What a marvelous monday! Although we only have 1.5 days of academic learning this week, the students were plugged in to their learning! We do only have half day tomorrow, please make sure to make arrangements for the noon dismissal.
The students continued working on their inquiry projects today. I informed the students that they will need to make sure they have all of their research completed before tomorrow as we are finalizing presentations tomorrow and will not have time for research. All students have kept their notes on a shared document and presentation in their D2 Apps. Students can access these apps by going to the Arrowhead website and selecting the link under the student drop-down menu. Many students have started practicing their presentation. I expect all students to practice their presentation over the break as I do not want students reading directly from their slide. I also expect students to keep their presentation length between 1 and 2 minutes. Students who go under or over will have 1 point taken away from their score for every 5 seconds they are under/over. I am so very proud of all of the hard work each student has put into their presentations and I look forward to seeing them Tuesday, December 2nd.
We will wrap up on main focus on multiplication Monday with a mini test on Tuesday. We will then do a unit on measurement before diving into division. All students have shown that they are understanding multiplication and know how to use the most appropriate and efficient tool in order to reach an answer.
We ended our day by watching a Bill Nye the Science Guy Video on the Phases of Matter. I have chosen this video because Bill Nye does a great job with explaining matter and showing examples of the phases of matter. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify one fact they have learned by watching the video. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!
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!