- Thursday afternoon – 4th grade enjoyed the upper school production of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes!”
- Thank you for your recent donations. We will be going to Westminster again on Monday and appreciate donations of clothing and toiletry items.
- Looking forward to next week meeting author, Elise Broach, on Tuesday, March 14th. Information sent home on purchasing one of her books.
- Parent/Teacher Conferences are next week on Thursday and Friday, March 16th and 17th. Please use sign up genius to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.
- Finished Chapter 7 an introduction to decimals to the tenths and hundredths place
- Began adding and subtracting decimals to the hundredths place
- “Regrouping”: our key word when adding and subtracting decimals. Instead of using words like borrowing and carrying, this word more accurately portrays what is happening. For example, regrouping 10 tenths as 1 one when adding or regrouping 1 one as 10 tenths when subtracting.
- There will be a Chapter 8 “Quest” on Wednesday, March 15th.
- Unit 4 Week 4
- Essential Question – How do you explain what you see in the sky? (Genre – Expository Text)
- Comprehension Strategy – asking and answering questions
- Comprehension Skill – cause and effect
- Vocabulary – Using context clues
- Unit 4 Week 5
- How do writer’s look at success in different ways? (Genre – Narrative Poetry)
- Comprehension Strategy – literary elements – stanza, and use of repetition
- Comprehension Skill – Theme
- Vocabulary – exposed students to the terms denotation and connotation
- Week 4 – diphthongs /oi/, /oy/, /ou/, /ow/ (ex. – noises, annoy, mound, gown)
- Week 5 – variant /o/ – au (caught), aw (drawn), al (halt), all (small), ough, (fought)
- Week 4 – Possessive pronouns must match the noun they replace in number and gender
- Week 5 – Types of pronouns and homophones – your/you’re, there/their/they’re, its/it’s, he/he’s
- Opinion writing – “Would you rather”
- Quiz on simple, compound, complex sentences
- Finishing up Three Wishes for the World 3 point paragraph
- Began discussing the art of persuading and persuasive writing
- Continued our robotics unit. Ask your child about their progress.
- Demonstrated Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through various activities
- Created paper rockets and tested to see what length of nose cone made the rocket fly the farthest.
- Began working on building our soda bottle rockets. Ask your child about their progress.
- Read and discussed about how plants make their food through the process of photosynthesis and how nutrients are transported through xylem and phloem.
- Planted seeds of broccoli, peas, spinach, and kale in our DIY greenhouse. We are planning to plant them outside in late April after they have sprouted.
- Began learning about the circulatory system of the human body and comparing it to how plants transport nutrients.