Next week we will start our geometry unit. This unit requires students to learn the definitions of various figures.

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We are currently teaching division. Below is a link to a web site that explains the two methods we used to teach this concept: the place value model and the standard algorithm.

Next week , we will be teaching double-digit multiplication. These are the methods we will use:

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Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 21 – “Sock it to Drugs” Crazy Sock Day!
Tuesday, October 22 – “Team up Against Drug” School Spirit Wear
Wednesday, October 23 – “Too Bright for Drugs” Wear Neon or Bright Colors
Thursday, October 24 – Red Ribbon Ceremony 8:15 am – 10:30 am – “Wear Red”
Friday, October 25 8:30 am “Drugs Make You Crazy” Crazy Hair Day

4th Grade Curriculum Update


We are continuing with our first Benchmark unit. This week, students will be reading a nonfiction article about California’s government. They will be practicing finding main ideas and text evidence.



We are wrapping up our first narrative. Our focus this week will be on revising and editing.



The 4th graders will take the Module 1 Post Test this week. You will see a review page come home the day before the test. This test focuses on place value, rounding, adding whole numbers, subtracting whole numbers, and solving multi-step word problems. Then we will move into a short module on the metric system.


Science and Social Studies

We are almost done learning about waves during science. Next up will be a social studies unit on Native Americans of California.