* Spirit Day is on Friday- wear crazy socks and bring $1 to support Call for Kids
* Book Orders are due Friday
Reading Log-the students should have both entries completed for today
English Language Arts
Brainstorming for The Great Mail Race Letter
unit 19 practice worksheet-homework if not completed due 1/28
dividing tens, hundreds, and thousands introduction page 215- practice and homework will be assigned 1/28
Energy Collision test tomorrow (1/28)- extra activities took longer today
Yellowstone National Park Ranger Greg classroom visit
Dividing by tens, hundreds, and thousands
The students were introduced to dividing a multiple of tens, hundreds, and thousands. We looked at how we can use our basic facts to help us solve a multi digit dividend. For example, the students were given the problem 2,800 divided by 4. We can think of 2,800 as 28 hundreds and then use the fact 28/4=7 to solve the problem. The answer to 2,800 divided by 4 would then be 7 hundreds or 700. The students quickly caught on to this skill finding success with using the base-ten iTools found in our Think Central library. Tomorrow we will continue mastering this concept.
The Great Mail Race Questionnaire
The students are participating in The Great Mail Race by sending letter across the country asking for students in other fourth grade classes to tell us about their state in a response to our letter. Additionally, the students are sending out a questionnaire to find specific data points about each state/school. If you have any relatives that live in other states with students who are still in a k-12 school, you can ask them to complete the digital survey by giving them this link: http://goo.gl/forms/HR9El2VwVn
We will keeping track of the information and letters we receive from other states.
Yellowstone National Park Classroom Visit
As part of the program, Every Kid in a Park, students had the opportunity to learn more about Yellowstone National Park today from Ranger Greg. We had fun learning about the history of the rocks, animals, and humans in the park. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify one fact they learned. Some of the topics covered were: petrified trees, geyserite rocks, animal scat, identifying carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores, horns vs. antlers, how parts of a buffalo were used, the difference between a grizzly and black bear, and much more. I hope you all have a wonderful night and I look forward to another great day of learning!