Welcome to 4th Grade!
Kay Black, Alicia Cloud, Stacey Daughtry, Kerri Gardner, Christy Ward
4th Grade Schedule
7:45 to 8:00 Arrival and Breakfast
8:00 to 10:00 Reading/ELA
10:00 to 11:30 Math
11:30 to 12:20 Social Studies
12:20 to 1:10 Science
1:00 to 1:40 Lunch
1:40 to 2:00 Recess
2:00 to 3:00 Enrichment
3:00 to 3:15 Independent Reading/Packup
3:20 Dismissal
4th Grade December News
Welcome to a Dynamite December!
Please remember to check your child's folder each night. Also continue to practice those repeated readings and multiplication facts at night with your child.

Cold weather is coming so remember to put your child's name in their jackets. We will go out for recess even when it is chilly, so they will need a jacket/coat.

Please encourage your child to read their AR book each night and be ready to test daily. We have a packed learning schedule so it is essential for them to read the books at home.

Cold/Flu season is upon usPlease send tissue and hand sanitizer to help combat germs in the classroom.
If you need to contact your child’s teacher you can call 2482821 or message us on class dojo.
Preparing for the Georgia Milestones Assessment
Georgia Milestones Assessment Study Guide
How can I help my child with math?

The children who have the most success with math are those who:
 use math daily in reallife situations such as cooking, counting money to pay for their own purchases, etc.
 understand that math is based on patterns
 have basic addition and subtraction facts memorized and can recall this information quickly
 practice problems over and over again until they have memorized all the steps in solving that type of problem
 understand math vocabulary words such as sum, difference, etc.
 read story problems carefully and can choose the important information that they will need in order to solve the problem
 find many different ways to solve the same problem
 ask questions if something doesn't make sense
I suggest that you make multiplication/division flashcards a daily routine so that the math facts become second nature to your child. Your child can practice with the flashcards by himself/herself in the car and with you at home. Those students who have the multiplication/division facts memorized already have a definite advantage when learning new skills!

Can you get 20 mixed problems in one minute correct? http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/timetable/tgame1.html
This is like Powerlines but with multiplication! http://www.primarygames.co.uk/PG5/Arith/arithmul.html
Here you try to catch the multiples of numbers. http://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html
Can you make the correct ice cream cone? http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/ConeCrazyLevels.htm
Blast your way through the tunnel! http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/MULTIPLY.HTM
Can you get in the top 10? http://www.onlineklas.nl/multichamp/multichamp.html
Bonk the moles! http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/Moles.htm
Can you save the planet from the balloon invaders? http://www.mathplayground.com/balloon_invaders.html
Here is a castle game. Each level gets harder and quicker! *The levels last a LONG time! http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/CastleQuests.htm
Multiplication facts in a jungle?!?! :0 http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/JungleJim.htm
Multiplication http://www.prongo.com/math/game.html
Blast your way through the tunnel! http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/multiplyFrame.htm
Test your table knowledge. http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/multiplyFrame.htm
Can you help build the bridge? http://funschool.kaboose.com/formulafusion/games/game_multiplication_bridge.html
Shoot the comets!
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/meteor/meteor.html
Product Game
Division
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/longdivision/index.htmlsion Lesson
Help Save the Apples
Fractions and Decimals
Shade the fraction given
Fraction Flags
Equivalent fractions
Name the fraction
Find Grampy
Find Grammyharder
Challenge Fractions Game
Mixed and Improper Fractions
Practice converting fractions!
Two Player Game on Converting
You have to be quick when converting these fractions!
Fresh Baked Fractions
Tony's Pizza
Fishy Fractions
Fraction Mania
Can you save the world from decimals?
Can you freeze the fractions?
Can you help the doctor?
Perimeter and Area
Adam Ant and Perimeter
Explore perimeter with tables and chairs!
Can you determine the perimeter?
Can you create these swimming pools with the area or perimeter shown?
Explore both area and perimeter.
Funbrain
MATH GAMES
www.harcourtschool.com/elab
http://www.ixl.com/math/grade/fourth/ (math skills for everything!)
All math skills! This is a great website...it will even show you how to do it if you get stuck!
http://real.doe.k12.ga.us/content/math/destination_math/MSC3/msc3/msc3/msc3/Menu.html
Word Problems
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=WordProblems
Place value games
http://www.quia.com/hm/83340.html
http://www.gamequarium.com/placevalue.html
http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates1.htm
http://www.aaamath.com/plc.html
http://www.quia.com/jg/279741.html
http://www.softschools.com/mathg.jsp
http://www.mathcats.com/explore/reallybignumbers.html
http://www.funbrain.com/cgibin/shtml.cgi?A1=../numwords/index.html
http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html
http://www.dositey.com/addsub/Mystery10.htm
http://www.mathcats.com/explore/puzzles/guessanumber.html
http://www.aaamath.com/grade3.html
Value
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/practice/S1U1L1/S1U1L1Pract.html
Rounding
http://www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/rounding.htm
http://www.softschools.com/math/practice/rounding_numbers.jsp
http://www.aaamath.com/est27arounding.html
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/halfcourt.htm
http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html
http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/roundinggames.html
http://www.quia.com/jg/66061.html
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000457.shtml
Rounding Flashcards  http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/rounding.html
http://mathandreadinghelpforkids.org/games_to_teach_rounding_numbers.html
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/online/place_value.php
Multiplication Factor Games
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=12
http://www.gamequarium.com/multiplication.html
http://www.helpingwithmath.com/by_subject/multiplication/mul_games.htm
http://www.surfnetkids.com/multiplication_games.htm
http://www.kidsnumbers.com/multiplication.php
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/multiplication.htm 2 digit x 2 digit multiplication
http://www.playkidsgames.com/mathGames.htm
http://www.dositey.com/2008/index.php?page=free_activities&sub=34&subsub=m&sub_3=multi
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/online/multiplication.php
http://jmathpage.com/JIMSMultiplicationpage.html
http://www.softschools.com/counting/games/multiplication.jsp
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/mathionairemultiplicationquiz.html
http://www.funbrain.com/fractop/ You choose the level...easy, medium, hard to learn your facts.
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/mult2d2d10.htm#
http://classroom.jcschools.net/basic/mathasmd.html
http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/Mathmagician/mathsmulti.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/mathtrainermultiply.html
These are good websites for you if you are still are having trouble with your facts. :)
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/GroupsOfDogs/default.htm
http://www.cobbk12.org/sites/literacy/math/math2.htm
Multiplication Properties
http://www.aaamath.com/pro74bpropertiesmult.html
Order of Operations
http://www.dositey.com/math/m/mystery1AM.htm
http://classroom.jcschools.net/basic/mathorder.html
http://www.k111.k12.il.us/King/math.htm
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/online/four_operations.php
http://www.gamequarium.com/orderofoperations.html
http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/teacher/six/nsn/NSN6Lesson6.shtml
http://www.aaamath.com/g82orderofoperations.html
http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/
http://imet.csus.edu/imet10/portfolio/esquivel_w/284/WebQuest.html
LATTICE!!
Division
http://www.gamequarium.com/division.html
www.fun4thebrain.com/division.html
http://www.kidsnumbers.com/longdivision.php
http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/divide.htm
http://www.kidsnumbers.com/division.php
http://www.ri.net/schools/Glocester/FMS/LAB/division.html
http://www.softschools.com/math/games/division_practice.jsp
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/postie.html
http://www.dositey.com/addsub/mystery1D.htm
Measurement
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonsList.aspx?grade=2&standard=4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/animal.html
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/measurement/weight.htm (CONVERSION CHART)
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/measurement/weight_customary.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/numeracy/measurements/index.shtml (Length and Weight)
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/measurement/customary_weight2.htm (CONVERT)
http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/measures/capacity.html#Weight
Geometry Games
http://classroom.jcschools.net/basic/mathgeom.html
if it tells you to register, click maybe later
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=GeometryWorkbench
http://www.gpb.org/countonit/games/third/geometry
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/math.html
http://www.yourdictionary.com/dictionaryarticles/GeometryWordGames.html
http://www.coolmathgames.com/0poolgeometry/index.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/geometry/shapes/triangle/
http://www.kwiznet.com/p/takeQuiz.php?ChapterID=1469&CurriculumID=4
http://www.ma.iup.edu/students/portfolio/sample/artifact_2_11.htm
http://literacy.calumet.purdue.edu/STUDENT/hayesm3/Triangle.ppt#262,9,Scalene
http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/triangles/triangletypes.php
http://www.teachingandlearningresources.co.uk/identifytriangles.shtml
(Quadrilaterals)
http://cemcdev.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/teacher/four/gss/GSS4Lesson3.shtml
http://cemcdev.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/kidz/Games4.shtml
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/68/activities/quad_quest/quad_quest.html
http://math.pppst.com/quadrilaterals.html
figures
http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade4which3dimensionalfigureisbeingdescribed
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/solid_figures/
Area and Perimeter
http://www.funbrain.com/cgibin/poly.cgi
http://www.mathplayground.com/area_perimeter.html
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/perimeterarea/perimeterarea.html
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/perimeter_and_area/index.html
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=GeometryWorkbench
Angles
http://www.mathplayground.com/measuringangles.html
http://www.mathplayground.com/alienangles.html
http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade4measureangleswithaprotractor
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html
http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/MATHS/shapes/angles.html#angles
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=angle
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/angleshapes.html
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/g/angles_triangle.php
Fraction games
http://www.gamequarium.com/fractions.html
http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/01fractions/index.html
http://www.visualfractions.com/
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/equivalentfractions/
www.visualfractions.com
http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/res_techn/sbjarea/math/MathJeopardy.htm
www.mathdrills.com
https://webmail.henry.k12.ga.us/exchange/hmangham/Inbox/Emailing:%20Emailing%20fractions2.EML/Emailing%20fractions.htm/C58EA28C18C04a979AF2036E93DDAFB3/Emailing%20fractions.htm?attach=1
http://www.mathfactcafe.com/view/view.aspx?t=P&g=4
http://funschool.kaboose.com/formulafusion/numberfun/games/game_action_fraction.html
http://www.funbrain.com/fractop/index.html
http://classroom.jcschools.net/basic/mathfract.html
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_2.html
http://mathandreadinghelpforkids.org/adding_and_subtracting_fraction_games.html
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=FractionGame
http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html#topic5
http://www.quia.com/cb/62195.html
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/fractions.htm
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000059.shtml
http://www.amug.org/~jbpratt/education/math/onlineact.html
Decimals
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/placevalue/scooterQuest.htm
http://www.ixl.com/math/grade/fourth/
http://www.decimalsquares.com/dsGames/games/placevalue.html
http://www.decimalsquares.com/dsGames/games/beatclock.html
http://www.interactivestuff.org/sums4fun/scales.html
http://www.interactivestuff.org/sums4fun/switch.html
http://www.mathsyear2000.org/magnet/kaleidoscope/smaller/index.html
http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/games/flowerpower
http://www.quia.com/cb/8142.html
http://www.interactivestuff.org/sums4fun/sock.html
http://www.decimalsquares.com/dsGames/
http://www.gamequarium.com/decimals.html
http://resources.kaboose.com/games/math2.html
http://www.interactivestuff.org/sums4fun/decchall.html
http://mathandreadinghelpforkids.org/adding_and_subtracting_decimals_game.html
http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/teacher/master.shtml
http://classroom.jcschools.net/basic/mathdecim.html
This is a fun website for division:
Just cut and paste this into your browser bar for a "walk through" of long division, or try clicking here to see if it will work.
Just cut and paste this into your browser bar for a "walk through" of measurement, or try clicking here to see if it will work.
How can I help my child with reading?

Children learn to read in grades K2 and read to learn in grades 35. Our goal is to help your child master the fundamentals of reading in the primary grades so that he/she will be able to do more independent learning in 4th grade and beyond.
Here are some of the secrets of good readers:
 They listen to experienced readers (parents and teachers) read aloud daily.
 They read aloud to an experienced reader daily.
 They read by themselves for a few minutes per day.
 They ask for help when they find an unfamiliar word in a story.
 They understand what they read because the book is on their level.
 They make a mental picture (a mind movie) of what is happening in the story.
 They are able to tell what the story was about at the beginning, middle, and end.
 They are able to tell about the characters and what they are like.
 They can describe the main events and problems in the story.
 They enjoy finding a great book to read and love sharing it with others.
Students are required to read for 30 minutes each night. I suggest taking the first 15 minutes to listen to your child read aloud. Ask questions about the story every once in a while instead of waiting until he/she is finished reading. Let your child tell you about his/her favorite part of the story and what he/she thinks will happen next. The last 15 minutes can be devoted to your child reading silently on his/her own. Don't forget to read aloud one chapter from a chapter book each night before bedtime. This chapter book can be a book that is above his/her reading level since you will be reading it. Most importantly, choose a book that you two will love and will look forward to reading every night.

Reading with your child
Reading is one of the most important activities you can do with children. When read to, children learn the correlation between the spoken and printed work; they learn the sequence of a story (beginning, middle, and end); a lifelong relationship with books is encouraged; it helps develop early reading, early writing, listening and language skills; allows children to explore new places, things, events, and lifestyles and it exercises their imaginations and creativity.
Tips on Finding Good Children's Books
Pick a children's book with a story that is very clear, or has interesting information.
Choose children's books with colorful, exciting pictures.
Pick books based on the children's interests, abilities and ages.
Check to make sure that all characters in the book are represented positively, and that the books represent people of various cultures, races, and social backgrounds.
The vocabulary should be simple.
Include a variety of kinds of children's books in your collection.

Reading With Your Child
Practice reading out loud to yourself.
Introduce the book by showing the cover. Be sure to tell who the author and illustrator are.
Try using different voices for different characters. Take your time reading and showing the pictures. Allow children to ask questions or make comments.
Allow time to discuss the story with your child.
Relate the story to things that have happened to the children.
Try to establish a regular reading schedule.
Have fun sharing a book with children!
Read the favorites over and over again!
Extend the reading time with related activities.

Questions to ask while reading

Good Readers constantly ask questions before, during, and after reading. Questioning provides a purpose for reading and keeps the reader engaged in the text. It propels the reader forward to search for answers to their questions. Questions are answered many different ways: in the text, from prior knowledge, inferences, and further research. There are also some questions that are not answered.

Before 

I wonder.......?

What do I think is going to happen?

What am I going to learn?

Why did the author choose this title?

Why did the author write this?

When did the story take place?

Who is the story about?

Who is telling the story?

During 

What do I think will happen next?

How does the character feel?

Why did __________ happen?

I wonder why __________?

What would I do?

How is the problem going to be solved?

Do you think ____ should have _______?

Am I paying attention to the message?

Would I be friends with _______?

What might happen if __________?

Do I understand what the author is saying?

What do I still need to find out?

Why is this information important?

After 

How did I feel when.....?

What was my opinion of.....?

When the author said __, I wondered....?

Why do you think the author.....?

What was the main idea.....?

Do I know someone like...?

What would have happened if......?

Do I agree with what the author said?

Would I be friends with _______?

What might happen if __________?

What do I still need to find out?

Why is this information important?

Do I understand what the author is saying?

Prompts to use while reading with your child
We will be working on the following strategies as we read to help us understand what we are reading. Use the following prompts as you read with your child.
Good Readers constantly make connections between what they are reading and their lives, the world, and other texts. Making connections deepens understanding and brings meaning to the text.

TexttoSelf

The lesson in this story reminds me of the lesson in __________ because...
This story reminds me of...

I felt the way the character did in this story when......

TexttoText

The main character in this story reminds me of the main character in__________.

The problem in this story reminds me of the problem in __________ because...

The solution in this story reminds me of the solution in ___________ because...

The illustrations in this story remind me of the illustrations in __________ because... 
The way this story is written reminds me of __________ because... 
TexttoWorld

This story makes me think of... 

Learn Zillion Login
http://learnzillion.com/
Point of View Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGMlrRSALY
Greek Mythology
http://www.schools.manatee.k12.fl.us/webdisk/652JHUFFINE/c__documents_and_settings_huffinej_my_documents_microsoft_powerpoint__introduction_to_greek_mythology.pdf
Worksheets to Build Reading Skills
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/
Fourth Grade AR Reading List Link
http://www.orgsites.com/ga/hannanmediacenter/_pgg5.php3
Cross Curricular Focus for RTI
http://www.k12reader.com/
Elements of Poetry
http://www.slideshare.net/bnspataro/elementsofpoetry
Elements of Poetry
http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/tms/facultystaff/facultywebsites/elementsofpoetry/elements%20of%20poetry%20power%20point_files/frame.htm
Myths and Legends
http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php
Literacy Leader Text Structures and So Much More!
http://www.literacyleader.com/?q=textstructure
Helpful PowerPoints
Place Value
Long Division
Multiplication
Geometry
Geometry Jeopardy
Geometry Jeopardy 2
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire ELA
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Math
Jeopardy Language Review
CRCT Test Taking
Are You Ready?
Jeopardy 4th Grade Social Studies
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Chapter 10 SS
Hollywood Squares Adverbs
Hollywood Squares Adverbs 1
Hollywood Squares Adverbs 3
Hollywood Squares Commas 2
Hollywood Squares Commas
Hollywood Squares Parallel Structures
Jeopardy Pronouns
Jeopardy Punctuation
Jeopardy Verbs
Who Wants To Be Verbs
Who Wants to Be Gerunds
Who Wants To Be Capitalization
Who Wants To Be Adverbs
Jeopardy Sentences 7th