Shared Reading: The Princess and the Pizza - Students started reading today as a whole group, we will finish reading Monday.
Sequencing Stories - Students took notes while reading The Princess and the Pizza.
English Language Arts
Revising The Great Mail Race Friendly Letter - due Monday 9/19
unit 1 week 1 practice - Students will receive a printed list on Monday with the test being next Friday 9/23.
Multiplication math games with Mrs. Moore
Building a PLTW energy car and pendulum
Students began building the 2 components we will use to understand energy during a collision. Each student has been assigned a group for this unit. The groups worked together the last 2 days using the Autodesk Publisher App on the iPads to build a car and a pendulum. I was very impressed with how students worked together in order to accomplish a given task. Most students finished their work with completion for both components expected to be completed on Thursday. When students finished, they started using the the TinkerBox HD app (linked to the iPad app store) to understand what happens when objects collide.
Students learned the elements of a fairy tale during our genre study yesterday. We discussed that the main character in a fairy tale has to accomplish a difficult task or has a difficult problem to solve. The elements of fairy include: good vs. evil, magic, special powers, royalty, talking animals, special beginnings, and endings, and some have things that come in 3s or 7s. We have enjoyed reading many fairy tales this week including: "The Princess and the Pea," "The Dragon Problem," and "The Princess and the Pizza." We look forward to reading many more fairy tales throughout the rest of the year.
The skill of regrouping numbers is essential to mastery fourth-grade math. Students looked at renaming numbers yesterday during our math lesson. An example of renaming numbers is 420 is the same as 42 tens. The assignment notebook code for this weekend is for the students to tell how many tens are in the number 380. The students should know that 380 has 3 hundreds, each hundred has 10 tens; therefore, 380 has 38 tens. I hope you all have a great weekend and I look forward to another great week of learning!