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Friday, October 25, 2019

You're It

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

A Big Bite

We have been working on patterning in math with shapes and numbers.  Determining the rule for a number table is challenging but a great way to think about numbers.  Using manipulatives is one way to see a pattern!
We finished Mr. Popper's Penguins in reader's workshop and have been disecting short non fiction texts about penguins.  We are looking forward to "Black and White Day," on Thursday.
As part of writer's workshop, we are writing paragraphs and poetry and are learning how to use a dictionary.  This is such important work for writers.  Do you write every day?  We do!
Learning about Mexico is very popular in Room 23.  The students have learned about the geography, climate, natural resources and history of Mexico.  We will continue learning about our neighbors to the south next week.
There are two half days next week and Halloween, so our week will be short but busy!  I am looking forward to seeing parents and guardians at conferences next week.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Williams

Friday, October 18, 2019

You're It

Here is this week's, "You're It." #goodforyou  #takeabow

A Big Bite

Over the past two weeks we have been engaged in many new learning opportunities.  We have been showing our thinking in math by using unifix cubes and by drawing diagrams.  We will start patterning next week but keep working on those facts!  We played Kahoot to review for the map test and everyone did a great job.  Now we are learning about Mexico and  have started Spanish lessons on Duolingo.  Last week, The Haffenreffer Museum form Brown University came to JFK and the 4th graders participated in an archaeological dig.  Students learned about the Native Americans who lived in the northeast.  We completed the Puffmobiles and held the annual Puffmobile race.  We learned a great deal about the engineering process and team work. After developing interview questions and conducting research with families, students have been writing paragraphs about their unique qualities and family traditions.  We are also writing list poems and haiku in poetry workshop.  Mr. Popper's Penguins is a classic tale and the students are enjoying the story.  Many students are reading non fiction books about penguins for independent reading.  We continue to build community and relationships, not just during morning meeting, but all day long.  Looking forward to a full week next week!
Mrs. Williams

Friday, October 4, 2019

A Big Bite

We packed A LOT into four days!  We built terrariums, continued learning more about multiplication and properties of multiplication, started a new interactive read aloud, learned about the poet Walt Whitman, practiced finding exact locations in earth using degrees of latitude and longitude and even took our first virtual field trip in technology workshop.  Building a strong classroom community is important to us and we are working on that every day.  Ask your child to tell you about the pictures that you see posted below. 
Books donated to our class by Dr. Sabolinski, former Superintendent of the Franklin Public Schools

Morning meeting!

Juicy Nibble

Here are some helpful links to prepare for the Social Studies test next Friday, October 11th.


Author Alert!!! Jeff Kinney!!!

Tickets go on Sale Next Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to meet Jeff Kinney at his bookstore in Plainville!

Get ready for chaos and construction! We’re going to tear it down with Jeff Kinney to celebrate the newest DIARY OF A WIMPY KID book, WRECKING BALL. When the Heffleys start to renovate their home, their lives get turned upside down. Don’t miss the epic demolition event!*
*No bookstores will be harmed in the making of this event.