These two weeks in our classroom, the students have been busy building and sketching multiplication arrays, playing multiplication and division games, adding more cups to a gallon, counting elapsed time, and building ratio tables to practice multiplication of two digits by one and by two digits, and multiplications with multiples of 10. Additionally, students have continued their practice in STMath, and started another journey in a different digital platform called Xtramath, where they drill their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.
During Reading Workshop, the students have continued learning about informational texts, making a list of their interests and discovering the hidden treasures of our classroom library, determining the main idea and important details to understand the author's message, and comparing two informational texts on the same topic to increase their learning. They have participated in guided group reading, partner and independent reading throughout the week.
During Writing Workshop, the students have considered all the facts surrounding their informational piece to deliver accurate information to their readers, they have also considered the specific vocabulary related to their topic of choice, and how to include the definition of that new vocabulary in their pieces, so that readers get complete understanding of their topic.
During Science, students have been learning all about the nervous system, how the body receives information, and how the information reaches the brain and it is processed, checking their reflexes with a few fun activities.
During Social Studies, the students have been coloring the different countries of the continent of America.
And during Growth Mindset and Mindfulness practice time, the students have learned about the messages that we give ourselves that show a fixed mindset, how we all have a mix of growth and fixed mindset, and how it is important to become aware of that without judgment. We have read a couple of fun picture books to illustrate the topic.
I don't have many pictures of these two weeks, but here are the few I took.
Have a great and restful weekend!
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!