The Global Read Aloud continues and we have Skyped with Buenos Aires, Argentina and received our first postcards from Indiana and Washington. We sent out our second batch of postcards and hope to get more back!
Students read and learned about different ways people get library books in remote places. We studied the structure of informational text and practiced identifying cause and effect.
In math, we have learned and/ or reviewed lines of symmetry, when to use multiplication or addition in a number story, and time conversions. There will be a test on Unit 2 on Friday. I will send home the study guide on Wednesday. Most students should be practicing their multiplication facts every night for 5 minutes. I sent home triangles to use for practicing, but any method of practicing is good.
In science, we created stream tables and observed the effects of flowing water on land and rocks. We also tested variables by changing one part of the stream table, such as the slope. Students recorded observations with words and drawings.
This week I will introduce the Living History Museum project. Students will select a book from the “Who Was…?” series and they will read and take notes to learn about that person’s life. This will all be done in school. The at-home part of this project will not be due until the middle of November. I will send home a full description on Monday, so you can see our timeline, but all work for the next three weeks will be done in school.
Ask a Fourth Grader…
… What differences did you notice in the stream table with a slope and without a slope?
… What details did you use to show “Joey was shocked?”
… What state did you write a postcard to about The Wild Robot?
… What is happening in The Wild Robot ?
… 6 hours equals how many minutes?