MAKING SOUNDS WAVES VISIBLE
In science, we're learning about sound waves. Today we got to see sound
waves transfer information using spring toys and ropes.
We just started a poetry unit, and we are already writing up a storm. We are focusing on adding sensory details and personification to bring our poems to life.
DIVISION NUMBER STORIES
We're combining all of our fourth-grade math skills into BIG number stories. Turns out, that reading the directions a couple of times makes a big difference. Solve this problem:
Mrs. Haverford runs a costume shop. Actors in a local play asked her to order two kinds of hats: top hats and bowler hats. She placed two orders for top hats, which cost her $132. Three top hats came in each order. She placed two orders for bowler hats, which cost $160. Five bowler hats came in each order. Actors will pick up an individual hat. How much should she charge for a top hat? How much for a bowler hat? Which costs more? How much more?
Spring fever is here. And practicing for our spring music concert is fun!
DIVISION OF THE DAY
We've been practicing our partial quotients division. Check it out! There's no one right way to solve a problem, but the great thing is, we can always check an answer with multiplication.
Our mandalas have been a wonderfully calming activity this week. We love working on them when we're finished with other work. They are each unique and beautiful.
MANDALA MATH ART
We're calming our CMAS brains with some mandala math art. Mandalas are intricate works of art typically created out of colored sand. They have radial symmetry and require mindfulness similar to a Zentangle. We're designing our own mandalas each unique and beautiful.
WEIRD WEATHER PATTERNS
This week we learned all about weird weather patterns. Did you know that dust from the Sahara desert travels around the globe in the jet stream? This year it took a detour to Spain. We love learning from our reporters. Check out the News for Kids article.