The class completed the MAP Tests for reading and math this week. The results will be shared with report cards. Students have been working so hard in all academic areas and since we have been back on campus, we have seen some amazing growth. Also, the opportunity to interact with peers has allowed the kids to grow socially and emotionally. Thank you for your support as we continue to help the kids in their journey during this unprecedented time!
Reading: from Mrs Halley: Check your child’s backpack. Mrs. Halley sent home Achieve Level Set reports this week. Students are asked to have a parent sign the envelope and return it to Mrs. Halley. Thank you.
Math: Student will wrap up chapter 12 with a math test Monday and begin Chapter 13 Algebra Perimeter and Area. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.2 and CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.3
Science: Due to Map testing our Science from last week was pushed forward to this week: Students will explore the questions: How does the speed of an object relate to the energy of the object? 4.ps3.1
Writing: Students are almost done with their Greek Mythology Trading Card Project. Students will begin to write their own Greek Myth this week.
Religion: We will learn about the Beatitudes this week.
P.S.: After we completed a symmetry art project involving origami the students have been fascinated with the art of paper folding. During our free time they find very cool projects to try. If you have any origami paper to donate to the class that would be great!
Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Seattle sunshine this weekend!
Student will take the MAP Test for Math and Reading this Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We encourage plenty of rest and a healthy breakfast to be ready for testing.
Academics this week:
Math: Continued work with Metric Units of Measurement http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/MD/A/1/
Reading: With Mrs Halley: Novel study in small groups and Teacher read aloud Front Desk by Kelly Yang. Also ties into Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Science: Students will explore the questions: How does the speed of an object relate to the energy of the object? 4.ps3.1
Writing: Greek Mythology Study and Trading Card Project. Students will begin to write their own Greek Myth.
Art project– Project for 8th graders
Religion: Students will be asked to reflect on intentions that come to the aid of others and thanksgiving for our own blessings.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a special Mother’s Day!
This week in Academics:
Writing: Learning about and preparing to write our own Greek Myth! This week we are reading Greek Myths and making trading cards of our favorite gods and goddesses.
Science: Through observation and exploration students will answer the question:
How does the speed of an object relate to the energy of the object? 4-PS3-1
Religion: 10 Commandments. Continue learning and reciting the St. Francis Peace Prayer.
Reading with Mrs. Halley: We are beginning a small group novel study with books students chose to read.
Map Testing will take place on Tuesday and Thursday for our class. More information will be sent out soon!
Tomorrow we celebrate the crowning of Mary as “Queen of the May.” We will say the rosary as a class. If your child would like to bring in their own rosary please do, I have many extras in class too.
Academics this week:
Math: We begin chapter 11! Geometric Measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5
Science: Students will engage in activities to answer the questions: How can you tell the difference between an open and closed
circuit? How is energy transferred from place to place? Science standards 4-PS3-4.
Writing: Students will begin a Greek Mythology trading card project. This will prepare them for our next project to write their own myth. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.9.A
Reading with Mrs Halley: Achieve study and level set. Focus on specific skills to solidify fourth grade reading expectations and expand range of reading.
Religion: Crowning of Mary. Study and learning about the Rosary.