Grade 4

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Week Ahead, Sept. 23

Week of September 23

I would like to thank all of you for the time we spent together last week talking about your children. I always find conferences rewarding, and value the time we get to talk together about how your children are doing and next steps to help them continue to grow as students.

In Reader’s Workshop our class has continued to build elements of our workshop. Soon they will begin to meet in groups to read and talk about books. We have also started to read online. This week students will also start to access sites related to reading. This will include book themed sites, as well as author’s sites.
In Writer’s Workshop our class is putting final touches on their first personal narrative. Students will be printing these out and have them ready to share soon. Please feel free to ask them to share with you.

In Math, our class is continuing to understand estimation, and what reasonable estimates are used for. One of the most difficult parts of learning about estimation is understanding what is reasonable. Any conversations you can have about making estimates this week will help strengthen what we have talked about in class. We will start with addition and subtraction after our vacation next week.

Our inquiry unit continues to progress and give students the opportunities to evaluate their skills when working in groups. Last week students identified problems they want to solve. We will work this week to understand the problems, and identify possible solutions, which they would be able to present and implement.

Have a great week!
-Martin Reinsmoen

Dates and Reminders
Monday, 23 September - Day 5
MAP Parent Coffee - 8.15 - 9.15 AM,5th Floor Conference Room

Wednesday, 25 September - Day 7
State of the School -  25 September, 8:30 - 9.30, Secondary School Campus - MPH

Sept. 28 – Oct. 6 No School – Fall Break

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