Mrs. Badgett's Weekly Update

Week of February 1st

Wow!! I cannot believe it is February! This school year is really flying by...probably because we have such an amazing class! The students will be bringing their iPads home once a week beginning this week. PLEASE make sure the iPad gets charged at night! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the iPads.


Below is a recap of our 4th grade year! Also, below is an overview for this week. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!!

2015-2016 Technology

Reading

This week we will be focusing on comparing/contrasting. We will be reading articles and comparing the articles through Padlet.


Your child will also be reading a novel, based on his/her reading level, with a small group of students. We are working on answering higher-level questions over our reading by analyzing, evaluating, and creating.


We will also be reading passages. Please reference Canvas to view the articles. There is a link to Canvas below.

Math

We began Unit 8 (Area and Perimeter) last week. We are using the MineCraft App to create a Minecraft village with predetermined areas and perimeters. Since your child is able to bring his/her iPad home once a week, please make sure he/she is practicing math facts at home.

Writing

We will focus on the Essential Question of "How do readers/writers change their approach for different types of information?" We will discuss introductions and conclusions to continue our essays over our Famous Hoosiers.

Homework

Your child will have homework each night. The reading log is due on Friday. Also, MobyMax is a great website for your child to practice at his/her instructional level. The link is below.