Monday, October 3, 2016

Week of October 3, 2016

Although it is a four day week, we have lots of learning ahead of us. The fourth graders are enjoying our reading program called LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention).  The program offers students excellent book choices that are informative and exciting to read.  Each week, students engage in learning opportunities that include; comprehension activities, word study, and integrated writing lessons.

In math, (number corner) we are working on skills that students are now recognizing as skills they are working on in math with Mrs. Stringer too. They recognize ratio tables and are just beginning to become fluent in their use.  Our new calendar will focus on learning about money and coin equivalence written as fractions and decimals. Bridges does a great job introducing these concepts in a way that makes sense to children. During conferences, you will be able to view the work your child is doing in the classroom.

In science, we will be talking about the engineering process and actively using this process as we begin making our own bubble solutions.  Science meetings, testing our products, and redesigning will all be a part of our week this week.  Math skills will be used extensively as we reduce the size of our solutions.  Last week students made bubble strings with straws to create large tubular bubbles.  We also discovered that dish detergent that was not the "ultra" concentrated type made better, stretchier, and longer lasting bubbles.

 Just a reminder that all Meadow Farms materials are due on Tuesday of this week.  Thank you all for your efforts in helping with our sale.

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