- PB&J Drive: We are collecting peanut butter and jelly to donate to Family Services. The goal is to reach 1,000 jars collected from all of the participating schools. We are having a contest within Arrowhead school where the class with the most collected jars gets a pizza party. I will give $20 Mrs. Gray pay per jar brought in.
- Please send a picture of a veteran or soldier with the students by Wednesday. If you do not have a soldier or veteran in your family, I will provide a picture for the students.
- The spirit day for Friday is for students to wear blue for Diabetes Awareness. All money collected will go towards diabetes.
Students have been working on using the strategies of making predictions and recalling/retelling. We make predictions before we read, while we read, and after we read. It is important to make predictions so that we are engaged in the book we are reading. Students can start their predictions with I predict..., I think..., This will be about..., etc. Every prediction needs to based on evidence from the text that is being read so that students are making a valid predication. The fourth graders have also been working on recalling important events and retelling these events in sequential order. We used the tool Powtoons to create a short comic retell of the stories the students read in their reading groups last week. The students will finish this project this week during reading rotations.
Making a VEX Car
We are moving right along with our first energy unit. The students worked in groups today as they created a VEX car. The car will be used to demonstrate potential/kinetic energy as well as act as the vehicle used in the final egg experiment. I am so very proud of all the students' efforts to work well in a group setting!
We were all inspired last Thursday after the Supaman assembly. The students heard Supaman share the importance of words. We were given the opportunity to speak life and give each other power to experience life. We also had the opportunity to hear Supaman share the Prayer Loop Song and show us how he uses the loop board and sounds to create music.
Mrs. Deborah and I have always wanted to decorate a tree at the Moss Mansion. The theme this year is A Homemade Christmas. We thought it would be perfect to have a quilting theme and have all of the fourth graders at Arrowhead create an ornament to go on the tree. We spent last week creating the ornaments and then decorated the tree with these ornaments this weekend. I am very impressed with all of the ornaments that were created, especially with the quilt blocks designed by our classroom. We are working on getting a field trip to visit the Moss Mansion so we can learn about Billings and see our tree. If you have the chance to visit, think about voting for our tree as this is a competition among all of the organizations that decorated trees.
Our next writing piece we are focusing on is a personal narrative. This piece is a retelling of an event in a story like format. The students have started their piece by using a prewriting format to brainstorm what they will write about. We will then write our first draft using D2 Docs. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to give you a quick summary of their personal narrative. I hope you all had a great weekend! I thank you all for a great week of conferences. The students are all so very blessed to have you as their number one support system! I thank you for all of the support you have given me so far this year and I look forward to many more moments of learning to come!