Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

Hello Families,

It was a pleasure meeting you all this past Wednesday at our Back to School Night.  Thank you so much for coming, I look forward to a successful and enjoyable year ahead! We have had another productive week as we complete our first full week of fourth grade.  In math, we are working on place value and rounding/estimation.  Students have been identifying digits by place value and describing relationships between these places.  We have been using our knowledge of place value to help us round numbers, making them friendlier to work with! We have also received our usernames and passwords to access our Student Books online.  Your child has their information stapled in the front cover of their agenda books.  This can be used for playing games, reviewing concepts, and even printing homework.  Students will be using Chromebooks weekly to become more familiar with this website.  In Science, students have planted their Wisconsin Fast Seeds and have turned into botanists as they observe their plant and study the life cycle!  It’s a great hands-on approach to science and this unit is always a lot of fun.  We have been quite busy in social studies as well, identifying our 7 continents as well as the oceans that surround them.  Next Thursday, September 22, we will have our first quiz on labeling our map.  As the year progresses, we will learn more about each continent!  Today in Social Studies, we even studied the constitution to further our understanding for Constitution Day this Saturday.  It’s always a great lesson to help us reinforce our own classroom rules. It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since school started, seeing as how we have learned so much.
Thank you for supporting your child and helping us begin the year on a positive note. Below, you will find some questions for weekend conversation, enjoy the beautiful weather!

Ms. Wentworth :)

1.       Can you name all of the 7 continents?
2.      What is the purpose of a seed coat?
3.      What does rounding estimation mean? Can you give me an example?
4.      What normally happens at morning meeting?
5.      Do you enjoy raising your hand to participate?
Learning about Constitution Week!

Exploring our online Everyday Math Program

Sharing thoughts and questions about the 7 continents

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