Take a look at the topics we learned about this week and ask your child about what they remember. Isn't it amazing what 4th graders are wondering about??? We have all expanded our horizons during Wonderpalooza!
California Gold Rush
The Great Wall of China
Deep Sea Diving and Jacques Cousteau
Polar Ice Caps
We continued to read Joshua’s Song this week. Students also read a non-fiction article about the life of newsies on the streets in the early 1900’s. This background knowledge adds another layer to their understanding of life in those times, especially for children. They were fascinated by the strategies that the children used to sell the most newspapers. The newsies were shrewd businessmen!
Thank you to the six parents who volunteered to help with the Physics Olympics on Tuesday, June 16th. We could still use four more volunteers from 4M. So far, I have Jen Willner, Stephanie Jones, Ben Eckert, Charlene Flynn, Lisa Virello, and Joe Berardi on my list. Please write your name in the comment section below if you are free to help on June 16th from 9 am – 1pm. It is a very fun day!
Nikki Hu will visit the 4th grade on Tuesday to lead them in an interpretive dance performance of a Chinese folktale. This is always a favorite part of 4th grade because I get to see a different side of the children. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this visit through the Curriculum Enrichment program. Students must wear sneakers or comfortable shoes on Tuesday. No flip flops.