Welcome to the weekend! Before we begin another busy week, let me update you on all we did this past week in Class 4A
In ELA, students spent time developing pre-writing for an informational report on a topic of their expertise. This report allows them practice building a cohesive, non-fiction piece. We’re looking at it as a stepping stone to a more complex, research-based report on a topic of their choice beginning next week. We’re also working on proofreading for and preventing fragment and run-on sentences. With this, students have also had some practice working with conjunctions.
In Math, students completed, reviewed, and tested on Unit 5: Big Numbers and Estimation. Students also began working with multi-digit multiplication in this unit, and it’s clear that we have a lot more work to do in that skill area.
In Social Studies, our class finished up a timeline project that had been set aside for a while, and they also practiced for our monthly assembly on the ESLR of “Courage”. Two groups in our class were chosen by popular vote to perform their skit for a video recording that was then shown at our assembly on Friday morning. I’ve attached the Youtube links below. Please be assured that the videos are unlisted and will not come up in a public search. The students were thrilled to watch their classmates on the big screen with the whole school as their audience. We’re very proud of their hard work and creativity!
Also announced at our February Assembly on Courage was our Student of the Month for 4A, Jenny Vuong. Jenny joined us in September of 2016 after returning to Vietnam from studying in the USA. Jenny has proven herself to be a model student for effort and behavior, but she also shows courage by sharing her ideas, even when she’s not sure. She also demonstrated courage by refusing to take part in a bullying incident at school. CONGRATULATIONS, JENNY!
Finally, in Science, students are plugging away at their Science Fair projects. The TAS Science Fair will be held on Friday, March 10th. An official invitation will be sent to parents before the event, but save the date for that morning if you’d like to see the results of the hard work our students have put into their experiments. Also, please be aware that students may be asking parents about obtaining materials from home. I apologize if any of this is confusing or raises questions. If you’re not sure about any aspect of these science projects, please contact me.
Until next week….. Ms. Corie