The Fourth Grade 4-1-1
Week of May 16, 2016
The teachers say...
We made crayons in the science lab.
We made plastic letters in the 3-D printer in technology.
4S with one of the weighted quilts.
May 16-20 - Art Show!
May 25 - Service Learning Showcase
Friday, May 27 - California Travel Journals due, Blue and White Day
May 31-June 3 - Social Studies Creative Project presentations
English: The rough drafts are almost finished. A few more paragraphs and we will move on to the final drafts!
Science: This week the fourth graders are presenting their keynotes projects to third grade classes. They will also be giving out sea creature trading cards that they made on the computers. I am so proud of how hard they have worked on this extensive project!
Reading: We are more than halfway through Island of the Blue Dolphins now. Karana is living alone on the island but now has a adopted one of the wild dogs as her pet. Ask your fourth grader about the devilfish!
Social Studies: California History Project: Update for Parents
This week I will be checking in with the kids regarding progress on creative projects. The children will be working on finishing up rough drafts and beginning final drafts in both social studies and English classes. If you run into any questions, please have your child write down the question to ask in class the next day. More exciting news--your kiddos have begun brainstorming ideas for 3D printing in technology class! Ask your child about his/her ideas.
Spelling/Writing: Lesson 25 words; test on Friday, May 20th. You can find a printable copy of the list on the 4th grade page of the MJS website.
Lower School Talent Show Try-Outs !!
Please download the attached form if your child is interested in participating in this annual event. Please note:
- First through third graders are allowed to do solos only, fourth graders may do group numbers.
- No one may rehearse at school.
- Acts must be shorter than 2 minutes long.
The End of the Easter Season
This Sunday brings the celebration of the Easter Season to a close. Pentecost is the celebration of the Holy Spirit coming to the Apostles. The Spirit gave them courage to go out and proclaim the word of God. The Holy Spirit can give us courage, too, when we need it.
Outside Reading Logs-only 2 weeks left!
Student of the Week 4G
Learning to Program
Peter, Francesca and Alex are planning their next move for their robot.
Kat and Natalie are trying out their new program.
Noah and Joaquin are working on their latest project.
Self-Defense Class for 3rd and 4th Graders
Strike a defensive pose!
A kick to the knee!
A kick to the knee gives you time to get away.
Make some noise!
Students learned to make a scene and make some noise!