December News

Mrs. Macey's 4th Grade Class

Important Updates and Reminders

  • Our winter concert is this Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Report cards will be sent home on Friday.
  • We will go outside as long as it is warm enough. Please remind your child to dress warm and bring a hat and gloves.
  • Spelling tests are every Friday. Students should be studying their words at home.

What We're Learning

Math

The fourth graders have been working VERY hard to learn multiplication and division! We just finished up Module 3 and are beginning to learn how to convert units in Module 2. Right before winter break we will be beginning geometry!

Reader's Workshop

The entire month of November was filled with learning and reading about nonfiction text. The students worked in research teams to become experts on the Iroquois, a Native American group that lived in New York. The research teams presented last week and are continuing to work on their presentation skills. The past two weeks, the students worked as independent researchers, researching a topic of their choice to compare and contrast. We even tried our first few attempts at using Flipgrid, a technology tool that allows students to video themselves and comment on other students' videos. Check out two stellar videos below! The month of December we will be jumping into our three-week mystery unit!
lily
sawyer video 1

Writer's Workshop

Right before Thanksgiving Break we had a wonderful writing celebration to celebrate publishing our first pieces of fourth grade, our realistic fiction stories! For the past few weeks, we have been learning how to write essays. Students participated in essay boot camp, learning the main components of a five paragraph essay. This week we will be finishing up our personal essays and will begin persuasive essays.

Science and Social Studies

I'm AMAZED at the longhouse projects the students completed. It was a wonderful way to wrap up all that was learned about the Iroquois. This week, we will switch gears back to science and will learn all about animals and their adaptations.