Students had the opportunity to teach THEMSELVES how to not only build a robot from legos, but learned how to code it to move through an obstacle course using the program Lego Mindstorm. It took patience, teamwork, communication, and a lot of trial and error, but they were successful!
We enjoyed a beautiful Veteran’s Day Assembly. A wonderful way to honor our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom!
Fourth Grade Vocabulary Parade!
A few weeks ago, students had the amazing opportunity to work with our wonderful Henrico County I.T.R.Ts. They became “experts” on one of four new technology programs. Using a variety of reading selections, students found the main idea and dislayed their findings using programs such as Story Board, Google Video, and National Geographics for Kids. They had a great time and learned a lot!
Students used various craft items to show the Associative Property, the Commutative Property, and Equality in their own unique way. They had a great time!
Our first newsletter has been added! Check it out!
What a fantastic week! I have enjoyed getting to know your children so much. They are truly a blessing and have worked very hard to familiarize themselves with the new rules and routines of their new classroom. Below are a few highlights of our week:
- On Tuesday, we voted on our first class read aloud. Eye Wonder by R.J. Palacio was the winner! We have only read a few chapters but they are already hooked!
- We perfected our teamwork skills by completing two S.T.E.M activities involving cup stacking. During one challenge, they couldn’t touch the cups with their hands! Instead, their materials included string and a rubber band. It involved communication, teamwork, and planning!
- On Wednesday, we read The Dot. In response, students were encouraged to “make their mark” on the world by completing a “Dot Dare”. They each received a dot that had a friendly challenge on it. I loved reading how they each met their challenge by Friday. Ask your child what they did!
- In preparation for reading stations, we brainstormed what good reading looked like, sounded like, and felt like. We also discussed how to select “Good Fit Books” that are just right for us. We will continue this discussion throughout the school year!
Thank you for all you have done to help make sure they arrive on time and ready to begin the day. Have a wonderful weekend!
Be sure to check your email for important information regarding the first day of school. Tuesday morning, students may arrive between 7:20 and 7:40. Arriving on time will give your child a positive start to the morning each day! I will post the daily classroom schedule in our upcoming newsletter, but wanted to let you know that our lunch time is from 11:15- 11:45. Happy first day of school!