Our reading block is one of our favorite times of the day! We're all working on different things. We like having some choice in what we work on first and the pace we move through our work.
Check out some of the things we might be doing!
The Gratitude Project
IDR - Independent Daily Reading
Fluency and Audiobooks
Time for Kids and Scholastic News
We started the year with six word stories all about ourselves. We're continuing that theme for birthdays too! When it's your child's big day, we each write them a six word story accompanied by a picture. They'll come home with a ring full of kind words and anecdotes!
It's fun to take time to reflect on what awesome classmates we have.
Check out our 4th grade Celebrate the Beat dance! Practice at home!
We're loving reading Fish in a Tree. The main character Ally Nickerson struggles to read because of dyslexia. However, she excels in all creative and visual tasks. Her teacher, Mr. Daniels recognizes her strengths and teaches her to play chess to show her how smart she really is. Unfortunately, we often cater to one of learning style, when there are really so many ways to learn. We're learning/relearning to play chess this year and celebrating all the ways we learn!
We start each day with a math problem to get our brains working. After check in, Estimation Station is the first stop in our morning routine. Each day we get a clue leading to the big reveal on Friday. Can you figure out how many beads are on the string below?
This week we practiced completing Estimation Station in Google Classroom.
If we are home sick, we can still participate!
Math is busy in fourth grade. We use a workshop model, which means we're all usually working on different skills at our own pace. Today we worked on place value and ordering numbers.
We completed journal pages, math problems in Google Classroom, and learned to play Addition Top-It with three digit numbers.
Check out this cool video for a reminder on the base 10 place value system.