I hope you are all warm today and stay warm tomorrow! I wanted to touch base and let you know that students do have spelling words to sort, look up definitions, and use properly in a sentence. Students sorted them in class yesterday and know what to do. Additionally, both 3rd and 4th grade students have Math work to complete. This information can be found on the homework calendar.
Upon returning to school, we will continue to review and create our study guide for the Science test next week. Students should study their guide over the weekend and we will play a couple review games in class early next week. We completed several science experiments in class using rocks and minerals. Student engagement and teamwork throughout these experiments have been commendable.
Additionally, we will continue to work on our Informative papers in writing. I am so proud of students progress on these and dedication to learn new writing skills. Students are working on grade level appropriate writing techniques including paragraph form, constructing introduction and conclusion paragraphs, and body paragraph information. Our next step will be peer editing and then our final drafts.
In Fourth grade math, students are learning about angles, how to measure degrees with a protractor, and shapes. This is an exciting, hands on unit, that students are engaged in. Students located several different types of angles in the classroom and were quite creative in doing so. They have been measuring angles and determining if they are acute, right, or obtuse. Students should continue to work on their multiplication skills at home, specifically 6’s, 7’s, and 8’s to increase fluency. One way we do this in class is to pass a ball and call out facts such as 7, 14, 21, 28, etc. This is a fun way to master those facts.
Please encourage your student to read 20 minutes at least five times a week at home. They can read aloud or too themselves. Stay warm and of course, be in contact with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your partnership. It is a pleasure working with your student.