I hope everyone had a happy and healthy winter break! It was great to catch up with all the students on Monday and we had a great week of learning this past week.
On Tuesday, we began a residency with Hubbard Street Dance company. Hubbard Street will be working with all of the fourth grade classes on expression through movement and also working in groups to create dances that are tied to our American Revolution reading unit. Our first class was awesome and we look forward to working together through the coming weeks. Students will be presenting their dances in late March (date TBD) to parents and anyone else interested.
In Math, we have finished up topics A-G in Module 3 and will be taking a summative assessment this coming Friday. In preparation, we will be completing study guides in class that cover all the math skills in topics A-G in the Module. Next week, we will begin topic H in Module 3 which covers double digit multiplication.
We have begun our American Revolution unit in reading. Students will be researching the various causes of the revolution then picking a topic and creating a presentation about the topic (i.e. Paul Revere's ride, the Continental Congress, etc.). As part of the unit, I am reading aloud a book called "King George, What Was His Problem?" by Steve Sheinkin which provides a humorous look at the events leading up to the Revolution.
In writing, we have begun our Literary Essay unit! Students have chosen short stories to use for their essay. We will begin narrowing down our thesis statements next week and hope to wrap up the unit toward the end of the month or early February.
We have also begun a new unit in Science.....4P is learning earth science principles from Ms. Quickery. Ask your child about how their first class went!
If you have not had a chance to reserve a time for a parent/teacher conference, please do so here. I will be meeting with parents on Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th after school.
Just a reminder that we will be taking the winter MAP test this coming week: