We wrote our introduction blogs to our new blogging buddies. We gave them clues about our town and wrote a little about ourselves. We also review “Net-iquette.” Next week, we will read their posts, gather clues about where they live, and write replies. We already know that they had three days off school this week because of snow and ice. Where might they live?
I sent home Math Journal 1 this week and handed out Journal 2. Unit 7 is about fractions. We reviewed what fractions represent and learned how to find the fraction of a set. Thank you to Mrs. Lobe for helping with math games on Friday!
In science next week, we will finally use the shoe boxes everyone brought in! We will construct a scene that needs light. Students will use wires, a bulb, a battery, and a switch to illuminate the scene. Students must bring in materials from home on Monday to create the scene. I have basic materials, such as construction paper, glue, markers, etc. Any materials brought from home will be returned. After we wrap up the electrical circuits unit, we will be moving on to our Invention Convention. Stay tuned for more information next week!
Barbara O’Connor will visit the 4th grade on Tuesday to share techniques she uses as a writer. Students are welcome to bring in a copy of books she has written for an autograph. Thank you to the PTO for this amazing opportunity to learn from a published author!
F.Y.I.: Our 4th grade report cards will now be sent home on March 27th. The Term II marking period will end on March 20th. MCAS dates have also been moved forward. The 4th grade will write the Long Composition on April 2nd. They will take the English Language Arts tests on April 6th and 7th.
Ask a Fourth Grader!
* What guidelines should you follow when posting on the internet?
* What is 2/3 of 24?
* Why do you think the Titanic tragedy could have been avoided?
* What materials do you need to create a scene for your electrical circuits project?