We discussed fact and opinion this week and students shared opinions of the book they are reading independently at home. Everyone should be reading for at least twenty minutes every night.
In math, the students tackled a new problem called “Little and Big.” They had to work cooperatively to make a conjecture, or prediction, and then show their work and thinking in writing. Explaining thinking in a precise and clear way is difficult for many students and we will continue to work on this important skill.
Thank you to Mrs. Steele for helping with math games and photocopying this week. Thank you also to parents who are volunteering to help with Halloween activities for Friday’s celebration.
The Island Project is due on Monday, November 2nd. As a class, we broke the project down into its parts and discussed what part of the project they could work each day. I hope everyone has started!
Ask a Fourth Grader!
· What are some of the important facts you have learned about the person you are researching?
· What are the subject and predicate of a sentence?
· What is a conjecture and a mathematical argument?
· What is the name of your Battle of the Books team?