We had a great week this week and loved our first Friday of skiing at Snowbowl.
We finished our read aloud of Hatchet which got everyone excited for the sequel Brian’s winter. Thanks to one of our students, we have this book on loan in our classroom library where anyone can delve in to more survival stories. We pondered character traits and motivations of our Junior Great Book stories. In our free reading time, students continued reading their books for their CD case book report.
The challenge of long division is upon the 4th graders. They’re learning multiple ways of thinking about division including partial quotients and traditional methods. It’s a challenge, but we’re starting to grasp the concept. Fifth grade developed personal measurements to use if they don’t have a ruler handy or if they need a reference to compare millimeters, centimeters, etc.
In Spanish we were studying some reading comprehension strategies: predictions, inferences, paraphrases and conclusions and exercising these strategies through different readings. We continue to practice the use of the verb in co-preterite.
The groups were finalizing their business plan in which they are putting into practice the different concepts learned during the unit and in which they are demonstrating their mastery of the central idea. You can approach the wall of the Ibrahin room and see the new article published by the children based on this business unit.
We’ll exchange valentine’s on Thursday, February 13th. Please have your child make valentine’s for the whole 4/5 to distribute. Here is the list of all names for the 4/5.
Liz’s HR / Ibrahin’s HR: