|Mrs. Gray's Fourth Grade||
Today was another fabulous day of testing. I continue to be amazed at how much pride each student takes in their test. Tomorrow is our last class day of testing for this quarter; however, some students may not finish so they will have to continue testing through the end of this week.
The students continue to engage in conversation with the book The Journey of Fallen Rock as we too learn about our country through the eyes of Fallen Rock. Today we read about Fallen Rock journeying through the plains of the midwest and learning about crop rotations on farms. Fallen Rock was able to make it to the Rocky Mountains and retrieve the fourth object, a pinecone from an evergreen, in his quest to become the chief of his village. The students are very excited to see how the rest of his journey progresses.
Our classroom has become self proclaimed scientists! We all, including myself, have enjoyed learning about hurricanes and what makes weather happen. Today we looked at the paths of hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere in the Atlantic Ocean. The students observed that the hurricanes become more intense near the Gulf of Mexico and the temperatures near the Gulf of Mexico are hotter than the other parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Tomorrow we will begin looking at the layers of the atmosphere.
We ended our day reading There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. We have started to show a strong amount of empathy for one of the main characters, Bradley. We all think that Bradley is a misunderstood boy who deserves a second chance at showing everybody he truly does care. The assignment notebook code for tonight sis for your student to tell you a pattern we have started to notice with Bradley's behavior. They should mention something along the lines of Bradley starting to lie in order to avoid tasks or conversations he is not comfortable with. Enjoy your 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!