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Friday, November 16, 2018

A Big Bite

A two hour delay on Friday is how we have ended a short week.  This has been a very engaging week in Room 23.  A teacher from Franklin High School spoke to the fourth graders about the famous artist, Frida Kahlo.  It was awesome!  We have started a new interactive read aloud, Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer and the students are enjoying it very much.  We are focusing on point of view and author's craft.  These skills will help us as we write stories throughout the year.  In word study, we are focusing on nouns, common and proper.  In science, we are focusing on earthquakes, volcanoes and erosion.  We have completed experiments about weathering and lava and will continue to work on these concepts after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Next week is a short week and students will take a unit test on multiplication and will give their first speech of the year.  I also have some fun curriculum based activities planned for the week.  Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Williams

You're It

Here is this week's You're It! #goodforyou #keepitup

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Big Bite

Some crazy socks!  Can you identify your child's feet?
Google Expedition to Mexico!
Kahoot review for the Mexico test!
Learning to multiply with Cuisenaire Rods
Student Council candidates

A short and busy week in room 23!  We have started multi digit division and it is coming along.  Keep practicing those facts, it will help.  We finished our study of Mexico with a Google Expedition during tech workshop.  It was very engaging.  We have completed the rough drafts of the fiction stories and wrote partner cinquains in poetry workshop.  We continued to work on building stamina in reader's workshop and we will begin a new interactive read aloud next week.  We learned about volcanoes and the Ring of Fire in science and created accounts on Brainpop.  We will continue this work next week.  
Several students in room 23 have parents who are veterans of the Armed Forces and we thank you for all that you have done to serve our country!  Have a great long holiday!
Mrs. Williams

You're It

Friday, November 2, 2018

A Big Bite

So much to tell you!!! On our last full week for a while, we packed A LOT of learning into our days.  We finished math topics 1-4 and have started multiplication.  We finished Mr. Popper's Penguins and celebrated with Black and White Day on Friday(see the pictures below).  Everyone loved learning more about Mexico and has been studying for about ten minutes every night for our test next week.  We have spent time developing characters, setting, and time lines for our fiction stories and many of us are experimenting with "Post it Time lines."  We will start drafting next week.  Halloween was a fun day for many and party in a bag was enjoyed by all.  It was a great week for getting together as a grade to celebrate our learning.  We are really starting to hit our stride in 4th grade.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Williams