As per usual, we had a great and very busy week in the classroom. Monday was PAW Achievement, where we went to Hermitage High School and saw a play; Tuesday we had a Veteran’s Day performance and on Wednesday we took a Reading Powertest. Finally, Thursday and Friday are days that we are spending in the classroom.
This week in reading, we have continued to learn about inferring in a fiction story. Students infer when they are not given all the information from the author, and by looking at the story clues and background knowledge students are able to infer. Next week, we will continue to work on making inferences in nonfiction stories.
In math this week, we continued to practice multi-digit multiplication. As of now, students have learned all of the strategies to solve these problems. In fourth grade we teach three different ways: the box method, partial products, and the standard version. Students are expected to master one way and use that to solve these problems. Next week, we will begin to talk about multiplication word problems, and how to solve them. Ms. Bauer has created a Youtube channel that shows the methods that we have been teaching in class, let me know if you have any questions! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_KEZ3AUvYJ_lC5bEQWRlg?view_as=subscriber
We took a break from Social Studies this week and learned about the solar system! We talked about all of the planets, their sizes, and other characteristics. Students learned acronyms to help them remember the order of planets and their distance from the sun (My Very Excellent Mother Just Made Us Nachos). And the order of planets from greatest-smallest in size (Joe’s Silly Unicorn Never Eats Very Moldy Meat). Next week, we will be working on both Science and Social Studies. In Science, we are going to continue to learn about the solar system; and in Social Studies we are going to take all that we have learned about Jamestown and talk about the First Thanksgiving!
Have a great weekend!
Upcoming Dates and Reminders:
- *VOCAB Test has been moved to MONDAY*
- 11/19- Picture Day- packets went home with students last week. If you would like to purchase pictures of your child, please turn in the forms!
- 11/20- Classroom Awards Assembly from 1:30-2:00
- 11/20- Report Cards sent home
- 11/21-11/23- NO SCHOOL! HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🙂
- 11/27- PTO Meeting and Veterans Day Performance by the 4th Grade