Archive | September 2019

A Visit From Meteorologist Laura Hartman

Hi Parents,

Our fourth graders enjoyed a visit from Meteorologist Laura Hartman from WZZM! We were introduced to the scientific tools she uses, and she explained how they work to help her forcast the weather. We found out that the sun creates our weather, forming warm fronts and cold fronts. She also talked about severe weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and hail. The information that she shared will come in handy as we learn about Weather in an upcoming Reading Unit!

Turkey Trot!

WHAT:  TURKEY TROT —  $6.00 Registration = T-SHIRT!

Race Location:  EAGLE STADIUM on Baldwin Middle School Campus

Date: October 29, 2019

Arrival:  4:30 pm

Race Time:  5:00 pm

Race Information:  The Turkey Trot is a fun run for Hudsonville students.  Designed for K-5 students.  *There is also a 6-12 race AFTER the K-5 races.

Entry Fee:  $6.00 per person.   T-Shirt part of registration fee.  DUE BY OCTOBER 9.

Prizes:  Frozen Turkeys, Apple Cider, Pumpkins

Race Groups:  PK, K, 1st Gr., 2nd Gr:  1/4 Mile.   3rd, 4th, 5th:  Approx 1 mile.  Grades 6-12:  1 mile race.  *If your child needs special accommodations, connect with your school PE teacher.

Late Registration:  4:30 pm on Race Day.  Additional shirts will be available while supplies last.  

Severe Weather:  The Turkey Trot will be cancelled if there is SEVERE WEATHER.

To participate, you must complete this online form.

 

 

Constitution Day

The Constitution is an important document that was created, through teamwork, to help protect the citizens of the United States. It is the law of our country. The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Learning about the Constitution goes hand in hand with our 4th grade Social Studies curriculum. It also works well to support our own classroom constitution as we set up expectations for behavior at the beginning of the school year.

If you would like to learn more, check out these FUN FACTS!

 

We’re Off to a GREAT Start!

Hi Parents,

 In addition to continuing the Getting to Know Each Other process, here is what we’ve been up to in the first two weeks of 4th grade!

 

Our first unit of study in Reading lays the groundwork for good reading habits. Students are taught how to set reading goals, choose a Just Right book, read actively, and build reading stamina.

 

As we dig into writing Personal Narratives, we are learning to generate ideas of what to write by thinking about Special People, Special Places, and Strong Emotions. We also are learning to add sensory details to help the reader experience the story.

 

We are tackling numbers up to 1 Million in math this first unit! Students are learning how to model and read and write numbers in standard form (24), word form (twenty-four), and expanded form (20 + 4). We are also rounding numbers!

 

The first unit of Social Studies is all about our United States Government. In this unit, we learn about the U.S. Constitution, which will work well with our observation of Constitution Day on September 17.

 

As you can see, we have been working hard!

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!

Enjoy your week!

Mindy