This week, students revisited division by learning how to divide by three and four digit numbers. We started the week by having students practice this method by drawing place value disks on a chart, and eventually ended by going back to the standard algorithm. When solving a division problem it's always important to remember our rap (divide, multiply, and subtract, bring it on down, and bring it on back), and then to follow up on our answers by checking our work with multiplication.
This week, students continued working on their exploration of M.E.L.T.S (Mechanical, Electrical, Light, Thermal, and Sound) Energy. With an emphasis on thermal and sound energy, students conducted two experiments where they wrote hypotheses, and gathered observations. The experiments consisted of watching how heat transfer throughout water temperatures, and determining which materials created the best vibrations for telephones made out of 2 cups and a piece of strong. Students ended the week on a playful note, by participating in a M.E.L.T.S picture sort, and a friendly game of energy charades.
This week, students learned about artist John Constable. Constable was an English painter, best know for his use of watercolors that featured a variety of warm and cold colors used while painting landscapes. Students took part in creating their very own masterpieces, and their art was sent home earlier in the week to be enjoyed by all.
Robotic Petting Zoo
4th grade students at West TV have been given a excellent opportunity to partner in our districts upcoming Robotic Petting Zoo! What is a RPZ, you ask? Take a look at the link provided: Robotic Petting Zoo, and If your child is interested in participating, please let me know ASAP. The 4 day event will take place outside of school, on Early Release Wednesdays at neighboring schools. For questions, please contact Mrs. Hauser via email!
Feb 28th 2-5:30 (at Cedar Park Middle School)
March 7th 2-7:30 (dinner provided) (at Cedar Park Middle School)
March 14th 2-5:30 (at Cedar Park Middle School)
March 21st 5-8 (at Aloha High School)
- Tuesday, January 23rd- Reading Logs due/ Vocabulary Test
- Thursday, January 25th- Family Art Night
- Wednesday, January 31st- Continent Club
- Friday, February 2nd- Grading Day: NO SCHOOL