We are now preparing for our last big project of 4th grade… Wonderpalooza! Students will research a topic that they are wondering about and then will “teach” our class what they have learned through an oral presentation and use of visual displays. All of the research and writing will be completed at school. The visual displays will be completed at home and more information will be coming in the next few weeks. I am approving topics today and on Monday. Students will be asked to look for resources at the Hingham Public Library next week if we are not able to find enough resources at school.
The Math MCAS will be on Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th. Once again, I will be sending out a request for snacks. They go a long way toward helping the students, so thank you!
I started reading Old Yeller aloud to the class this week. This classic is a favorite of mine, even though I sob like a baby at the end! Kids are never too old for read alouds. Through read alouds, adults are modeling fluency, emotional connection and stamina. Let me know if you need some suggestions for a read aloud at home.
We have been studying the connection between fractions, decimals and percents in math. We have also practiced explaining our thinking in writing and using precise math language. Thanks to Mrs. Lobe (Josh’s mom) and Mrs. Walker (Olivia’s mom) for helping with math games today!
Ask a Fourth Grader!
• What is the decimal and percent equivalent of ¼?
• What was the easiest part of preparing for the Invention Convention?
• What topic do you want to research for Wonderpalooza?
• Who is the narrator of Old Yeller? What do you know about him already?