This has been a great week in fourth grade! It was a pretty normal week except for our Red Wings assembly on Wednesday.
For the celebration, we have from 8:00 to 9:15. I would like to get the kids breakfast and then have a craft for them to work on, probably some sort of ornament that they can make and take home at the end of the day. If you are interested in sending or bringing in food, email me and tell me what you think you might want to send and I'll make sure we have a good set of choices for the kids. If you'd like to volunteer to lead the ornament making, email me and give me your ideas!
We have moved on from comprehension strategies this week and we're digging into the craft of informational books. Specifically, we are practicing looking for and finding the main idea of different types of text.
We are still working on transcribing comics and learning how to write using dialogue and paragraphs in a prose format.
Long division is here, and it's terrorizing your kids as much as is probably terrorized you in fourth grade! The good news is that the class is dedicated, smart, and never gives up. The path to understanding long division is slow, but they are doing their best and making good progress.
We kept studying electromagnets this week, and culminated our learning by making a real working telegraph and sending messages across the room without talking.
Each day this week, we read a different book related to a different famous migration of the United States and how it has made the US have the human geography that it does today.
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