Monday, March 27th, Armstrong Reads readathon begins
Tuesday, March 28th, 4th Grade STAAR Writing.
This week in...
Math: This week, we have been focused on area and perimeter. Although the concept of area and perimeter is not new, this is a topic that can become confusing. The class practiced their use of area and perimeter by writing their names on grid paper and then finding the area and perimeter of each letter. We will continue this unit into next week and wrap next week up with an assessment.
Science: In science, the class learned about water displacement and at the end of the lesson wrote a creative fable including the concept of water displacement.
Writing: As we lead up to the STAAR test, we have been focusing on revising and editing in our writing and recognizing correct grammar usage in passages. I am so proud of the progress the class had made and is continuing to make in their writing. My goal is for each of them to recognize the power of their writing and develop the ability to write effectively. Please check out the Padlet created by the class today: https://padlet.com/wileyg/powerfulwriting
Reading: After completing our historical fiction unit, we have used this week as an opportunity to go back over informational text. The class has enjoyed reading a non-fiction text about mummies. While reading the text, they are taking notes using appropriate formats and using those notes to share their learning with other students.
Social Studies: There has been important learning taking place this week in regards to Texas' independence and creation as a country. The most frequent question I have been receiving is, "how did Texas become a state?". I cannot wait to explore this with the class in our next unit - Annexation.