Horton's Herons

Fabulous Fourth Grade Updates from room 319

Booker T. Washington

March18

This week we are working on a Booker T. Washington close reading activity.

Here is a link to a mini biography on Booker T. Washington

http://viewpure.com/07cispyOhWQ

 

PERFECT POETRY

March16

We are going to begin a unit on poetry. We will begin by learning about different types of poems. I am attaching video clips and websites to help you identify types of poems. Students will then individually create a poetry project in class. Once you have put together your project we will move into group projects. You will work in groups of 3 for this project :-)

A video presentation about different types of poems.

http://viewpure.com/Yci4c4pc5FA

A website with links to a wide variety of poems

https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/glossary-poetry-types

Interactive Poetry Lesson for Kids

http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/poetry-writing-lessons/

Poet Jack Prelutsky’s site

http://jackprelutsky.com

 

Read and Rate Published Poems!

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poemcategories.aspx

 

Mrs. Warner’s Poetry Lessons~ We used these in class! :-)

http://mrswarnerarlington.weebly.com/poetry.html

 

 

 

MATH ANTICS

March5

Today we watched a video that helped us learn about turning decimals and fractions into percentages. The video blog Math Antics was a GREAT resource. Check out the video we watched today, they try exploring some of their other videos for more great math tips!

http://youtu.be/JeVSmq1Nrpw

 

Getting Started w/ Simple Machines

March3

Check out Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Simple Machines Overview!~

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Play with Edheads Simple Machine detector!

http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/frame_loader.htm

The Kids Have Officially Gone a Bit SNOW Crazy ;-)

March3

Today marked over 1 month since we’ve seen grass! After having footballs taken away at recess for safety reasons yesterday, students decided to organize a Make A Wall movement- just a few started and more than half of the 4th grade ended up creating a ‘mega wall’

http://youtu.be/z_zoke8Bi9o

 

wall

FINDING PARTS OF A WHOLE WITH FRACTIONS

February11

We have been working on finding parts of a whole with fractions. We have been using word problems and bar model bars to help us create models for these problems.

This video link is very similar to what we have been doing in class

http://youtu.be/xXpHun6ZJDA

Please use this link- the ‘teacher’ in the video works so that you can follow along and shout out your answers:-) Try pausing the video and completing the work along with him. You can also rewind so you can review any part you are unclear with.

 

FRACTIONS ARE FUN!

 

FRACTIONS OF A SET

February10

We can look at fractions as part of a set of a whole number. For example: How can we find 2/3 of 18? We start by making a number box with 3 even sections (bar model). We then take the number 18 and break it into 3 even pieces. So for this example there would be 6 pieces in each box because 18 divided by  3=6

 

Try these websites to practice these skilss

Watch this video (be sure to paste the link into view pure.com before watching

http://youtu.be/-L3MmUJtn7Y

 

Practice here:

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-4/fractions-of-a-number-word-problems

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

 

 

 

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