Mrs. Kuhnmuench's 4th Grade Blog-April 5, 2019
Titanic: Students are 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.
Pecans to potatoes, those are some of the interesting state crops we are looking at. After looking/graphing things plant info on a state level we are now going to find out some interesting facts about this state plant. Starting later in the week we should be prepared to put all of this information into a slide show to present to the class.
We will be working on the state map and early history pieces of the State Fair project. The early inhabitants of Wisconsin continue to be the focus of our Wisconsin studies this week. We’ll be looking at the Mound Builders, learning about where they were located and how they lived. For selfish reasons we’ll be looking at a street map of Washington D.C. for Daily Geography. I’m heading there over Spring Break with my family and needed a little refresher of the area before we go!
Order forms for Summer Skills Workbooks went out two weeks ago. All orders are due on April 12. In addition, information was included for picking up the Summer Bridge Activities Workbooks from the Learning Shop.
This week we finished up the unit on adding fractions by having a pretest for chapter 11 on Friday and a test on Monday. Next up is multiplying and dividing fractions.
Vocabulary: Beginning chapter 14
Spelling: Lesson 22 VCV and VCCV (vowel, consonant, vowel) patterns.
Grammar: Unit 4: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions. Verb tests went home Monday.
Writing: Prayers for Lent, Titanic Biography, Narrative writing
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