Highlander Fourth Grade
Here at Highlander we run our fourth grade as one big happy family. We use dual class grouping for optimal support for each student.
Grade 4 Week
Here is what is happening in the fabulous fourth grade.
Mountain Day was another huge success. The fourth grade would like to thank Ms. Nencka for organizing this wonderful trip for us every year. It is a great opportunity to get out, get a good workout, and take in the great outdoors. Check out the pictures from the trip.
We are continuing to work on our writing skills. We have been practicing our written responses to writing prompts in anticipation of the upcoming NECAP tests. The students are working hard and the results so far are very encouraging. We are also learning how to write personal narratives.
We are moving right along in Math class. We have been taking benchmark tests to find out exactly where we stand for the year so Ms. H. can come up with a suitable and extensive map of the curriculum for the year. We also worked on 2 by 2 multiplication. The kids are also doing awesome on our daily word problems. Keep up the good work.
Week 3 is already done for Reading Street. We are moving right along and have already seen a tremendous progress in our readers. We even are ready to make our first moves to new groups for some of the students. The students are proving that hard work yields great results.
Our Homework is handed out as a packet on Monday and due back Friday morning.
Each week the homework packet contains:
* A Reading Log (students should be reading 30 minutes a day)
* A Math Packet
Every two weeks a vocabulary packet is due with the vocabulary cards the students create to practice with. This is handed out separately from the weekly homework. The students are given time to work on the vocabulary packets during their literacy block.
Unfinished classwork may sometimes be sent home in order to enable the student to not fall behind.
Thank you to everyone that has been sending in snacks, they are greatly appreciated. Ask your student about our new, special afternoon snack program.