Swenson's Weekly Scoop

Highlights from December 8th - December 23rd

What have we been up to?

We finished up our unit on cause and effect by creating stop motion videos. Because we have had several students out sick, we have some groups that still need to finish this project. Once everyone is done, I will post the videos so you are able to see the finished products. Currently, we are learning about natural disasters/phenomenas. In this unit we will learn about different natural events while focusing on the skill of drawing conclusions.

In math, we are continuing our work with fractions. We will continue to learn about fractions after the Christmas break.

Christmas Party/Christmas Around the World

We will be celebrating Christmas twice this year. The first celebration will take place on Monday, December 22nd with Christmas Around the World. We will be rotating between all five fourth grade classroom to learn about different countries and how they celebrate Christmas. We will be learning about the culture, making crafts, and enjoying some treats.

The second celebration will take place on Tuesday, December 23rd. We will be playing games, making gingerbread houses, and watching a movie while enjoying yummy treats. If you volunteered to bring treats for our Christmas Party, you should've received a letter home with your student today. If you did not receive this letter, please let me know and I will get the info to you.

Also, if you would like to come help us make gingerbread houses in the morning of the 23rd, please let me know. We would love to have you join us!

Mystery Skypes

We have two Mystery Skypes scheduled for this week. One will be Wednesday, December 17th at 9:25 and the other will be on Friday, December 19th at 11:00. If you have been wondering what is involved in a Mystery Skype and would like to see us in action, feel free to come in one of the two days. We would love to show you what it's all about!

Christmas Service Project

I want to say thank you to everyone who brought in items for our Christmas Service Project. Your generous donations will make a difference to a child in need.

The 2nd Round of the Hockey Tournament is Wednesday, December 17th @ 8:25