This week, students focused on reviewing non-fiction reading strategies in preparation for their post assessment at the end of the week. Students reviewed text features, text structures, domain-specific vocabulary, and topic/main idea and support details. Students spent half their reading time choosing choice literature, and the other half exploring informational text while they practiced these strategies and looked for examples in their books.
This week, students continued their exploration of fractions by exploring equivalent fractions. Students began the week by using tape diagrams and models to show how different fractions have the same value. Then, they transitioned to using addition with unit fractions, and finally multiplication by multiplying a whole number by the numerator and the denominator. At the end of the week, students took an assessment to show their thinking!
This week, students were introduced to some of Oregon's history by learning about Native Americans, as well as our Statehood. Students watched a video https://www.opb.org/artsandlife/series/brokentreaties/oregon-tribes-oral-history-broken-treaties/ that
explained how treaties were created, and read a few newspaper articles that taught them how Oregon became a State on February 14th, 1859.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please don't forget to sign up for Spring conferences held on March 7th and 8th! For your convenience we will be using PTCfast again...https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/West_Tualatin_View_Elementary
The Fourth Graders at West TV will be taking a field trip to the State Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, March 22nd. We will be away from school during lunch, so each child will need to bring a lunch with them. Please send your teacher an email if you want to order a sack lunch from the school cafeteria for your student. If we don’t hear from you we will assume your child will bring their own lunch.Our tour of the Capitol Building is from 10:30-12:00. Part of our tour will include a tour of the Observation Deck. Then we will have lunch and head home.
Each class has a set number of chaperones they can bring. If your are interested in joining on the trip let your teacher know by Wednesday, 3/7 at 8am. If there are more volunteers than available spots we will draw names to determine who will go on the trip. Please note that in order to join us on the trip you will need to have completed a background check through the office.
Permission slips for this trip will be available to sign at conferences.
- Saturday, March 3rd- West TV Auction
- Tuesday, March 6th- Reading Logs Due/Vocabulary Test
- Wednesday, March 7th- Spring Conferences Begin in the Afternoon
- Thursday, March 8th, and Friday, March 9th- Spring Conferences: NO SCHOOL
- Thursday, March 22nd-Field Trip to State Capitol