Last week, author Gregory Mone visited the 4th grade and spent time in each classroom giving us tips about revising. He was funny and informative and everyone enjoyed hearing his stories about how he gets an idea and turns it into a book. His Number #1 piece of advice… “Make a Plan!” Phew! Thank goodness the 4M Smarties all know the importance of planning their writing before beginning. We’ve got that covered! Some of the titles he has already published include, Fish, Dangerous Waters, and the children’s edition of Boys in the Boat. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this wonderful day.
We will be finishing Shiloh this week. The students have been meeting to discuss the novel and writing responses to what they have read. There are a lot of moral dilemmas in this story that have been seeds for interesting discussions!
Next week, we will begin our science unit about inventions. The Invention Convention is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm in the classrooms. More information will go home next week. It is always powerful to hear firsthand about someone's work or life passion. If you or someone you know works as an innovator or inventor, please let me know if they would be interested in speaking to the 4th grade.
Ask a Fourth Grader:
- What do you remember most from Gregory Mone’s visit?
- What is the problem Marty is facing in Shiloh? Would you make the same choices as Marty?
- What is the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque materials?
CASE OF WATER
1. Lori Ierardi - 2 days
2. Stephanie Steele - 1 day
INDIVIDUAL BAGS OF PRETZELS, POPCORN, OR GOLDFISH (NUT FREE)
1. Ashley Seasholtz - popcorn bags / all 3 days
2. Kerri Sandler - goldfish / all 3 days
3. Wendy Schuka - pretzels / Lori Ierardi -2 days
FRUIT & CHEESE STICKS *Please bring fruit in the day of the testing
Day 1. (Thurs, March 31st) Molly sellers - clementines / Sue Daley - apples /Lori Ierardi - cheese sticks
Day 2. (Fri, April 1st) Kristen Corey - cheese sticks / Adrien Duncan - clementines & bananas
Day 3. (Mon, April 4th) Kati Debrosse - clementines and cheese sticks
CANDY (NUT FREE) *Please bring large bags or a couple of bags
1. Amy Lane
2. Amy Moore
3. Rachel Leone
NAPKINS & PAPER PLATES
1. Indira Manning - 1 day
2. Adrien Duncan - 2 days
Please remember NUT FREE (this includes products "made in a facility with peanuts and treenuts")
Please bring in on or before Thursday, March 31st / Bring in the fruit the day of the testing (refer to dates