It was so great to be able to sit down with each one of you and talk about your child! Thank you for taking the time to come in and share with me how the school year is going so far! I absolutely know that I have the best fourth grade students in the building!
This week has been a whirlwind of a week! We finished the rest of our MEAP tests! I know that we are all glad to be done!
Math ~ We have started our new unit on multiplication. The best way that you can help your child be prepared for this unit is to practice, practice, practice those multiplication and division facts. Flash cards, oral practice and the ipad are all great ways to brush up on these skills.
Reading ~ Each student has been assigned a reading friend with whom they are talking about the books that they read. We have had a few lessons on how to retell our stories in a brief summary and we have learned what it means to listen well. We are practicing the things that listeners do to show that they are interested in what the person speaking is saying.
Writing ~ Almost all of us have completed our first draft for our realistic fiction stories and we will begin the task of revising them next week.
Social Studies ~ We have started our Social Studies unit with learning about the five themes of geography (ask your child if the remember what Mr. Help stands for!) We have spent some time discussing relative and absolute location. An example of relative location would be saying, “I live by the river.” There could be more that one house by the river. An example of absolute location could be giving an exact street address. There can only be one house at that address. Students will be using their ipads to create a presentation about the five themes of geography in the next few weeks (don’t worry, we will do most of this work at school!)
Today was also our first raffle of the school year. Students used the 4th grade money that they have earned to purchase raffle tickets! We had a lot of great prizes! Thank you to all of the parents that donated items and money for our raffle and a big thank you to Mr. Lannon for the generous donation of toys and sporting goods!
Enjoy the long weekend….GO TIGERS!