January 13th, 2023
Another week full of interesting activities is coming to an end. This week the students have continued comparing fractions with different denominators, and creating equations with fractions. During reading we have been working in guided reading groups, learning comparing and contrasting strategies in our close reading of complex texts journey, while the rest of the students worked on their different choices of Daily 5. Their reading and writing stamina has grown so much from the beginning of the year! On Wednesday, Motoko worked with our students on the second session of the trickster tales, and students were able to get their stories started by completing a paragraph with their main character and setting. Students have also been working on a school wide writing prompt on a favorite memory. In Science, students have discovered the pattern of the Ring of Fire by combining the continent maps that we worked on last week. And as a cherry on top, my students have been able to read to Mrs. Pilkington's and Mrs. Smith's students in Kindergarten. Your children are the most caring, responsible and knowledgable mentors. The little ones had a blast, and my students felt so proud of their work. It was such a cute thing to witness! Take a look at this week's slide show :)
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Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!