What an absolutely beautiful fall weekend we are all lucky enough to enjoy! It doesn't get any better than this.
In math we are currently working on square, prime, and composite numbers. In addition to moving forward in our unit, I continue to practice subtraction, addition and multiplication skills. Every day I tell the students that it is important to become fluent with their math facts. We are using strategies (songs, jingles), to help us to remember and the students love the song and dance movements! They also love playing Kahoots - have your child explain this game to you! It was introduced to me last year and I try to include it every so often when there is a little time in the day. The students love it and learn from it as well.
In reading, we will be analyzing persuasive text. The students are working extremely hard (and making a lot of edits) on their responses to reading. We are spending time working on developing topic sentences and using text evidence to form open response answers. I have applauded the class many times for their perseverance in this area. It is not an easy task, and I explain to them that if they all got it right the first time than they wouldn't be learning!
In science we have started our unit on energy and motion. We built rubber band race cars and had a "race to the sweet spot" on Friday. The students LOVE experimenting, creating, and working together towards a finished product. In fact, next month (November 17th) we have student ambassadors coming from the University of New Hampshire to work with the 4th graders on engineering a roller coaster ride. They are going to love this event. I am looking forward to many more science experiments with this group of respectful students!
Make sure to clean out the manila folders tomorrow night and send them back on Tuesday!
Enjoy your week, I know I will!