We are ready for our first full week in the Imagineering Workshop. Last week we discussed classroom rules and procedures to help keep our workshop oraganized and full of learning. This week we will take a closer look into the different areas of the curriculum. Also, just a reminder that Tuesday, September 12, is Back to School Night where there is a PTA meeting in the gym followed by the opportunity to come to your child(ren)'s classroom(s) to meet the teacher and learn about their classroom routines. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
Here is what the students will be learning about in fourth grade this week.
Math- The students will continue reviewing their multiplication and division facts. We will also discuss our problem solving strategies and use math knowledge to solve a math mystery.
Language Arts- This week we will continue to work with a poem titled "Advice from a Tree" that we began reading last week. The students will also begin their first read aloud of the year with fifth grade. We will begin with Judy Blume's Freckle Juice so we can begin our focus on characterization. Also, in language arts the students will review nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs before taking a closer look at nouns.
Spelling- The students will have their first spelling test on Friday, September 15. The students will be tested on all 25 words, but the words in italics at the end of the list are the challenge words. The challenge words allow the students to earn 1 bonus point for each word they get correct.
admire, magnet, contest, method, custom, rally, soccer, engine, sudden, finger, accident, mitten, intend, fabric, flatten, rascal, gutter, mammal, happen, cannon, dungeon, magnify, festival, thunderstorm, injury
Science- In science, we will discuss the scientifc method in preparation for a lab that we will complete at the end of this week. Please be on the look out for a permission slip for this activity.
Religion- In religion, we will begin taking a closer look at the liturgical calendar and the liturgical seasons in the Church. We will also read and discuss the Gospel for Sunday.
Please note that the students will begin receiving nightly homework. Make sure to look in their agendas as I sign off on them each day.
Have a wonderful week!