Peek at the Week
January 11th-15th 4th Grade Mrs. Lanz
Thank you to all our families and students for making Base Camp such a wonderful experience! We appreciate all the support that came from our amazing families and the leadership and community demonstrated by our students. More photos will be posted on Twitter this week under #bvbasecamp.
What's Coming Up
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We had a wonderful time at Base Camp and can't wait to use our leadership and community skills in 2016. Here are some things we'll be working on over the next few weeks:
- Using multiple methods to better understand multi-digit multiplication
- Exploring the geography, history, and culture of the Northeast region
- Reading a variety of mythology texts as we explore their themes and modern allusions
- Introducing our new writing unit: Persuasive Writing
- Work on our keyboarding skills using Keyboarding Online- see link at bottom of page
- Developing problem solving skills during STEM Day- Thursday Jan 14th
Library- Wed. 1/ 13
STEM Day- 1/14
No School-Monday 1/ 18
It is a fourth grade standard that students learn all 50 states, capitals, and abbreviations. We achieve this through a regional focus and currently are learning the states of the Northeast region. Though students receive time at school to practice during the school day, reinforcement at home is beneficial.
One resource we use to practice in school is Quizlet. Here, students can learn and practice the location, capital, and abbreviation of each state. Students can choose other methods of practice if preferred, but I wanted to make sure families were aware of this site. Please feel free to use the quizlet link to help review.
Our spelling words will be posted here weekly and students can use this as a place to practice their words.
Math skills are organized by standard and will be assigned in class and occasionally for homework.
Daily math activities are provided for a variety of ages. The site also includes parent blogs, games and other ideas for extending math at home. This is not homework, but an option for families and students at home.