Fourth Grade Fourteeners
Read Across America
By now everyone should have seen their child's report cards. If for any reason you feel that you want to meet with me and discuss your child, by all means, please give me a call. I would love to set up a time to conference with you.
Many students are really on track for their summiting of genre. I am so proud of their efforts and their love of reading!!
Here's to a great spring break at the end of the month for everyone ! Be safe!!
Mrs. Keidel's/Mrs. Grigg's Language Arts
Hello! I have been enjoying being back at APE in the 4th Grade and getting to know your children! We wrapped up several projects that Mrs. Griggs started. The students completed their original children books and read them to delighted Kindergarten and First grade students. Their educational boards are also finished. This was a great way to review grammar and figurative language, while also learning how to write a "How To, or Step by Step" form of expository writing. Please make sure your child sends in a completed recipe on the paper that was provided by Mrs. Griggs for the recipe books. This month we will begin poetry packets to continue work on figurative language and parts of speech. After Spring Break the students will do a mini Passion and Purpose project, state testing, and begin their"Passport to the World" projects. Students will select either a country or state to research. They will type their research into categories and display these on a tri-fold display board, along with hand-drawn maps, pictures, and artifacts that they collect or create. In May (TBA) there will be an International Night. Mrs. Kameron Riley will be collaborating with us and will bring in English Language Learner guests to set up their own displays. Our students will set up their display boards, as well. Kids can also bring in food samples to go with their project. It should be a fun evening! More information on this will be sent out in the near future! We have also enjoyed seeing Mrs. Griggs and her new baby, Kinsley Rose! They will visit one afternoon soon!
Enjoy your Spring Break March 26-30!
Science and Math
In science we are finishing up electrical energy and looking at other forms of energy (heat, light, chemical, magnetic, sound, etc.) and how the transfer of one energy form takes place to another. Also, as our observations and journaling of the seasons continues throughout the school year, Ask your 4th grader why the days are getting longer. Why is the angle of the sun getting higher in the sky? What's special about March? Is there an equinox approaching? What does that mean? Have fun!
Character-Centered: Understanding yourself and having the courage to act with integrity in the service of others
Looks Like/Sounds Like/Feels Like
“Let me help you”
Adding on to others’ ideas
Sacrificing for the good of others
Focused on the greater good
Having the perspective of others
Humility with confidence
Ability to apologize; admit mistakes
Doing the right thing when nobody is looking
Can cause internal conflict
Being the first one
Independent of peer pressure
Good natured; optimistic
Frustration with perseverance
Learning through unexpected outcomes