The kids learned all about how to figure out the minimum, maximum, and middle of a set of data by measuring their head sizes and their arm spam. They then had to get themselves in order from the minimum (smallest) to the maximum (largest) size. The HUGE challenge was to do it without any talking. This was challenging at first but they quickly got the hang of how to communicate about numbers without any words. Once they were in order, I had them sit down starting with the minimum and the maximum, the next minimum and maximum, until we got to the median value.
As promised, here are some of the pictures I have taken this year.
Making Waves exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts:
Career Day 2013
While updating our blog I found these old pictures from the year you all were in kindergarten. If you were in Mrs. Adam’s class you were Book Buddies with my fourth grade class. Look at how little you were then and how grown up you are now!
Math MCAS for 4th grade students at Mullen Hall will be on May 15th & 16th. Please make sure your child comes to school on time, gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and brings a water bottle and snack to school those days.
Here’s the link I promised to the MCAS rap song we listened to in class yesterday. I know it gets me up and moving-enjoy!!
Today the entire 4th grade attended a private showing of the movie version of The Lorax by Dr. Suess. The themes of taking care of the environment and one person being able to make a difference were presented in an engaging and entertaining manner. When we returned to the classroom the kids designed their own “thneed” t-shirt and wrote a paragraph explaining their design. Stop by our classroom and checkout the bulletin board with their designs.
I came across this tonight when I was looking for interesting and fun activities to go along with our reading skills and strategies for the week. See if you can read it!
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Hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Now it’s time for us all to get back to work. We have a very busy week ahead of us. We will be having our writing celebration on Wednesday, November 30th and sharing our personal narratives with one another. I can’t wait to see all the hard work you have done.! We will continue our work in decimals and metric measurement and finish up our unit of study of citizenship, immigration, and map skills. In language arts we will be reading the story Marven of the Great North Woods, concentrating on telling the difference between fact and opinion, reviewing main idea, working with homophones, learning spelling patterns for the consonant blends ng, nk, ph, and wh., and study irregular plural nouns and singular possessive nouns. So get your brains ready and eager to do some learning!
Today 4th grade students from all over Cape Cod were treated to a concert about the life and times of Abraham Lincoln by the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. As always, students from Mullen Hall were well behaved and polite young men and women. We even got to hear “President Lincoln” deliver his famous Gettysburg Address while the orchestra played a musical interpretation of the speech.
I continue to be amzed at the quality of the musical talent we have here on Cape Cod.