The scientists have been doing investigations about division, playing with amounts of objects and separating them into equal groups. In the morning lab they have also continued noticing and wondering about equal groups using arrays of different shapes and sizes. The scientists are also on the second week of multiplication sprints, where they are tested on their multiplication fact knowledge in sprints of 60 questions in 4 minutes, and guess what? All of them have already mastered the 2s! Take a look at the pictures to see their glowing fingers :)
During Language Arts, the scientists have gotten their feet wet into writing in English, getting ready for Open Response with two types of questions: rewriting a story from another character's point of view, and explaining how the author uses text features to help the reader understand the story. They have also been working on cause and effect, and compare and contrast.
Finally, in Science, we have just started learning about animal traits by investigating the characteristics we see in fossils using the Mystery Science unit.
Here is the slide show from these past two weeks.
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!