The math MCAS was Tuesday and Wednesday and seemed to go smoothly. Students said they felt prepared and were able to answer the questions on the Chromebooks.
This week, Literature Circle groups met twice to discuss their novels. I recorded part of their meetings at the beginning of the week and then students watched these “snippets” and reflected on their participation. They also set goals to improve their conversations for the meetings later in the week. You can view the short videos of their meetings by going to the “Helpful Links’ tab on this website and selecting the title of the book your child is reading.
Students met with their Battle of the Books groups this week for the final push to read as many books on the list as possible before the Battles on May 30th and June 1st. It is expected that each student read at least two of the twelve titles. We will decorate t-shirts at the end of next week.
We also continued to learn about immigration. In groups, students practiced a play about arriving at Ellis Island and then shared with the rest of the class.
A notice went home this week asking for volunteers for the 4th grade Physics Olympics on Tuesday, June 13th from 9:15 - 12:15. This is the 4th grade “Field Day.” Please email me if you are able to help. We need at least 10 volunteers from our classroom.
Ask a Fourth Grader…
* What are the important parts of a sales pitch?
* How many books have you read for the Battle of the Books?
* What did you notice when you watched your participation in the Literature Circle discussion?
* What were some of the challenges immigrants faced when coming to this country?