Mrs. Zinn's Fourth Grade News

March 2016

FIeld Trips this Month

March 7th: Feed My Starving Children in Aurora; morning trip

March 8th: Cernan Space Center at Triton College; morning trip

Social Studies

We have finished our study of the Midwest, which included our Illinois Unit. The students completed individual projects. I am so impressed with their work! They were very interested in learning about our region of the country and Illinois. Now we are on to the Southwest . We have much to cover before switching back to science for the last quarter.

Religion

Our activities and study are focused on ways to help others (service projects) and the Liturgical Season of Lent. We will participate in the Stations of the Cross, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. and learn about the events of Holy Week. The next mass fourth grade will be planning is March 9th.

Math

The students are tackling fractions; finding equivalents, simplifying, comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting. They are doing a great job. Our 4th Grade St. Isidore Site has been updated with links to practice most of these skills. Have your child show you what he/she can do with fractions! Knowing multiplication and division facts is vital when working with fractions. Please keep practicing facts with your child.