* Place value to thousands and
* Place value patterns
* Round numbers
* Make new groups for addition
* Estimation and mental math
* Subtraction from thousands
* Subtraction undoes addition
In math this quarter we are learning about place value. We are learned to write the place value in the millions and thousands. We also learned how to write expanded forms of large numbers. We were taught how to write the standard and word form for numbers too.
Jack & Axel
* Getting to know each
other - STARRING
* Team building activities
* Classroom routines
* School rules
New 4th Grade Students
Being a new student is scary but kind of fun. Everybody is nice to you. My experience at Culver has been great. The first day of school was scary. I didn’t know who my teacher would be or where anything was in the building.I was the lost one, I had no idea what to do when I got to school. When I got on the bus after school I didn’t know what stop to get off on. A friend from my stop helped me get off the bus. My specials at school are gym, art, steam, media, music, and technology. I like art the most because it’s creative and there is not one way you can do art. I want to learn more things at Culver!
In 4th grade we made t-shirts. It’s a little thing we did on t-shirt shaped paper where we talked about yourself. There’s a favorite drink, name, portrait (you can take a picture of yourself), your age, etc. We colored it and added pictures for your favorite things. Then we wrote about them. Finally we cut them out and the teacher laminated them. That’s what the t-shirts are. :)
After School Biking
The bike ride was fun. We saw a lot of interesting stuff. We saw 4 dear and 6 raccoons. We went on a big bridge. We made it all the way to Dempster Street. We saw a little pond. Our trip was very fun!
Mason & Oskar
In Enrichment we get to do really fun things. One thing that is fun is independent reading days. When we do independent reading days, Ms. Masini, the Enrichment teacher, picks popsicle sticks with our names on them. Once she picks us, we can pick where we want to read around the room and take off our shoes. Then, we read until Ms. Masini tells us to stop and pack up to go back to our homeroom.
Another thing is we do this competition where we try to read as much as we can until the quarter ends. When the quarter ends, we add up how many pages we read throughout the quarter. We would keep how many pages and books we read on a blue reading log.
Our third fun thing is we can recommend books to other people. Every week, on Friday one person from every grade recommends a book. They get to say who they recommend it to, how much they like it, and what genre it is. If we want to read it, we get to write it’s title on a sheet of paper.
There are many more fun things we do in Enrichment, but we are going to end this article here.
Leander & Nathan
* Short A, E, I and long A, E, I words
* Simple subjects and predicates
* Completes subjects and predicates
* Compound subjects and predicates
* Read and discussed "Because of
* Story structure
* Point of view
* Thinking about electricity and its properties
* What electricity can do
* A closer look at circuits
* What is inside a light bulb?
* Building a circuit
* What is wrong with the circuit?
In 4th grade our first unit for science is electrical circuits.Here's a little about what we did:
First, we drew a picture of a light bulb. And then we got a wire, a light bulb, and a battery. We had to figure out at least 2 ways the light bulb lights and the light bulb doesn’t light. We had to draw them all. Then we tried to move a compass needle with a battery and wire. It was very hard.
We got to make a really big circuit with all the classes in 4th grade and we had to use a bunch of batteries to light a big light bulb. It was super fun! We almost lit it up.
It was always hard to keep the wire in place so we got battery holders. The battery holders hold the batteries and have clips that hold the wires. Then we got this blue thing that held the light bulb and the wires. To light the bulb you had to put the battery in the holder, put the ends of the wires on the top of the holder, put the light bulb in the blue thing, and then put the other ends of the wires in the clips. And there you have it!
We also got to make a big circuit with our group. We used 2 batteries and 2 light bulbs and we did it.
Carmella and Katie
Battle of the Books Club
In 4th grade you can join Battle of the Books get to be coaches. In Battle of the Books you have to read. A BUNCH! You have to go to a room after school on Wednesdays till 4:00. We do fun things like drills, where you can get candy and author drills, where you can get stickers. There are also special books to read and after reading them you have to make cards about the books with 5 questions so you remember the book, since the title is on the top. You get your card in the battles. In battles you go to the library and battle against other schools. If you guess the book, its a point. If you also guess the author, its 2 points. If you win, you get a pizza party and the author of the winning book comes and signs everyone's book. That is what Battle of the Books is all about.
Here's the Scoop on 4th Grade
In the beginning of 4th grade you’ll work on scoops. The scoops are a piece of paper that look like a bowl of ice cream.The scoops are for your favorite things you like to do. Write your name on the bowl of the paper. You can write your name in beautiful colors. If you write in pencil, trace in black so you will be able to see your writing after coloring. Make sure your scoops are beautiful because it’s going to hang around your classroom. Do the best you can and make it wonderful!
The staring project is something that tells about you and what you are good at. First the teacher gives you a star and a picture of you and you glue your picture on the star. She also gives you 4 strips of paper with star at the top. You write four adjectives that describe you. You also bring stuff from home that represent you so you can customize it how you want it to be. That is the starting project!
Axel and Jack