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.
This week we completed a 3 Act Task called The Pringle Ringle. 3 Act Tasks are fun math problems that help us think outside the box. This one was extra special because we got to build our own Pringle Ringles at the end. We worked together in groups of four, listened to our peers' ideas, and we all found success. A great end to a great week!
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)