June 10-11, 2019
The class will take part in a problem solving session and will be able to practice some of the skills they have acquired this school year. Additionally, there will be an engineering activity on the last day of school that will involve some math as the students will be challenged to create the tallest tower possible given a set of supplies. Geometry will be important in being successful in this fun activity. We got into some pretty high level ideas last week, as this class does, as we looked at division with fractions and whole numbers.
The Phantom Tollbooth last week, and it was a fun finish to the story.
The students wrote about the best lesson for Milo as they completed
their literature study for the year.
We got into
an interesting idea last week, and if there is time this week, we will
pursue it a bit. The thought of putting certain characters from all of
our stories together came forward. That could lead to some interesting
ideas. Hopefully, there will be time for the students to explore those
ideas. That will truly illustrate their understanding of the books we
have read and the characters within them.
are done! There was a great deal of language arts involved in the
process as the students read, wrote, edited and revised their own text.
The collaboration and communication was high, and the result is
impressive. I hope you have a chance to look at the work of the fourth
The students worked on the idea
of conductors and insulators with their circuits last week. This week,
we will take a quick look at magnetism. The students will be able to
create magnetic fields and will be able to see them as well. We will
set up an investigation to see how the biggest magnet in the world
affects the magnets in our classroom.