This Week in Fourth Grade...
Math: This week we will be finishing up our first math topic! We will explore more with division this week, understanding how multiplication and division are inverse operations. We will use our knowledge of our basic multiplication facts to help us learn some basic division facts. We will also begin to review what we have focused on this topic in preparation for our first math test, next week.
Religion: Students did really well on their Chapter 1 Religion tests last week! I was very proud of the students for reviewing and studying! This week we will begin Chapter 2: Jesus Leads us to Happiness. We will focus on the Beatitudes, and how they lead us down a path of happiness.
Reading and Language Arts: Our Essential Question is: How do people respond to natural disasters? This question is very relevant to us, as so many people have suffered from the recent hurricanes. We will also read nonfiction articles about tornados and earthquakes as we explore natural disasters and their effects.
In Writer's Workshop students have decided on a memorable event in their life that they wish to write about. We are beginning to organize and sequence our ideas for our personal narratives.
During Class Novel time we will begin reading James and the Giant Peach! I am excited for the students to have this opportunity to dive into a great book!
Science: Our focus this week will stay on Slow Changes to the Earth's Surface. We were unable to get through all our stations and activities related to our topic last week, so we will spend this week exploring this topic as well!
Social Studies: Students continue their travels and explorations through the Northeast Region of the United States!
Have a great week! :)