Mr. Bradford's 4th Grade Blog-May 3, 2019
Carry In Policy for the Brewers:
Carry-in Policy Guests may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be contained in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Guests may bring food items into Miller Park using appropriate containers. Aerosol cans (sunscreen, hairspray, etc.) are prohibited. All bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16" x 16" x 8" or smaller and are subject to inspection. Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark. Only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.
All food items must be contained within soft-see-through containers, i.e. ZipLoc bags in order to expedite bag inspections at Miller Park Gates. All permitted items will be subject to inspection at the gates.
Mark your Calendars!
The Intermediate choir, composed of the entire 4th and 5th grades, will kick off the Spring Showcase on Friday, May 10 at 1 pm in Donovan Hall with two fabulous choral selections. Parents are welcome to attend! Band, Conservatory, and individual students in grades 5-8 will also perform. Hope to see you there!
New Novel: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli - I saved the best for last! A wonderful realistic fiction novel about racial prejudice and a boy, “Maniac” Jeffrey Magee, who wanders into a town and becomes a legend in his own right. A boy who sees no difference in race and teaches an important lesson to everyone, young and old. We are reading the majority of this novel together because it lends itself to wonderful discussions. We will also learn new vocabulary and answer comprehension questions. I am hoping we have enough time for Literature Groups at the end of the school year.
Spelling: Lesson 24 Vowel, consonant, consonant, consonant vowel pattern.
Many, many interesting facts about plants from the different states. For example, only just over 1/2 of of Iowa’s total acres are planted in corn? If you have driven through Iowa you would think it is way more than that. Also, over 50 % of the corn grown in most states goes towards feeding other animals.
But corn is not the only thing grown in our states, we have cherries, cotton, wheat, pecans, apples, potatoes and many more.
This week we are moving on to rocks!
Lastly this weekend is free admission on May 5th at Discovery World.
We continue to learn about the great state of Wisconsin! Last week we learned about the past and present Native American tribes of our state. The students created a tribal map, locating where the current federally recognized tribes of WI are located. This week students will learn about the importance of the tribal medicine wheel. A Land Use Map specifically looking at the corn belt states is the focus of Daily Geography this week. State report fun has the students researching historical figures from their states.
This week we will spend some time learning about baseball statistics! Monday we will evaluate baseball cards and calculate batting averages. Tuesday we will prepare for the game by looking at unit rates. Thursday, we will graph some baseball data and evaluate distance. We will then continue with geometry by classifying triangles and quadrilaterals.
Pro nouns and finishing the final paragraph on our college letters.
A little interesting side bar to the college letters is that 9/10 boys have chosen a science major. 4/9 girls have also chosen a science major with 2 additional girls choosing an educational major. Wow 13 of the 19 students have chosen a science major as something they would like to study in college.
We are back working from our Venture Mag. and watching a video on the disciples.
********Kaiser’s team traversed the nearly 1,000-mile trail from Willow to Nome in nine days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and six seconds.