Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday, November 13th was our field trip to Olivas Adobe Ranch in Ventura.  What a great learning experience for our fourth graders.  Students had hands-on experiences with the ranchero lifestyle 1820’s, creating masa, making tortillas, roping cattle, and creating mud bricks.   Special thanks to Ms. DeMello, Mr. Khan and Mr. Van Gerwen for chaperoning the trip. 

We need two parents each Monday morning from 8:10 until 9:10 to help  out with psychomotor.  I will be emailing a google document for parents to sign up to volunteer.

No school next week - Thanksgiving break.

Curriculum

Language Arts.  Continue with Wit & Wisdom unit A Great Heart.  Focus question:  How do the characters in Love that Dog show characteristics of great heart, themes, and how to use evidence to write a supporting paragraph.  Students are truly enjoying the poetry in this unit.

Math.  Lessons 24 – 28.  Determine if a whole number is a multiple of another number.  Explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 100 by using multiples.  Division of thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.  Divide multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digit numbers.  Students will solve division problems with up to a three-digit dividend numerically and with place value disks requiring decomposing a remainder in the hundreds place. Lesson 28: Represent and solve three-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5 numerically.

Social Studies.  Rancheros on Monday – visiting Olivas Adobe Ranchero.
Mapping the four California regions on Thursday.  Materials and supplies needed from home.

Science.  Energy Transfer.


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