This week, students read an article about life in ancient Rome and then were asked to write a narrative about traveling to Rome and discovering it was 2,000 years earlier when they arrived. This was a fun topic to read and write about and it is wonderful for me to see them apply many of the skills they have learned during the past months.
We are at the end of reading Shiloh and will have our final discussions and written work completed next week. Everyone continues to do a great job contributing to an interesting and insightful conversation.
In science, students learned how to make an electrical circuit and tested materials to determine if electricity flowed through them or not. We will continue to look for insulators and conductors next week!
Next week students will learn the midwest capitals and states. Once again, flash cards and blank maps will be sent home to practice during the week for a test on Friday.
In math, we will wrap up Unit 5 next week and the assessment will be on Tuesday, February 14th. Thank you to Mrs. Bradl and Mrs. Golden for helping with math games today (and photocopying!).
Speaking of February 14th…. Students are welcome to make valentines for Valentine’s Day, but it is optional. I will send home a list of all the student names next week.
Ask a Fourth Grader
* Is the phrase, "like a well-oiled machine" a simile or a metaphor?
* What did you think about the ending of Shiloh?
* Which materials allowed electricity to flow through them?
* 0.25 is equivalent to what fraction?