The 4th Grade News
Week of March 21st, 2016
A Note from Ms. Deal
It was been a productive week in 4th grade. We are working on our geometry skills, discussing Mars exploration and writing our own books!
Thank you to those of you that will join us on Tuesday for the geometry field trip to Jinmao Tower. There was a miscommunication with the price for adults for the field trip. There is a 60 RMB fee for chaperones, when on the form, it stated that the cost for chaperones was free. If you are chosen to come along on Tuesday as one of the five chaperones, on the busses, you will have to pay 60 RMB. If you are just going to meet us at the tower, you will just pay the normal admission price (I think it’s around 100 RMB). I do apologize for the confusion.
Please note that there is no school for students Thursday and Friday of next week. We would have PE on Tuesday, but we will be out of the building.
Have a wonderful weekend and please let me know if you have any questions.
4th graders finished their timelines. Most students showed them to you this week.
Rhombuses and trapezoids and parallelograms oh my!
Was there ever (or could there one day be) life on Mars?
March 25th - End of Third Semester
March 29 - Field Trip to Jinmao Tower
March 30th - Last day of school before Spring Break
March 31-April 10th - Spring Break
In addition to quadrilaterals we also discussed the movements of shapes through transitions, reflections and rotations. The students are ready to do some serious sketches of the awesome Shanghai architecture.
Word Study: Students studied spelling patterns to help them with their vocabulary, writing and decoding skills. Please help your student remember to complete their Word Study homework each week and turn it in to me on Friday.
Writing: This week the students learned about "hooks" and how writers engage their readers. The students practice writing hooks in their own writing. Be sure to ask your student different ways they can hook the reader.
Next week we will begin to prepare for our upcoming debate. Students will need to argue whether all types of exploration are good for mankind (space, land, underwater, caves) and why.