What a wonderful Monday! We are wrapping up our units on the Midwest this week as we discuss the geography, economy, history, and culture of the Central Region. Students are applying their skills they have acquired for monitoring their comprehension to determine if they truly understand what they are reading. Students are using these skills in our reading groups to discuss the events and characters in the book. We will continue using these skills as the year progresses during our whole group reading, reading groups, and read alouds.
Students reviewed what they learned about lines, points, and planes today through using geoboards. The students noticed that lines can have three different relationships with each other. They can either be perpendicular lines, parallel lines, or intersecting lines. Tomorrow we will define different ways we can connect lines in order to gain a clear understanding of shapes.
The students started work on their restraint model for the PLTW energy unit. I am very impressed with the solutions each group has come up with. We will test the restraint models on Wednesday after we return from the Alberta Bair field trip.
We discussed the different forms of government in our state. The students learned that the U.S. Government is the boss of everyone. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify who the local government has to answer to. They should mention that the local government have to follow the laws established by the state and the U.S. government. 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!