Only in Michigan can we go from wearing shorts and t-shirts on Saturday to snow on Tuesday!
I can’t believe that next Friday will be May 1st! We are in the home stretch!
We have had a great week of learning!
Math ~ For the most part everyone did a GREAT job on the Fractions and Decimals Unit Test! Almost all 3s! This week we have started our Geometry unit. We began by reviewing different geometry terms (Line, ray, point, etc.) and then moved into angles. we have learned how to name angles (acute, obtuse, right and reflex) and how to measure them using a protractor!
Reading ~ This week we have been practicing using inferences to help us find the most important part of a passage. We also practiced summarizing the most important part to remember in ONE sentence! To do this we read the book Flight by Robert Burleigh. The story is an account of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Writing ~ Students have each chosen an animal that can be found at the Lincoln Park Zoo and have researched their animals. They have created power paragraphs to showcase their research and are creating posters to share with all of the other 4th graders in an upcoming gallery walk!
Social Studies ~ We kicked off our Economics unit this week by introducing the Market Day project (a letter detailing the project came home this past Monday). Market Day will be on Wednesday, May 13. The first due date is this coming Monday. Students will need to turn in the “What Will I Make” sheet on Monday, April, 27. To prepare for Market Day we have been learning all about Economics by using picture books that showcase economic terms and principles.
Please remember the M-Step test (formerly the MEAP) begins this week Tuesday, April 28. We will be testing the majority of each day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please refrain from pulling your child for appointments during testing time. Also please encourage your child to come to go to bed early, sleep well, eat a healthy breakfast and to give their BEST effort each day! Don’t forget to check out our slideshow of this weeks highlights!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 28, 29, and May 5, 6, 7 – MSTEP testing. Please avoid any absences during these days