Welcome to fourth grade! We are very excited for a great 2022-2023 school year. We will be learning many new and fun concepts this year.
Below is a link to some fun educational websites that your child may enjoy. Also, in the class notes, there is a link to a letter about logging into Prodigy- a fun educational math game- using our class code.
Educational Websites and Games
- In science, students will begin the year learning about processes that shape the Earth. We will explore the rock cycle, volcanoes, and identifying the different types of rocks.
- In social studies, students will explore the purpose of government, types of government, and the three branches of government at the state and federal level. Students will also take a trip to our state capitol in Lansing.
- In reading, students will be beginning the year exploring non fiction text. We will be learning about text structures and text features.
- In writing, students will belearning about writing in paragraph structure and proper usuage of commas. They will be writing a biography of a family member of their choice.
- In math, students will be learning about multiplication stratgeies.
Digital Multiplication Practice Games that are two person games
Products in a Row
What’s Missing Bingo
Digital Multiplication Game Websites that your child can play on their own
Games to play with a deck of cards
You'll need one deck of cards per student, with all the face cards taken out. To make the game more challenging, you can also remove the 1's (aces) and 2's as well. Players turn over the top card on their deck and the first person to multiply the numbers shown and say the product out loud (not too loud though) is the winner and keeps both cards. If there is a tie, cards go in the middle and the winner of the next round gets that pile too.
30 More or Less
For this game, kids will need 1 - 2 decks of cards (your choice), with only the kings removed. Aces are 1, Jacks are 11, and Queens are 12. One child is designated as "More than 30" and the other is "Less than 30". Each player gets half of the cards and then players flip over their top card.
Students multiply these cards together and if the product is below 30, the Less Than Thirty child keeps the cards and if it is greater than 30, the More Than Thirty child keeps it. If it is exactly 30, the cards are left in the middle and the next winner keeps those cards as well. Play continues until the cards run out. The player with the most cards wins.