The students ended the week with learning about digital citizenship, heritage, math problem solving strategies, and what makes something obsolete. As I look back on this quarter, the students have learned so much and have made great growth in their academics so far!
We finished our heritage unit today with completing all of the stories in our differentiated readers. The students will start a new unit next week learning about how we can protect our environment. I will have the students research an environmental problem in our community, identify some solutions, and involve businesses as a way to come to a solution.
The students discussed the importance of citing information they use in order to not plagiarize. As a class, we discussed the importance of sharing your own ideas when asked and citing sources when you need to gain new information.
As the students grow in their mathematics skills, they also need to grow in their abilities to solve math problems. Today the students experienced how drawing a picture and identifying an equation can help them solve a problem. We will continue to learn and use problem solving strategies throughout the year so that students can be successful in using math skills in their everyday life.
The students started using their MobyMax accounts today. MobyMax provides individualized practice for students in math and language arts skills. The students will be accessing MobyMax at school at least 3 times a week and can access the exercises at home. I will be sending home a letter in the Tuesday folders explaining how students can log-in at home and how you can track their progress.
Our word of the day today was obsolete. We discussed how so many items in our everyday lives become obsolete quickly. I shared with the students the evolution of the floppy disk, to a compact disk, to a flash drive all within my education. The students then discussed what technology might be obsolete when they are an adult. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to tell you something that may be obsolete when they are an adult. I look forward to spending time with families at the Arrowhead Halloween Family Fun Night and The Corn Maize!
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!