Emily, Pepper and Abby S. - In math we are doing time measurements, and length measurements. We are also working on strategies. The strategy we are using is number line. The reason why we are using this method is because we can’t use the Standard Algorithm to add/subtract time right because if we use the Standard Algorithm we would not get the right answer. If we use Standard Algorithm we would have to change sixty seconds into one hundred seconds and that would mess up the whole thing.
We are talking about two different types of milestone measurements; Time and length. When we are talking about time we are using milestones like: decades, centuries, years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds. One the other hand when we are talking about measuring length, we use these types of words: Kilometers, meters, centimeters, millimeters, feet, inches.
We’ve also talked about some the highest, deepest and longest places on earth like the Nile or Mississippi River. Anyways, we are all having lots of fun with these new measurements.
Emmy, Abby Z and Breanna - In book fair we went to the library to buy books, posters and bookmarks.
We are learning how to use the app TestNav, we learned the controls and the tools. TestNav is the app we will be using to do MCAS next week. Yesterday we had a practice test for MCAS. Today we tried organizing our own schedule at our own time doing the things that we wanted to do. Mrs. Willinski gave us two lists, one of Must Do's and another of Can Do's, and we had time to plan and organize what to do first, second, and next. We could work with a partner or independently.
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!