In Grammar class students are focusing on marking punctuation; specifically end punctuation, commas, semicolons and colons. Choosing the correct end punctuation is a basic step in punctuating your writing as a fourth grader. To start we are reviewing the uses of the period, the question mark, and the exclamation point. We will then move on to using commas in a series, between independent clauses, between items in dates, to set off phrases and clauses, and in conjunction with appositives.
In Math students are multiplying a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit and two-digit whole number, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations, and illustrating and explaining their calculations by using equations, rectangular arrays, and or area models. Fourth graders will then find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.
In Science we are researching about various animals that live in the ocean to further enhance our oceanography unit. A unit on oceanography allows students to study the ocean’s composition, life, ecosystems, and resources. We will then be working on the ever-popular mold experiment which will conclude with presenting our findings at the Mold Symposium held at West Chester Friends.
Important Dates for April:
April 5 – All School Gathering
April 12 – Kids’ Care
April 14 – NO SCHOOL
April 24-27 – International Week
April 27 – 5:30-7:00 pm One World Café
April 28 – Inservice Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Important Dates for May:
May 3 – Mold Symposium
May 9 – Celebration of Friends Day & Clothesline Art Show
May 10 – Kids’ Care
May 18 – LS Drama Performance
May 29 – NO SCHOOL
Stemming from our all-school theme, Celebrating You and Me, during the 2009-2010 school year, International Week has traditionally been a time for the Goshen community to come together to honor and celebrate the diverse families we have here within our student body. Former alum, Jonathan K., said it best when asked why we have International Week, "We have International Week to learn about cultures other than ours, to have fun, and to understand other country's people, food, and traditions." This year's International Week will take place on Monday, April 24th - Thursday, April 27th, and is the culmination of the studients' yearlong study of three focus countries. This year students are focusing on Brazil, Nepal, and Switzerland. International Week will be filled with guest speakers, activities and quite often culinary treats! International Week concludes with the One World Cafe, an on campus potluck featuring the cuisine of the countries studied, music and other activities.
Fouth Graders will specifically be focusing on BRAZIL throughout the school year!
FOURTH GRADE RESOURCES:
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