I apologize for the delay in the update. When the weather begins to change, Mr. Julian typically feels under the weather, and this week is no exception.
This week in academics:
Math - The students will be learning about the standard algorithm ("old school" method) of subtraction. In 4th grade, this means that students will be subtracting up to the millions place, and subtracting across zeros. In homework, students will be reviewing how to round (a new tutorial video and weekly homework is uploaded under the "homework" tab.
Language - Students will learn the rules of commas (commas in a series, conjunctions).
Reading - Students will continue the study of poetry through reading "Love That Dog." *Heads up* students are coming to a sad part of the story (the tragic loss of a pet dog). This can be an emotional part of the story for students, so I wanted to give a heads up in case there were any concerns.
Writing - Students are continuing their writing of narrative fiction.
Science - Students will be studying planets, comets, and other bodies that orbit the sun.
This week is dress up week! Tomorrow is crazy hair day (not a hundred percent sure how I'm going to participate...but there may be a wig in my future). Wednesday is pajama day, Thursday is "dress as a superhero day," and Friday is hat day. Each day costs $1 to participate.
STEM lab day for us is Tuesday
Our first Guidance lesson is also Tuesday
Teach One to Lead One will continue on Wednesday
Target is Thursday
PTA Snowcones will be sold on Wednesday during lunch
Chick-fil-a biscuits will be delivered on Thursday morning for students who pre-ordered
Wednesday, August 29 is an early release day (releasing at around 11:15). It is also Fall Picture day. Students will be coming home with Fall Picture forms tomorrow in their folders.
Important - Students came home today with a form to sign up for a class Prodigy account for math. Prodigy is an engaging math practice site; several students already have Prodigy accounts. I am asking that they create a "class" account, as I have control of skills that students registered to the class can work on during school hours.
Please let me know of any questions or concerns you may have!