Mrs. Kuhnmuench's 4th Grade Blog-March 29, 2019

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This Tuesday is our field trip to Madison. Please have your son or daughter pack a brown bag lunch and a pocket snack. This is a out of uniform day. The students will get a chance to visit the gift shops, and if they choose to, they may purchase a souvenir.

Monday is an out of uniform day to celebrate Spring! Students are also allowed to wear uniform shorts starting Monday.

On Wednesday, we will be having practice for the Variety show which takes place Friday night. Hope to see you there!

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The Carmex Factory tour! What a great day. Thank you to the Malin family for providing us with this amazing look at how a business runs and how a product is made and shipped all over the world.

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Dancing to the organ music in the warehouse!

Reading

Reading Log’s due Monday!

The kids did a great job presenting their biography reports and teaching us new things! So proud of them!

Titanic: We will complete our novel this week with a culminating test. Students will bring their vocabulary words home to study in preparation. After this, they will begin writing their Titanic Narrative Biography. Each student has a ticket on the White Star Line indicating who they are (a real person who was a passenger), their age, ticket number, where they were from, and what class they were on. They are using their new background knowledge to create a character in their eyes who experienced the beauty of this luxury steamship. Will they live or die? Were they on board with loved ones? What did they do on the ship those days prior? What were their final moments like?

The story is up to them. They are taking notes on specifics about the ship, as their biography should be in the same genre, historical fiction.

Students will have the menu passengers had at the last meal on the ship and listen to music of that time, feeling like they were there. We will watch a couple Titanic scenes of the grandiose ship and then they will take off in their writing.


Science

We are looking at many of the different crops that are produced in their state. Over the next week, we will also be doing some math including graphs and creating comparisons to how big their state is in acres.

Social Studies

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The students had fun doing the Five Region State Sort! We are also off and running with the State Fair research project. This week we will be working on the Timeline piece of the project. We will be talking about the early inhabitants of the state of Wisconsin this week as well. For Daily Geography we’ll be looking at a cultural map of Major League Baseball teams—just in time for opening day!

Math

This past week we reviewed the basics of fraction by decomposing whole numbers and fractions. Next we will continue to explore fractions by applying the addition properties to adding fractions. Then we will continue to add mixed numbers and practice simplifying. Our goal is to have a pretest on Friday with a test on Monday.

Language Art/Writing

Vocabulary: Chapter 13 Test Friday!

Spelling: Lesson 21 VCV (vowel, consonant, vowel) patterns.

Writing: Prayers for Lent, Titanic Biography, Narrative writing: My best/worst day!

Religion

Our virtue this month is RESPECT. We will practice this virtue together and with our 4th grade buddies.

Venture Magazine-Lenten Journey in conjunction with our writing journals.

Every week we are gathering with the intermediate kids to pray a decade of the rosary in church. One of our commitments to pray more during this holy time.

We will be attending adoration every Thursday throughout Lent.

Finding God-Session 13: The Sacrament of Reconciliation. Describing parables, identifying capital sins pride, sloth, and envy.

Lent Study: video of Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection. I will be reading the Bible during this time as well. Students are practicing and discussing how we fast, pray and give alms

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