Fourth Grade PEAK

November 11, 2014

Special Announcements:


1. Power of One Project :Discuss at home - passions you have as a family. I stress 4 P's:

Passion - What is my passion?

Purpose - How am I going to make a difference?

Planning - What steps do I need to follow to have a successful project to impact the world?

Permission - Do my parents and teacher approve of the project?


2. Edmodo: Common Bonds - Be sure to finish this up for next week! We will share answers next Tuesday.


  • KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: We continued taking notes -- today we focused on our humanitarian's Impact on Humanity. Students are becoming very adept at taking accurate, significant and relevant notes.

Students participating in the Kahoot Scientific Vocabulary Quiz Game

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Enrichment Centers:

  • Topic Study: We are wrapping up vocabulary presentations and starting new projects. Student Essential questions drive our learning.
  • Math: We continue to solve problems. We have some excellent math problem solvers.
  • Science: Some students finished writing their final paper towel experiment. Some students conducted the experiment. Everyone should be finished with this last experiment next week.

Technology Buzz:

Kahoot it:

  • Today students participated in an online quiz to test our knowledge of scientific vocabulary. The kids like it so much that some want to use this format for a topic study project for their independent research topic.

Easy Bib:

  • Students learned to cite sources through Easy Bib - what an awesome research tool!

Google Drive/Classroom:

  • Students are actively using their Chrome books
  • We have organized our Google Drives
  • Practiced sharing and saving documents
  • Bookmarked important websites
  • Actively working in Google Classroom


  • Set up a PEAK Powtoons account - we should have fun with this!


  • We introduced Edmodo another online learning tool!

Classroom Book Source:

  • Students learned how to check out books electronically from my classroom library.


  • There is a link on my student resource page for students to "Tweet" about the day. I will post 5 tweets a week on my classroom board - some may even make it to real twitter. Tweets should be relevant to our learning day.
  • Please follow me on twitter - you never know when a tweet will post about your child's PEAK day!

Create a Graph:

  • Applied our knowledge on how to make graphs online.


  • Online note taking application used during Topic Study.