During this week, the scientists have been reviewing addition strategies, learning all about rounding to the nearest ten and hundred, estimating, and understanding addition properties. We have been working in math centers, playing different games, and working in a small group with me to practice more in depth learning. During Language Arts, the scientists have been reading and writing about about the books, and many scientists have finished or are about to finish their first ten books and getting their first prize. We have also started our vocabulary journals, following the story " El Coleccionista de Palabras" by Peter H. Reynolds. Whenever we come across a new interesting vocabulary word in our read aloud session, we discuss the word, learn its meaning and when the scientists choose that word to write sentences with it, they get the word in a sticker to collect on their notebooks, and will get a prize after 25 words collected! Finally, during Social Studies, we have continued with our Third Grade Collab time on Thursday mornings to work on projects related to the Massachusetts symbols.
On a different note, our scientists have been also celebrating the Hello Week reading about and practicing kindness, with the book "A little spot of kindness!" by Diane Alber, and creating encouraging messages for our second grade buddies.
Isn't all this a great way to spend time in school?
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!