The 4th Grade News
Week of January 19th, 2015
A Note from Ms. Deal
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restful holiday break filled with family time. I traveled home to Virginia and came back to Shanghai refreshed and rejuvenated.
The students have started 2015 off with a bang. They are focused, hard working, and respectful. They are especially enjoying our Exploration simulation. Students worked with the people at their table groups and we recreated what a voyage during Christopher Columbus' time would have been like.
Please note that our class picture will be Wednesday, January 28th at 9:30am. Since we don't have PE on Wednesdays, students will not need to change. Be sure you child comes to school in their uniform with the light blue shirt.
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with and questions.
Have a wonderful weekend,
January 26th - ASAs begin
January 28th - Class picture at 9:30
February 14th- 22nd - Chinese New Year Holiday
What's going on in room 223
Students work in groups to determine how to best sail for either Spain or Portugal across the Atlantic Ocean.
We have started a new unit in reading: Biographies. Students are exploring different biographies and the different text features of biographies.
Students wrote New Year's resolutions for 2015. Many of the 4th graders want to help you around the house more often!
This week students worked on understanding perimeter. We discussed how being able to find the perimeter of an object can be used in the real world. Students came up with examples like building fences and running around a park. I was impressed. Students also measured the actual perimeter of objects in the classroom.
Math homework will start to be a nightly thing. We write down our homework every night in the homework diaries. Please help your child remember to complete the assignments.
This week's Math Challenge winners are:
- Daniel Hu
Congratulations! Please encourage your student to try the math challenge each week!
Writing: Students are exploring why it's important to write biographies and who they might want to write a biography about this month.
Reading: Students are studying biographies and looking at the many text features in biographies. We are reading biographies as a class and independently and looking at how they are organized.