February 4th Grade Update
Mrs. Mahoney's Class
Of course, we will continue our daily mental math and word problems. And, as always, multiplication facts will be practiced.
Using our read aloud, the class is focusing on character development and how an author can describe a character without coming right out and telling the reader what their internal characteristics are. We are also discovering how the setting of a story plays an important part on the development of the characters.
After the President's Day break, we will begin a unit on fantasy. This is always a favorite! Using our read aloud, we will discuss common characteristics of fantasy novels and how setting is an important part of this genre.
We'll end February by editing and publishing. Through peer editing and self editing students will work to integrate new vocabulary into their stories. They will also put to work the editing marks they have learned as they locate errors and work on omitting the "fluff"; details and sentences that do not move the story along. We will conclude the month with celebrating our published work.
February 7th: Field Trip to the Edison MuseumFebruary 7th: Stories Under the Stars
February 13th: Noon Dismissal ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 14th: No School ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 17th: No School ~ Presidents' Day
Valentine's Day Party
Thursday, Feb. 13th 2014 at 8:45am
Mrs. Mahoney's 4th Grade Class
4th grade will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 13th in our classroom before our noon dismissal that afternoon. I will provide the treats and entertainment, and students are more than welcome to exchange valentines with their classmates. While not required to bring them in, please remember if they choose to do so, they need to bring a valentine for every one! Thank you!