Fourth Grade News
Mrs. DeGrendel, Mrs. Gates, & Mrs. Skinner
We are back from Spring Break!
M-STEP Testing Schedule
Tuesday, 4/28: Math
Wednesday, 4/29: Math
Thursday, 4/30: Math OR English Language Arts
Wednesday, 5/6: English Language Arts
Thursday 5/7: English Language Arts
Tuesday, 5/12: Science
Subject Area Updates
We just finished a mini "detour unit" learning about area and perimeter. As a culminating activity the students were able to measure rectangles, squares, parallelograms, and other objects around the school. We were amazed at how responsible and independent our fourth graders were working around the building.
Today students participated in a culminating math day. All three classes worked in partnerships to work through a QR Code scavenger hunt, math task cards, as well as several enrichment activities.
Thank you so much to Mr. Powers and Mrs. Burgess for volunteering to help out to make this event a success.
After MSTEP, we will resume our regular math activities with topic 14. We are focusing on different units of measurement.
We have just started our research unit that we are pairing with topic 16 in math. Students are using a chart in Google Classroom to gather data about assignment geometric terms. Eventually they will be reporting out using some type of technology to present their topic.
We have also introduced blogging to students. We have really emphasized blogging as a way of extending our learning and becoming better writers. Ask your child to login to KidBlog and show you what they have done so far!
- What are magnets attracted to? What needs to be in something for a magnet to be attracted to it?
- Can magnetism go through objects? What affects this?
- What does a switch do in an electrical circuit?
- How do circuits work?
- What are conductors and insulators?
- How do you make an electromagnet weaker or stronger?
Next up, we have a very brief Social Studies unit that covers Michigan history, the Underground Railroad, and US Geography.