October News from Room 229
A newsletter written by the students in 4Sp
Welcome to Our October Newsletter
Our Big Fat F
We use this graphic organizer to help us identify factor pairs.
Multiple monsters help us grow numbers.
Factor ninjas chop up products!
There are many things that we learned in math. One of the things we really worked on was to be able to round to the nearest tens, hundreds, thousands, and hundred thousands.
To help us get better at math we use fast math for everything like rounding she will say a number and we solve it on our slates as fast as we can no one else can look at it.
--CeCe and Reagan (AKA math lovers)
-Isaac and Dylan
-Mia and Marina
P.S. look at our giant F.
We are working on summaries in reading. Our learning goals are to make a detailed summary for our read-aloud books. We also did some activities like contests for the best summary and the winning group gets to write it on our summary paper. After each chapter, we write a 6 second summary that has the main characters, the setting (time and place), and the main event. We read the read-aloud books Trapped in Death Cave and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. We are learning because on the summary paper each one is better than the one before.
-Ethan & Ella
We will be talking to you about the star of the week.The star of the week is where you talk and tell your classmates about you.The way we pick the star of the week is we have this website on Mrs .Sprang laptop with all the students name and she presses a spinner button for five seconds and it ends on a name and Mrs Sprang gives the person a week to finish. Each star makes a PowerPoint that includes information about themselves, a critics corner, an adventure they have had, a story about their hero, and things they like to do. The star of the week is also Mrs. Sprang's classroom helper. That person gets to take down notes, get lunch bins, and do classroom jobs.
-Greta and Makenzie
-Carson & Josh
In the first quarter we went on a field trip to Green Acres. Our class went to learn and study about fossils. We went to the creek and looked and collected fossils. Then we created a mold of a fossil. We also looked at a time line that showed the cycle of the earth.That included: when life started,and when the dinosaurs lived on earth and when they were extinct. We learned a lot about fossils, and hope to go back to Green Acres again!
-Joseph & Maddie
Joe from Green Acres took the students back in time with a walking geologic timeline.
Searching for Fossils
Donna took us down to the creek to help us find samples of fossils. We found brachiopods, horn coral, and bryozoa.
How a Fossil is Formed
Patty taught us all about different ways fossils are formed. We made casts and molds, and Marina was part of a demonstration on how fossils are formed.
Searching for Fossils
Updates in Specials Classes
-Eva & Rylee
4th Grade Musical
This year’s 4th Grade Musical for ALL 4th Graders is called “A Kid’s Life” and is scheduled for
- Cast A: Adkins, Ignatz, Rise: Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00PM in the ES Gym*
- Cast B: Martin, Sprang, Vaughan: Thursday, November 21st at 7:00PM in the ES Gym*
*There will be a daytime performance for the school population, if a family member is unable to attend the evening production. Times TBA.
“A Kid’s Life ” is written by John Jacobson and Mac Huff and published by Hal Leonard. It is a rollicking musical about the joys and challenges of being a kid in today’s high-tech world.
- Parent-Teacher Conferences are held this week on Thursday and Friday. If you have not had a chance to sign up online, don't forget to do so! https://www.pickatime.com/schedule.jsp?ven=11600720
- 4th Grade Musical will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 PM
- Scholastic Book Orders can be placed this month by visiting www.scholastic.com/readingclub
- Class Activation Code: H72BQ
- No School November 27-November 29 for Thanksgiving Break
Our classroom is in need of the following supplies. If you are willing to donate them, we would appreciate it!
- Clorox Wipes
- Sandwich Size Ziploc Bags
- Snack Size Ziploc Bags