Fourth quarter has arrived! The students will be very busy this month to include preparation for the fifth grade SOLs. This month the students will be continuing their work on reading and comprehension skills while developing their vocabulary and preparing for the upcoming reading SOL. In writing students will continue using the steps of the writing process to write a persuasive essay. We will also continue word study units to help improve spelling and comprehension of various vocabulary words. In math, the students will finish learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals as well as standard versus metric measurement and review mean, median, mode, and range. They will also prepare for the upcoming math SOL. In science, students will finish learning about atoms and elements and learn all about light and sound. Then, they will review fourth AND fifth grade science concepts in preparation for the science SOL. During social studies the students will learn about the Rocky Mountain and Pacific regions of the United States and their characteristics for later comparison/contrast of the other regions.