The fourth graders have taken on a 40 Book Challenge – which means each student (and the teacher and some parents) are going to try to read 40 books by the end of the school year. Although this sounds like A LOT of reading, with a growth mindset, the students are realizing that they are capable and enthusiastic readers. With only 5 weeks of school under our belt, the 4th grade class has already read over 60 books! WOW! To make our books more enjoyable we have been focusing on reading intensely to grow ideas. Students have been learning how to capture details from the text to: visualize, predict, make connections, notice character traits, and identify different types of characters. Characters are at the heart of a good story, and through all our reading we have meet some truly inspiring and enchanting people and traveled to some beautiful and magical places. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller
4th grade has been working on learning meters, rhythms, the grand staff, and the note names of the lines and spaces. They’ve been doing so well that they earned a Quaver day – where they can use our amazing online curriculum to reinforce their knowledge through fun music theory learning applications. //drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0BzKf9ibAHGPvQVZpaVh3UWwtUXc
We are also preparing for our Veteran’s Day assembly that will take place on Thursday, November 10th at 8:30am. Please make plans now to join us for this very special assembly. Ask your students about “American Tears” – they’re working hard to memorize this wonderful song honoring our veterans.