Sunday, November 25, 2018

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It is hard to believe we are already into the final weeks of Quarter 3. We are excited to hear about everyone’s Thanksgiving break and get back into our routines!


Upcoming dates

  • Nov 27 - PSO Events Meeting

Academics this week:

Language Arts:

  • Writing/Grammar:   This  week,  students  will  continue  to  work  on  identifying  opinions in  written  passages.  Additionally,  they  will  identify  and use context  clues  and  correct  subject-verb  agreement  in  sentences.   


  • Literature: We will continue reading Robin Hood with a focus on identifying main ideas and supporting details. Also, remember to continue practicing Paul Revere’s ride at home.
   

Math: This week we will continue practicing finding the fraction of a set. This concept is closely related to multiplying fractions. At the end of the week, we’ll start practicing word problems related to fraction multiplication.

Science: We will continue our chemistry unit. Students will begin exploring topics including matter, and chemical properties of matter.

History: This be week we will be finishing up our European portion of the Middle Ages unit. We will study the Bubonic Plague and the impact it had on Europe and along trade routes.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

4th Grade Team

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered to make our Literary Character Day successful. It was great to see so many wonderful costumes! Also, congratulations to 4C for having the highest percentage over their reading goal and earning a pancake breakfast! We have another exciting week coming up!

Upcoming dates

  • Nov 6 - PSO Board Meeting
  • Nov 12 - No School - Veteran's Day
  • Nov 13 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  • Nov 17 - Movie Night

Academics this week:

Language Arts:

  • Writing/Grammar:   Students  will  continue  to  work  on  an  opinion  paragraph  and  will
type  their  paragraph.  They  will  also  work  on  summarizing and  deconstructing  an  argumentative  passage. 
   

  • Literature: This week we will finish reading Prince Caspian and study themes within the text. Our end of novel project will be sent home this week, and is due Tuesday, November 13th. Please also be sure to continue to encourage your child to practice Paul Revere’s Ride.

Math: This week in math, we’ll continue to practice adding and subtracting fractions with related denominators. At the end of the week, students will learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers with related denominators. This topic will incorporate all the facets of fractions we’ve learned so far: finding equivalent fractions, writing fractions greater than 1, and manipulating mixed numbers.

Science: We will continue our unit on magnetism and electricity.. For our upcoming lesson on electricity students will need to bring in a 9 volt battery. Please send in a 9 volt battery this week with your child.

History: This week we will continue our Middle Ages unit by learning about the Magna Carta and its impact on Europe and governments throughout history.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

4th Grade Team

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Dear Parents,

I am excited to welcome you to 4D and a new school year at Archway Lincoln! I will be your child’s 4th grade teacher this year. I am looking forward partnering with you and ensuring your child has a successful school year.

This will be my second year teaching 4th grade at Lincoln. Prior to joining the Archway Lincoln Team, I worked with children and young adults in numerous setting including teaching, coaching and after school programs. I earned my MA in History from Virginia Tech and served 6 years in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues this year and providing your children with a rigorous, highly formative, and enjoyable year.

Joining me as the 4D teaching assistant is Mrs. Ryan. Mrs. Ryan brings years of experience to the classroom and is a wonderful asset to our classroom 4D. I am looking forward to partnering with her to make this year.

Please note the following important information:

·         August 2 - 2018/2019 School Year Begins (doors open at 7:45 a.m., the day begins at 8:05 a.m. but please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of school)



·         No hot lunches will be served until August 13, so please be sure to pack a snack, a lunch, and water bottle for your child each day. Please be sure to label your child’s lunchbox and water bottle with their first and last name.

Labeling and Supplies:

·         Please label your child’s water bottle and lunchbox with their name.

·         Please label your child’s outer wear with their name (sweaters, pullovers, etc.)

·         Singapore math books will be distributed at school.

Our curriculum is rigorous and interesting. Your child will be studying subjects that range from the Middle Ages to meteorology, phonograms to fractions, narration to navigation and many things in between. Mrs. Ryan and I look forward to helping your child transition from third grade to fourth grade.

Our goal is for this to be an enjoyable, productive, challenging, and encouraging year for all our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email is tbergeron@archwaylincoln.org and Mrs. Ryan’s is lryan@archwaylincoln.org

Weekly updates will be posted on the 4th Grade Blog: https://acl4thgrade.blogspot.com/


Sincerely,

Mr. Bergeron

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dear 4D Parents,

It is hard to believe that this is the last blog post of the year. This year was filled with so many wonderful memories, and I am thankful that we had such a wonderful class this year. It will be bittersweet to say goodbye, but I am confident everyone will enjoy 5th grade and hopefully stop in to say hello!

We have a great week coming up! 

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Important Dates:


  • Monday is a full day. Tuesday -Friday are early release days (dismissed at 12:30). There are no clubs this week.
  • Monday-Wednesday (May 21-23) - Historical figure presentations - including souvenir
  • Thursday (May 24) - History Field Day (uniforms are mandatory, wear sunscreen)
  • Also on Thursday: 5th grade commencement 6:30-8:00
  • Friday (May 25) - Kinder commencement 11:00-12:30
  • Friday, May 25th - Last day of school
  • Friday (June 1) - Q4 evaluations posted at 3:00
Academics this week:

We will finish up our unit on poetry and enjoy participating in Reader's Theater. We will have Spalding this week, with a test on Friday. 

In math, we will finish the unit on graphs and do a perimeter/area activity.

We will finish our study of germs and the body, in science.

This week in history students will present their historical figure research on Monday-Wednesday. Final typed drafts of the research essay are due on Tuesday. On Thursday we will have our end of the year celebration!
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I'm glad that I'll get to see many of you on Thursday at our history celebration. Thank you to all who are donating their time, food, and props so that it will be a success!

Thank you for a GREAT year!

Mr. Bergeron

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dear 4D Parents:

We are about to begin our final full week of school (without half days).

I cannot thank you all enough for your generous gifts and donations. You helped make last week a very memorable one!

Important Dates:


  • Tuesday, May 15th - Birthday Book Club for May and June
  • Wednesday, May 16th - fingerprinting event - 8-10 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 19th - End-of-Year Pool Party - information to follow
  • Monday, May 21st - Full day
  • Tuesday, May 22nd-Friday, May 25th - Early release each day

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Academics for the week:

We will continue our unit on Poetry in literature.

We will wrap up the unit on Volume with a quiz on Wednesday. Then we will learn about different kinds of graphs.

This week in science, we will finish up animal classification and we will do a mini-unit about germs and the body.


In history this week students will continue editing their history essays and turn in their typed rough drafts on Thursday. We will also begin learning about national symbols and begin our study of the U.S. Constitution.

Important Dates for history project:
Typed rough draft due Thursday
Typed final essay due Tuesday, May 22
Historical figure presentation and souvenir: May 21-23
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I hope you have a great week!
Mr. Bergeron 

Dear 4th Grade Parents, We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It is hard to believe we are already into the final weeks of Quart...