Horton's Herons

Fabulous Fourth Grade Updates from room 319

FLAT STANLEY ADVENTURES

January26

Flat Stanley’s are still coming in from around the country!!! Today we even received a book about his adventures in Minnesota (Thank you to Ned’s family for sending it in)!

You can check out all of the posted photos on:

http://padlet.com/mhorton4/fsga8mnfof6y

Check out our collection:

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NORTHEAST REGION OF THE UNITED STATES

January26

As we work with Science Fair we will be working both as a class, and independently, to research and learn about each of the 5 regions of the United States. We will begin by reviewing the Northeast region and focusing on locating the states on a map, matching states and capitals,geographical features, history, industry and more!

Several times a week we will begin our day with one of these 50 states songs. When we did this last year 90% of students scored a 100% on the 50 states and capitals test at the end of the year! Can you make it 95% of the class this year?!?!

http://youtu.be/MSvJ9SN8THE?list=PLDQyLk7_NyHqilZCJ5dxkWzKeB5zMSEEx

http://youtu.be/_E2CNZIlVIg?list=PLDQyLk7_NyHqilZCJ5dxkWzKeB5zMSEEx

These sites will help you with the Northeast region:

Regions of the United States The Northeast People and Heritage

http://youtu.be/76CTw_Qlg_E

 

 

SCIENCE FAIR BONANZA

January26

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It’s that time of year again! Time for the Science Fair! This year we will be completing our project in class. This will give students the opportunity to work independently as well as with teacher and peer support. The Mullen-Hall 4th grade Science Fair is in the afternoon on Thursday February 12th (before February Vacation). We will be entering as a class for the Founders Award in the Falmouth Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday February 28th from 10am-12pm. We will need a minimum of 14 students present at the town science fair to be eligible for the award :-) .

Check out the Science and Engineering Website:

http://www.falmouthsciencefair.com

 

 

 

Now Playing: Interviews about Winnie Foster on the Anniversary of the Great Jail Break!

January25

The following are hard hitting reports from our finest reporters. These reporters researched Winnie Foster and her contribution in the Mae Tuck jail break. Winnie may no longer be with us but she has left an impact on all she touched in her lifetime.

From Reporter #8

http://youtu.be/N73tIfB-FrY

From Reporter #13

http://youtu.be/0U1wJlMwVjY

From Reporter #17

http://youtu.be/TiOX31cNTwQ

From Reporter #24

http://youtu.be/yqMF-qDwAOY

From Reporter #9

http://youtu.be/tGos7AP0qVo

From Reporter #20

http://youtu.be/NsvUVrhK96M

From Reporter #11

http://youtu.be/Btrg-O9AUf4

 

FABULOUS FRACTIONS

January25
Unit 6 is here already! This unit is dealing with fabulous FRACTIONS! Last week we worked on identifying numerators and denominators, creating equivalent fractions, adding/subtracting fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will continue to work on each of these areas this week as we begin to apply each of these areas using real-world problems. We’ll even go to the ‘Fraction Fair’ using QR Codes! :-)
As a class we have realized the importance of solid math fact knowledge with multiplication and division. As we reduce and create equivalent fractions we have to understand factors and multiples. Please do not forget to practice math facts, especially if you have not yet passed Xtramath for multiplication.
Here are just a few resources to get you going with fraction practice.
Shepard Software: Fraction Games (computer only)
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/fractions.htm
Khan Academy Fractions
http://www.khanacademy.org/search?page_search_query=fractions
Partner Fractions Jeopardy
http://www.math-play.com/Fractions-Jeopardy/fractions-jeopardy.html
HOW TO WATCH VIDEOS:
OPEN http://viewpure.com then cut and paste one of the video links below into the box on the site. This will allow you to watch the video without adds or pop ups.
Fractions with different denominator video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQa2S92ftNo&feature=youtu.be
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8kjXfD4xas&feature=youtu.be
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers: video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk0rnXlmg-A&feature=youtu.be

M-E-T-A-L What does that spell??? SUCCESS!!

January13

Today we learned a new strategy for responding to Open Response Questions. This strategy will be beneficial for in class assignments as well as district and state testing measures.

 

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We even made up a chant to remember each of the steps!!! Using the hand motions and song will help us recall information much faster :-)

http://youtu.be/yFqvXZC6Omc

Then we each made our own presentation to teach others about M-E-T-A-L! What a day! We are so excited to have a great strategy for answering Open Response Questions! We’re gonna ROCK!!!

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Social Studies: U.S Government Overview

January10

After concluding our unit on immigration we have segued into the foundations of the U.S government. With this unit we are working on understand the role of President of the United States and how the POTUS works hand in hand with the other branches of government.

Check out these links to review at home :-)

Preamble to the Constitution

http://youtu.be/2XMzIExVT5M?list=PLDQyLk7_NyHpE4mQwzqwPw6TmmT7gMLct

President Rap Song

http://youtu.be/3uxhzO2xab8?list=PLDQyLk7_NyHpE4mQwzqwPw6TmmT7gMLc

3 Branches Edpuzzle Quiz

https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/m/548f291bcae87bea65e3abb1/548f2277cae87bea65e3a81c

 

 

Animal Adaptations: Duckbill Platypus #16 #10

December11

Duckbill Platypus adaptations

They use their wide bill to make ripples in the water to distract their prey and to catch them

closes its ears and nostrils so it can swim underwater and not drown

has webbed feet so it can walk on land and swim in water

closes its eyes when swimming because it can tell where its swimming by the movement of other animals and the water around it

http://youtu.be/SIIV1iPPiDc

 

Animal Adaptations: Jumping Spider by #3 & #14

December11

Jumping Spider adaptations

has strong legs to jump after its prey to catch it

it makes a web like house to protect its eggs

once it jumps it leaves a strand of silk so it can find its way back home and so it can pull its prey back into its home

has strong legs to jump away from predators

http://youtu.be/zXngh9F_Gjk

 

Animal Adaptations: Wolverine by #11 & #12

December11

Wolverine adaptations:
long claws to help them navigate the rocky terrain

broad paws to help them from sinking in snow and to travel long distances

despite their small size they can take down animals much larger then themselves such as: caribou, deer & bear

can walk or run up to 40 miles in a single day so they have a large hunting and scavenging area to feed from

they have a thick skin to protect them from predator attacks

 

http://youtu.be/MbIhulhGumw

 

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