The Fourth Grade 4-1-1
Week of May 2, 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.
Wednesday, May 4- Topic 12 Math Test
Thursday, May 5- science test on magnets
Thursday, May 5- personal safety assembly
Friday, May 27- California Travel Journals due
May 31-June 3- Social Studies Creative Project presentations
English: This week our grammar focus will be on negatives and making contractions with the word not. Our writing lessons will center around planning a research report, as we will coordinate with Ms. Gandara and the social studies project next week.
Science: There will be a test this Thursday, 5/5, on magnets. A study guide went home on April 28. We will be working on presentations of the research projects to the third grade. Students will create trading cards based on their creature, and design a short presentation as a research team.
Reading: We are almost halfway through Island of the Blue Dolphins. Our main character, Karana, is now alone on the island. She faces a pack of wild dogs that have already killed her little brother. Who said children's novels were boring?!
Social Studies: It's time for California History Projects! Over the next few weeks, your child will be writing a travel journal, creating a personal project, and designing and printing a 3D souvenir in the technology lab. A packet is going home TODAY for you to read and sign. Please help your child make his/her selections for historical landmark, mission, and tourist attraction for homework tonight. The packet contains an extensive overview of the project--please take the time to go over it tonight with your child.
Spelling/Writing: Lesson 23 words; test on Friday, May 6.. 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.
Jesus Gives Us Peace
"Peace is my farewell to you, my peace is my gift to you." Jesus is preparing his friends and followers for his Ascension, which we will celebrate next week. There are only a two weeks left in in the Easter Season, which ends with Pentecost.
Outside Reading Logs
Student of the Week 4G
What's going on in drama class?
Life in Science
in the lab...
4G making crayons for our friends at Villa Esperanza.
Our crayons are just cooling off.
Louis is busy peeling old crayons to make new ones for the students at Villa Esperanza.
Earth Day 2016
Always stand still when viewing wildlife through binoculars!
Testing the Waters
Caitlin tests the pH of the pond water.
Students view pond water samples under microscopes.