Dollars and Sense - determining main idea and finding key details
Your Turn page 33-36 - due today
English Language Arts
personal narrative - using dialogue to add detail
1.5 long o practice
4.OA.1 Show What You Know
chapter 2 mid-chapter check point
Inelastic and Elastic Collisions
Noon dismissal the remainder of this week due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.
I am so very proud of each student this quarter as each student's effort was on point this past quarter. The students have much growth to make; however, we have a great start. The following is an explanation of each grade: A = student went above and beyond to show understanding, B = student understands concepts addressed in the subject, C = student is nearing proficiency in the subject. As I informed the students, this is the first quarter and I am not expecting mastery of everything. Please celebrate the effort each student put towards their learning this quarter!
How can starting a business help others?
The essential question this week is for the students to use text evidence to identify how a business can positively impact the lives of others. Students have read how Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes, and Hard Rock Cafe help others. As we read, we saw how a business can both earn money and help others. The students have read in small groups how the original publishers of Reader's Digest, Lila and DeWitt Wallace, published volumes to get texts in the hands of many as well as donate funds from their profits towards education. The students will continue to read about the positive impact of businesses in the communities we live in.
Students continue to work on their personal narratives by adding details to make the text more entertaining for the reader. Today, we looked at the book Thunder Cake to see how Patricia Polacco used dialogue to inform and entertain the reader. We will continue working on our personal narratives in the weeks to come through teacher conferences and peer collaboration.
Inelastic and Elastic Energy
Crash! Boom! These are the sounds we hear during our science experiments on inelastic and elastic collisions. The students continue to build their understanding of these collisions as we test what happens when two objects collide with different weight. The assignment notebook code is for the students to go to Student's Corner, choose a Elastic/Inelastic simulation and explain how the simulation is an example of elastic and inelastic collisions. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!