Our return from Spring Break has been busy! Students met on Tuesday for book club. Journey and Andres did an excellent job of leading the discussion of Dear Napoleon, I Know You’re Dead, But…
Olivia and Mason have chosen next month’s book selection. We’ll meet on April 16 to discuss The Mysterious Benedict Society. There are several books in this series. Make sure you get the first one (yellow cover).
Gavin’s mother, Kristin, was a Mystery Reader the week before Spring Break. She read The Greatest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg (one of my favorite authors!). Fourth graders love Mystery Readers! If you haven’t been a reader yet, please consider a visit to our classroom. You can send me an email with a couple of times and dates that work for you. Usually, our MR comes at 3:05, but we can be flexible.
This week in math, we have continued exploring different ways to record data such as line, bar, and circle graphs, line plots, frequency charts, and stem-and leaf-plots.
This week, our stop in the West region was a visit to Hoover Dam. Completed in 1936, the dam created many jobs during the Depression. The dam, on the Colorado River near the border of Arizona and Nevada, created Lake Mead. It reduced the risk of flooding and provided hydroelectricity to the area.
Each student has selected a Dear America book to read. This series of historical fiction books are written in a diary format. Some of the topics chosen are Trail of Tears (1838), Revolutionary War Patriot (1774), Chinese Miner ((1852), Oregon Trail (1848), Slave Girl (1859), World War II Soldier (1944), Vietnam Soldier (1968), Coal Miner’s Bride (1896), Witness to the Salem Witch Trials (1691), and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804). Each student will do a book report and also a project to share the historical event with their classmates.
Make sure your scientists is following the dates to complete their Science Fair experiment. All experiments should be concluded with results recorded by March 29. All dates are listed under the Science Fair tab on this page.