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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

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4th Grade
P.S. 29-Q College
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October is a very exciting month here ate PS characters, settings, problems and solutions as
29, while we are welcoming fall and the well as climax’s and outcomes.
seasons are changing we are also full steam They will be drafting and adding “writer’s craft”
ahead in all of our academic areas now that we to their stories by using strategies such as
are into month two of the school year. “show not tell”, descriptive language and
making their stories come alive with character
Reading Workshop: dialogue. Talking to your child about their story
In your child’s class we are reading exciting and how it starts and ends as well as how
read aloud books including 4th Grade Rats, or they’re going to make it can go a long way in
The Tiger Rising and studying the characters in helping your child build writing stamina and
these books as well as their own independent improve their story through the writing process.
reading books. This month the students are
working hard to harness and improve skills Math: We have wrapped our First chapter of
around envisioning, predicting, and inferring as Unit 1 and are moving into our chapter 2: 1-Digit
a way to build their comprehension. Students Multiplication. Chapter two is filled with
are learning to hold onto and recall their reading multiplication comparisons, new strategies for
by stopping and thinking while reading and better understanding of multiplicative word
creating “Stop and Jots” or by summarizing or problems and of course LOTS of multiplication.
re-telling what they just read. We’ve also been At home students should be working on
reading some great stories as a whole class Multiplication tables. Helping your students at
and using our RADD strategy to answer TDQ’s home can be as easy as practicing simple
(Text Dependent Questions) on Friday’s. multiplication facts to help build fluency. The
faster and more accurately your child can
*Students are reading nightly in their multiply single digit numbers the more success
independent reading books on their reading your child will have in this chapter.
level and expected to log 30-40 minutes each
night. When your child is reading at home it’s Social Studies We are currently moving from
great to engage them and starting a our Geography unit and into exploring Native
conversation by asking some key questions Americans in what is now Northeast America
about what they’re reading. and New York State.

*What does their character want Science Students are beginning work on the
*Who does the character interact with? Do they Scientific method as well as life science
have any relationships? focusing on the roles of producers, consumers
*What kind of person are they? and decomposers.
*Do you have any theories about your character
or what might happen next? IMPORTANT DATES:
Columbus Day October 8-NO SCHOOL
Writing Workshop: Fourth Grade Teachers
We are currently well into our Realistic Fiction Ms. Ricco-Galluzzo & Ms. Seabury
Narrative writing unit and students are creating Ms. Goris & Mr. Cordts
Ms. Malandrakis
Ms. Schiffman
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OUR THANKS
REMINDERS THE WEEK AHEAD
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