Thanks to all the parents who helped out with our Valentine's Day party in 4P, especially Kristin Rakshys, who organized the event. The activities were awesome and all of the students had fun!
Here are some highlights from last week and a peek into next week:
We are moving along in Module 4 in Math (Angle measurement and plane figures). Students are now learning how to use a protractor to measure angles. Next week, we will be using our knowledge of straight angles (180 degrees) to determine the size of unknown angles. Students will also be using pattern blocks to estimate angle size.
Next week, we will also begin using a web based online math learning tool called ST Math. Students will be working at the their own pace to solve math problems to help Jiji (the penguin) reach her goal. Our class is piloting the program over the next few months. More information about the program will be coming home next week.
We are nearly finished with our literary essays! I'm very excited about the progress everyone has made...we will finish our final drafts next week and share them with each other in the classroom.
Students are continuing to read and learn about the American Revolution using reading skills such as summarizing and synthesizing. Next week we will begin to prepare for our class celebration of the end of the unit....simulating a debate between loyalists and patriots (like what happened during the first Continental Congress).
Hopefully everyone is reading our One Book, One School book, "The Lemonade War". Here are the reading deadlines for next week:
Tuesday, Feb 18th: Chapter 4 (pages 41-58)
Thursday, Feb 20th: Chapter 5 (pages 59-66)
Friday, Feb 21st: Chapter 6 (pages 67-86)
Be sure to look here for discussion questions to help foster conversation at home!
The annual Science Fair will be held Thursday, April 23, 2020. Once again, the students can choose from doing a research project, a demonstration, or an experiment. Sign up, rubrics, and descriptions of each can be found on the Hatch website by following these links: Programs- Academic- Science Fair. Any questions can be directed to Lynda Ficca by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the sign-up link
Here is the Hatch page for other info: Hatch Science Fair information
Here are some pictures of 4P in action!