One more week comes to an end. This week the students had the chance to solve some multiplication word problems together, working with a partner and in a small group with me. We have also learned about problem strings, where a series of related multiplication equations show a repeated pattern, and one equation can be used to solve the next. Through discussions and sharing strategies, the students have shown flexible thinking and problem solving skills. In our reading workshop, students have been able to choose their own books, thinking about the "just right" books for each of us, and about the topics that we like to read about, and sharing with the classroom so that we know each other a little better as readers. The students have also practiced thinking and talking about the books, writing their thoughts about their books as they read independently, and sharing later during assembly. We've also started our writing workshop, gathering ideas in our notebooks, that are the seeds for future stories. The students are growing their reading and writing stamina, and are following the routines with great attention and responsibility. Our community of learners is off to a great start!
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!