Mrs. Kropa's-4A Math, Religion, Science, and Social Studies 4B- Science and Social S

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    Tuesday, September 17, 2019


    Picture Day is coming up and information was sent home today.  Individual pictures will be taken Sept. 19 and group pictures Sept. 20.

    Tomorrow night is Back To School Night.  There will be an introduction meeting at 7:00pm, and after that I will be up in our classroom.  There will be two 15 minute sessions.  If you have other children, in other grades, this will give you an opportunity to also meet with those teacher(s).  I am looking forward to meeting you.

    I am excited to say that we received all of our math textbooks and workbooks.  Tomorrow all students will have their new books.


    If you have not sent in the money for your child's supply list please do so as soon as you can.  Thank you.

    Your child should have given you a green and pink paper.  The pink permission sheet is in regards to allowing your child to be photographed at school.  The green paper is the technology agreement.  Your child will not be a llowed to use the internet until that paper is signed and returned.  We also had an assembly regarding the school's band and instument lessons.  A paper came home that explains information regarding lessons.  Please return the pink and green papers ASAP.  Also, please return the music information if your child is going to be in the school band.


    I will be sending home graded work in the students' Take Home Folders on Fridays, starting next Friday.  Please make sure you check their folders every Friday.  

    What are we learning?

    Math: We continue to work on place value.  We will be doing math centers everyday and today we practiced how to do math centers.

    LA: We are doing several things. The students are learning more about character traits and themes for when they write and read stories.  We are also talking about Plots.  Emphasizing rising action, climax, and resolution. In grammar we are reviewing our knowledge about nouns.

    We are creating a Reading Notebook with the spiral notebook I gave them.  Throughout the year they will cut, paste, color, and take notes on all of the 3rd grade standard topics.  They are also just beginning to write their own short story with animals as characters.  

    Science: We completed our first lab experiment today.  The students did great and I was very proud of how they listened and handled the beakers and cylinders filled with water.  They compared three different paper towels to test which one would retain the most water.  Our results will be discussed tomorrow and we will be making graphs to show our results.  The results may be of interest to you for when you go and buy paper towels! :)

    Social Studies: This year we will be learning about communities.  They are learning about citizenship and we will be doing map skills this coming week. 



    If you are a 4th grade parent or student reading this, you will find homework assignments on my homework page for science.  I will leave any other messages on that page under the 4th grade homework.  I will update it each day.

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    Mrs. Kropa