Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween, Hurricane Sandy & More

Our week started when Hurricane Sandy blew into town and left many of our students without power and a 'No School' closing on MondayWe all quickly recovered and returned to school on Tuesday ready to learn.  

We began our new reading story, "So You Want to Be President" in honor of the upcoming election.  Students learned new vocabulary and were treated to a view of a 'real' town ballot (thanks to Mrs. Fucile our Media Specialist).  We continued the week with listening to the story on the computer via the Scott Foresman website. Ask your child to show you how to ACCESS that site! They can practice vocabulary, grammar and more. We continued learning about Presidents.  We hope to share that learning with you via a video later.  In the meantime - listen to this story to learn some great facts about our former Presidents.


In math this week the students practiced finding multiples and factors while learning to recognize patterns using input/output functions.  More next week culminating with a unit test by Friday. 

Students were pioneers this week as we were one of the first classes to participate in the MAP testing (Measure of Academic Progress).  Mr. Dearborn is sending more information home about this topic. 

The most exciting part of the week was our traditional Halloween Parade. Please see the video below to view all the fun costumes worn by our class. 

Next week proves to be another interesting week as the fourth grade will be hosting a "Mock Election" on Monday.  Please fill in this form to share your prediction for Tuesday's Election. (No name required).

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