Miss Carpenter's Classroom News

Week of 4/18-4/22

Exciting Week

This is the week I have been waiting for for a very long time! I am getting married on Friday so I will not be in school Thursday or Friday. After break if your child is talking about Mrs. Macey, that's me! Same teacher, new name. I will be spending my spring break in the Bahamas. I hope you all enjoy the week off spending time as a family.

Field Trip

Friday, May 6th, 9:30am

222 Madison Avenue

Albany, NY

Just a reminder that our class will be going on a field trip to the New York State Museum on the Friday after break. Please make sure to send in the permission slip along with $6 to cover the cost of the buses. Chaperones are more than welcome!

What We're Learning This Week

Science/Social Studies

Last week we finished our unit on the American Revolution. The class was totally eating it up! I love how much they love to learn about history. This week we will jump back into science to study two very exciting topics, electricity and magnetism. We will be doing labs on Tuesday and Friday of this week. Fun stuff!

Reader's Workshop

This week we will continue our study of biographies. The students selected people that they are interested in studying for our Wax Museum Project. This is always an exciting project for students to complete. They are learning not only about that person but how biographies are structured, how to take notes, and how to use multiple sources to research the same topic. The posters for the Wax Museum project are due Monday, May 9th.

Writer's Workshop

Our time in writer's workshop will mesh perfectly with what we are doing in reader's workshop. The students will use this time to transfer their notes that they took in reader's workshop into their speech. Their speech will need to be about two to three minutes in length and eventually all of the students will have memorized their writing to perform in front of their peers, parents, and other adults.


We are starting a brand new unit this week that focuses on decimals. The last two units of the year build a foundation of knowledge that will get students ready for fifth grade. Here's what each day will look like:

Monday: Module 6 Lesson 1:
Use metric measurement to model the decomposition of one whole into tenths

Tuesday: Module 6 Lesson 2:
Use metric measurement and area models to represent tenths as fractions greater than 1 and decimal numbers.

Wednesday: Module 6 Lesson 3:
Represent mixed numbers with units of tens, ones, and tenths with number disks, on the number line, and in expanded form.

Thursday: Module 6 Lesson 4:

Use meters to model the decomposition of one whole into

hundredths. Represent and count hundredths.

Friday: Module 6 Lesson 5:
Model the equivalence of tenths and hundredths using the

area model and number disks.

Wax Museum

Friday, May 13th, 1:45-2:45pm

60 Tanglewood Drive

South Glens Falls, NY

Please join us to learn about history and see all the hard work the students have put into learning about their chosen person from history.