Room 304 Update

April 12, 2016

Math test on Wednesday!

We will take the unit test on fractions and decimals Wednesday, April 13. Today we will complete a math review, which closely resembles the test; on Tuesday we will review and practice any areas students are still working on. After April Break, we will be continuing to work with fractions, this time with a focus on word problems. Also coming up, we will start cycling back to skills taught earlier in the year, to make sure students have a strong foundation as they move on to 5th grade!

Mark your Calendars! Math MCAS May 11th & 12th

Poetry All Around

We have been exploring poetry in reading and writing, and I am amazed at how perceptive and thoughtful our students are as they analyze and write poetry! Be sure to ask your child what poems they have read, and what topics they are writing poems about. Animal poems, and poems inspired by William Carlos Williams' The Red Wheelbarrow, have been common topics in the classroom. We are also beginning to share poetry in different ways--typing up poems to display in the classroom, and recording each other reading poetry. This is one of my favorite units of the year, and I think many students would say the same!

Whipple Hill Field Trip

Wednesday, May 18th, 8:30am

Whipple Hill, Lexington, MA, United States

Lexington, MA

A culminating field trip/Big Backyard Walk for our science unit on rocks and minerals. Stay tuned for more information!

Harvard Museum of Natural History Field Trip

Monday, June 20th, 8:30am

26 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA

A special opportunity (in the last week of school!) to visit the Museum of Natural History to study rocks and minerals, as well as the other collections on exhibit. Stay tuned for more information closer to the date!