Right now we are really amazed by the orchestra performance and we are nearing the end of the year. Plus we have a field trip next week so try and read next week's blog to learn what we learned and what happened at our long field trip to the Shedd Aquarium.
MS.Bierbower just finished reading Love That Dog for read aloud. Now she is reading Hate That Cat, by the same author of Love That Dog. Nth books are about a boy named Jack. In Love That Dog, Jack is embarrassed because he writes poems and he thinks that only girls write poetry. Then he begins to love poetry! He learns so much, meets a poet, and has a great year at school. Then in hate that cat his previous teacher moves up a grade, and is his teacher again. He talks about how he hates this on fat black cat.
In math we are finishing up unit 6, and we are reviewing what we have learned this year. We are reviewing stuff like our division strategy, multiplication, and the doubling and halving strategy. The doubling and halving strategy is for multiplication. If the problem is 240 x 4 you can double 240 and half past four. So the equation would be 480 x 2 which is much easier than 240 x 4.
In science we just finished our part with studying the dwarf african frogs which are in our classroom in mr howes class they have fiddler crabs in ms forests room they have millipedes and in ms michals class has beatles
On Thursday, we had our final orchestra concert. Chamber orchestra played two songs, the other orchestra played two songs, then at the end both orchestras played Linus And Lucy together. No more lessons this year!
Since our rclass got pulled from the bucket in the golden anchor raffle, Mrs.Hutchison came to our classroom and we had an hour of free time! MOst of the boys played Ninja cat on their computer, and most of the girls were drawing with their computers! We still get one more half hour of free time with Mr. Hoffhiemer, because our class got picked twice!
We are nearing the end of the year and there are only two weeks left in the school year and we are all super excited for summer on the last day of school we have an awesome picnic!
We need to hold it together for only three more weeks. We have an orchestra concert coming up...
In reading Ms. Bierbower is finishing up the book Stef Soto Taco Queen by Jennifer Torris. It has been a great book for read aloud. Actually this is our 5th read aloud of the year! We have enjoyed every book this year and we think that Ms. Bierbower has chose really good books. Also in writing we are almost done with our roald dahl book clubs we also are finishing our (roald dahl) stories! We don't know what our last unit is but we are excited to keep writing!
The classes just reviewed all of the things that we learned throughout the year also we are quickly doing a unit on data we only have been doing line plots on review sheets. Will there be a project or we hope there will be a progect.
In social studies we just finished our unit on world change. We all are very proud about how the presentations worked out! Check out the pics Ms. Bierbower got!!!
In science we are starting to do stuff with the frogs like on wednesday we listed a lot of observations, on thursday we experimented there reaction to light, and on on friday we are experimenting there reaction to sound. In the specle science we are studying other animals like on monday wes our first day and we looked in a magnifying glass rolly pollys!
On thursday we had our last spirit assembly of the year! In fact at the end our class got pulled out of the bucket of golden anchors along with Mrs. Byrd’s class and Mrs. Bader's class!!! At the assembly the assembly ambassadors put on a show on filling someone's bucket of kindness!!! The two teams, Kindness Krew, and the Heartful Helpers. With the hosts, Laurenini (Lauren) and Zappy Zayaan. They also challenged us to fill someone else's bucket every day until the end of the school year.
Everyone knows their teams. We all divided up the activities. The teams are colors, and there is a girl group and a boy group for each team. We are really excited for the olympics. Anxious. We are all anxious because we want our team to win.
Our school year is coming to a close and we are counting down the days until summer we are all getting a little crazy because it is the end of the school year.
If you are in band or orchestra you get to go to the symphony today! THis week we had the awesome author Nathan Hale visit our school. But otherwise we had a pretty chill week. (If you call a month before school ends chill.)
In math Ms.Bierbower taught us how to do line plots. We did a problem about lineplotting swim race times. Earlier in the week we reviewed how to do multiplication and division using ratio tables, and area models. Lately we have had a lot of math homework. Dang, we even have math homework today!
In social studies we are almost done with our world change unit next Tuesday our parents will come in and they will watch our presentations you could could do a lot of things for the presentation some of the popular ones we're i movies and slideshows this is our fourth week doing this we have written an essay and we have made by ourselves our presentation. Also the Ms. Michaels class will not be doing a presentation in fact they will be doing a debate we don't know what people have planned but Monday is our last day so if we aren't done then we better finish up Quickly!
We are nearing the end of the year and we are also nearing the end of this unit on roald dahl book clubs we are reading then answering questions if you want you can write your own creative story like roald dahl also in reading we hope we can finish our read aloud book stef soto taco queen this book is about a girl thats parents are way over protective but when she really needs something will her parents say yes or no. read it yourself it is a great book.
Nathan Hale came to our school! He made the Avoca monster with the kindergartners, and he told the third, fourth, and fifth graders a story about Lewis and Clark. When he told us the story he drew on his Ipad, which was linked up to the Promethean board so we got to see him draw! Everyone laughed during the author visit, Nathan Hale is so funny!
Well the school year is almost over and we are all anxious for summer we all are loving our school year and also so sad that it is closing up and coming to an end.
This week our class had an author visit, Someone came from the Glenview library and told everybody the new Battle of The Books list, and other than that our class had a normal week.
In math we just finished our unit on geometry with perimeter area and angles and we are doing a quick little unit on reviewing multiplication and division this is one of our last units.
All of the research projects are finishing up their projects. The model UN just formed committees and are ready to present next Friday. The tech group is still writing their essays on how technology is affecting our lives. And last but not least the endangered animals group is finishing up taking their notes and starting their projects.
For the end of the year we are reading and answering Questions for the famous author roald dahl this is our final unit in reading. also ms bierbower is reading us the book stef soto taco Queen.
This week the author Linda Ragsdale visited our school. She wrote many picture books about friendship, and not to pick up the fire when someone is mad. We got the chance to buy either The Peace Dragon, Or The Brainstorm (her new wordless book) and have it signed by her.
A woman from the Glenview Public Library came to our school and presented the Battle Of The Books titles for next year. Third and fourth graders went into the library. Fifth graders did not go because next year they will be sixth graders and will not be able to do Battle Of The Books.
We are nearing the end of the year! We are soooo excited for fifth grade woohoo
Our class has had a great week! On Friday, Caroline read us a book about Cleopatra, and one about Pocahontas. We love school but we are all getting anxious about summer break!
We are almost done with our unit on angles and 2D shapes. This week Michael taught us about circles, and how to find the perimeter and area of them. Next Monday or Tuesday we will be taking the post assessment, seeing this is our third unit. We are almost done with fourth grade!
Our class has still been doing our Roald Dahl book club. Some people has started to finish their books! Now they are picking another book of the four. The books are Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Matilda, Boy, George’s Marvelous Medicine, Fantastic Mr. Fox, BFG, and James and the Giant Peach.
We just finished our literary essays on the book Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks. In this book we had to write an essay on a character. Ms. Bierbower did the character dog the class had to do either the character Fox who was the bad guy or magpie who was the victim. The book was really good and we enjoyed it!
The research projects have started the second week! The Climate change group is starting to write their proposal for the Model UN. The endangered animals group has been studying the animal that they got assigned, and answering questions. Last but not least, the tech effect group has been researching the apps, and writing an essay about what the effects are. All of us are enjoying our topics!
We are nearing the end of the school year and everyone is excited we are starting to start up our last units and we are all very very excited for summer!!!