We have had a wonderful and warm week of learning here in Room 16!
Math ~ We have been working on place value to the millions, rounding to the thousands and adding larger numbers. Please check your child’s folder for a couple of quizzes and assessments that we have taken this week.
Reading ~ We are continuing to work on choosing “Just Right” books for our in class reading workshop time and our 20 minutes of reading homework. Reading homework is assigned 5 nights a week. Please make sure that your child is filling out their reading log EVERY night and returning it to school the next day. The reading logs are then turned in on the following Monday. This week we have also worked on reading strategies. Sometimes as we read the movie we are creating in our mind goes blurry. The first step is to not ignore it when things don’t make sense. We can keep reading to see if it clears up (like a dream sequence) or reread in case we missed something. We need to say “huh?” to ourselves and try to figure it out. We decided we want to treat reading like books are gold and not be curmudgeons. Attitude toward reading is half the battle.We also learned how to “BUZZ” about books to give book recommendations to our friends.
Writing ~ We are starting our first writing unit and we are each writing a realistic fiction story. Students learned how fiction writers get ideas for stories and sketched out their main character. Students thought about the problem their character has, internal traits, external traits, how their character acts and how others view their character.
We also blog every week! Check out your child’s blog here: http://kidblog.org/class/MrsLannons4thgrade/posts
Science ~ We are learning all about the moon! We learned about moon phases, why the moon seems to change and we talked about the full eclipse of the super moon this weekend on Sunday night! Thank you to all the parents that donated Oreo cookies for our moon phase project on Tuesday. We will be taking a trip to the planetarium at White Pines Middle School in a couple of weeks!
Please remember that Spelling Tests are every Friday! Library is on Friday too!
All daily assignments are on your child’s iPad in their My Homework app.
Janie’s Cookie Dough order forms went home today to the students who are fundraising for Chicago. If your child did not bring home a form and you would like to order or sell cookie dough and other yummy treats, send me a note or email and I can send an extra form home with your child.
Friday, September 25 – Chicago payment choice paper is due and Janie’s Cookie Dough Fund Raiser begins. If you signed up to fund raise then your child will receive a packet of information and may begin taking orders and money.
Wednesday, October 7 – Field trip to White Pines Planetarium – More information coming next week
Thursday, October 8 – Picture retakes
Friday, October 9 – Janie’s orders and money due
Monday-Wednesday, October 19-21 Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 5 – All Janie’s orders must be picked up from school between 5:00 and 6:30 PM – NO EXCEPTIONS