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Friday, October 22, 2010

A Big Bite

It has been a very busy two weeks in room 23. Last week we had the Puff mobile races and Open House. We learned how to play multiplication baseball in math and we spent time in the computer lab working on our math facts. Here is the link that we used. Also, Mrs. Y came in to help us with Open Response math questions. It was a lot of fun, especially when Mrs. Williams threw candy at us! Tessellations is the enrichment math project that we are working on right now. It is fun to use the pattern blocks to create unique dodecahedron puzzles. In reading, we finished our launching unit in Reader's workshop, took the first of four reading tests for the year, and started an interactive read aloud called Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater. We are working on predictions, character traits, asking questions, especially talk worthy questions, and making connections to the story. In writing, we have finished our list poems, are working on Halloween Haiku and will be writing a three paragraph "scary," story. We have finished our Science unit on the scientific method and microscopes, and took the unit test. We saw some pretty neat organisms under the microscope from Franklin Pond Water. Thanks to Jake, John and Ryan for bringing in the samples! We will be starting the heredity unit next week. In Social Studies, we have started to learn about Mexico, and are discovering that it is a really interesting country. A highlight of this week was going to the "Bubble Mania," show as a reward for summer reading. It was pretty cool to see. In P.E., we ran the mile and many of us qualified for one phase of either the Presidential or National Fitness award. There are several more phases to go, but we are proving to be a very physically fit class! Fourth grade is flying by!
Jackie, Christina and Mrs. Williams

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