Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Hello Families!

 This warm weather definitely reminds us that the end of the year is approaching.  I cannot believe how quickly the year goes, however we still have so much to cover in 4W!  This week with MCAS, our students did a fantastic job tackling the two days of math testing.  Afterwards, we reflected on the specific skills that we have learned so far this year, and many felt very confident with their performance!  I know they tried their best, and I appreciate their efforts.  We are continuing to work through unit 8, and are applying our knowledge of fractions to word problems as well as conversions.  I am seeing students automatically changing their improper fractions to mixed numbers, and their skills are solidifying by the day.  When our curriculum comes to an end, students will be designing math games in the classroom and also work specifically on multiplying and dividing!

  This week in our classroom, students made great progress as we prepare for our China Culmination.  As you can see from our pictures, students painted their scholar squares based off of their Chinese study.  We also worked with fourth graders from other classrooms to paint the sheets that will be hung during the culmination.  The students worked so well tog
ether, I loved watching them collaborate.  Thank you so much to our volunteers who offered up their time today to help us!  As a reminder, China Trade will take place May 25th.  All are welcome!  In ELA and Writing, we will spend the next few weeks composing a final narrative, expository piece, and letter to our fifth grade teacher.  We are also going to be visiting one more Western Region to complete our social studies curriculum.  Our State Project will be due on June 2nd, and students will present the following weeks.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at all!  Students came home with state books from the library when the project was assigned, however if you need more resources they are more than welcome to check out more. 

 We have many updates and important days coming your way, please check in with our blog next week!  Below are some questions for conversation.  Thank you!

Ms. Wentworth :) 

Questions for Conversation:
1.  How many fluid ounces are in a cup?
2.  Show me how to convert 32/5 into a mix number.
3.  What did you draw on your scholar square?
4.  What were some topics on the math MCAS? What was easy, what was hard?

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