I cannot believe it is already the Advent season! This week we will be learning about the Advent season and what we can do to prepare for the birth of Christ. We will start each week with an Advent prayer service in the Gym. This is a wonderful tradition which centers our students and reminds them of the “reason for the season.” Tuesday we will be going to the Museum of Science and Industry. This is a wonderful field trip for our fourth graders. We will visit the coal mine which will show students the importance of this resource to our country. We will also visit the Christmas Around the World exhibit. Students will be comparing the Christmas traditions in another country to their own. This is a great way for students to visualize the country’s traditions. Wednesday we will be shopping at the Secret Santa shop. Finally, we will be starting The Best Christmas Pageant Ever novel study. Our busy month of December has begun! Please read below for details.
Monday, December 3: Advent Prayer Service @ 9:15 AM
Tuesday, December 4: MSI field trip
Wednesday, December 5: 9:30 – 10:15 Secret Santa Shop
Thursday, December 6: St. Nick’s Day
This week we will be starting chapter 4. This will be an introduction to division. Students will begin to look at multiples and factors of numbers. Please continue to review those math facts!
This week we will begin reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We will complete most of the work in the classroom, but students may need to finish their comprehension questions at home. This week we will be reading and discussing chapters 1 and 2. Students will work in groups to answer comprehension questions and discuss the novel. We will continue spelling and grammar with the Wonders program. Students will continue to have a grammar and spelling assessment on Fridays. Students will also have a quiz over the chapters they read from the week. This week our grammar skill is verbs and our spelling skill is r controlled vowels. Students can continue to log in to their wonders program online to practice the spelling and grammar skill of the week. Our book report for the second trimester will be about a science fiction or historical fiction book. Students will be completing a book trailer in iMovie after the Christmas break in computer class. I will be introducing this report to students this week.
This week we will be learning about the Northeast. Students are creating a book on Book Creator which reviews the vocabulary and concepts we learned about each lesson. Students are also completing their comprehension checks through Google Classroom. This is a learning process. I will continue to troubleshoot problems the students encounter. Please email me if your child seems confused about how to complete the work. The best way for students to do this is to complete the work in Google Docs so they can continue to edit their answers until it is turned in.
We will be taking the chapter 6 science test on Thursday, December 6. Students will receive their study guide on Monday, December 3. We will review the study guide on Wednesday as a class. Students will finish designing an animal who can live in either the Rainforest or Desert.
This week we will read about the Advent season and what we do to prepare for the birth of Jesus. Students will also learn about our Advent mission.
Lovely Links –
Please use the below links to find more information about our classroom, links to class texts, and online resources. Students will receive all of their logins this week. Please keep your copy in a safe place at home. Students will also take a picture so they will have this information on their iPads at all times.