Join us in Addison's Kingdom of Books for our Spring Book Fair by Bedford Falls
Open Monday - Thursday from 7:15am-3pm and Friday from 7:15am-12pm
Students will preview the Book Fair on the 21st & 22nd with their classes.
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I'm a couple of weeks late writing this post, so I'm going to skip all the fluff and just give you all the details that I know of right now.
We ended 2018 and started 2019 discussing the Bill of Rights. We had 3 different assignments after we returned, but they were all open note. Those are the only grades in for Social Studies right now. We have switched over to science and will return to Social Studies later in February/early March.
So, for now we are studying the water cycle in science. This is not a new topic to the students, as they study it in first grade and really remember a lot of what they did from then. We discuss the 3 different states of matter (we do not discuss plasma in 4th grade as a state) and have created journal entries. For the next couple of days we will be discussing the water cycle and creating journal entries. The goal was to have a quiz on Tuesday (after the MLK holiday), but there is a chance it will be pushed to Wednesday. The students have already been told that they will NOT be allowed to use their journals for this. All of this information will be put to use again at the end of January as we have a STEM activity planned around the water cycle for the students.
After water cycle we will be discussing weather. We will study the different types of clouds, find out about several types of weather instruments and how they help us gather information about the weather, and also learn how to read a weather map.
Better late than never? Here are some pictures from our holiday party before the winter break. Thanks so much to all of the moms that came to help us out and to everyone that sent in supplies/snacks.
I hope that you had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. We are now on the downhill slide to wrap up 2018. Sometime in the next three weeks we will be taking the Reading Inventory (RI) and Math Inventory (MI) which is something that all Cobb elementary students take on the computer. There is nothing to study for this test, and this is not included in the students grades.
In Science we have been studying ecosystems - specifically food chains and food webs. We will continue to study them this coming week and will have a test on Friday, 12/8. (Remember, if we ever move a test it will never be moved to an earlier date, only a later date.) After completing this test I hope to return to Social Studies to discuss what happened after the American Revolution.
Every fourth grade class in Cobb Schools is scheduled during the year to have a lesson presented by the folks from the Fire Safety Village. This year is no different and they will be coming to our class on Monday, 12/3 and we will get to go to the Village on Monday, 12/10. The highlight of this trip in fourth grade is that students get to drive the "go carts." Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we get to this year. No matter what, there is a lot of time that we will spend outside. Students need to dress accordingly. There is no cost for this trip. If you have not sent in your permission slip, please do so as soon as possible.
Speaking of the weather, we are in the middle of crazy Georgia weather. The fourth grade teachers work together and if the temperature is not to cold we make every attempt to let the children go out for recess. However, if they are not dressed appropriately they will stay inside and participate in indoor recess.
This afternnon Mrs. Gerber, Mrs. Tansill, and half of Mrs. Bocarro went to the Youth Museum. The kids acted out history from the start of the American Revolution through the writing of the Constitution. I think a grand time was had.
NOTICE: This is NOT for all 4th grade students. This is only for Mrs. Tansill's AC Math class.
We will be having a test over the Order of Operations on Friday, November 9. Below are some online games that students can play to practice.
Order of Operations Millionaire
Operation Order www.funbrain.com/games/operation-order
For the SS Weekly, your user name is your school ID number.