This short week flew by! We had our Valentine’s Day party, 100th day of school, and our Creekfest pep rally. Next week I’ll share a photo of our Run the Creek flag. It’s full of “Things” that are smart and amazing!
The kindness rocks will be set into motion over the next week. I have put mod podge on them to make them last longer. Our goal is to put them somewhere to make someone else’s day! It can be in your neighborhood, at a friend’s house, or around our school. There is no wrong way to spread kindness!
Our week coming up :
Reading- We will continue with Nonfiction text features. We learn how they help a reader locate important information, they aren’t just for decoration, they serve an important purpose.
Writing- We have begun our Expository book reports. We will spend each day locating specific details that make our book THE BOOK that students should be reading. This is the project where we investigate our book with an “infomercial” lens. We continually discussing how can we convince our reader to pass up every other book the library, and choose the one that we are using. It is our job to sell this book DANCE details. Let me say, these kiddos are pretty convincing!
Social Studies-. We will begin a Vocabulary project revolving around our Government and Constitution. This project will be done in class only! It will carry us into the end of the 3rd 9 weeks. It will be due on Friday, March 2nd. We will do our presentations on that day!
Math-. We are wrapping up our unit on Measurement. We will review on Tuesday and test on Wednesday. Many graded math assignments have come home with corrections. Please review these questions along with additional resources in Google Classroom. https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NzY1MDI4MzQyOFpa Our next unit is a quick one and it covers Elapsed time. Take some time this weekend to practice telling time, notice how long tasks take (start to finish, how much time went by?). I may practice this one with my children cleaning their rooms!
Science- We are continuing with our Weather Map reports. This week students will have a choice of how to present. They can present to me, to a small group, on a Screencastify video, or to the whole class. It’s been a great week to watch and report our current weather here in The Woodlands. Our new unit leads us into exploring Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition. We’ll add a few labs in this week to identify what happens to the Earth’s surface when erosion occurs. Students are beginning to connect our learning to real world examples like Niagara Falls (close to my hometown!), and the Grand Canyon. Please share any photos you might have from a family trip of an example of weathering. We love to make those connections!
Reading: 30 minutes nightly reading/ 120 minutes for the week. Our goal is to finish The One and Only Ivan by Friday.
Writing: Study Spelling List and Vocab. Vocab quiz is Thursday this week.
Math: Review Slip
Important reminders for this week:
This Friday is the day the kiddos have been waiting for…
GO TEXANS day!!!
We will be boot scootin’ and square dancing from
I love watching them dance and prance around!
I know they secretly love it too!
Now for a little quick check in about 4th grade life this time of year!
As January roars past, I find this time of year to be important. It’s the time when we begin to transition to being “almost 5th graders.” It’s when the content and pace of our week ramps up. So, I’ve spent the past two weeks reinforcing the expectations of our classroom. This week was a focus on kindness and it truly made a huge difference on how we all felt toward one another and about ourselves.
I’m proud of the work and effort I’m seeing of this fine group of students. I’m challenging them daily, holding them to high standards, and watching them RISE to meet those expectations. I continue to teach them that mistakes are important. Each mistake that we make, be it in math, in friendships, or just in our daily routine, teaches us something. We learn and we grow each and every time.
Take time this weekend to celebrate your child/children. This weekend my “baby” turns 13. Time does fly by. Remember, no school on Monday 2/19.
Happiness and Hugs,