Welcome to the 4th Grade Homepage (posted by Sarah Lambert; 11/07/16)
A big thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make our Fall Festival a huge success! The students enjoyed their time together and all of the wonderful activities. On another note, while the beautiful, summery weather has been hanging around… As we all know our Colorado weather can change quickly and sometimes unexpectedly. Because of this, we ask that all students come to school prepared with a jacket or sweatshirt each day, even if the morning starts out sunny.
On another note, while the beautiful, summery weather has been hanging around… As we all know our Colorado weather can change quickly and sometimes unexpectedly. Because of this, we ask that all students come to school prepared with a jacket or sweatshirt each day, even if the morning starts out sunny.

Announcements (posted by Sarah Lambert; 11/07/16)
Emailing Teachers
Please make sure you are emailing your child's teachers using their AA email addresses (@aak8.org), rather than the DCSD email addresses (dcsdk12.org).
Uniform Policy
Over the past few weeks, we have noticed that the fourth graders have gotten a bit relaxed about wearing the correct uniform. We are asking that you please review the student uniform policy with you children, taking special note of the socks and shoes guidelines. Here is the link to the student uniform policy. http://aak8.org/aastaffhome/BOD/policies/StudentUniformPolicy.pdf
Year Books on Sale!
Don’t forget to order your 2016-2017 yearbook! If you order before October 31, you can still get 10% off! You get 2 custom pages for FREE, and you can add to them throughout the school year. Do yourself a favor and order now! https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014323184062819  
Infinite Campus
Please make sure you are checking Infinite Campus for upcoming assignments, current grades and missing assignments.  Also, be sure not to get confused between a missing assignment and an assignment that is showing on your child's To Do List.  If an assignment is listed on the To Do List, it doesn't mean it is missing. 

Curriculum (posted by Sarah Lambert; 08/29/16)
Math
Math classes are underway in fourth grade! In the Saxon Math curriculum, the first several lessons are meant to be review. It will seem very simple at first, but it will become more challenging. The curriculum is laid out thoughtfully and intentionally and it is proven to work! Each lesson builds upon previous knowledge, so it is imperative that a strong mathematical foundation is laid out at the start of the year.

(posted by Sarah Lambert; 08/29/16)
History
History in fourth grade is exciting and engaging! We are starting the year with a unit on maps and globes. Students will be learning rich vocabulary as they examine and navigate around varying maps and resources. The unit begins by allowing students to build an understanding of the cardinal directions, intermediate directions and using a map scale to determine distance.

(posted by Sarah Lambert; 08/29/16)
Science
We will be kicking off science this year with a focus on the scientific method. Students will learn how to carefully follow each step, record information, and draw conclusions based on the data they collect.

(posted by Sarah Lambert; 08/29/16)
Literacy
In language arts, we are starting the year by refreshing the students on sentence and paragraph structure. We will also be reviewing the eight basic parts of speech to ensure students have a great foundation in grammar.
In reading, we are jumping back into our Spalding phonograms and handwriting. They will also be working on identifying point of view and text structure in various short stories. These two skills will lead us into using Spalding's first three mental actions of reading: monitoring comprehension, making connections, and making predictions.
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