We finished the Magical Sled narratives and had time for some students to share in an “Author’s Reading.” We also worked on a written response to Shiloh and found evidence about how the author tells the reader about the setting of the story. We continue to discuss Shiloh in RTI groups.
I was very proud of the students’ oral presentation and memorization skills when they individually recited Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. Fabulous job, 4M Smarties! We spent the week reading, analyzing and enjoying this poem. Students were able to recognize poetic features such as repetition, rhyme and meter and their effect on the poem’s message. We also came up with a couple of interpretations of the poem and had a great discussion about the mood of the poem.
In science, we started a new unit about Energy. We will be revisiting this topic during the spring and started this week with electrical energy. The first challenge was to light a bulb with just a wire and a battery. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
I am always looking for help with photocopying on Fridays. The signup for photocopying is on the same spreadsheet as math games. I appreciate any extra time anyone has to help out.
Ask and Fourth Grader….
* How did you do reciting the Robert Frost poem? Was it easier or harder than you thought?
* Were you able to make the lightbulb light with the wire and battery?
* What is one thing you learned about the Southeast region of the U.S.?
* What was the result of Marty’s plan to keep Shiloh a secret?