Hello Families of 4W,
A full week of school brought on hard work and a lot of in depth, learning. Your children are working harder than ever to come together as a community of learners and truly make an impact on each other. As the year continues, we are pushing each other harder to challenge themselves to “know thyself” and progress each day in some small way.
This is a remarkable group of young people and there is no limit to what they are capable of. This week they worked together on new science projects. They were able to problem solve through social situations and academically challenging materials with confidence and success. I am looking forward to seeing where they can take us this year.
Make your moments count,
I am my best self.
MathMultiplication has been mastered and long division is well underway! Please keep practicing both of these for homework. We are preparing for Fraction February that will start next week!
ScienceThis week we started group projects on specific topics in order to explore the different theories for how landforms are created and changed. Groups will present their findings next week to the class.
WordsWords will continue as normal this week!
TEAMPlease ask your child what they are doing in TEAM this week. Students across 3-5 are working in small groups on reading, writing, and math related goals.
ReadingThis week we initiated a new reading fluency project to help encourage each reader to achieve either 30 words per minute of growth this year, or reach toward reading 180 wpm by the end of fourth grade. EVERYONE has already made progress, with some already beating their goal or even surpassing the 180 WPM. Well done!
WritingIn writing we are wrapping up non-fiction and will be moving on to opinion and persuasive writing. If you notice your child is becoming opinionated and is also supporting it with reasonable evidence, they did not learn it from me!!!