Fearless in 4th!
February 13, 2017
Valentine's Day Info
We currently have 23 students so if your child wants to bring Valentine's in, please make sure they do for ALL students. This will help no one's feelings to be hurt if they do not receive one.
Here are the following names in our class:
February 14: Valentine's Day party 1:30-2:30
February 17 and 19: No school
Math: We have been multiplying whole numbers (2 dig x 2 dig, 4 digit x 1 digit, etc) We have learned the lattice method and partial products method. Next week we will learn the traditional method and working with area and perimeter.
Please work on their math facts!! The facts are expected to be mastered in 3rd grade and currently there are many who do not know them. This is making multiplication of multiple digits very challenging.
*Don't forget that your learners can access IXL at home and the game Prodigy. Both websites are excellent ways to have your 4th graders practice math skills!
Reading: We are finishing up cause and effect and will be moving onto the skill of determining importance. This means that with nonfiction text there is information that isn't always important to retain when reading the text. Therefore, it is important to identify what is or is not important.
Writing: We are focusing on "dead words" vs "vivid words." It is my hope that we will be incorporating more vivid words into our writing along with the dialogue that we have been working on.
You can see most of their writing pieces on their google drive! Go to google.com, have your learn log-in like they do at school and then they can pull up their work!
Spelling: Next week we will be working on our next word sort. I am still rotating between Words Their Way and "high frequency words" that we use in our everyday writing.
Science: In our weather unit we will first focus on the Water Cycle, how water and air effect weather and air mass.
Social Studies: This week we will be doing a fun project where they will be planning a trip to the Northeast. They will be using what we have learned about the Northeast's climate, region, people, culture, etc to appropriately plan a trip.
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Each week, I will be implementing a lesson on Tuesday's about the idea of being "mindful," which is the ability to be fully aware of yourself as you are in the moment. This requires one to be aware of their surroundings and what is happening right now.
This week our lesson is, "How to Recognize MY Feelings." This comes down to basic needs and their feelings, reactions, etc. to those basic needs which often drives behavior and moods. Often kids don't know why they are acting the way they are, this lesson will help them reflect on it. Not only that, they may just recognize it before it becomes a problem and come up with a solution :-)
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8:10-8:35 PE Gallick
Monday’s 12:00-12:50 Art
Wednesday’s 11:50-12:15 Music
Thursday’s 12:00-12:50 IMCFriday’s 11:50-12:15 Music