This week, students continued working on their narratives by including story elements that made their writing more juicer, and by looking at mentor text that gave them examples of what good writing looked like. Our main focus was on the beginning and endings of stories, so students revised their work by hooking their reader during their introductions, and by coming to a natural ending during their conclusions.
This week, students continued practicing multi-digit addition and subtraction to solve story problems. Students worked on communicating their mathematical thinking, and using visuals to represent the reasonableness of their answers. On Wednesday, November 8th, students will be taking a practice test in class, and will be sent home with an answer key to prepare them for our end of Module 1 unit test the following day.
This week, students finished presenting their final projects to the class on their culture and personal beliefs. Through these presentations we learned that each student brings something unique to our 4th grade classroom of learners. On Monday, we will start our new unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time, and through that lens we will focus on Migration.
This week, students had their first Art literacy lesson of the school year. Thanks to our parent volunteers, they were able to learn more about the artist Bev Doolittle, and students were able to study the principles of line, texture, and color as they mimicked the artists work. Each student was able to take home their own creation that focused on how Doolittle represented animals and camouflage within her art.
- Tuesday, November 7th-Reading Logs due/Tiger Rising List 4 Vocabulary Test
- Thursday, November 9th- Module 1 Math Test
- Friday, November 10th- No School (Veteran's day)