📰4th Grade News 📰

  • Headphones Reminder:  

    All students need headphones for personal classroom use.  Please make sure your student has a pair.

    Spirit Week Oct 25-29:

    Mon 10/25- PJ Day
    Tues 10/26- Disney Day
    Wed 10/27- Wacky Wednesday
    Thurs 10/28- Pink Day
    Friday 10/29- Decade Day

    Volunteer Training:
    For anyone that needs to attend on Monday, October 25th at 6:00pm in the Library.   As a reminder, if you have completed the volunteer training at any DVUSD school in the past, you will not need to attend. You will, however, need to fill out a new Volunteer Service Agreement. This needs to be updated every year.  There are Volunteer Service Agreements in the front office. You can stop by the office to complete this mandatory form and update your "blue cards" if you have had any changes to personal information (address, contact, etc.)  This will be the only training at Terramar this year.

    Lunch Monitors:

    Now hiring two lunch monitors and two crossing guards. If interested or know someone who is please call 613-446-7621. 

    Virtual Fundraiser:

    PTSA is full swing with STEP IT UP for the Virtual Fundraiser. Submit emails online, and encourage your friends and families to donate so that we can buy a portable Gaga Pit for PE, Sensory supplies for teachers in the classrooms, Music stand replacement for Band, and continue to purchase Art and Ceramic materials for our students. Online donations end Oct 27th. 

    Candy for the Troops:
    From November 1st- 12th  drop off your unopened candy to your homeroom teacher or front office.

    Veterans Day Virtual Assembly:
    Save the Date of November 10th Time TBA via ZOOM
    Fill out this form to honor a family service member retired or active 

🤝PLC News🏫

  • Math - Last time at the PLC math meeting we created a quick check quiz on multiplication.  We want to see if students understand the steps involved in solving multi-step multiplication questions.  We shared data on how the students performed on a previous quiz and anaylzed the results for weak spots.  

➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 3 – Multiplication and division

    • Projected lessons for the week- 22, 23, 24 & 26
    • Wednesday- Topic E Quiz - covers lessons (14-20)- Division
    • 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 multiples be used to solve problems?

    How do you find the prime factors and multiples of a number? 

    Weekly Standard(s) Covered:

    4.OA.B.4 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1 to 100 and understand that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.

    4.OA.A.3 Solve multistep word problems using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Understand how the remainder is a fraction of the divisor. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.

    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 25th 

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Week of October 25th

    Reading Homework: Annotations 

    Standard Skill Focus: RI/RL.1:  refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.  This is for fiction or non-fiction.     

    Students will be receiving a different annotation log this week.  The log will be used for the entire quarter 2 and students will be getting credit in the gradebook for their work.  Students fill in the areas that are blank such as, name, lexile level, title of the text, pages read (daily), and day of the week.  Students will select 1 question each day.  Students may not select the same question more than one time in a week.  Annotations are still given on Monday and will be collected on Monday. *Annotations not completed will now show in the gradebook.   

    • Annotations should always be in their "go home" folder NEVER left at home.  We often give time in class to complete. 
    • Students will complete five annotation logs in a seven day time frame. 
    • Students will read for 20-minutes and then answer a choice question for the day.  Students can read the same book from beginning to end using the same book for multiple logs, especially chapter books; just note the pages read each day showing they are not re-reading the same pages/story over and over.   


    Module 3, Cycle 2: Days 4-6 & Cycle 3: Days 1-2

    Essential Question: What does it take to meet a challenge?

    Learning Mindset: Seeking Challenges 

    • Phonic Skills: Vowel-R
    • Critical Vocabulary: burst, opportunities, immigration, refugees, amazing      
    • Generative Vocabulary: Latin roots:  vis "to see", aud "to hear", and spec "to look" 
    • Vocabulary:  Synonym/Antonym, mulitple meaing words
    • Comprehension: Elements of a drama, Figurative lanugage: idioms, adages, and proverbs, Make and confirm predictions, & Literary Elements   
      • STORY:  Catch Me If You Can & My Diary from here to there


    • Opinion/Argumentative
    • Skills:  Finish drafting the body (rebuttal) & draft the conclusion
    • Vocabulary:  Reasons, Evidence, and Examples.  Students will use reasons by showing use examples as evidence supporting their opinion 
      • 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 25:

      • How does location affect the way people live?
      • How do people adapt to their environments?                                                                        


    This week students will...

    • Continue working on the Mogollon flipbook by filling in information about their agriculture, location, trade, arts, and housing.
    • Read about the Hohokam and use Hohokam glyphs to design pottery
    • participate in class discussions covering how early Native Americans adapted to their environments


    AZCCR Standards:

    • 4.G3.1 Explain how the location and use of resources affects human settlement and movement.
    • 4.G2.1 Compare the diverse ways people or groups of people have impacted, modified, and adapted to the environment of the Americas.

    Updated for Week of Oct 25

🐋This Week in Science🦖

  • We continue our unit on Life!

    Essential Questions for the week: 

    Finish:  Day 5 - Where dragons ever real? 

    Day 6, 7 & 8 -  How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?


    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. 25.

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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