Spring Break is Near
I feel like I blinked, and suddenly it is Spring Break and the Fourth Quarter! Maybe it was the snow days or just our busy schedule, but the third quarter seemed to fly by. Grades closed for that quarter, and you will have access to your child's report card on Friday. To access it, please log into to ProgressBook and go to Report Card on the left side (on a PC or laptop). Of course, you can go in now and see grades for Q3 on the dashboard. Still, the report card will give you additional comments and feedback on the "responsibility" categories like demonstrating effort and working independently.
We have made significant headway in language arts on our I Survived books. Groups get an opportunity to create products as they develop book trailers and a newscast on their disaster. They also have the chance to rate their book, show their understanding of the plot, and then document their own COVID 19 survival story. I am very proud of the group dynamics on this project. We have had fun and maintained a strong work ethic throughout the unit.
We will be changing our format for the fourth quarter for those students who have math with me. Since all students have completed the fourth-grade math curriculum (woohoo!!), we will be moving into learning experiences that review what they have learned while challenging what they know. We will be doing math assignments that require some exploration to help the students refine their skills and push them to develop even stronger problem-solving strategies. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with these hard-working kids on these types of activities!
Finally, in social studies, we will discuss the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We will begin talking about the roles and systems that build up our government. By the end of this week, students will understand that the Ohio and US Constitutions separate the significant responsibilities of government. By spring break, they will be able to tell you about our three branches and the duties of each one.
I am looking forward to our five-day week! We have a lot to accomplish but great minds to do it!
Dates to Know:
April 4 - Students need their fiction book for IE (starting a month-long book report unit)
April 7 - Builder's Club / Coder's Club (students need a note to stay)
April 11 - 15 - Spring Break
April 28 / 29 - MATH AIR Testing
April 29 - Bath Team Hero shirts / popcorn Friday
April 30 - Bath Nature Preserve STEM Event
May 12 - Fourth grade Field Trip (details coming soon!!)
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Fourth grade teacher at Bath Elementary School