Happy Sunday 4A!
We had a fantastic field trip to the Reid Park Zoo last Thursday where students had the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes. We spent time in the kitchen where we learned about animal nutrition, and what it takes to feed over 250 animals. Students also spent time in the animal hospital area where surgeries take place, and got to interact with various small animals.
Wednesday we will be visiting our 1st grade buddies to do a fun Halloween activity.
Thursday we will enjoy root beer floats with 4B at 1:00, and then have a fun activity in our classroom prepared by our room parents. 4th grade also gets to join the Halloween parade this year which will begin at 2:45. K-3 will begin the parade in their courtyards and then we will join them for the tail end of the parade. I’m looking forward to a fun day!
Costumes may be worn to school on Thursday, however masks and accessories must stay in backpacks until the parade. No face paint, fake weapons, or gore are allowed. Thank you for your help with this.
Friday we will attend the Dia de los Muertos chapel from 10:00-11:00
Environmentally Friendly Lunch Changes
Starting November 1st, plastic water bottles will be eliminated as a choice for drinks. Students will still have the choice of white or chocolate milk. Students are encouraged to bring their reusable water bottles from home, and please make sure their names are clearly labeled. The lunch program is also transitioning to 100% biodegradable and recyclable containers, and plantware compostable utensils.
This week we will complete our unit on relating multiplication and division, and by the end of the week we will begin our study of geometry.
We began our novel study on Strider, and students are doing a nice job of identifying different types of figurative language. As we get deeper into the book, students will continue working on using text evidence to answer questions.
Personal narratives are getting closer to completion, and most students are in the revision and editing stage. I have been asking students to have another student read their paper back to them. It is often helpful to hear your own writing being read in order to catch mistakes. I am also asking students to weave different types of figurative language into their essays.
This week we begin our study of the southwest region, with a focus on geography – describing physical features of the Southwest, and understanding how people in the region use natural resources.