Mrs. Kuhnmuench's 4th Grade Blog-February 22, 2019

Next week Tuesday, our class will be singing in the choir during our All School Mass. Please feel free to sit in our empty pews that day to get a closer look at your little angels! We sit on the right center, pews 5 through 8.

Reading

Book Report: . I appreciate your help in keeping your child on track with their Biography reading. A reminder that March 13th is the deadline and when we begin working on the report in class. On Tuesday I will give them a pre-write/rough draft to work on while they are reading their book. The most important information to have down will be the time line. We will edit and work on the remainder of the report in class.

This week we finish will complete The Witches, by Roald Dahl. Skills: Cause and Effect and figurative language in this novel. We will then begin a narrative nonfiction Journey’s unit.

Science

The invertebrate X games presentations were so realistic a student asked, “Will any of the invertebrates really compete in the X- games this year?” I told them that each of these animals is so amazing that they compete everyday with pretty amazing skills.

We are off to the plant kingdom.

Social Studies

Students finished up their travel brochures on Thursday— a day or two later than I anticipated. But there really are some beautiful spots to research out West! We will spend some class time on Monday sharing them with the rest of the class. We will complete the study guides for the western region in class on Tuesday. They will bring then home to help them study for the region quiz on Friday, March 1st. Daily Geography will stay our West this week as we look at a physical map of California.

Math

This week we will have a quiz regarding Prime and Composite Numbers, GCFs, Equivalent Fractions, and Simplifying Fractions. Next up we will explore Multiples and how to use them to change denominators in order to compare and order fractions.

Language Art/Writing

Grammar: Unit 3: Linking Verbs and main/helping verbs

Vocabulary: Chapter 11 Vocabulary. Test the following week.

Spelling: Journey’s lesson 17: Words with final /j/ and /s/ sound

Writing/Saint Report: Final draft of Saint Reports

Religion

Saint Report

Venture Magazine following the Gospel

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