The Holiday Break is here! And this week, regardless of the the excitement, our students have been able to keep (some) focus on school work :)
During math, we have started exploring fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, using a model of a 12 egg carton, yarn and tiles to represent the equal parts and the amount of "eggs". During language arts, we have watched Mickey's Christmas Carol to talk about the major and minor characters, the plot of the story and the various themes. Students have also been finishing assignments for reading and writing. During Science, we have sharpened our engineering abilities by creating STEM Holiday trees using gum drops and toothpicks, and we have also enjoyed singing along some Holiday songs and listening to the Nipmuc high school band and chorus group. On Thursday we've also had tons of fun during our fantastic holiday party, thanks to Mrs. Bodio and Mr. and Mrs. Halnon, that helped the students create a really cute tree ornament and participate in a fun gift exchange. You will see by their smiles and goofiness that they are all so ready for the Holiday Break!
Thank you all so much for a fantastic first term. I wish you and your families happiness this season and in the coming year.
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!