Welcome to 4th Grade

Monday
Oct172016

Week of 10/17/2016

Hello,

 

Last week we were able to accomplish quite a bit as a class. We began pre-writing our personal narratives. We will be writing about an unforgettable experience, to connect all the unforgettable experiences we have been reading about. We also had our second test in social studies and in grammar. In math we introduced the metric system of measurement. Finally in science we completed our calcite quest investigation and introduced granite rocks.

This coming week we will continue to work with the metric system in math. Focusing on converting metric units of lenght, mass, and capacity. In science we will use the granite rocks to do a hardness test and vinegar test. these tests will help us to determine which minerals are contained in our granite rocks. In reading we will begin drafting our personal narratives. We will also read Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World, to practice making inferences and using predictions to increase reading comprehension. In social studies will begin studying the Revolutionary war (chapter 4 in the text). Finally, in grammar we will look at pronouns and begin to understand their role and uses.

Math Journal Problem of the week:

In one year, the factory used 11,650 meters of cotton, 4,950 fewer meters of silk than cotton, and 3,500

fewer meters of wool than silk. How many meters in all were used of the three fabrics?

 

Thanks,

Mr. Pace

Friday
Oct072016

Week of 10/10/2016

Good afternoon,

Last week was a very exciting week in our fourth grade class. One of the big highlights for our class this week was going to the science lab, where we were able to experiment with different rocks in vinegar. We are currently waiting for our vinegar to evaporate so we can check for any crystal formations. Another big highlight was the Walkathon, everyone had a great time walking and dancing together and just growing as a learning community. We started learning about measurements and converting measurements in math. We also read about animal dentistry in reading. In religion we studied the ways we teach our conscience and what are trustworthy sources. Finally, in social studies we took an indepth look at the circumstance in Europe leading to the colonization of Maryland.

In the coming week we have a lot planned. In math we will introduce Ten Marks assignments and begin learning about metric units of measurement. In science we will venture back to the lab to examine the results of our vinegar test. In reading we will conclude our reading of Sarah Plain and Tall, which we wil use to discuss theme and main idea. In Grammar we will wrap up our second unit on nouns and test on Friday. We will also test on Colonial Maryland in social studies this Thrsday. I would like to thank you all for taking the time to check our class page and for being so supportive, as always if you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

Thanks,

Mr. Pace

 

Tuesday
Oct042016

Week of 10/3/2016

Hello Everyone,

Last week was a fun week in which we were able to get a lot done. In math we just about wrapped up our addition and subtraction unit and introduced C.U.B.E.S. our word problem strategy. In science we began investigating genuine minerals and rocks including gypsum, basalt, limestone, and sandstone. We continued working on Sarah Plain and Tall, we will wrap that up this week. In grammar we learned about proper and common nouns, before moving on to singular and plural nouns. In social studies we studied colonial Maryland and the early settlers.

This week we will begin our metric conversion unit in math, that means we will have a math quiz this week. We will also continue working with C.U.B.E.S. and our math journals. In social studies we will learn about Captain J. Smith and what we learned about Native Americans through his explorations. In reading we will finish Sarah Plain and Tall, and in grammar we will work with nouns as subjects and nouns as direct objects. We will compare and contrast subjects and direct objects using graphic organizers. In science I am really excited to take the class to the science lab for the first time this school year and I know ther are also very excited to go. We will be experimenting with our rocks and minerals being submerged in vinegar looking for  effervescence as evidence of the pressence of calcite. In religion we are learning about mercy and seeking God's forgiveness.

Thank you,

Mr. Pace