4th Grade Newsletter

March 7, 2022

By 4th Grade Team
4th Grade
March 07, 2022

Language Arts

What are we learning?

  • Students will continue to 

  • read and interpret narrative nonfiction  evaluate the author's perspective 
  •  Determine how an author uses images and words to support their point of view
  • Write an article encouraging readers to consider their chosen topic

Home/School Connection

  • Read articles, watch the news, and discover commercials, advertising, and signs together.

  • Then discuss “what does the author want us to believe?” What words or pictures are used to convey the message?” “Who is the author trying to convince/persuade about the topic/product


What are we learning?

Students will:

  • create and interpret marine life food webs and explaining how changes in one part of the food web would affect other organisms 
  • compare the niches of several different organisms within a marine community and explaining how an organism’s niche may change at different stages in its life cycle
  • utilize a simple dichotomous key to identify marine organisms

Home/School Connection

  • Ask how different species interact with each other in a food web
  • Ask how does the ocean support life on Earth
  • Discuss how the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem interact
  • How can analyzing animal attributes in the animal classification system help us to understand their role in the ecosystem

Social Studies

What are we learning?

We will 

  • Look at the ideas that actions of people and groups have consequences and can shape events.
  • Discover how conflict has consequences on culture, society, or a group of people. 
  • Investigate how people respond to and resolve conflicts in many different ways. 
  • Understand that cause and effect can help people solve problems and make decisions.

Home/School Connection

  • How can individuals stop injustice in society?
  • How can the President of the United States change the course of history?
  • Why might people risk their lives for a cause? 
  • What effects did the conflicts between the North and South have on the people in those regions?
  • How does the conflict of the Civil War continue to have lasting effects today?
  • What motivates people to take advantage of others?

Click here to see what students are learning in Specials!