I would like to first thank you for understanding my need to skip the blog post last weekend. I have written blog posts for parents in three of my four years teaching fourth grade. Last weekend was the first time I had to skip one! I came down with the flu, and I was shocked by the severity of it! The children were very sweet when I finally returned to school on Wednesday, and it was nice to be back to their smiling faces.
During this past week, the children mastered one-digit by multi-digit multiplication. Miss Sokolowski and Mrs. Oboczky teamed up and taught three methods to the students. Then, on Friday, students chose the technique they mastered to take the Topic 4 test. The scores are an excellent reflection of their hard work and the time spent practicing. This week we will amp it up by learning to do two-digit by multi-digit multiplication. I love watching these children grow so much in math in fourth grade!
In language arts, we took a break from reading a novel together and focused on synonyms and writing. Thursday morning, the teachers in the room surprised the class by dressing up like a dinosaur, pirate, granny, and farmer. This excitement was topped off by Nala, the golden doodle, showing up as a pumpkin! All this was our fun way of asking the students to write a piece about their Halloween costumes. The paragraphs turned out great! Students will get them back tomorrow; make sure you look for them at home Monday night!
I am not sure if you are aware, but the kids presented two group projects this past week. One was in a US Region, and the other was an ecosystem. They are collaborating well within their table groups, and we are working on solid presentation skills. This week we will start diving into Ohio’s first inhabitants during social studies. Meanwhile, in science, we will shift our focus from the present to the past. We learn how fossils can be compared to one another and present-day organisms. In fact, some students may have even asked you to help them bring in poster board. If they can do that by Tuesday, it would be greatly appreciated. We will use some now and save the balance for future investigations.
Finally, this coming week is a short one. Friday is NEOEA Day. Revere Local Schools gives students the day off so that teachers can attend professional development activities. I am partaking in some exciting sessions at Kent State; I look forward to sharing what I learn with our classroom. I would also like to invite students to wear green tomorrow, October 10th, in honor of World Health Day.
Important Dates to Know:
10/10/22 - World Health Day - wear green!
10/10/22 - *Girls STEM Club
10/12/22 - MAP Parent Meeting at the High School
10/13/22 - PTA Farmer's Market at lunch
10/13/22 - Safety Drills
10/14/22 - NEOEA Day (No School)
10/17/22 - *Girls STEM Club
10/19/22 - Unity Day - wear orange!
10/20/22 - Kona Ice PTA Fundraiser Reward
10/28/22 - No School for students / Teachers' Records Day for Q1
10/31/22 - Halloween Parade and Parties at 2:00
* Girls STEM Club is run by our incredible High School students, and Bath Teachers help supervise. Classroom teachers do not always know who is selected for the club. As a result, a note is required if your daughter is staying. Thank you!