Wow! What a great week this has been! WE have certainly accomplished a lot!
Math ~ We have completed our first Unit of Fractions! We will be diving right in to more fractions concepts next week as we start another unit on fractions and decimals. At this point your child can add and subtract fractions with like denominators, convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions and can multiply fractions by a whole number and fractions with like denominators. Whew! Hang on to your hats as the concepts will become more complex next week!
Writing ~ The students have worked hard
d on their Informational books. These were created using the Book Creator app on their ipads. The students then uploaded their books to drop box and were able to download each others books on to their iBooks shelf on their ipad. Your child should now have a bookshelf full of student authored informational books. Ask your child to not only share their own book with you, but also the other student’s books. We have also shared our books with Mrs. Sheridan’s class, Mr. Trask’s class, Mrs. Jettner’s class and the other fourth grade classes at Holmes too! Talk about authentic audience!
Reading ~ We have begun our Non Fiction studies. We have learned how to “rev up” our minds for reading informational text and we have learned how to use “boxes and bullets” to take notes that summarize what we have read. We will be working on non fiction reading comprehension skills for much of the rest of the school year. Please encourage your child to read some non fiction at home too!
Social Studies ~ We have ended our economics unit with a very successful Market Day! The students enjoyed selling and shopping. Today we did our accounting and talked about what we learned. Your child will be bringing home their profits (if they had any) today. What a great Project Based Learning activity!
Remember next week will be a 4 day week with Friday off for Spring Break!