Despite that title sounding so ominous, it is meant to reflect how well the children are doing with our current language arts series, I Survived. The class separated into six groups this past week and began reading the following titles:
When the groups finish the novels, they will have the opportunity to rate the book, create a book trailer, and then create a newscast that describes their disaster and how to prepare for it. By watching their groups in action, I can tell that they are learning a lot. The end products will be fantastic!
In math, students who stay in my room are wrapping up the fourth-grade curriculum, believe it or not! We are using resources from Engage NY and Zearn to help prepare the students for fifth grade. Once we are all in the same spots, we will use the time to review what we know and have fun with math labs. I am so thankful for the hard workers in my room and their dedication to their studies in math. To say I am proud is an understatement.
In science, we will start to talk about water resources. During this portion of our unit, the class will learn how much water is on our planet. In addition, we will explore fresh versus saltwater and use maps to find water sources near us. I love how this ties into the upcoming Earth Day; the students are the best advocates for our planet.
Dates to Know:
March 24 - Magical Theater Performances (masks required!!)
March 25 - Popcorn Friday / Bath Team Hero shirts
March 29 / 30 - ELA AIR Testing
March 30 - PTA Family Game and Book Swap
April 1 - In-Service/Records Day (No school for students)
April 11 - 15 - Spring Break
April 28 / 29 - MATH AIR Testing
May 12 - Fourth grade Field Trip (details coming soon!!)