On Halloween the class will have an educational Halloween celebration. We'll be doing some activities that help to be better readers and writers while having fun with spooky Halloween type stuff. The party will be from 9:00 to 10:20 on Halloween, and parents are welcome to drop by and help out. The activities we have planned are:
Scary Stories: If you'd like to bring in a scary story to read to the class, we'd love it! We'll listen to the story and then practice that week's thinking strategy with it.
Spooky Tale: The kids will each write a small piece of a scary story that we will combine together and read as one big terrifying tale! I could always use helpers walking around helping them write or come up with ideas.
Halloween Grammar: The kids will play a game where they learn about subjects and predicates by trying to come up with the most Halloween-y sentences possible. Parents are free to sit with their students and help out or compete with them.
Treats: If you would like to bring or send in treats for the class to have while we do all of these things, we'd love it!
Please let me know if you are interested in doing any of these things and I will make sure everything is ready for the party!
The class learned about schema this week. Schema is everything contained in our head that we use to understand the things we read.
We finished planning our stories this week and have started writing in earnest. If you'd like to see the progress of our rough drafts, check your student's laptop!
Unit 2 officially started this week, and we are now officially multiplying. This unit is generally pretty easy, but kids tend to get slowed down by the times table facts. If your student is a little slow, consider making them practice at home! We practice in school on Moby Max every day, but more practice never hurts!
This week the kids wrapped up their investigation of circuits and took a test that will come home next week.
Government and its functions was our focus this week, and that ends our introduction to social studies in 4th grade. On Monday, we'll start learning all about location and where the United States is located in the world, as well as where things are in our own country.
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