Mrs. Southwick's 4th Graders
Readers are Leaders!
Language Arts on the Loose
Next week, we will continue to look at various strategies that help us while reading, and we will work more on vocabulary, including the "ultra-important" Latin and Greek roots! We will be diving into some reading selections and student groups are also working on writing their porquoi tales and creating shadow puppets. They are excited!
We are also going to be diving into some poetry activities.
Leprechauns on the Loose
What's Up in Class
This week we worked on reviewing all terms associated with probability. I introduced how to find probabilities for events when all the possible outcomes are equally likely. Students worked on terms such as; certain, very likely, likely, 50-50 chance, unlikely, as well as many others.
Students were also introduced to adding and subtracting fractions. We practiced adding and subtracting fractions with and without common denominators. To add/sub fractions with unlike denominators we used the Butterfly Method. The kids get the steps with this method and mainly have to focus on the simplifying of the fraction at the end of the problem.
We will be testing on Monday and then moving on to unit 8 and also beginning reviewing for MCA Math Tests.
A Slice of Science
Social Studies Snapshot
This week we completed the winter season in our story, having learned about many of the hardships the Ojibwe faced in the long, cold MN winter. As we look ahead to our spring, we will be able to make many text-to-self connections as we compare the experiences of the Ojibwe with our own. The grandmother in the story told a neat story about how the Earth was made by Nanobhozo, the comical spiritual leader of the tribe, and the small muskrat. Ask your child to summarize the story and highlight the theme, or message. We ended the week with a really fun, interactive review game using the ipads. It was fun for the students to see how much they remembered from the story.
Next week, we will continue reading and begin reviewing the last region of the states...the wild, wild west. Students will make study cards in class, and the final test will be at the end of April. Looking ahead, our next topic of study will be economics.
IXL Challenge Lunch Bunch
Challenge #3 (3/18-3/25):
F.4, U.10, W.4
Aubrey's name was drawn to have "Pizza with the Principal"! Yum!
Congratulations, Kloe & Zephyr!
Wednesday, March 25 - KoMet Pride Day - wear your K-M Pride gear!
Thursday, March 26 - Stripes & Dots Day (Wear anything with stripes or dots)
Friday, March 27 - Dress in your "Springy" Best Day -- It's Spring PICTURE DAY!
April 27 - May 1 4th Grade Math
April 13 - 17 4th Grade Reading