Michelle Morris
Grade 4 English Language Arts
Deer Run Elementary

Welcome to 4th Grade in Room 112

Friday, December 1, 2017
It is hard to believe it is December already!  These next few weeks are busy with activities and extra excitement.  
The Giving Tree
This year, the Welcome Warehouse committee is also including a "Giving Tree", which will be located near the main entrance. Each day will feature a much-needed item for local families in need and will be the following:
Monday Dec. 4th: Mittens/gloves
Tuesday Dec. 5th: Hats
Wednesday Dec. 6th: Socks
Thursday Dec. 7th: Scarves
Friday Dec. 8th: Toothbrushes/toothpaste 
Students can place the donated items at the Giving Tree each morning. Thank you for your assistance with this, we hope to share the spirit of giving with our students and local families in need!!
Weekly Math Homework Reminder...
Please remind your child that they have a weekly math homework assignment to complete at least two assignments of their choice each week. This assignment is due on Monday of each week. I am able to see what assignments were complete, scores, the amount of time the students worked on the assignment, and the number of hints or video used. We talked as a class that these assignments are being used to help reinforce and build their math skills so they should take their time, work problems out if needed and use the hints and videos when completing the assignments. Thank your for your support at home!
With the colder weather arriving, please be sure to send a sweatshirt or jacket to school on these chilly days. We go outside when the temperature is 25 degrees or above.
Important Upcoming Dates:
  • Welcome Warehouse gift collection & Giving Tree: November 27-December 7
  • Talent Show: December 20
  • Holiday Party: December 20 @ 2:30
  • Winter Break: December 21-January 2
Weekly Recap:
Using Partial Quotient Model for division
Social Studies
Show what you know about Ohio's Early People
Early Colonies - Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth 
Reading Workshop
During reading workshop, we looked at articles to determine the author's choice of text structure.  This week we focused on compare/contrast, cause/effect, and chronological order.  
​We took time to share our narratives with our peers. Our next writing project was introduced: researching the 13 colonies.
A Look into next week...
​Partial Quotient Division Assessment- Monday
Fraction Unit Begins 
Social Studies
Early Colonies - Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth
Reading Workshop:
Text Structures
Writing Workshop:
13 Colonies Research Project
Word Study:
Specials For This Week:
Art, Music, PE, Library, Art
Morris: Library, Art, Music
​, PE, Library
4th Grade Mission Statement 
We, the Fantastic Fours, will become better thinkers, leaders and problem solvers by working hard, thinking hard and persevering through anything so that we can be ready for fifth grade, college and more. 
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