Sorry for not updating the blog in quite some time. Things have been very busy in the fourth grade this month! We finished our introduction to fractions unit in math and continue learning about Vermont history and government. We invited Teo Zagar, Quechee's representative in the House, to visit our classroom. He spoke to the students about his role in Vermont's government, how laws are created, what the role of the governor is concerning laws and answered many questions the children had. We were very happy and excited to have Mr. Zagar with us today!
We also had a day of creating lobby decorations in celebration of Vermont's birthday! Students painted maple leaves, creating pictures of famous Vermonters, hermit thrushes and red clovers. Next time you're in the building, take a minute to admire their work in the lobby.
Finally, we also had another guest speaker come in to discuss animal tracking. Ranger Ed Sharron from Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park brought his powerpoint TSI presentation (Track and Sign Investigation). It was a very engaging presentation that showed students pictures, videos and audio clips of various Vermont animals, many of which were videoed in M-B-R park! Students learned a lot and were excited and interested. We learned a lot from Ranger Ed!
Homework Assignments due On:
Students should be studying their multiplication facts everyday. Fact quizzes that aren't passed are due back the next day, with fact worksheet completed. Multiplication facts are a 3rd grade standard, so every day and week that goes by of your student not knowing them sets them further and further behind.
Homework is due on these days:
Tuesday (6/2): Any unfinished in-class work
Wednesday (6/3): Any unfinished in-class work
Thursday (6/4): Any unfinished in-class work
Friday (6/5): Any unfinished in-class work
Monday (6/8): Nothing