There is no school Monday for professional development.
Tuesday is the read-in event. We will be having a special visitor read to our class and talk about the importance of reading to his or her profession.
Progress reports will be sent home Wednesday.
As we begin a new unit on technology, we are excited to invite the 4th grade to enter a special contest. Every year, our students complete a science project in class that involves using technology to improve life in some way or solve a problem. Students will complete this assignment Friday, April 21st in class. Then, they will be invited to go online, with your help, over the weekend (April 22nd and 23rd) to enter their invention into the contest. Although the invention will be started in class, entering the contest should be done solely at home with the help of a parent or guardian. The Dreamvention Challenge Contest will honor one budding inventor with a $250,000 grand prize and reward the 10 schools with the most contest entries with $5,000 each for their science programs. Deadline: April 24, 2017. Judging criteria: 25% fun factor, 25% creativity, 25% storytelling and 25% feasibility. Five finalists will be selected and compete for the most votes at the contest website. The inventor who receives the most votes will win a $250,000 grand prize. Other finalists will receive $10,000 each. Remember: it's super easy to enter! You don't have to build your invention; you simply need to draw it up and upload it to the website. Please go to mydreamvention.com to enter your child's design. We appreciate your support! Students will only be graded on the work that they complete in class; their grade is in no way contingent on entry into the contest. However, we do encourage all students to participate!
Our Learning this Week:
In Spalding this week, we will enter list 29 and be tested on list 28.
In language, we will complete grammar lessons 90-92. There will be a grammar test on Wednesday.
In reading, we will learn to compare and contrast different accounts of the same information. We will read about The Dust Bowl and the President's Fireside Chat. We will also read two pieces of literature on quilting.
In math, we will take benchmark 5 on Tuesday. We will complete lessons 102, 104, and 105 on tenths/hundredths, changing improper fractions, and dividing by 10.
In science, we will finish our study of weather with a test on Thursday. We will work on the Dreamvention Technology project on Friday.