4th Grade News
December 7th, 2015
Great Forests of China
Less than 10,000 left in the wild. Most affected by habitat loss.
Overhunting and habitat destruction have put them on the endangered species list.
One of the most endangered and vulnerable monkey species.
MakerSpace Grant Recipient
Moreau Elementary School was awarded a grant from the SGF Education Foundation for $500!! We will be purchasing magnetized circuits called Little Bits for our students in the MakerSpace. Click the link below to watch a TED Talk explaining what they are all about.
If you have a chance, don't forget to check around your house for any of the supplies listed below for our new MakerSpace. Thank you in advance!
Makerspace Supply List (Suggestions)
Sewing supplies (Needles, thread, scissors, fabric, sewing machine)
Ribbon, yarn, string
Legos, Knex, Blocks
All types of paper (Wrapping paper, card stock, construction paper, printer paper, scrapbook)
Markers, Pens, Crayons, etc.
Cardboard of any kind, ranging from boxes like cereal or Pop Tarts to large appliances (flattened please)
Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towel, etc.)
Circuitry Kits (can be purchased online)
Craft supplies (cotton balls, popsicle sticks, paint, tape, low temp hot glue gun, glue gun sticks, regular glue/sticks, toothpicks)
Canvas, art supplies
Playing cards (used for building items)
Spotlight on Nonfiction
We will continue to learn the skills needed for reading nonfiction well by using the text structure to help you figure out what is important. These skills are crucial for middle and high school when they will be reading 2/3 nonfiction.
What's Your Opinion
They were so surprised to see their growth when we looked back at their starting point for our realistic fiction unit. They said, "I can't believe I misspelled that word!" and "I didn't write many details at all!" Their skills have come so far already.
So we are officially on our way! This coming week, we will be brainstorming people, places and objects that matter to them and deciding on an opinion they have about those things. We will use the acronym OREO (opinion, reason, example, opinion) to write our paragraphs. We can't wait to see the final products!