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  • Famous Arizonan Museum - Hope to See You There!

    Posted by Nona Scott at 5/15/2015 8:00:00 AM
    Parents, you are invited to view Famous Arizonan projects and meet the Famous Arizonan characters at school on Tuesday, May 19, from 2:00-2:30. All 4th grade classrooms will be open for project viewing during this event. 
     
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  • Fourth Grade Fun: Field Trip and Field Day

    Posted by Nona Scott at 4/28/2015
    Fourth Grade Fun!
     
    This past week, fourth grade students have had the opportunity to attend not one, but TWO, at school "field trips!" Basha students from the "Science is Fun" science club visited fourth grade and together conducted experiments, explored the scientific method and had students use their inquiry skills related to grade level curriculum questions and hands-on activities. It was great fun! Thank you, Basha!
     
    The second "field trip," sponsored by City of Chandler, focused on water conservation... with MAGIC! Fourth grade students were able to revisit grade level science terminology, vocabulary, and the Water Cycle
     
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    The 4th grade classes will be taking a field trip to the Arizona State Capitol Museum in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. Look for field trip information in your child's Tuesday folder on April 28 for more information.
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    Field Day is this Thursday, April 30th. See your child's Tuesday folder for more information. If you can assist Liberty at Field Day this year, please contact Mr. P. 
     
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    Thank you,
    Fourth Grade Teachers :) 
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  • End of Quarter 3 Updates

    Posted by Nona Scott at 3/2/2015
    END OF QUARTER UPDATES
     
    City of Chandler Calendar Page Due (if participating): 3/4/15
    Spring Picture Day (FREE Free Dress): 3/4/15
    Free Dress Day:  3/6/15
    Last Day of Quarter 3: 3/6/15
    Back to School, Beginning of Quarter 4: 3/24/15
     
    We were quite happy to visit with so many parents during Spring Conferences in February. If you were unable to attend, please follow this link to see what our main topic points were about:  Spring Conference PPT .
     
    Thank you, Volunteers, for supporting 4th grade in photocopying, updating bulletin boards, and helping us in a variety of creative projects this past quarter. We appreciate your time and efforts! 
     
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     ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Posted by Nona Scott at 2/6/2015
    Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for this week. Teachers sent home confirmation notices this past week in each student's Tuesday Folder. Please contact your child's teacher if you did not see your confirmation notice.

    We're hitting the ground running this quarter! Students are receiving many opportunities to apply their skills of organization and responsibility this quarter through the expectations of both of their teachers. Please continue to support your student in this effort by checking homework and the agendas nightly. Homework and Classwork should be completed as assigned with neatness in mind.

    Our Week
    Reading & Writing: Students have been working on making inferences, generalizations, and decoding with the last few stories from our Journeys textbook.  Ask your child what a friendly letter is and what the main parts are in this type of letter... all 4th grade kiddos wrote a persuasive friendly letter to Punxsutawney Phil. Parents, you can take a look at your child's friendly letter in your conference folder this week.
     
    Mathematics:  Looking for math fact practice? Visit your child's teacher's Liberty webpage and this site for worksheets: http://kidzone.ws/math/basicfacts.htm 
     
    Science/Social Studies: Students completed a Unit 3, Lessons 1 and 2 test this past week about Arizona Statehood. We will continue with the unit throughout February. Parents, your child is encouraged to keep the corrected test to review incorrect areas. There will be a test in a few weeks covering the entire unit. Fourth grade will soon return to science objectives in order to visit and review concepts for Science AIMS.

    Accelerated Reader
    Mrs. Torres and fourth grade teacher have established nonfiction AR goals for quarter 3. Ask your student to explain.

    Calendar
    2/11 - 2/12:   Spring Parent Conferences
    2/13:   Dental Assembly 
    2/13:   Valentine Celebration 
    2/16:   No School 
    Valentine  
    ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
     
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  • 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

    Posted by Nona Scott at 1/14/2015
    Congratulations to those students who earned Honor Roll for their hard work in second quarter! These students will be recognized on Friday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. during the Honor Roll Assembly. Parents are welcome to attend. Way to go, 4th Grade!!

    Honor Roll  Distinguished Honor Roll
    Albert A.
    Alexi A.
    Avery B.
    Balu B. 
    Isabella C.
    Katherine C.
    Raiyan C.
    Ashlynn C. 
    Eryca F.
    Christopher F. 
    Nicole G. 
    Travis G.
    Elise H.
    Conner J.
    Grant L.
    Sharia M.
    Kayla M.
    Bill N.
    Colin N.
    Connor O.
    Jude P.
    Ariana R.
    Angelina R.
    Crew R.
    Nathan R.
    Kaden S.
    Ryan S.
    Alyssa T.
    Kate W. 
     
    Niharika A.
    Maddy B.
    Camila G.
    Cajsa H.
    Jordan H. 
    Iris L.
    Melanie L.
    Kevin L. 
    Sophia N.
    Jayda S.
    Nathan Y. 
    ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
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  • Thank you, Veterans

    Posted by Nona Scott at 11/10/2014
    Veterans, thank you for your service for our country. We join the rest of the nation on Veterans Day in remembering the sacrifices of all veterans and expressing our appreciation for your service.

    Reading & Language Arts: What's the main idea? What are the supporting details? How can I use context clues to monitor my comprehension? Hey, let's make an inference! These are just a few areas that 4th grade students continue to review in addition to learning how to use thinking maps/organizers to take notes.
     
    Students are expected to continue to apply all grammar concepts throughout their writing. Ask your students about the different types of punctuation that they have reviewed/learned! :) Person, Place, Thing, Idea: What do these have in common? Let's talk NOUNS. :)  
     
    The students are enjoying The Birchbark House and learning about Omakayas's family. Please continue to discuss vocabulary and have book conversations at home.

    Mystery Book Cereal Box Project: The requirements for the long-term cereal project were distributed in class and is also posted on the 4th Grade Long-term Assignments page. The project and presentation is due Thursday, November 13.

    Mathematics & Science: We have been working on writing quotients as mixed numbers, adding and subtracting whole numbers, fractions, and mixed numbers... AND measuring lengths with a ruler using the metric system. The kids are working hard!
     
    In science, studies will continue with a look at how electricity and magnetism are related. Ask your student about how they are similar. Science Fair experiments start this week! Remind your child to bring necessary items.

    Dress Code Reminders: Please review the dress code expectations as we enter the cooler season. Jackets and sweaters worn within the classroom must be navy, red, or white. Also, all denim is to be dark blue and plain (free of designs).
     
    Are you reading our 4th Grade Newsletter? We hope so! Please write the following quote in your child's agenda by 11/17 for a special treat. It's our way of saying, "Thank you!" Quote: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~ B. Franklin

    Requests & Calendar:
     
    4th grade teachers are in need of wrapped candy for classroom incentives. If donating wrapped candy, please make certain it's "nut-free." Thank you!!
     
    11/5 -  Mystery book completed and AR tested
    11/11 - Veterans Day (no school)
    Week of 11/10 - Progress Reports Distributed
    11/14 - AR 50% Milestone
    11/13 - Mystery Book Cereal Project and Presentation
    Fall  
     
    The Fourth-Grade Team
     
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  • Spelling Bee and Happy Thanksgiving... Gobble, Gobble!

    Posted by Nona Scott at 11/21/2014
    We are still looking for donations of wrapped candy without nuts, pencil-top erasers, and 6-sided pencils. Thank you in advance for your generosity.  Please contact your child's teacher for more information.  Students should be prepared to begin every day with at least two sharpened six-sided pencils. Having an eraser is a splendid idea, too. :)

    Classroom Spelling Bee:   First Place winners of fourth grade's classroom spelling bee will represent their class at Liberty's Spelling Bee on Wednesday, 11/26, at 8:30. If the First Place winner is unable to perform, the Second Place winner will represent their classroom at the Bee. The students had a wonderful time participating in their classroom spelling bee. Thanks, kids, for all of your hard work!
     
    1st Place Winners:
    Krishnabalaji (Balu) B.
    Sharia M.
    Ariana R.
    Aryan S.
     
    2nd Place Winners:
    Jordan H.
    Denny H.
    Melanie L.
    Alyssa T. 
     

    Reading & Language Arts: We continued with our literature study of The Birchbark House with an assessment this past week. Ask your student about Old Tallow's fantastic winter coat! There are 3 chapters left in this engaging book. Students will be able to AR test on the book once receiving permission from their reading teacher.  Students are continuing to study and review nouns. Ask your student to locate nouns in the house... what type of nouns are they discovering?

    Mathematics & Science: Students are continuing their study in word/story problems and fractions. Please continue to review these concepts at home, too. Science lessons are focused on the study of electricity and magnetism while students complete their science fair activities. Ask your student about the differences between static and current electricity. Visit the 4th grade Social Studies and Science Resources page to view videos.

    Calendar:
    11/27-28 - No School/Thanksgiving Holiday
    12/12 - AR 100% Due 
    Thanksgiving  
     
    ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
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  • 1st Quarter Honor Roll

    Posted by Nona Scott at 10/17/2014
    Congratulations to those students who earned Honor Roll for their hard work first quarter! These students will be recognized on Friday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the MPR. Way to go!!

    Distinguished Honor Roll
    Melanie L.
    Sophia N.
    Ryan S.
    Cajsa H.
    Jordan H.
    Iris L.
     
    Honor Roll  
    Jake H.
    Conner J.
    Morgan K.
    Grant L.
    Sharia M.
    Jude P.
    Balu K.
    Kenton "Broc" D.
    Adriana G.
    Nicki G.
    Colin N.
    Angelina R.
    Kaden S.
    Alyssa T.
    Aryan S.
    Jayda S.
    Raiyan C.
    Juliet R.
    Mckelle M.
    Kevin L.
    Albert A.
    Alexi A.
    Maddy B.
    Ashlynn C.
    Travis G.
    Camilla G.
    Connor O.
    Crew R.
    Nathan Y.
    Chandler Z.
    Niharika A.
    Avery B.
      
    ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
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  • Fall Break

    Posted by Nona Scott at 9/26/2014
    Parents,
     
    Thank you for your continued support in your child's academic achievements.  Please encourage your child to read and have wonderful book conversations with you over break.
     
    Stay safe - we look forward to hearing stories of Fall Break on Wednesday, October 15, when students return to school. 
     
     
    ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
     
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  • Going Strong!

    Posted by Nona Scott at 9/18/2014
    Parents, thank you to all who have volunteered in Quarter 1! 
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     Many thanks to Mrs. Astorga for organizing our crew of volunteers. 
    We truly appreciate all you do! 

    Reading:
    Students are continuing to practice strategies to show evidence, make inferences, and use their context clues within a reading selection. Ask your student about Spalding's underlining and highlighting strategy. 
     
    Students had a wonderful time during class reading and becoming involved in the play "W.O.W." from our Journeys textbook the past few weeks. The students each had a part in the play and were able to tap into their dramatic side! It was great fun. As noted in their agendas, the students will have the "W.O.W." comprehension/vocabulary test on Monday. 
     
     Grammar and Spelling: 
    We are continuing lessons in capitalization after completing the verb test last week. Capitalization application skills will be reinforced throughout the year in all areas of the curriculum. There will be a capitalization test next week. 
     
    "Is there dictation and a spelling test this Thursday since it's the last week before break?"   Hey, thanks for asking! Yes, there is.  Additionally, please have your student use their spelling words accurately in various types of sentences (simple, compound, and complex) when completing homework for both their AM and PM block classes.
     
    Writing:
    In recognition of the events of 9/11, we completed a writing activity to show our support and respect to those who help serve our country. Additionally, the students are creating wonderful thinking maps to reinforce their writing skills while writing a paragraph related to Citizenship Day. We will be completing this activity before break begins next week.
     
    Math and Science:
    Students have taken their 5th Saxon Test this past week, and they will complete Saxon Lesson 35 prior to Fall Break next week. Recent skills during math include: factors, types of lines, fractions, long division and telling time. Please continue to reinforce these skills at home with your child. 
     
    The kids are enjoying science activities and lessons related to electricity and magnetism. We will be concluding our study of electricity and magnetism with a review and test this week. Ask your students, "What is the difference between a series and parallel circuit?"  "What is an electromagnet?"  Do they know...? :) 

    Homework Expectations
    Parents, please continue to support your child's growth by checking to see that all homework is completed as assigned. In spelling, check to be sure that words are spelled correctly and are neatly written. Verify all assignments are completed by referencing the agenda daily. Thank you for your support!

    Calendar:
    9/26 - Last Day of 1st Quarter... Fall Break Begins!
     
     fall
     
    ~ The Fourth-Grade Team
     
     
     
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