May 28-June1

May 28-June1

Hello everyone!  We have made it to our final week of classes and are going strong.  Thank you for taking the time to check in for other important updates in our Discovery community.

 

**On Tuesday, May 29, we will have our End Of The Year Party at the Creperia.  Students need to bring  lps. 180 each for their breakfast.**

** This week, we’ll hold our 2nd annual Support Staff Appreciation Breakfast, on May 30, at 9:00 am. This tradition was begun last year as a collaboration between Fifth Grade and 9th/10th grade classes. This year, Fourth and Fifth Grade classes will be planning, organizing, and providing breakfast for our wonderful cleaning, maintenance, bus, cafeteria, and security staff.  Please check for which food to bring, we will share a google document with your child´s email.

 

This Week’s Activities

Math: In math the students will have a  chapter 10  test  on Thursday May 31 and then Cumulative Math Review throughout a series of fun games all the math concepts taught throughout the year.

Reading:  In reading this week the students will be assigned an Aesop’s fable to read and act out in groups of three, then have students, in partners, create a poster of the activities in their book about Greek Myths.

Writing: In writing class this week the students continue to work on informational writing pieces and be ready to present it at the end of the week on the author’s chairs.

Science: In science we will finish assessing our waves and information unit with a quiz.

We want to give special thanks to our students for being such a wonderful kids! Our job as teachers was easier since you were exceptional with us all the time. Thank you for being part of our lives for one year, and parents to all your support! We will miss you and will have you in our hearts. Good luck in fifth grade wherever you go! You all shine!

 

Love,

Ms.Karen and Ms. Dariela

 

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May 21-25

May 21-25

Welcome back to another great week in Discovery Fourth Grade!  We have lots of learning planned this week!

** This week, we’ll continue planning our 2nd annual Support Staff Appreciation Breakfast, which will be held Friday, May 25, at 9:00 am. This tradition was begun last year as a collaboration between Fifth Grade and 9th/10th grade classes. This year, Fourth and Fifth Grade classes will be planning, organizing, and providing breakfast for our wonderful cleaning, maintenance, bus, cafeteria, and security staff.  Please check for which food to bring, we will share a google document with your child´s email.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tFAE6Y-pUkVnOvaYyIzwXNrByTjPbxINcS8FUmuBiLc/edit

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

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!

**On Tuesday, May 29, we will have our End Of The Year Party at the Creperia.  Students need to bring  lps. 180 each for their breakfast.**

This Week’s Activities:

IXL due Sunday:   Math:  N.12 and N.13   Language: Q.3 & Q.4

Math: This week we will be studying Weight and Customary Units, we will  be able to change units and comparing measures, we will also learn to read and write the temperature in Celsius degrees using a thermometer.

Reading /Writing:  This week in reading we will be studying and analyzing different types of traditional literature, including fables, myths, and legends. We will also continue reading our class novel “James and the Peach” .

In writing, students will continue working on their informative essay.

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

Grammar: This week we will be reviewing, punctuation rules, and capitalization rules.

Science: This week in our science labs, students will learn about  light waves.

Have a great week!

Ms.K and Ms. Dariela

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!

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