# Room 210 Update

### Mr. Breit and his 4th Grade Leaders

## The Fall is Here and We are Full Steam Ahead

We have really started getting into the swing of things in Room 210. The kids are adjusting nicely to the new rigors and freedoms of fourth grade and are figuring out, just how to be successful this year. We have taken our first minor assessments in both reading and math. Look for those to come home next week. We have started using Edmodo to dive deeper into our thinking about reading and our understanding of what we read. In addition, we are developing good habits for responsible communication with classmates in an online format. This is a very important college and career readiness skill that often is forgotten, or ignored at the elementary level. We are striving to be pioneers in this area. In other news, the Orange Ruler Fundraiser is back and in full swing. This has been a very successful fundraiser the past few years and has allowed the PTO to do some really great things for Lincoln. This year, the auditorium is getting a face lift, with additional seating, and a new screen, which will improve the student experience during presentations, assemblies, and indoor recess entertainment. Last year, I asked that everyone donate on the same day, to ensure the Orange Ruler mascot for one day. I realize that it is hard to compete with the exuberance and drive of the first year kindergartners, but if we all donate on the same day, we can be recognized for our efforts. If you plan to donate, please do so this Monday, September 28. I will send out an email on Monday as a reminder. Last year it was a huge success and gave the kids at least one day to be in the spotlight. Below you will find more updates about what the kids have been up to the past two weeks. This of course, is from their perspective and written completely by them. Enjoy their work!

Rob Breit

## MathToday we took our first assessment for Math. We have been working on rounding to the nearest 100,000,10,000, and 1,000. An example would be 785,631 would be 800,000 rounded to the nearest 100,000. We have been working on <,>,=. We learned standard form, unit form, expanded form, and word form. We also learned about ten times as many, which you can figure out by multiplying by 10, or dividing by 10. For example 40,000 is ten times as much as 4,000.
Assessments: By: Ellie McGillen Every week on Friday, we take a multiplication test, and after three weeks and tests, we get them back to see how we improved. At the beginning of the year, Mr.Childress gave us a test to see where we were in Math, and works on the things we need improvement on, only touching base slightly on the things that we are strong in. CLASSWORK: By: Ella Sparks We are working on exponents. Exponent are for example 5 to the second power. That would be five x five. Five times five is 25, so that is the answer to 5 to the second power. Homework: By: Danny McNeilly In Mr. Childress's math class the homework is given out Monday-Thursday between 2-6 pages and it is about the subject in math we are learning about. Our homework this week is place value. | ## Reading and WritingWe read a story in the Treasures book called Ali Baba Bernstein. After we read it we created a character trait diagram using Popplet. Here is an example. Then we read another story called Clever Jack Takes The Cake. We wrote about the characters, and then we answered questions that Mr. Breit posted on Edmodo(online discussion). Some of our comments can be seen below. | ## Social StudiesIn Social Studies the class has learned geography. We already know that geography is the study of the people and places of Earth. It explains the forces that shapes the land. There are two kinds of features. The human features and the physical features. An example of a physical feature is a mountain and an example of a human feature is the Willis Tower. |

## Math

Today we took our first assessment for Math. We have been working on rounding to the nearest 100,000,10,000, and 1,000. An example would be 785,631 would be 800,000 rounded to the nearest 100,000. We have been working on <,>,=. We learned standard form, unit form, expanded form, and word form. We also learned about ten times as many, which you can figure out by multiplying by 10, or dividing by 10. For example 40,000 is ten times as much as 4,000.

**Mr. C's 5th Grade Group**

Assessments:

By: Ellie McGillen

Every week on Friday, we take a multiplication test, and after three weeks and tests, we get them back to see how we improved. At the beginning of the year,

Mr.Childress gave us a test to see where we were in Math, and works on the things we need improvement on, only touching base slightly on the things that we are strong in.

CLASSWORK:

By: Ella Sparks

We are working on exponents. Exponent are for example 5 to the second power. That would be five x five. Five times five is 25, so that is the answer to 5 to the second power.

Homework:

By: Danny McNeilly

In Mr. Childress's math class the homework is given out Monday-Thursday between 2-6 pages and it is about the subject in math we are learning about. Our homework this week is place value.

## Reading and Writing

We read a story in the Treasures book called Ali Baba Bernstein. After we read it we created a character trait diagram using Popplet. Here is an example.

Then we read another story called Clever Jack Takes The Cake. We wrote about the characters, and then we answered questions that Mr. Breit posted on Edmodo(online discussion). Some of our comments can be seen below.

## Social Studies

In Social Studies the class has learned geography. We already know that geography is the study of the people and places of Earth. It explains the forces that shapes the land. There are two kinds of features. The human features and the physical features. An example of a physical feature is a mountain and an example of a human feature is the Willis Tower.

## Inquiring Minds Want to Know

We are all doing inquiry projects. We all think of a big question and then we ask more questions to find the answer. We put all of our research and questions on our KWHLAQ Chart. An inquiry question is a thick question that you have to take time to get an answer to. A Google question is when you can get the answer quickly by typing the question into Google. We need to ask at least seven to ten questions that relates to our topic and find the answers. Someday we are eventually going to create our very own website.

Here are some Inquiry Project Resources to check out.