- We had a visitor on Thursday. It's called a Dekay's Brownsnake. Students got a very close look at one of CT's amazing secondary consumers. We included the snake in our conversations about how animals survive by getting both biotic and abiotic elements in an ecosystem. Our terrarium and aquarium ecosystem models are showing the survival and interrelationship of organisms.
- Students are showing progress with thier math multiplication and division facts. We have been playing two games in class, "All In a Row", and "Fast Facts". Both games enable students to focus on the fact multiples that they are learning as well as the division-multiplication relationship. Students should practice at home also if they have not yet met the standard for fact fluency.
- In Social Studies, we are wrapping up our overview of geography and reading information from maps and atlases. We will begin studying and researching information about the Northeast Region next week.
- Math homework will be given every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students should go to playposit.com to find and complete their math homework assignment.
- Reading homework should consist of reading at least 20 minutes each night in an appropriate chapter book. Students that do not complete enough books to show their home reading will do reading during working lunch according to our homework policy.
- If you haven't yet signed up for a conference, I'll assign a random time for your conference next week before I send out the schedule. Please email or write a note if you have a preference for 10/25 or 10/26, or a time window for your conference meeting. I'm looking forward to sharing some good early progress for my fourth graders.
Take a closer look at our new science standards for the 2018-2019 Year.
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