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Mrs. Parks Fourth Grade
Instructor: PARKS   
Welcome to Mrs. Parks’
Fourth Grade Class!
 
Announcements
Busy Week Ahead in 4PK!
We have a lot happening this week in fourth grade. These are some things we are looking forward to:
CES Open House: Tuesday, March 22 - Come visit our classroom between 6:30-7:30 pm to see what we’ve been learning.

Owl Pellet Dissection: Wednesday, March 23 from 1:15-2:30
  • Students need to bring a small container with a lid and toothpicks. Optional supplies: latex gloves, tweezers, and an old toothbrush.

Fourth Grade Recorder Concert: Thursday, March 24 at 8:35 am in the CES cafeteria.

Spring Break begins on Friday, March 25!! Enjoy the break!
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum




MULTI-DIGIT MULTIPLICATION HOMEWORK HELP
These videos have great lessons on how to multiply multi-digit equations.

Math Antics Multi-Digit Multiplication Part 1

Math Antics Multi-Digit Multiplication Part 2



CURRICULUM MATTERS
Language Arts: Our essential question is “How Does Reading Critically Help Readers Understand and Evaluate Text?” We are practicing our “Close Reading” skills and will be learning about first and second hand accounts.
Writing
: To apply our critical reading skills, we are learning how to research. We are using a variety of resources to research an important person. We will be gathering information to use to create a presentation that we will share with our class.
Vocabulary: We continue to learn about Latin & Greek Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes.
Math: Learning to multiply multi-digit numbers is letting us apply our math fact skills that we worked so hard learning earlier this year. We will be multiplying up to 4 or more digits x 1 digits at the end of this math unit.
Social Studies: We are learning about our first region, the Midwest. It’s a great place to begin since we just wrapped up our studies of Illinois. We are busy practicing our states, capitals and postal abbreviations. Plus we are learning about the geography, climate, culture, and economy of the Midwest.
Science: Our current unit is on Force and Motion.

ST. JAMES PROJECT
December is the month of “Caring”. Our fourth grade service project is to make blankets for the St. James Project. Students have donated money to purchase supplies. Over the next few weeks, we will be making blankets to give to those in need.
MULTIPLICATION FACTS
Practicing multiplication facts everyday will help to strengthen the foundation needed for fourth grade math. Many of our fourth grade math concepts require the use of basic multiplication facts. Fluency in those facts will help your child succeed in learning skills, such as, multi-digit multiplication & division, fractions, and decimals.

What is the best way to help your child with those math facts? Here are a few ideas:
  • Multiplication War (using a deck of cards)
  • Flash cards
  • Dominoes (multiply the dots)
  • Online games (see our “Student Resources” page on the school website).
  • Math game Apps
Please contact me if you need any resources to help your child.


CLASSROOM INFO
  • All homework is due the next day.
  • Reading homework/logs are due every Tuesday.
  • Please check your child’s homework every day for assignments.
  • Library books are due on Tuesday.
  • Students need gym shoes on Wednesday & Thursday.
  • Friday Folders need to be returned each Monday.
  • Please return all forms as soon as possible.
  • The easiest way to contact me is at: JParks@bcsd5.org (new email address).​
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 Reading Homework/Log
Weekly reading homework/logs are due every Tuesday.
Schedule

Specials Schedule

Monday:  Music
Tuesday:
 Library
Wednesday:  P.E.  
Thursday:   P.E & Music
Friday:     Art            

 


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