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Mrs. Sposato

We have another field trip learning adventure planned for Tuesday, April 24 for the fourth graders!  We will be traveling to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a life science exploration titled Animal Adaptations.  This visit may also include brief time to tour other exhibits connected to our fourth grade studies.


                      
E-Mail: lcsposato@dcsdk12.org
                                        Phone:  303.387.6600

Fourth Grade Schedule


 9:05 -    9:20         Arrival & Start of the School Day

 9:20  -  10:00        Writing or Technology Week


10:05 - 10:45       Specials - Art, Music, or P.E.

10:45 - 11:15        Social Studies /Library on Thursdays


11:15 - 12:25     Math Group Instruction


12:30 -  1:10     Lunch/Recess


1:20 -  2:30     Reading Groups


2:30 -  2:45     Recess


2:45 - 3:45     Science

3:45 - 4:00     Planners/Wrap Up/Dismissal


MATH

Mrs. Sposato's Math Group 
Module 5 - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Our students have been learning how to support the numerical work of fractions with visual models such as number bonds, tape diagrams, and number lines.  Such skills are valuable for working with more challenging future word problems.  In class, we have made the use of these models optional if our understanding of the computation is strong.  Next week the students will naturally come to a stopping point in Module 5 - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations and will have an quiz (mid module assessment).

Reading

SOCIAL STUDIES

     
Colorful Colorado - 


The National Park Service has a program designed to encourage kids and their families to visit our National Parks. Every 4th grader is eligible for a free park pass! Click on this link for information about this program.  Keep in mind we have two National Parks in our beautiful state:  Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park.






Homework

Reading -
We are striving to spend 45 minutes between home and school on iReady Reading lessons each week.  The students know how to check and monitor their amount of time in the "My Progress" tab.

Fourth graders are encouraged to read outside of school daily.  A guideline is 30 minutes each day.   Presently, we do not have an assigned, homework reading project.

Math - Students in each of the groups will receive homework each school night.  This may be a worksheet following up on the days' lesson, i-Ready lessons, or a "Choice" of strategy games (think board games) to build logic, reasoning, and problem solving skills. 

In fourth grade there are still some students needing to master memorizing basic facts.  The kids have been asked to study/practice daily to build rapid recall.  Here is why: a quick recall of facts will build problem solving skill and confidence.

SCE has access to the Typing Pal program for keyboarding skills.  The students are permitted to practice at home as well as in school.  Suggested amount of time to practice is 1 hour per week spread out over several times. I strongly encourage each student to spend time on a regular basis practicing this skill as well to develop stronger skill prior to middle school. 
2. Click Typingpal Online-for Schools
3. Click Typing Pal School log in
4. Enter the code- dcsdscms
5. Enter username and password (lastnamefirstinitialmiddleinitial, lunch #)
 

SCIENCE

Our units address the three branches of science (life, earth, and physical) and they are:

Ecosystems - the interdependence of living and nonliving things
Fossils - as evidence or clues to earlier life            
Classification of Life (animal kingdom, etc.)
Energy & how it moves through a system  (current unit of study)
Sun & Moon - observable & predictable patterns








Writing