As we finally complete the first month of 2020 (January always seems like it takes forever!) we find the Grant 4th grade students involved in several exciting, interesting and educational activities.
The students traveled to NIU in DeKalb and participated in a STEM activity based on the “I Survived…” series. Groups of four completed several challenging tasks to help save “Meeples” from Hurricane Katrina. It was a very informative and educational for all involved.
Our Poetry Night was held at the end of January, it was very well attended and everyone involved had a great time!
February is Black History Month so we will be learning about different contributions people of color have made in our world.
In Science the classes were finishing up the section of Waves and are looking forward to Vision and Light. Several fun activities were included with the Waves; one favorite was making and using cup/can phones to communicate with each other. Several different versions of the phones were created to test whether sound waves would travel better through string, fishing line, or twine, plastic cups, paper cups or tin cans. Ask your student which combinations worked the best.
In Math we are continuing with Fractions. After reviewing what fractions are, the students will be able to add and subtract fractions, find equivalent fractions, compare fractions, multiply fractions, decompose fractions, use number lines, fraction strips and area models to do most of the above. Fractions, fractions, fractions!
And finally, let’s motivate our students to be creative as we participate in the Young Author’s Project. Oh, and by the way, Mrs. Church’s birthday is in February!