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Update on What We’re Up To!

Hi Parents,

In Reading, we’ve been analyzing Informational Books as mentor texts to help us write our own Informational Book topic of our choice.

Fractions are what we’ve been tackling in Math, with Decimals coming soon! A test on Unit 7 will be happening either at the end of this week, or early next.

We are wrapping up Social Studies by Taking a Stand on a pubic issue using the Core Democratic Values of the United States.

In Science, YES! Science! We will be practicing the Scientific Method…

  • Purpose- What do you want to know?
  • Research- What can you find out?
  • Hypothesis- What do you predict?
  • Experiment- How are you going to test it?
  • Analysis- What happened during your experiment?
  • Conclusion- What did you find out?

by dissecting OWL PELLETS! It will be a ton of fun!!

We’ve Been Working!

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. We are enjoying Stone Fox as our mentor text.
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 Economics. We are first revisiting what was learned in 3rd grade by discussing Michigan’s State Economy before taking our discussions to the U.S. level.
As you can see, we have been working hard!
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Enjoy your week!