Mrs. Green's Class Newsletter
Parent-Teacher conferences are next week. If you haven't had a chance to fill out the Google Survey, below, I would love to have your input prior to our conference.
Since next week is very short, there will be NO new Spelling and Vocabulary words.
I look forward to seeing all of you next week,
Mrs. Green and Ms. Ruiz
We began Chapter 8B this week, Adding and Subtracting Decimals. This is a chapter from the Fourth Grade book that wasn't covered last year due to Common Core. So far, students have done well with adding and subtracting decimals.
Next week, students will learn and practice how to convert between two different units of measure. If you're doing any baking at home ask your students for help, this is great real-world practice!
This is another short chapter and as of now, the 8B test is tentatively scheduled for next Thursday. A review packet was sent home today for students to practice some of the skills they've already learned.
It is getting close to the time to vote for a favorite Rebecca Caudill nominee. The voting will take place in school during the month of February. The students are encouraged to submit a vote after reading at least three of the nominees. (See list below) If you are looking for a new book to read, these all come highly recommended!
This week in writing, Mrs. Kowalke joined us to talk about what "hooks" a reader in an introduction. We identified hooks and promises in different introductions and then tried writing our own. Students also brainstormed some topics that they have strong feelings about. These feelings should be powerful enough that they could persuade their reader to change his/her opinion!
They also learned about launching a satellite into orbit around the Earth. In order to stay in orbit, a satellite has to be launched with just the right amount of energy. They used a ramp and marbles to practice this by balancing the forces of launch energy versus gravity. They recorded and graphed their results. They learned that several trials were needed to find the most accurate distance.
SEL (Social Emotional Lessons)
Mrs. Mowrey came in to talk with the students about effective communication. She discussed that there are two types of communication that we do each day: verbal and non-verbal. The students played a game of "telephone" to show how words can be misconstrued and often lost in translation. They also played Charades to practice nonverbal communication.
THINGS TO COME:
- Tuesday, February 9th
- Valentine's Day Party (2:45)
- Wednesday, February 10th
- Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:30-7:30)
- Thursday, February 11th
- 12:00 Dismissal
- Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00-8:00)
- Friday, February 12th
- NO SCHOOL
- Sunday, February 14th
- Valentine's Day
- Monday, February 15th
- NO SCHOOL - President's Day