The next step of the project will be to make a poster to show images and information to visitors during the Living History Museum. They should also be thinking about an outfit to wear. The dress rehearsal will be Monday, December 4th and parents are invited on Tuesday morning, December 5th.
We also started our first novel of the school year. We are reading an historical fiction novel, Joshua’s Song. Over the next four weeks, students will be meeting in Literature Circles to discuss what they have read, as well as practicing comprehension strategies and responding in writing.
Unit 3 in math introduces fractions and decimals. Students have learned different strategies for ordering fractions and started to make the connection between fractions and decimals. Thanks to Mrs. Buckley for helping with math games this week.
We finished reading The Wild Robot this week! The Global Read Aloud has been a wonderful experience for our class over the past 6 weeks. We have connected with students all over the globe, and with each other, through this amazing story of kindness and friendship.
We spent an inspirational day at the JFK Museum and Library on Monday. Students acted as biographers and used primary sources from the museum collection to put together a profile of Kennedy. Thank you to the parents who volunteered to chaperone this trip. Next week, the author Gregory Mone will visit the 4th grade to talk to the students about writing. It’s always inspiring to hear writing advice from a published author! Thanks to the PTO for both of these memorable experiences that bring our learning to life.
I hope students and families can “Meet at the Movies” at the Hingham Shipyard Cinemas on Monday at 5 pm to watch Wonder together. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must purchase their own tickets.
Ask a Fourth Grader!
* What was the most interesting artifact you saw at the JFK Museum? What did you learn about Kennedy from this artifact?
* How did The Wild Robot end? What did you think of this ending?
* How do you know that 3/8 is less than ⅗?
* What is the setting for the book, Joshua’s Song?
* What ideas do you have for your poster for the Living History Museum?