Here's a quick look at what the fourth grade Pathfinders are working on and will be working on in the coming month:
We're continuing to read nonfiction text. This is often students least favorite genre as it is often more challenging to comprehend. Yet, as with all things, the more we practice the better we become at it.
Students have been writing informational pieces on topics of their choice. Along the way, we've had to learn how to research both in books and online (looking for reliable information), take notes, organize our information, and then write it in a way that is interesting to our readers. Their pieces are coming along nicely and we'll be sharing them soon.
We spent a couple extra days on our measurement unit this week. It was a challenging unit - made more so due to teaching the unit in the weeks before Spring Break. We're now moving into a unit on fractions.
We've wrapped up our unit on energy and, as you most likely have heard due to our Moon Logs, we're studying the movements of the Earth, Moon and Sun. We'll continue to watch the moon over the next week to see how it changes from being a full moon as seen a few days ago.
We're studying economics in Social Studies. Students are finding it interesting as so much of it relates to daily life. When you're out shopping together, ask your son or daughter about how prices are determined or how businesses decide what products to make.
Plans are getting set for our May 6th field trip to Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum. Next week we'll begin reading about many of the people, places, and ideas from history that we'll see during our visit. Check out the museum's website for more information. http://www.thehenryford.org/
Students who ordered yearbooks received them earlier in the week. I was asked to pass along the following website link for anyone who may be interested in ordering a copy: www.geskusphoto.com/yearbookorders/
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for the continued support,