Fourth Grade End-of-Year Information:
June 9 8:00 am Town Hall Final Assembly
June 12 No School for Students
June 14 4:30 pm Colors of the Rainbow Team Match at PS 69 6302 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Come out to support our final 12 ballroom dancers. Wear orange to support our dance team!!!
June 16 8:15 am Principal Chat & Chew and 9:00 am Spring Concert
June 19 1:00 pm Dancing Classrooms Showcase at PS 309
June 26 School Closed for Eid al-Fitr
June 28 Last Day of School Half-Day for Students
Scholars please continue to use your MYON and Readingplus accounts in order to combat Summer Reading Loss. Also, complete math lessons and activities on Thinkcentral, Mathletics and multiplication.com.
Enjoy your summer!!!
Our fourth grade Unit 3 Module B theme is “Impact and Effect”. This week scholars will be Scholars will be reading the Informational text “Erosion”, How Land Forms, How It Changes by Darlene R. Stille. Scholars will also identify Shift 4 in their writing by using grand conversations and Socratic seminar sentence starters to encourage elaboration in their writing. Scholars will indicate evidence of Shift 5 by writing from sources to convey to their audience all that they have learned about the positive and negative impact natural disasters the environment . Great Readers and Great Writers develop explore the content of informational texts by researching and summarizing information to making connections within or across one or more texts.
Vocabulary: erosion, canyon, glacier, landscape, expands, atmosphere, gullies, temperatures
Essential Questions: How do readers draw inferences, synthesize and analyze text to develop understanding?
- How do writers research and share ideas from informational text?
Students can also develop background knowledge by using the internet to research and watch videos of movies the types of volcanoes that are found in Hawaii. Discuss with your child/children the impact volcanic eruptions can have on weather. Allow your scholars to discuss the gist of what they have learned about the impact volcanoes have on mankind and the environment by support it with evidence from the video.
The Common Core English Language Arts Learning Standards that are being covered this week are:
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
SHIFT4: Text Based Answers, students engage in rich and rigorous conversations about the text.
SHIFT5: Writing from Sources: writing emphasizes use of evidence from sources to inform or make an argument.