W. J. Gurganus Elementary School
Mrs. George's 4th Grade Class
We have nine more weeks to go until the end of the school year! Time is going to fly by quickly. I hope that you and your child are ready to start preparing him or her for the expectations of fifth grade! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Frequently Used Websites
Concepts to Cover
Week Three: April 22nd-April 26th
Math:Measuring Angles with Protractors and Solving for a Missing Angle
Language Arts: Vocabulary Week 16, Cursive Handwriting, Grammar(Subject/Predicates)
Science: Finish Static Electricity and Currents
Social Studies: Finish SS Weekly 18 and Begin SS Weekly 19
Character education word of the month is courage.
Here's a look at the week ahead (5/6 to 5/10):
Raleigh field trip will be next Friday. Please read the Raleigh field trip notice/itinerary.
ELA: L.4.5.a – Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g. as pretty as a picture) in context.
WordlyWise Vocabulary Lesson 16 for the two weeks of (5/6 to 5/17)
Math: 4.MD.7 – Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the part. Solve addition and subtractions problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g. by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
Social Studies: Review branches of government, state constitution, and key members in NC government to prepare for field trip to Raleigh.
Science: 4.P.1.2. Electricity and then moving on to magnets
Raleigh Field Trip Update
The 4th grade team in is the final phase of planning the Raleigh Field Trip. There are enough seats for every student. In fact, I now have room for 2 more chaperones that are county certified volunteers. Please complete the volunteer screening process so that you are able to visit and help out in the classroom as well as chaperone field trips. Your child and I are counting on you.
At the beginning of the new year, we began Paper Clip Reading in class!! It is a technique where the children are required to read a set number of pages each night and use a paper clip to help them remember where they have to read to. They can read past their paper clip but their goal is their paper clip every night! Any questions don't hesitate to ask!
We study our vocabulary words for two weeks at a time. The vocabulary words, definitions, and activities can be found on Wordly Wise.
Study Island is ready for students to access from home at any time. This program helps students prepare for the EOG tests. During regular school hours, messaging and games are blocked, but students may access these areas after 4:00. To access Study Island, go to www.StudyIsland.com and log in with first name, last initial, dot, wjg. In other words, "SusieQ.wjg" The password is the student's lunch number. (Your child's login name and password is written in the front of his/her agenda.)
Your child's grades are now online. Please remember to log on to Engrade and check his/her grades at least once a week.
7:55 – 8:00 Morning Duties
Attendance, announcements, unpack
8:00 – 8:30 AR
8:30 – 9:00 Center
9:00 – 9:40 Math
9:40 – 10:20 Science
10:20 – 11:10 Reading
11:10 – 11:15 Bathroom/Water
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:45 – 12:08 Social Studies
12:10 – 1:00 Resource
Media Art Music PE Art
1:00 – 1:30 Recess
1:30 – 2:00 AM
2:00 – 2:40 Gator Groups
Mrs. Good's 4th Grade Classroom!
"Gateway to the future....Window to the World"
All students will score a three or four on the EOG, show growth, and pass all the classroom subjects!
EOG TESTING IS THIS COMING WEEK. PLEASE LET STUDENTS HAVE A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP, EAT A GREAT BREAKFAST, AND A PLEASENT MORNING EACH DAY THIS WEEK SO THEY WILL BE READY TO MAKE THOSE 3'S AND 4'S ON THEIR ASSESSMENTS!
You will find the weekly assignments below. Students may always review, everything we have covered in math as the EOG will cover math skills from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Thank you for your assistance.
Several links which may be of interest to the students are listed below:
Adding and Subtracting Fractions:
Measuring angles using protractors:
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Angles/ (sixth grade)
North Carolina Pine Knoll Shores: http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores