We've had another great week in 4th grade!
Picture retake day is Monday, October 1st.
Reminder: Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease has been diagnosed in at least one student at Lee. A letter went home about this last week. Make sure your kids are washing their hands! We are cleaning desks every day for a while until this blows over.
We are still practicing reading routines in order to get ready for guided reading. So far they have mastered reading to themselves and reading to a partner. We are still working on doing word work independently, but we'll get there next week and then we can start our reading curriculum in earnest.
This week we read some stories with strong emotions in them and used those to think about stories that the kids can write from their own lives.
We had a good week in spelling, the kids are broken up into groups now and are working every day with partners to become better spellers.
This week we started adding and subtracting. Adding and carrying is definitely a strength, but we hit a pretty good snag when it came to borrowing for subtracting. We will keep working until everyone gets it!
This week we built circuits and tested a bunch of different materials to see if they are conductors or insulators.
We have been thinking like geographers this week, doing lots of activities with Google Earth or thinking about how we live in Michigan with the natural resources that we have.
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