4th Grade News

  • This Friday, October 15 is a FULL DAY OF SCHOOL.

    Monday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday, Oct. 12 is Fall Break - no school! 

    1. Report Cards will no longer be printed. Make sure to have your powerschools log in to access grades.
    2. Grades will be finalized  for Q1 by October 13th.
    3. Parent teacher conferences will be via Zoom-See emails sent last week from Alex Cohon or Tina Hudson to sign up for your Zoom conference!  Times are filling up fast!
    4. Now hiring two lunch monitors and two crossing guards. If interested or know someone who is please call 613-446-7621. 
    5. Book Fair next week!  All 4th grade will visit the book fair on Wednesday, October 20 during class.  Please bring money on that day as we will not be going back during class.  Here is the website if you would like to get a preview of the books & pricing:  https://www.bookmanager.com/phoenxa/?q=h 
    6. The book fair is also open before & after school.  Here are the times:

      Community Book Fair Hours:

      October 15th: 3:15p - 4:00pm

      October 18th: 7:30am - 8:00am  AND  3:15pm - 4:00pm

      October 19th: 7:30am - 8:00am  AND  3:15pm - 4:00pm

      October 20th: 7:30am - 8:00am  AND 3:15pm - 4:00pm

      October 21st: 7:30am - 8:00am  AND 11:35am - 5:00pm

This Week in Math


    Module 3 – Multiplication and division

    • Projected lessons for the week- 17,18 & 20
    • Retakes for Topic D available next week with signed form, corrected test and 12 practice problems. 
    • Please spend 10 minutes a night practicing your multiplication tables. 
    • Please encourage your child to ask for a retake form if they have scored a 1 or 2 on any learning progression or summative test. 

    Weekly Essential Questions:

    How can I use what I know about repeated subtraction, equal sharing, and forming equal groups to solve division problems?

    How does my knowledge about multiplication facts help me to solve problems?

    Weekly Standard(s) Covered:

    4.OA.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

    4.NBT.B.6 Demonstrate understanding of division by finding whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors.


    Updated for the week of October 18


This Week in Language Arts

  • Week of October 13th

    Reading Homework will continue to be the Annotation Logs 


    • Annotations should always be in their "go home" folder
    • Remember homework for Reading is 20 minutes with a book and the annotations using Prediction, Questioning, Critical Vocabulary, Summarization, and Connections
      • Quarter 2: Annotations will be linked to specific standards and will be a progression of skills in the gradebook. 
    • Students will complete 5 annotation logs in a 7 day time period. 
    • Good Readers are thinking while they read to connect background knowledge to new information or to understand their reading deeply. 
    • 4th Graders should be practicing these skills as we are now using reading to learn versus in K-3 where students were learning to read. 

            - Starting next week we will have annotation logs attached to standards and the weekly focus will begin with RI/RL.1 - Students will answer a question about their daily reading using R.A.C.E. The Annotations will look slightly different. 

    Module 3, Cycle 1 

    Essential Question: What does it take to meet a challenge

    Learning Mindset:  Seeking Challenges 

    • Phonic skills this week:  OO / oo, ou, o consonant e, ew
    • Critical Vocabulary:  auction, drifting, damp, spare, verses, chorus, brimming
    • Vocabulary:  Synonym/Antonym, Suffixes - ful, -ous, -less
    • Comprehension:  
      • STORY:  Rent Party Jazz
      • Theme

    This week we will assess RL4 on Thursday and begin our Cycle 2 of Module 3 

    This week in Writing we will: 

    • Opinion/Argumentative
    • Skills:  Exploring a new topic, set goals, TAP (Task, Audience, Purpose), Claim, and 3 Reasons for the claim  
    • Vocabulary:  Argument, Opinion, Claim, Evidence, Counterclaim, Rebuttal, Conclusion
      • Focus Statement:  Friends and Family can work together to overcome challenges 
      • Prompt:  Write an opinion essay about why it is important to friends and family members when faced with a challenge 


This Week in Social Studies


     Essential Questions for the week of October 11:

      • How do we show location?
      • How do we describe location?
      • How do physical features influence peoples' daily life?                                                                              

    This week students will...

    • Create a poster that shows their learning of one of the regions of the US (this is an assessment grade) 


    AZCCR Standards:


    4.G1.1  Use and construct maps and graphs to represent changes in the Americas over time


    Updated for Week of Oct 11

This Week in Science

  • This week we will begin our new unit on Life!

    First we explore a watery cave:

    Essential Question: 

    How can a change in an environment affect the life of an organism?


    Standards Covered for this unit:

    4.E1U1.7  Develop and/or revise a model using various rock types, fossils location, and landforms to show evidence that Earth’s surface has changed over time.

    4.L4U1.11  Analyze and interpret environmental data to demonstrate that species either adapt and survive, or go extinct over time.


    Updated for the week of Oct. 13.

Contact Info

  • Office hours are 8:00AM - 3:15PM, please email outside those times.  If leaving a message on our classroom phone, please give us time to check the message and respond.  Thank you!
    Mr. Cohon
    Science & Math
    Classroom Phone: 623-445-7658
    Email:  alex.cohon@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Hudson
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7659    
    Email:  tina.hudson@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Kozubal
    Math & Science
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7657
    Email:  debbie.kozubal@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Neiman
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7660
    Email:  chris.neiman@dvusd.org


Mission Statement

  • We the Students of Terramar’s 4th Grade, in Order to form a more proper Classroom Environment to establish Hard Workers, promote Self Confidence and Good Behaviors and secure Respect to everyone at school, do ordain and establish this Mission Statement for the 4th Grade Classes of Terramar Academy of the Arts.



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