I challenged the fourth grade to draw a triangle with 2 right angles. An
entire day of recess was at stake so they worked really hard on the challenge.
In the end, we learned that it is impossible for a triangle to have 2 right
This week in class we started our blog post for Quad Blogging and commenting. For word work we had a test on noredink.com and had a worksheet of a ladder that gives you hints on what to add, subtract, or t rearrange the letters. On Wednesday we received a reading log for reading 30 minute every night.
In Science we made our March Mammal Madness Trading Card and sent them to Mrs. Gutterman and she printed the out. In Social Studies we chose who we wanted to do research on for a biography project we are starting.
This week is Math, we learned about Fractional Parts of a Whole and multiplying them. I like the strategy Ms. Lewis taught us; where we put the whole on top of the denominator and multiply that number by the numerator. Here is an example:¾ of 12 = 12 divided by 4 x 3 = 3×3 = 9We also did word problems where we had to find a fraction out of a whole by using that strategy.
This Week In Math we learned about Fractions of a Set for example
1/4 of 20 = 5 because 5 goes into 20 4 times. We also worked on our Khan Academy recommendations. We also leaned how to multiply fractions.
This week, in Daily 3 we did read to self, word work, and work on writing. In Word Work we learned the correct way to use common misused words such as, know, no, too, to, two, and a lot. We learned that “alot” is not a word just like you would say “apig” or “allama” you don’t say “alot”. We also took some test on noredink. In work on writing we worked on a blog post about school. We are working on this blog post for our quad blogging which is now a tri-blog. We will post our blogs about our school next week so that the kids from the other schools will be able to comment on them. In read to self we read and work on our AR goals.
In Social studies this week are class got split up into groups of 3. Each group had 3 maps of Florida they also had a paper with 20 questions on it 10 were about the physical features around Florida. Physical features are lakes, rivers, and oceans. The other 10 were about population centers in Florida. population centers are places where a lot of are or live.
Hey guys! In Language Arts we wrote our comments for Quad blogging. Quad blogging is when four fourth grade classes write on other students blog. We are doing this for four weeks, each week one class writes the blog and the other classes comment. We had to write quality comment. Quality comments start conversations, they ask questions, greet the blogger and share things you have in common. One of the classes had to pull out so now we’re calling it “tri blogging.”
We also about “A” and “An”. For example: – use “A” when the first letter of the word begins with a consonant. Examples: A baby. A kite. A foot. – use “AN” when the first word is a vowel. Examples: An eagle. An apple. An orange.We also did a Nored Inc quiz about “A” and “An”.
This week in science lab, we have been researching the animal we have drawn in art class. The things we were looking for about the animals were, diet and habitat, characteristics, if there was a history of the animal cross breeding (mating with other species of animal), and background. As that was happening, we found out that our meal worms have gone into the pupa stage.
In science in class we have been learning about animal and plant adaptations. We have learned about animals and plants that live in still water, and moving water. An example is that an adaptation for a fish that lives in rushing water is that it has a strong tail, and a streamlined body helps it stay in place and move against the current.
In social studies, we have started talking about a project that we will be doing in the near future. Everyone in class will be assigned a person that is important to Florida and we will research that person. We may even do reports on the person we have been given. I am very excited about the assignment. This morning we looked at two photos of Miami, one was the late 20th century and the other one was from the 1900s. We split into partners and we discussed where we thought it was, when we thought it was. We also compared them to see what was different and what was the same and why they were different. At the end of the lesson we said that the reason they were different was because of the population’s needs and because the population increased overtime.
by Talia Z.
This week in math we took a quiz about improper fractions and turning improper fractions into mixed numbers. We are still keeping up with Khan Academy. We have a new activity in class that if you complete the homework for the night, you can pick out a spot on a bingo chart and if your spot was picked you can win a prize. We are continuing to do the rocket math. Today we did our first two minute timing. It was very hard!
by Jake R.
Our Tu B’Shevat unit included a story about two aliens who came to earth to look for food and the Tree of Life. The search took them around the world and they visited different countries such France, Canada and Israel. In each place they were given the food that is native to that country. When they arrived in Israel they learned that the “Tree of Life” is not a physical tree but the Torah. At the end of the unit the students worked in individually or in groups to create a video based on the story.
Some students created a video that summarized the story. Other students presented the story as a news interview or added another chapter to the story. Here are their final projects:
We’re working really hard to learn all our basic multiplication facts, which is very important for success in math this year!
Do you know that there are brachot (blessings) in Judaism for seeing lighting, a rainbow and the sea? Did you know that there are brachot for smelling a flower, hearing good news and going to the bathroom? All of them help us appreciated the world around us and not take anything for granted.
Yesterday we celebrated the 100 day of school by challenging ourselves to say 100 brachot (blessings) in one day. We started the morning with Shacharit, the morning Tefillah (prayer) service and we reached almost 40 brachot. During snack Morah Mazal made sure that there was food from every one of the categories of Brachot (HaEtz, HaAdama, Mezonot, Shehakol, and even Borey Pri HaGafen). Next we recited brachot for smelling herbs and spices. Finally we had a special guest, Rabbi Rogozen. We recited the blessing for seeing a distinguished Torah Scholar.
The students continued to say brachot during the day such as Birkat HaMazon and some students even continued the challenge at home.
Hey guys! In social studies this week we worked on our Prezi’s and learned more about regions. Here’s a riddle, how many regions are you in right now? Think about it. The answer is three or four or five because you will always live in a country, you live in a state, inside a state you have a city, you can live in a county, or a special district. The top limit is five regions.
Our country holds 50 states. Each state is a political region. A political region mean people each have their own voting rights. The capital of our country is Washington, D.C., that is where our president lives. Our nation’s capital is called a federal district, It is not part of any state.
As I said before, our country holds 50 states. Our country is split into different regions: the southeast, southwest, west, midwest, and northeast. Did you know that Nebraska is in the Midwest? Did you also know that Florida is in the southwest? In the west there is Oregon, and in the northeast there is Maine.
A city hold a county. Cities are another kind of political region within states. For example, each state chooses a capital city to be on the center of it’s government. In the same way, each city sets up it’s own municipal, or city, government.
And last but not least we have a special district. To organize all these services, people often divide counties and cites into even smaller regions called special districts. Many counties and cites are divided into voting districts, school districts, and police districts. I hope you learned a lot, bye!
By, Elliana T
This week in math we are changing improper fractions into mixed numbers. We also worked on changing mixed numbers into improper fractions. To change an mixed number into a improper fractions, you take the whole number and multiply it by the denominator. After you do that you add the numerator to the number you got when you multiplied the whole and the denominator, you get an improper fraction. To change an improper fraction to a mixed number you have to see how many whole pieces you have in the fraction. For example, if you have 15/5 you have to divide 5 into 15 which equals 3.
by George S.
This week we are catching up on writing our blog post on a couple things like our UNF field trip, our favorite activity and our Prezi about regions. We learned about 3 kinds of there’s: they’re, their, and there. They’re is a contraction for they are. Their means belonging to, it shows ownership. There refers to a place. We had partners to discuss which there to put in different sentences. We practiced on noredink.com and then we took a quiz on all the types of there’s. We also read. Here are some pictures of us working on them and reading.
by Jett S.
In math this week, we learned about mixed numbers. We took notes, worked in our workbook and textbook, and our teacher drew models on the board. We also wrote mixed number math problems. We also did Rocket Math, where we had 1 minute to do 40 problems. We had to do Khan Academy for homework as well.
This week we worked on writing down vocabulary words we don’t know and making trading cards with them. Some of the words I wrote are viscous and clamorous. The book I’m reading is called Sand Dollar Summer.
This week we went on a field trip to UNF Nature Preserve. We went on a mile long hike and learned about two more trees named the cypress tree and a sweet gum tree. The was this long venomous vine called the devil walking stick. The biggest tree they have is a cypress tree and it is 602 years old. We also had a work sheet that showed us the different part of a plant and we had to fill some of it out. At the beginning of the trip are ranger showed us a big fake flower and made us guess the different part and our class killed it (we knew all the parts of the flower)! After the hike we ate lunch and played capture the egg.
In science, we continued to do our research for our animal. In art, we made the pictures. We used WorldBookOnline for the research. We have to look up what place the animal lives, eats, does.