May 14-18

May 14-18

Welcome back to another full week in Discovery Fourth Grade! Thanks for checking in, and be sure to check back throughout the week in case there are any last-minute changes!  We’re in the home-stretch, but still have lots of learning planned!

**We want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice. **

This Week’s Activities:

IXLs due Sunday

Math: IXL: N.2, N.5 Language: IXL: Q.3, Q.4

Math:  In math this week we will continue with angles, on how to recognize angle measure as additive. Followed by  looking at units of measurement for length in the U.S. Customary system and fractions of an inch.

Reading: In reading last week students were introduced to our class novel James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. We will continue analyzing the introduction, setting and characters of the story as we will be learning the reading skill of  comparing  and contrasting two different books.

Spelling: We will be working on vocabulary words from our science unit and reading as well.

Grammar: This week we will be reviewing  Antonyms and Synonyms.

Science: This week in our science labs, students will learn characteristics of Waves.

Have a great week!

Ms.K and Ms. Dariela

SPRING CONCERT –

Please mark your calendars for the first SPRING CONCERT that will take place on Wednesday May, 23 (which is no longer an early dismissal day) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our students modified their performances from the cancelled Songfest back in December and are ready to showcase their growth and improvement in Music class. Please join us for a musical afternoon!

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May 7-11

May 7-11

Welcome back to a new fun and learning experience for this week. It is hard to believe how fast time pass. The end of the school year is around the corner and we are three weeks away from finish it.  These blog contains  important information.

  • Because our fourth graders will be going on a field trip to the MIN on Wednesday, May 9, the MAP tests for us will be moved to Tuesday, May 15.
  • We also would like to request parents to please let your child to bring his/her electronics to class, since they are using them for researching on different projects in class. (They will be used for educational purposes only).

    This week´s Activities in grade 4

    Math: This week we will learn how to find the perimeter of the outline of a shape and  the area of the surface of a shape. We will also be able to measure angles in whole number degrees using a protractor.

          Reading: This week we will learn about about fables, folktales, myths and legends along with primary and secondary sources for research projects.

Writing: In writing this week we will be integrating our science class on ¨Waves and and Currents¨ where students will be finding similarities and differences using a Venn diagram.

Grammar: This week we´ll be focusing on Antonyms and Synonyms.

Spelling: We will be working on vocabulary words from our science unit and Math as well.

Science: This week in our science labs, students will learn how sound travels through waves.

Have a great week!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

 

 

May 2-4

May 2-4

 Hello everyone!  Thanks for checking in with us at our Grade 4 BlogSpot!

**We want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice, we are currently working on a couple of different projects which may require students to do online research.***

This Week’s Activities

IXL due Sunday: Math: W.6 Y.1 Language: IXL: N.7, N.8

Math: In math this week we will learn to identify and make symmetric figures, construct similar figures, describe similarities and differences in different shapes and solids.

Reading/Writing:  Students will finishing working and be ready to present their research project about the famous artist Jackson Pollock.

Grammar:  We will be having a small online quiz on Prefixes and Suffixes this Friday May 3.

Science: This week we will begin our unit Waves and information. We will be having fun laboratory activities in which students will be learning how waves are formed.

Art: Students will be working on  a variety of strategies to create their own Klee’s painting.

We will begin our MAP Testing session this week as follows:

Math: 4A- Friday, May 4 at 10:05

              4B- Friday May 4 at 11:40

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISITS

The Museo de Identidad Nacional (MIN)

On Wednesday, May 9, students from grades two, three, four, and five will be visiting the Museo de Identidad Nacional (MIN) for their Spanish Social Studies class.
We will be leaving at 8:15 a.m. and should be back before lunch time. We ask that students have a hearty breakfast as they will not be allowed to enter the museum with food.
We need at least TWO parents to help chaperone each grade. Upon receiving the field trip permission form, please indicate if you would be willing to help us with this.

Have a great week!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

April 23-27

April 23-27

Hello everybody!!! We hope you had a great and relaxing weekend.

**We want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice, we are currently working on a couple of different projects which may require students to do online research.  Students who are unable to bring their electronics may share with others so that each student has access to online resources.

We also want to remind parents that we will be renewing classes next Thursday May 2.

This Week’s Activities

IXL: Math W.6 and Y.1          Language: N.7 and N.8

Math:This week we will learn how to identify motion of figures, make symmetric figures, construct similar figures and will learn how to calculate perimeter/area.

Reading/Writing:  Students will finishing working on their research project about the famous artist Jackson Pollock. Students will be using their reading and writing periods to research using print and digital sources.  They will then create a “textbook” about  Jackson Pollock’s life and Legacy, using the nonfiction features we have talked about in class (table of contents, bold print, bullet points, etc).

Spelling: In spelling this week, we will be working on vocabulary words from our read aloud novel The Million Dollar Shot and art concepts as well.

Grammar:  Students will continue practicing on how to use prefixes and suffixes to make new words. We will be having a small quiz on this subject on Thursday April 26.

Social Studies: This week we will continue working on their final economics project in which they will have to advertise our school using different strategies  and programs they can use to create their advertisements.

Art: Students will be working on  a variety of strategies to create their own Klee’s painting.

Have a great week!

Ms.K and Ms. Dariela

April 16-20

April 16-20

Hello Students and parents,

Thanks for checking in our Fourth Grade Squirrels’ Blog!

**We want to remind you that our students must bring their electronic devices to school until further notice.**

This Week’s Activities:

IXL due Sunday: Math:  W.3, W.4  Language: IXL: N.4, N.6

Math: This week we will begin our new unit on Geometry. Students will distinguish between plane and solid figures. We will also study the characteristics of lines and angles.

 

Reading/Writing:  We will begin a research project about the famous artist Jackson Pollock.  Students will be using their reading and writing periods to research using print and digital sources.  They will then create a “textbook” about  Jackson Pollock’s life and Legacy, using the nonfiction features we have talked about in class (table of contents, bold print, bullet points, etc).

Grammar:  Students will identify and use prefixes and suffixes to make new words.

Spelling: In spelling this week, we will be working on vocabulary words from our read aloud novel The Million Dollar Shot and art concepts as well.

Social Studies: This week we will begin working on their final economics project in which they will have to advertise our school using different strategies  and programs they can use to create their advertisements.

Art: Students will be working on  a variety of strategies to create their own Klee’s painting.

Have a great week,

Ms. K & Ms. Dariela

April 9-13

April 9-13

Welcome back to another full week in Discovery Fourth Grade! Thanks for checking in!!

**We want to remind you that we are asking students to bring their personal electronics to school until further notice.**

**We are also requiring students to bring an old t-shirt and an old toothbrush that will be using for our Art class this Friday***

This Week’s Activities:

IXL due Sunday: Math:Q.11, R.7   Language: IXL:O.2

Math: This week in math we will learn how to add fractions with 10 and  100 as denominators, and to multiply a fraction by a whole number. We will finish the week by learning how to compare two decimals to hundredths and a review on fraction units top be ready for our chapter 10 test on Friday April 20.

Reading/Writing:  In reading and writing we will begin a research project about Jackson Pollock .  Students will be using their reading and writing periods to research using print and digital sources.  They will then create a “textbook” about  Jackson Pollock’s life and Legacy, using the nonfiction features we have talked about in class (table of contents, bold print, bullet points, etc.).

Grammar:  Students will review  Greek and Latin roots in order to figure out a word meaning.

Spelling: In spelling this week, we will be working on vocabulary words from our new social studies unit and math concepts as well.

Social Studies: This week we will continue with our economics unit and learn about the principles of entrepreneurship by watching examples of young entrepreneurs and participating in an online coffee shop simulation.  Then students will be introduced to the final economics project in which they will have to advertise our school using different strategies  and programs they can use to create their promotional.

Art: Students will be working on  a variety of color painting to create their own Pollock’s splattering painting.

 

 

April 2-13

April 2-13

Welcome back!  We hope you had a wonderful and restful vacation!  Here at Discovery, we are ready to continue learning!

On the Friday before break, 3rd quarter report cards were distributed.  Please return the envelope signed as soon as possible so we can ensure that you have received this information.  As always, feel free to contact Ms. Karen or Ms. Dariela with any questions or concerns you may have!

This Week’s Activities

IXL skills: Math R.2 & R.4       Language: O.2

Math: This week’s math focus will be addition and subtraction of fractions with both like and unlike denominators.  We will be practicing these skills and applying them to real-world problem-solving situations.

Reading: This week in reading the students will analyze and understand the different text features in an informational text.

Writing: We will continue working on our persuasive writing pieces.

Spelling: In spelling this week, we will be working on vocabulary words from our new social studies unit and math concepts as well.

Grammar: Students will identify Greek and Latin roots in order to figure out a word meaning.

Social Studies: This week we will continue with our economics unit and learn about the principles of entrepreneurship by watching examples of young entrepreneurs. Students will also  plan and innovate a way to persuade and create a innovative way to marketing the school.

Art: Students will learn about the biography of Jackson Pollock and his famous painting strategies. They will use these strategies to produce their own art piece

Have a great week,

Ms. K & Ms. Dariela