There are three final parts of the biography project that will be completed at home. First, they will write 12 questions and answers with information from their note-taking. Second, they will make a poster with some facts and pictures and third, they will make a costume to wear to our Living History Museum. These assignments will be explained in detail on the purple Homework Sheet. The poster and costume will be due on November 18th. Parents are invited to visit our Living History Museum on Thursday, November 19th, 8:45 – 9:15, to meet all the interesting people we have learned about!
Our class will be going on a field trip to Chinatown on Monday, November 23rd! We will need chaperones to accompany us. All chaperones must have a CORI check on file with Foster School. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email me. Also, let me know if you need to complete the CORI check because there is a processing period and you will have to complete the paperwork this week. Thank you!
We practiced our fluency this week by reading dramatically and with hand gestures. This was a fun way to add expression and think about pacing while reading. On Thursday, students practiced telling a scary Halloween story to their classmates. We also practiced identifying cause and effect when we read.
We will finish Unit 2 in math this week and I am planning on giving a math test on Monday, November 9th. Many students have shown mastery of their multiplication facts. Other students have “focus facts” that they need to practice for a few minutes every day.
In science, we made “bee sticks” and drew sketches of bees and their parts. There will be a science test on plants the week of November 9th.
Thank you to the parents who organized, sent in materials and volunteered to help with our Halloween party on Friday. We made bookmarks, cursive skeletons, decorated cookies and played bingo! It was a frightfully good time for everyone!
Thanks also to Molly Sellers (Vaughan’s mom) for helping with math games and photocopying this week.
Ask a Fourth Grader!
* How is a bee built to pollinate a flower?
* What word would you use to describe the person you are researching?
* Did you pass your multiplication facts test? If not, what focus facts are you studying?
* How do people get books in remote areas of the world?