February 19-23

February 19-23

Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and were able to spend some special time with your loved ones. We want to thank all the parents, especially our homeroom moms Sandra and Josiana for coordinating these beautiful events in which we always have a blast.

Here is what’s happening in fourth grade this week:

This week’s activities

IXL: Math: E.16 & E.21      Language: C.2

Math: This week we’ll be continuing to work with division and extending our learning to divisibility rules as well as finding averages.  As always, we’ll be practicing applying these concepts to real-world problem solving and also dividing with two divisors.

Reading: We will continue using literature circles (small group guided discussions) in guided reading to discuss and analyze our new guided reading novel Because of Winn-Dixie.

Grammar:  We will review distinguish between subject and object pronouns.

Writing: We will continue studying different types of poetry this week, and begin writing our own examples of haikus, cinquains, couplets, limericks, and diamantes!

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

Science: The students will conduct an experiment to test a variety of materials to discover which conductors are and which insulators are along with discussing the different types of circuits and how magnets are related to electricity.

Thank you! Have a great week!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

 

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February 12-16

February 12-16

 Hello everyone!  Thank you for taking the time to check in for important updates on our Discovery community activities.  Here’s what we envision for the week ahead! (Don’t forget… no school on Monday, February 19, for the President’s Day holiday!) Please stay tuned for a blog post for more information about Wednesday’s Valentine’s Celebration in 4th grade!

We are very happy and proud for our two amazing students Melanie Romero and Luciana Nuñez for their outstanding performance at the ABSH Language Arts Festival celebrated this past weekend in La Ceiba, Atlantida. Congratulations girls! Kuddos for the two of you!!! Keep up the good work!

**Our fourth grade room mothers are requesting a  Lps.120 contribution for the Valentine’s Day party. Please send this contribution no later than tomorrow Tuesday, February 13 – we need to send itto the lovely moms who are coordinating this beautiful activity for our kids.***

We are asking the students to come dressed with a red shirt or any other red piece of clothes they might  have at home.

This week’s activitie’s

IXL: Math:      E.8 and E.14         Language Arts: C.2

Math: We will continue practicing division this week and extending our learning to 3-digit numbers, dividing with zeros in the quotient, money amounts as well as continuing to practice problem-solving skills in real-world situations. We will also have a mid chapter quiz on division this Friday February 16. 

Reading: We will continue using literature circles (small group guided discussions) in guided reading to discuss and analyze our new guided reading novel Because of Winn-Dixie.

Writing: We will continue studying different types of poetry this week, and begin writing our own examples of haikus, cinquains, couplets, limericks, and diamantes!

Grammar: We will learn to  will identify and distinguish between subject and object pronouns.

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

Science: This week we will begin our Electricity unit. Students will build a sustained circuit and create a diagram that demonstrates understanding of an electric circuit.

Have a great and lovely week!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

 

 

February 5-9

February 5-9

Hello everyone!  Thank you for taking the time to check in for important updates on our Discovery community activities.  Here’s what we envision for the week ahead!

This week’s activities

IXL: Math: E.4 & E.6       Language: C.2

Math:We will continue practicing division this week and extending our learning to 3-digit numbers, as well as continuing to practice problem-solving skills in real-world situations.

Reading: We will continue using literature circles (small group guided discussions) in guided reading to discuss and analyze our new guided reading novel Because of Winn-Dixie.

Writing: In writing this week we will continue with our poetry unit. Students will identify from a variety of poems, including similes and metaphors.

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

Grammar: Students will identify and distinguish between subject and object pronouns.

Social Studies: We will be finishing up our social studies unit this week with the final assessment: a narrative from the point of view of a slave escaping on the Underground Railroad.  Students will be using their experiences with both simulations done previously along with any information they learned about this period in history. 

Have a great and lovely week!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

 

January 29 – February 2

January 29 – February 2

Hello and welcome back fourth grade family to a new week of learning. We hope yo have had a restful and productive weekend. This week we say goodbye to January and welcome to February. We will have a lot of fun activities.

 

This Week’s Activities

IXL: Math: E.1, E.2           Language: Q.16 and Q.18

Math: We will begin the week studying division patterns. Students must practice multiplication facts on a daily basis until they reach mastery.

Reading: We will continue using literature circles (small group guided discussions) in guided reading to discuss and analyze our new guided reading novel Because of Winn-Dixie.

Writing: In writing this week we will introduce poetry. Students will identify from a variety of poems, including similes and metaphors.

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

Grammar: We will learn how to identify homophones and their meanings, and how to use them in context.

Social Studies: The students will continue working on the reflection essay on their “Flight to Freedom” simulation game.

Have a great week!

Ms.K and Ms.Dariela

 

 

January 22-26

January 22-26

Welcome back, and thanks for checking in!  We have lots of learning planned for this week!

We want to remind parents that students are required to bring their electronic devices this week to use them in our Social Studies class.

 

This Week’s Activities

IXL: Math: D.22           Language: Q.16 and Q.18

Math: We will begin the week practicing problem-solving strategies in real-world problems.  On Thursday, we will review the concepts learned in chapter 6, particularly multi-digit multiplication, and on Friday January 22 we will have a test.

Reading: We will begin using literature circles (small group guided discussions) in guided reading to discuss and analyze our new guided reading novel .  We will use classes this week to practice each role in the literature circle process, and then will begin using the roles with our new novel.

Writing: In writing this week will introduce sentence fluency in a paragraph and discuss examples of good sentence fluency and bad sentence fluency. We will also are going to start with our poetry unit and learning about the basic elements of poetry.

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

Grammar: We will learn how to identify and use definite and indefinite articles appropriately.

Social Studies: The students will continue working on their “Flight to Freedom” simulation game and making some reflections of their journey to freedom along with the most important things they they have gone through.

Have a great week!

Ms.K and Ms.Dariela

January 15-19

January 15-19

Welcome back  fourth grade community. We hope you all had a great and relaxing long weekend. We want to start reminding you that tomorrow Wednesday January 17,it is Wonder movie field trip. We need five volunteers per class as chaperons to come with us and help out with the activity. If you want to come and join you feel free to do so. Contact your homeroom teacher of your grade. Don´t forget to attend this Saturday 20th our informational general assembly at 9:00 a.m.

***We are requesting the students to bring their electronic devices this week to work on the simulation game in Social Studies.***

This Week’s Activities

Math:This week in math we will continue with our multiplication unit and will learn to multiply greater numbers and money using the standard algorithm, as well as problem-solving skills and strategies.

Reading/ Writing: This week in reading we will be finishing up the final project of the novel Out of My Mind.  Students created a digital presentation from the point of view of Melody, the main character of the story, and will present their presentations to the lower elementary students.

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

Grammar: We will learn to identify and use definite and indefinite articles appropriately.

Social Studies: We will continue to discuss the era of the Underground Railroad in the United States using hands-on activities and additional readings.  We will be working with the “Flight to Freedom” simulation at mission-us.org!  Be sure to ask your child to describe his/her experience in participating!

Have a great week,

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

 

January 8-12

January 8-12

Welcome back to Discovery School Fourth Grade and HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We hope your holidays were lovely!  We are excited to get back to work in 2018!  We have lots of learning planned for this week!  Don’t forget, this Friday is an early dismissal and will be having conferences this afternoon only if needed!

This week’s activities

IXL Skills:  Math: D.12 and D.18   Language:D.14 and D.15

Math:  We will continue our multiplication unit by learning how to use rounding to estimate products in 2-digit by 2- and 3-digit multiplication, as well as multiplication with two digit and greater numbers using the standard algorithm. (We want to remind parents that the students who are having a hard time mastering the times tables need to practice on a daily basis until they memorize them).

Reading: This week in reading we will continue working on the final project of the novel Out of My Mind.  Students will create digital presentation from the point of view of Melody, the main character of the story on how to treat people with special needs in order to make awareness in our school community.

Writing: We will also be using writing periods to work on the final reading project using the writing process.

Grammar: In grammar this week we will be practicing regular and irregular verbs.

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

Social Studies: This week, we will begin our next social studies unit on Slavery by viewing a short video and reading about the life of Harriet Tubman and her role in the Underground Railroad.

Have a great week!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela