What's Up in 4th Grade?
We have been so busy, it hardly seems like the first month is over. Below is a brief summary of everything that has been going on.
Reading groups are off and running. Currently we are reading novels. This will continue until the end of the nine-weeks. Students have reading homework Mondays-Thursdays. Currently we are working on characters, setting, sequence of events, and problem/solutions. We will end the quarter learning about theme.
Ask your student about our "Caught Ya." At the beginning of each class, students copy a phrase or two from the smartboard which is rife with mistakes. Students try to figure out the mistakes so that I don't 'catch' them. On Fridays, the papers are taken up and assessed for completion. Currently, we are learning about an obnoxious new teacher named Mrs. Fiddle (shout out to Micha who named her). Students are following the story about how the class teachers Mrs. Fiddle to be nice, while learning about dialogue, commas, proper nouns, and even some million dollar vocabulary words. They are really enjoying this activity.
Students have writted a personal narrative. They were asked to write about the coolest thing they did this summer. Look for a new bulletin board highlighting these changes after Labor Day.
After studying about the Five Themes of Geography, we have centered our attention on North Carolina. Students have learned about the three/four regions of NC. We are now studying the Native American heritage of our state. Soon, we will discuss the Cherokee and their place in history.