WOO! Our three day school week flew by. Here is what we covered and what we will be covering coming up!
Here’s a look at what else is going on in the next two weeks in fourth grade:
Tuesday, February 23rd
- Hatchet CH. 1-6 Checkpoint Quiz
Thursday, February 25th
- D4D: Chick-Fil-A (Willowbrook)
Friday, February 26th
- Final Biography Due
Tuesday, March 2nd
- Trimester 2 Ends
Math: Students have been working on identifying and creating equivalent fractions, as well as, simplifying fractions, and solving word problems. These next two weeks students will continue working on those skills as well as comparing fractions using benchmarks and ordering fractions.
Reading: We are continuing our Hatchet Novel study. There will be a Hatchet CHh. 1- 6 Checkpoint quiz on Tuesday, February 23rd. Students will be able to utilize their books. Using the novel we are focusing on answering comprehension questions that follow Bloom’s Taxonomy as well as the following reading skills: characterization, author’s craft, figurative language, compare and contrast, and identifying textual evidence.
Spelling/Grammar/Writing: In Grammar, students will continue to practice classifying sentences to fully understand each part of speech. We are also practicing subject-verb agreement within our writing and in Grammar. Our focus in grammar will be prepositional phrases. Having finished their research students will begin planning their 5 paragraph biographical essay. Students are using their editing skills to edit their biography drafts and will begin finalizing their biography essay.
Science: We wrapped up our weather unit and are now moving on to our Earth, Sun and Moon unit. This week students learned about the Earth’s axis and how it impacts the weather and seasons. Moving forward, students will be learning about the moon’s phases, our place in the solar system, as well as the other planets.
Social Studies: We are continuing our study of the Midwest. This week students learned about the Native Americans that inhabited the Midwest Region. We also began learning about the early explorers Joliet and Marquette. We will finish up the Midwest by learning about farming and how the Midwest is the nation’s hub. Students will be tested on their states and capitals on Fridays. Students will be tested throughout the unit or until they have reached mastery of the region. The best score will be taken for a grade. Any region states and capitals quiz that students would like to retake must be done before March 2nd. Students who would like a retake must email their teacher before the Friday.
Religion: We embarked on our Lenten journey this week. Students have been working on understanding Lent as a time to reflect, grow, and change, as well as understanding the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus gave. 4th grade created Lenten promises that center around the three components of Lent: Almsgiving, Fasting, and Prayer. The following weeks we will continue to honor our promise as well as learn about the Tenth Commandment and how it applies to our lives.
Thank you so much for your constant support and cooperation!
Mrs. Lupe Varchetta