Grade 4 – Mrs. Fischer
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Spelling December 3-12, 2018 – There are often long vowel patterns found in words with three or more syllables:
protection, influence, eternal, demonstrate, devastated, remarkable, delivery, emergency, January, February, alligator, elevator, information, calculate, invitation, indicate, previous, contribute
In math we are working on division with multi-digit numbers.
In science we are learning about the engineering and design process and about the pros and cons of technology.
We are working on novel unit in reading. We are reading “Because of Winn-Dixie”.
So far we are off to a great start of our school year. This has been a learning experience for me. Coming from many years of teaching lower elementary, I am still figuring out how to do this 4th grade teaching stuff. I am so thankful for the students being patient with me, as well as the wonderful parents who have been patient and supportive. I am truly enjoying the students and loving their independence!
ADOPT A SOLDIER
My class has been awarded a $250 Action Team Grant from Thrivent Financial. With this grant we have adopted 2 active military members who are currently deployed. We will be sending them care packages throughout the remainder of the school year. We packed our first boxes on Thursday, December 6 (St. Nicholas Day). Our packages included hot cocoa mix, granola bars, trail mix, treats/candy (we even found out some of our soldiers’ favorite treats and included them), toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, kleenex, band aids, extra holiday cards that they can use to send to family members, deodorant, body wash, shampoo and more. The students each made cards for our soldiers and wrapped up some of the treats with wrapping paper for them to enjoy. We wanted them to have some gifts to open for Christmas since they are not able to be with family and friends for the holidays. I am so proud of these kids! I saw great teamwork and such excitement to be able to give to others!
4th Grade Science Egg Drop
4th graders were learning about then engineering and design process. They needed to sketch/plan and create a way to protect an egg from breaking when dropped from 3 meters. Then they tested their prototypes.
5th Grade Science – Boat Design Project
Students had to work in groups to design a boat out of clay that would float and then see how many pennies it would hold before it sank. They also had to take into consideration the placement of the pennies and if that made a difference in how well it did or didn’t float.
ALL SCHOOL TRIP – SCIENCE MUSEUM
Math Partner Games to practice Multiplication