Students continue to work hard at making meaningful writing with figurative language. Ask your child about how a writing piece can be made better by using HYPERBOLE, similes/metaphors, and vivid verbs. We continued to practice writing interesting paragraphs to ‘Magnify the Moment’, and trying to edit our work to show and not tell. Lastly, we have been practicing our letter writing this week. Have your child write a letter to a relative this weekend!
Our class continued to read the Newbery novel, The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. Ask your child about the hardships the main character, Karana, has suffered in the first few chapters of the book. Thank you Cindie O’Donnell for reading with the class this week! ***VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*************
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We began a new read aloud book this week called The Watsons go to Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis. This Newbery book illustrates the struggles and civil unrest of the 1960’s in the South.
This week students have learned how to add and subtract using mixed numbers and improper fractions. We have also been reviewing equivalent fractions and simplifying/reducing fractions. Please continue to help and encourage your child to memorize all multiplication facts. Thank you!
**The 4th grade teachers have developed a monthly math challenge project available to your child on-line. Please see the class website for more information and/or ask your child about it! *******
Missions! Missions! Missions! Your child has been ‘assigned’ a specific mission to study. This week each student wrote a letter to his/her mission requesting information. Hopefully we will get letters back. It’s always fun to receive mail!
This week students began studying the earth science unit of Rocks and Minerals with Dr. Artis. Your child measured and weighed ‘mock’ rocks, and learned about identifying properties of rocks. Ask your child about the 3 different rocks found on earth.
*Mark your calendars! Missions Museum field trip is Monday, January 28th. Students will be seeing a true scale model of all 21 missions, as well as the crops and a few animals that would have been seen in during the mission era of the late 1700’s.
*There will be no school on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
*THANK YOU to all who signed up to help in our mission building in February. It will be very fun!