October 30- November 3
In Math this week, we will be working on Area and Perimeter. Homework was sent home and posted on Bloomz. Helpful videos are also posted. Be ensure that your scholar continues to practice their multiplication facts as this is a crucial element to Fourth Grade Math.
This week in Reading, we are continuing our book Tuck Everlasting and focusing on Similes and Metaphors in our small group. Homework will be reading and responding to our Time for Kids article. Please ensure that our scholars read the directions carefully.
In Science, we are continuing to study Sounds and Vibration. Scholars will be drawing the waves that different sounds make on an oscilloscope, a machine that shows a picture of a sound as waves. Then they vibrate a rope to make waves that look like the ones made by the oscilloscope.
In Social Studies this week, we are continuing to learn about the history of Florida and looking at the causes and effects of the European colonization in America.
In Writing, we’re working on our unit focusing on Opinion essays. We’re now taking a closer look at the elements of a well written essay and how to elaborate on our thoughts in order to bring more detail and meaning to what we’re writing.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Have a fabulous day!
In Math this week, we will be working on Long Division. Homework will be sent home today and posted on Bloomz. Helpful videos will also be posted. Be ensure that your scholar continues to practice their multiplication facts as this is a crucial element to Fourth Grade Math.
This week in Reading, we are starting our new book, Tuck Everlasting! Students typically enjoy this book as they are able to correlate some aspects of the book with their St. Augustine trip pertaining to the fountain of youth. To continue our look at Hispanic Heritage, our reading homework will be researching a Spanish or Portuguese speaking country. The information to complete will be in their homework folders.
In Science, we are studying Sounds and Vibration. Scholars will be building a paper cup telephone to investigate the connection between sounds and vibration. They are truly excited about this mystery science activity!
In Social Studies this week, we are continuing to learn about the history of Florida and the nations that controlled Florida before the U.S. Scholars will be tasked with creating a timeline to display the various time periods and the nations. We’ve already started take a look at some of our beginning work on Bloomz!
In Writing last week, we celebrated the fantastic work that some of our first graders did this quarter! Our scholars had so much fun opening their box from another class and reading the poster that the first graders created for us! This week we’re moving on to our next unit focusing on opinion essays.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!
We would like to take a few minutes of your time to explain STACK and how it works in our classroom. STACK is a centers rotation process built off of Bloom's Taxonomy of higher level thinking. Each center is designed with a specific goal in mind: to expand your child's learning in multiple ways because no two students are alike when it comes to learning.
S - small group: this is where students receive intensive small group instruction based on assessed needs and 4th grade standards.
T - technology: this is the center where students will use computers to receive and complete I-Ready lessons, both in reading and math.
A - apply: in this center, students will apply learned skills through the use of technology and peer-sharing.
C- create: students are tasked with creating an artifact based on learned skills. This center is a great way for teachers to gauge who "gets it" an who needs further instruction.
K - kinesthetic: this center is our social studies center during reading and our science center during math. This center focuses around hands-on, real world information and problem solving. Experimentation and exploration will be done at this center.
We hope this information helps you understand the day-to-day operations of our class more clearly.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email us or contact us through Bloomz.