This week our community of learners has been working really hard. In math, students have been exploring prime and composite numbers, reviewing multiplication strategies, practiced adding partial products, and learned and played a couple of games using those multiplication strategies. During reading, students have learned to keep a reading log to see patterns in their reading, have taken notes about their books to show evidence of their reading, and some have even written a letter to me explaining the reasons why they like the book they are reading. During writing, students have gotten ideas from other books to spark their creativity, in this case from the book "Tuesday", by David Wiesner, a picture book with almost no words that tells a story of a particular Tuesday in an unknown town, where suddenly some frogs start flying. This story has made students think and wonder about the reasons behind that strange phenomena. Finally during Science, students have been looking carefully at the moment one owl catches a mouse, and paying attention at all the details of the owl's movement. Very impressive work!
Hello! My name is Esther Willinski, and I am a fourth grade teacher in Massachusetts. Join us in our journey through 4th grade!