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Monday, March 28, 2011

A Big Bite

Last week was very busy. We took the MCAS long composition on Tuesday and continued final preparations for the reading test this week. In math, we continued working on chapter 9, decimals, fractions and percents. We learned about the jet stream and wind in Science. As part of our study of the United States, we continued to tour the southeast. We all agreed that the southeast is a very unique part of our country. Many of us have visited states in the southeast, in particular Florida. We are finishing writing the second district writing prompt. April is National Poetry month and there will be many great poetry activities for us to complete. We can't wait for spring to get here, it's been cold for too long! Check out the Important Dates Gadget for upcoming tests and projects. Thanks goes out to everyone who helped contribute to our "lottery basket," for the ladybug auction. Have a great week! Mrs. Williams

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Big Bite

Here are some photos and videos from our week! Ask your child about all of the activities that we did this past week. Nitin, Kim and Ali volunteered to have their leprechaun speeches taped-check them out! On Tuesday of next week, we will take the Long Composition test for MCAS. Get plenty of rest!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Juicy Nibble

Pictures and video from Kevin's visit to JFK!


A Big Bite

We have done a great job since returning from vacation, and it has been BUSY! As a class, we have read 669 books so far this year, can you believe that? I am sure that we will reach our goal of 1,000 books by June. In Reader's Workshop, we have been learning about mythology and have been getting ready for the MCAS. Everyone is SO excited to read the Greek myths. Medusa has been a particular favorite and we drew before/after pictures of her in our reader's journals. Ask your child to tell you the story of Medusa. In Social Studies, we have been learning about Washington D.C., and about clouds in science. We were treated to a visit from FOX 25 meteorologist, Kevin Lemanowicz this week. There was a great deal of discussion about tornadoes. We have begun the third term, can you believe that 2/3rds of the 4th grade is over? We have a lot to accomplish before the end of the year and we will get it all done! I have been reading so many good books for children. Ask your child to tell you about some of them. I think spring is in the air, the snow is melting and I saw a bluebird while I was running the other day! Even the children want the snow to be gone! In like a lion, out like a lamb. Let's hope!
Mrs. Williams

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Juicy Nibble

A few students in our class have had some very impressive athletic accomplishments during the past month. Nasir set a record for the "double bounce," jump rope activity in PE for the Jump rope for Heart, with 1040 jumps. Jake played on a championship basketball team and so did Nitin. Nitin's team, which is part of a Franklin travel basketball team that won the 2011 Championship Game for the Cape Cod Basketball League. His 4th grade team had an undefeated season and finished the regular season with a 14-0 record. Then, they won the two playoff games and the Championship game, and ended the season with a 17-0 record! Here is a link to Nitin's team. Way to go guys, we are proud of you!