Dear Fourth Grade Families,
We can’t believe how quickly this year is passing. We appreciated the time at conferences to discuss your learner’s progress and are looking forward to seeing how they achieve the learning goals they set for themselves. There are quite a few important dates that you need to be aware of, so please make note of those below.
Courtney Beerman, Erica Moore, and Rachel Wilcox
Fourth Grade, Coyote Ridge Elementary School
Math: Students will continue to work through Unit 6 where we are learning about division strategies, understanding how to handle remainders, and working through using a protractor to measure angles.
Literacy: Readers and Writers will wrap up Unit 5 where we have explored how advancements in technology have either helped or hindered our lives. As readers, students have been focusing on understanding the cause and effect text structure, understanding how authors use reasons and evidence to support their claim, and determining the meaning of words and phrases using context clues. As writers, students have researched how different types of technology have impacted our world (positively or negatively) and are integrating this research to support their opinion.
Historians have been working to understand how Colorado came to be a state by learning more about the explorers' challenges and the changes they made as they journeyed through this land. They are also learning more about the trappers and traders and how they impacted life in Colorado and then will explore how mining impacted our state’s history.
Science: Students will be getting an energy kit from Xcel with a lot of goodies to help make your home more efficient. Please be on the lookout for more information to come home in the next few weeks.
Library: Readers will visit the library on Thursdays. Please help your child to remember to have their books ready to either be returned or renewed.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL): When we wrap up our unit on Empathy, students will then begin to work on how to solve problems applying emotion management, communication and understanding another person’s perspective. They will specifically focus on naming the problem in a respectful manner, think of safe and respectful solutions, understand the impacts of these solutions and determine a solution that both parties can agree on.
March 9th: Field Trip to Legacy High School for their performance of Footloose. This connects to our stage to script standards.
March 8-17th: Boosterthon Fundraiser
March 17th: Boosterthon Fun Run
March 19-28th: Spring Break - No School
April 4-6th (ELA) and April 11-13th (Math): CMAS Testing