Happy Wednesday! We were busy, busy, busy today with learning and specialists today!
The students were excited to read about different ways other cultures show their heritage through recreation. We learned about Chinese Acrobatics, games from other cultures, and sports from other cultures. The students are very engaged in this topic and have enjoyed exploring how other cultures express their heritage. We will begin our inquiry project this week covering our own personal heritage.
The students were introduced to one of our classroom volunteers, Mrs. Deborah. Mrs. Deborah is my mother and will be coming in once a week to work with the students on using what we learn in fourth grade to make a quilt that will be donated to charity. We always begin our quilting journey by reading the book The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. This book does a great job of conveying how we will give our quilt away to someone in need and not someone who wants it.
Today we reviewed how to compare and order numbers. The students are doing a great job with understanding the whys with place-value. We will wrap up the direct instruction with place-value this week and have our test at the beginning of next week. The skills and strategies we are learning during this unit will become essential to understanding the remainder of the math units in fourth grade.
Today we started reading one of my favorite fourth grade read alouds, There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. This book is centered around the theme of respecting yourself and giving everyone a chance. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for your student to tell you the main character and one describing word for this character.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Have a great night and I am excited for another 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!