Welcome to Fourth Grade!
In Math we will be continuing Fractions and Probability. Please continue to practice at home anything having to do with fractions and different denominators. This includes comparing fractions, putting them in order from greatest to least and least to greatest, finding equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, and adding or subtracting fractions. Our test on this unit will be the week of March 26.
We will be focusing on roots and affixes, as well as inferring in fiction and nonfiction. The benchmark test for unit 3 will be completed by March 29.
This month in science we will become engineers as we dive into our next Project Lead the Way Module. This module is covering conversion of energy and how we can use our knowledge of energy to deliver boxes of food to our local food pantry. We have been covering electricity in circuits as well, which we will be tying into this PLTW module. The test for this module will be the week of March 25.
This month we will be learning about the causes of the Civil War, why the South seceded, important battles that were fought in Virginia as well as Virginians in the Civil War. We will also study the period of Reconstruction which followed the Civil War as our nation began healing from the war. Some important information to know:
-Nat Turner: Slave who led a revolt against plantation owners
-Harriet Tubman: Former slave who led others to freedom on the Underground Railroad
-John Brown: Abolitionist who raided Harper's Ferry to try to start a slave revolt
-Abraham Lincoln: 16th President, freed the slaves with his Emancipation Proclamation
-Robert E. Lee: Confederate General
-Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson: Confederate General
-Ulysses S. Grant: Union General
-West Virginia seceded from Virginia and became a state in 1863.
-Battle of Manassas (Battle of Bull Run): July 1861. Confederates won.
3/1- Third Quarter Interims
3/7- Math SGA
3/8- Math SGA
3/22- Baldwin/ Mayfield Intermediate tours
3/25-3/29: Language Arts, Math & Science tests
3/29- Early Release & Third Quarter Ends