In math, we are working with fractions and finding equivalent fractions. We divided “pies” and “ sticks of gum” to see different models of fractional parts and make equivalent fractions. Thanks to Liza McKinnon (Maisie’s mom) for helping with math games this week.
We finished reading informational text about erosion and the students practiced writing a response that included evidence from three different articles.
I introduced the students to our classroom blog this week and they started writing their first comments about the book they are reading independently. After Thanksgiving, this will become homework. This is a great way for students to get recommendations from each other and share their opinions.
A big 4M Smarties welcome to the Seasholtz family! Dalton joined our class on Monday and we are all excited to have a new member in our class.
The Chinatown field trip is on Monday. It looks like it’s going to be chilly, in the 40’s, so please make sure everyone is dressed to walk around outside. They can bring up to $5 to buy a treat in a bakery or a small memento. They must also bring a nut-free lunch to eat in the classroom when we return.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. I am grateful for this wonderful class of hard-working and kind students!
Ask a Fourth Grader
* What was your favorite part of the LIving HIstory Museum?
* How can you find an equivalent fraction? What is equivalent to 1/3?
* Were you able to light the lightbulb in science?
* Can you say a few words in Chinese?