Thursday, October 30, 2014

Welcome to our HOUSE PARTY!

      Welcome to our classroom!  It's Open House night (and the night before Halloween)!  We have studied many things so far this year.  We have learned about monarch butterflies and their life cycle.  Visitors should check out our Work in Progress folders to see our pre-published butterfly books.
     In addition to studying butterflies, we have begun our study on the layers of the earth.  There are 4 layers that we study.  The inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.
In social studies, we have learned about maps.  We started by reading Me on the Map and made our very own Me on the Map books! After that, we pulled out small globes. These are models of the big model!  The students have reviewed the continents and oceans.  In addition, they worked on mini maps and globes books where they learned about the Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, and lines of latitude and longitude.
   Math has been a whole new experience for us!  The district adopted Envision Math last spring and our fourth graders love it!  W'eve studied place value, rounding, multiplication, and number patterns.     Today we finished reading The Saturday Boy  by David Fleming.  The students are working on a journal entry about the story.  We've also been working on reading articles in Time for Kids and StoryWorks.  In Time for Kids we read about coding computers and in StoryWorks we read about the Lochness Monster.
   We hope you enjoy exploring our classroom.  Please be sure to sign in using the dry erase markers.  Thanks for coming by!

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