Wow….Where did the year go? We are wrapping up all our final assessments and will continue to work on 4th grade standards until the end.
A few reminders:
Morning News Crew (for next year in 5th) Applications are due next week. Remind your child to turn it in if they are interested.
Safety patrol applications have not been finalized. They are coming soon.
Our Class party for the end of the year is set for May 16th 10:00 -11:00. I hope to see many of you.
Math: We have covered all of the 4th grade math standards. Now we get to review, and apply what we learned to some real world applications. We have been designing our dream houses with our geometry and measurement standards, and we will solve the doggie dilemma by reviewing area and perimeter in the next week. Math Fact Club will hold its final celebration on Monday, May 21st. To be part of the celebration your child has to pass multiplication and division on the following website:
http://coolsciencelab.com/math_magic.html ( It must be level 2 !!!)
High-fives to the 4 students who have completed this already. Several other students passed multiplication, but not division. I learned during our Escape the Classroom challenge that some students have forgotten their facts, so both multiplication and division must be passed to be part of the celebration. Encourage them to work hard!!
ELA: We are beginning the final copies of our westward expansion writing. With this informational unit the students will also work in a group to create a PowerPoint.
We are also reading our last class novel, Wonder. This is an absolute favorite of mine. Your child has a Book Bingo form in their binder. This is DUE MAY 11th. It was handed out 5 weeks ago and should be almost done. I have to sign off for the books they choose. Please remind them that it needs to be completed.
Spelling continues with the sort 23 test tomorrow and sort 24 HW and test on May 10th.
Our poetry unit is off to a great start. We are talking about imagery, tone, mood, and even having fun with some whimsical poetry and animal alliteration. I am so impressed by many of the poets I am seeing in class. They will each pick one poem to share and we will host a Poetry Slam in the Learning Commons about two weeks from today. Please stay tuned for a sign up for a few items we need.
Social Studies: We had a great field trip this week as we start learning about the Civil War. We have learned about the differences between the North and South, causes of the war, and will continue to learn about some abolitionists, battles, and reconstruction.
Science: We have started our last science unit as well. Ecosystems! Most students are eager to dissect their owl pellet. We will pull those apart and identify the bones the week of the 14th.