4th Grade News


    And now a special note from the TE Office:

    Parents - if you park at CCV, you must cross Happy Valley to bring your student across the intersection.  Students are not allowed to cross Happy Valley Road without a parent/guardian.



This Week in Language Arts

  • Week of 11.12.18-11.16.18
    Story we will be reading this week: "Coyote School News"
    Genre: Fiction
    Skill:  Story Structure and Drawing Conclusions
    Last week, students learned about Theme
    Students looked at several different passages and identified evidence in the text that supports a specific theme. Students were instructed to identify reoccuring patterns, characters actions/consequences, as well as think of the overall message the author wanted his/her audience to take away from the text. 
    Students will soon be writing an expository piece on bullying.  We will read two selections, and use evidence from the text to write a multi-paragraph essay on what bullying is, and how we, as students, can help.
    Read Aloud

    "Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket

    Followed by

    "Summer of the Monkey's" by Wilson Rawls 



    Updated 11.12.18


This Week in Science

  • Investigation 3 Quiz is this Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    We continue our Landforms booklet, identifying and drawing out various landforms and how discussing how they were created.

    Updated for the week of 11/12/18


This Week in Social Studies

    We begin our cross-curricular activity - identifying landforms.
    We will also identify primary and secondary sources.  There will be a quiz this week.  No study guide for this because it's a skill.
    Updated for the week of 11/12/18


This Week in Math

    •  Module 3 Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division- This unit focuses on area, perimeter, multiplication and division.
    •  The main focus will be on division of thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. The students need lots of practice dividing using the standard algorithm.
    • Please practice the multiplication tables with flashcards or an online game for 10 minutes a night to increase fact fluency.
    • Updated 11/16/18

Extra Reminders

  • Please Check Bookbacks

    Students often accumulate materials in their bookbags that can be left at home. This can cause a big strain on the back and finding things can be a problem. You can help your child by asking them to take everything out of their bookbag on the weekend and replacing only what is required. With the exception of special projects, please use the following list to help your child stay organized: 4th grade binder and Graded Work Folder; pencil case; One chapter book, and the Student Planner.

    PRIDE Cards:
    Green PRIDE cards are bound in the student planners that are send home each day. They are meant to keep you informed of any behavior issues that your child may be having at school. Please ask to see your child's planner and check to see how they are doing. Each month brings a clean card and a fresh chance to improve. The PRIDE cards should be signed by you at the end of each month.

    Monday Graded Work Folders

    Please be sure to check your child's Graded Work Folder for graded work, sign the sheet on the inside of the folder and return the empty folder to your child's backpack.


    If you haven't already done so, please sign up for.  We use this text messaging system to send out a quick text each day with assignments and reminders.  Really a backup system to the assignment planners that the students will be getting on the first day.  To sign up for Remind, Simply send a text to this number:   81010  and put this in the message:   @7k32hg

    Assignment Planners

    Please check over assignments, check the planner, and sign at the bottom for the day.  If you have a message please email, please do not write notes in the planner.

The Fourth Grade Team

  • Here we are!  Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Kozubal and Mr. Cohon.

    New selfie coming soon!

Contact Info

  • Mr. Cohon
    Science & Social Studies
    Phone: 623-445-7658
    Email:  alex.cohon@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Kozubal
    Phone:  623-445-7657
    Email:  debbie.kozubal@dvusd.org
    Mrs. McKinney
    Language Arts
    Phone:  623-445-7656
    Email:  abby.mckinney@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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