This was another great week in fourth grade! I think we're all the way back on track after all those snow days. The kids are back into the routine again and making some real progress. We officially end the third quarter this week, which means that we are coming into the home stretch for this year and getting ready to buckle down for a strong finish.
Reading this week focused on sequence of events. Most stories are told in chronological order, and the kids worked on finding examples of that in the books they are reading.
We have been finishing biographies this week and got some extra practice in identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
The class is still working with fractions, and starting to get into the heavier stuff. We're dealing with mixed numbers and improper fractions now, and for the most part the kids seem to be hanging in there.
The last of our geometry unit was this week. We'll be practicing and studying next week for a test on FRIDAY!
Economics is still our focus here, and this week we looked at how jobs and employment can affect states and cities. We looked at ghost towns of Michigan and made their stories .
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