These next few weeks, 4th graders will be focusing on conceptual understanding of fractions. Some concepts include equivalency, comparing, adding/subtracting, and multiplying fractions. They continue to work on math fact fluency with multiplication and division.
4th graders have concluded reading Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing. Students created questions for chapters and answered questions with the use of strong evidence. Students will now focus on nonfiction texts (Time For Kids), comparing multiple sources, finding main ideas, and details to support the main idea.
Narrative: 4th graders are currently working writing a new chapter that follows Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing. Students are using plot structure: conflict, rising action, climax, and reflection, into their stories. They will also apply this same plot structure for writing a narrative for missions.
4th graders have been learning about the California Missions. Students researched a particular mission and studied what life was like in the mission.
4th graders will be learning about simple machines. They will research how these simple machines are part of our everyday life and how it makes our lives complete difficult tasks with more ease.