Describe the reasons for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations of John Cabot, Vasco Nez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Len, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Jacques Cartier. b. Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between Europeans and Native Americans 4th Grade September Classroom connection A Note from the Teacher We are off to a great start! A special thanks to all who have helped to make our learning environment positive and productive. We are planning our first field trips for Oct. 17th (Etowah Indian Mounds), and Oct. 31 st (Zoo Atlanta). If you are interested in chaperoning these trips, please return your forms ASAP. We only have eight slots available (4 per class). You must have background check completed 2 weeks prior to fieldtrip. Please remind your student to come to school prepared. He/she needs to have agenda daily, two pencils, one red and blue pen. We are in need of paper towels, Kleenex, pencils and glue sticks. Students may dress down every Wednesday in September if they make a $1.00 donation

to the BETA Club Fundraiser. Important Reminders Sept. 15th: 4th Grade Parent Orientation. (All parents, new and old are invited to come. We will be addressing any concerns, including but not limited to schedule, grading, school procedures and classroom expectations.) Sept. 5th-12th: Book Fair Sept 10th: Community Circle 12:25-12:50. Sept. 13th: Blazer Run; Clinton Nature Preserve @ 8:00am. Sept. 17th: Spirit Night @ Yogli Mogli 3-6 pm. Sept: 19th: Casino Night from 6-8pm Sept: 20th: Volunteer Work Day 9-12. Sept 22nd: PTO Spirit Shirt orders, PTO Mtg. @ 5pm, Governing Board @ 6pm. Sept. 26th: PTO Outdoor Movie Night @ 7:00pm. Movie Begins @ 8pm. Oct. 17th: Field Trip to Etowah Oct. 31st : Field Trip to Zoo Atlanta Just a reminder, students dismiss @ 1:00 every Wednesday in September. What Were Language Arts Learning We will continue our study of key writing elements, focusing on key ideas and details, reading informational and historical text. Students will also begin writing their fist explanatory essay. Science We will continue studying the ecosystem, concentrating on food webs, energy pyramids and habitats. Students will complete a final project for this unit. See rubric for more details. ELACC4RL1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. ELACC4RI1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. ELACC4RI2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem. S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection). We will continue to work on place value, as well as begin working on number operations, such as adding, subtracting, and multiplying multi-digit whole numbers. We are studying the Native Americans. Comparing and contrasting how the different tribes meet their basic needs, as well as identifying their geographic locations. Math MCC4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. MCC4.NBT.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. MCC4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. Social Studies SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed inNorth America. a. Locate where Native Americans settled with emphasis on the Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plateau (Nez Perce), Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawnee), and Southeast (Seminole). b. Describe how Native Americans used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.

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