Fabulous Fourth Grade News
Friday, September 25, 2015
Important Dates to Remember
*Thursday, October 1: Parent/Teacher Conferences
(Students will be dismissed after lunch time) SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE
*Tuesday, October 6: Parent/Teacher Conferences
(After school, no early dismissal.) SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE
*Friday, October 9: Classroom Fall Parties, 2:30-3:15
*Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 23: Fall Vacation, NO SCHOOL
*Wednesday, October 28: Early Release, Dismiss at 2:55 p.m.
What's Happening in Room 156
The 4th grade classes have been working on Unit 3: Basic multiplication and division. We have made some flash cards to help us practice our facts. Students can always use the extra practice of their multiplication facts at home. It would be a good idea for you to purchase a set of multiplication flash cards for your student and to drill them as often as possible. Students need to be automatic with their responses to the flash cards. In addition, students should be doing quite well with their basic addition and subtraction facts. These are both skills that your student may work on daily in order to become proficient.
The students have been analyzing character traits within the chapter book, Superfudge, that we have been sharing as a whole group. Additionally, we are working on learning more about the characters in both our independent and small group reading. The students are working on inferring the character's point of view by his or her words and actions.
Our class has completed Unit 1 in our Social Studies books. In this chapter the students learned more about the geography of our state. The students are now aware of the different regions in Indiana and how glaciers helped to form the land that is Indiana.
In this unit we took a look at the climate of Indiana and the students were fascinated to learn more about Lake Effect Snow. We learned that some of our main resources in Indiana include coal and limestone. Our culminating activity for this unit had students collaborating in groups to create a Popplet of a famous Hoosier. The students enjoyed sharing these Popplets and it was fun to learn more about Hoosiers who have gone on to do amazing things in their lives.
We are now working in our Science unit entitled Adaptations and Survival. The students are learning more about the basics of genetics, adaptations of various animals and, the effects th environment may have on a living organism.
We have completed a couple of STEM challenges including building cup and index card towers.
Tuesday, September 29: A Day, P.E.
Wednesday, September 30: B Day, Art
Thursday, October 1: C Day, Music
Friday, October 2: D Day, Technology
Monday, October 5, A Day, P.E.
Tuesday, October 6: B Day, Art
Wednesday, October 7, C Day, Music
Thursday, October 8, D Day, Technology
Friday, October 9: A Day, P. E.
Congratulations to our High Flying Hawks
Collaboration = Carson and Gavin B.