Welcome to 4th Grade!
This year the 4th grade team is shaking things up yet again! Mr. Metz is welcoming Ms. Wheeler to the team and they will each have their own classroom for the entire day. Please bear with our website as we transition away from departmentalizing. We hope to have it up to date soon, where Mr. Metz and Ms. Wheeler will each have their own pages.
You may also call the school at 319-688-1170.
Math- We are working on adding and subtracting fractions in math.
Math Tests- Math tests are given at the end of each topic and after much review. Before every math test students are given the chance to take 2 practice tests, one on paper and the other online. After each test students are allowed to make corrections to earn back full points. Finally, if a student still needs another chance to show their understanding there is a Retest that is given after small group or individual reteaching.
Math Homework is given on Monday. Students are required to try the problems assigned to each night and bring the homework back each day to self-check in class. Finally homework is turned in on Friday to have a final check with Miss Burk. Please give the challenge side a try.
Reading This week students are creating a presentation with their book club group as we have just finished reading our high interest book clubs. There is no spelling homework this week! Next week we are going to begin a new book club with a focus on Hurricane Katrina.
Science- We have started our "Environments" unit. You will probably be hearing about different animals that we are observing in our classroom.