Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This Week in 4B...

"In Math we are working on fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions.  We also have to add and subtract them. We will be taking our test next Friday! We have a packet we can practice as much as we want in"-Georgia

"In Reading we are finishing up our reading groups and we will be doing a non fiction project with who was, what was, where was books.  We are looking for chronological order, problem/solution, cause/effect, and compare at contrast structures while we read non fiction.  We also have a spelling test Friday and we jot in our notebooks. We should be half way done with our 30 book challenge too!"-Catherine

"In Writing we debated about if cell phones should be at school or not to help us think about people who would disagree with us and our opinions.  We our working on our opinion organizers, writing pieces and editing.  We have to use 4th grade transition words like for example, to begin with and specifically and make sure that they make sense in the paragraph.  My opinion piece is hot chocolate is better then chocolate milk." -Lucy

"In Social Studies we are learning about different kinds of Native Americans from Missouri and where they live like the Paleo, Osage, Mound Builders and Woodland Indians.  We made small blue Missouri books to help us study why people explored and settled in Missouri."-Jack

In Science we are working with Mrs. Gilb on our Mixtures and Solutions Unit up until winter break.

Important Dates & Reminders:
*Spelling Test Friday 12/8
*Fraction Test Next week 12/15
*Opinion Writing assessment 12/13

-12/8      Friday, Field trip to LMS for music demonstration (turn in perm. slips as soon as possible)
-12/8      Friday, EARLY RELEASE
-12/15    Friday, Winter Concert 2:30 (3rd and 4th graders)
-12/18    Monday, Violin Concert (during am practice before school)
-12/21    Thursday,  4th grade winter party 12:15 (different grade levels have different times)
-12/21    Thursday, EARLY RELEASE

Hour of Code!

Amy from Monsanto helped us create our own Google using Scratch (a coding program).  
We had so much fun!