We had a successful learning experience creating Marshmallow Towers in the Makers Space. The success was in that some of the towers failed. The learning increased problem solving, failure analysis and negotiating teamwork. Next time the project is building weight bearing bridges. Our materials will be marshmallows and toothpicks.
This week in class:
Math: Chapter 5 Test will be this week. Standards assessed: 4.OA.B.4 and 4.OA.C.5
Social Studies: Oregon Trail continues. Students will spend time self and peer editing in class. They will bring home landmarks for parent/older sibling/caregiver editing this week. This project meets the following standards and more!
W 4.2 Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about topic. W 4.3 Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
W 4.3C Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. w 4.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. W 4.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Religion: Ash Wednesday is this week. Please be sure your student is in dress Uniform for our Mass. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.
Reading: Continue Achieve Articles at home. If your child is struggling you can print out a hard copy of the article and read together before doing the questions on the computer. Students will pick a creative book project from a selection I provide for the book Wonder. Your student will bring home her choice tomorrow. This fun project meets the following standards: • RL.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says • RL.4.2. Determine a theme of a story, details in the text; summarize the text. • RL.4.3. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event• RL.4.7. Make connections between the text of a story and a visual or oral presentation of the text
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