In Mathematics, students had the opportunity to continue to review and use different methods when multiplying a 2 to 4-digit numbers. Students spent a lot of time this week solving for word problems involving two and three steps.
In English Language Arts, students finished their novel and are working on writing their final performance task. Students are using graphic organizers, incorporating vocabulary, character traits, quotes, and evidence from the text to depict and discuss an event in the novel.
As a reminder, students should be reading every night for forty minutes and testing weekly on AR. My last email had a discussion regarding the importance of reading with strategies and suggestions.
In Social Studies we are comparing and contrasting the Iroquois and the Algonquians Native Americans by explaining how they lived by comparing their food, shelter, clothing, beliefs, and tribes.
In Religion, students wrapped up chapter 3 by discussing how we are called to love and respect God.
The goals for fourth grade students include demonstrating increased responsibility for learning, managing time well, setting appropriate achievement goals, and beginning to understand their own learning styles. Fourth graders, as lifelong learners and problem solvers, are expected to be active and critical thinkers while working cooperatively with their peers.