Hope you have had a great week. We have been working hard and have completed three quarterly tests on top of everything else we do!
In reading, we finished another non fiction text on the human body. We are still practicing answering questions completely. I think some of the lower grades that have been given can be attributed to writing to respond to comprehension questions. As a class, we are rushing through things and not taking the time to reread and make sure we have complete answers.
In writing, we have completed another writing essay about dogs. This one was more challenging because the text evidence was very short and they had to elaborate. Today they will be looking at the rubric used to grade their papers and they will be checking their papers for missing parts. These will come home in the Tuesday folder. Spelling and grammar practice are both continuing.
In science we are finishing up the quarter with energy and food chains. We have “double dipped” as many science standards were being met in the reading texts we have been using. Science Fair projects are in full swing and most students have had their idea approved (deadline was 10-2) . This is a requirement in forth grade and the student will not receive a passing score on their report card if the due dates are not met. The next due date is October 13th. The required pages would be 5-8 in their science fair booklet.
In social studies were studying the uniqueness of Florida, chapter 4.
In math, we almost done with module two, measurement. We will be testing on this towards the end of next week.
Please continue to check Tuesday folders for opportunities to fix and return work. The reading logs should have 20 steps by Friday. Field trip forms are due. Please contact me and set up a conference if your student needs a PMP plan written for this year. We can have a phone conference, or I can just send home notes if needed.
Have a good weekend,