We start our writing block each day with a little bit of grammar. This week we're learning about compound sentences. A compound sentence is two complete sentences combined with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. There are seven coordinating conjunctions. FANBOYS is an acronym that helps us remember them...for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so!
This year the town is updating the Crested Butte Community Compass. Since fourth graders learn all about the state of Colorado, they naturally came to us for help...plus kids have the best ideas. Today we got a briefing on our mission. Over the next few weeks we'll examine the elements and core values below and make suggestions and goals for town planning.
land use / culture / environmental stewardship / parks and recreation
open space and trails / affordable housing / transportation / economic development
Place value is a big topic in fourth grade. The cool thing about our number system is that it's all based on the number ten! Ten is a really friendly number to work with and once you understand how the system works, it's like have the keys to the castle for harder math.
Check out this cool video for some place value clarification!
Last week we practiced math workshop. During math, we usually have a short whole group lesson and then rotate through different tasks depending on what we each need for the skill we're learning. That's a lot of moving pieces, so we practiced it all with fun activities first!
Math Learning Reflection
Pattern Blocks and Tangrams
We've been practicing our digital citizenship as we start to incorporate technology into our daily routine. We learned all about media and how we can make media choices everyday. Those choices can help keep us safe online and also keep us healthy with technology balance.
You can practice with the Google Interland game at home!