On Friday, Fourth Grade presented their Bee Movie to a room full of parents and siblings. Over the course of the past 12 weeks, students have learned an immense amount of knowledge about the life of a honeybee, and the threats they face every day. Before viewing the Bee Movie, parents viewed stories and dioramas written by our class and even participated in a honey tasting. We loved sharing all that we have learned with our families!
This week, 4th grade began their study of decimals and decimal place value. We began the week with a look at number lines from 0 to 1 counting by tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. We skip counted with our calculators to see that a tenth is ten times greater than a hundredth and a hundredth is ten times greater than a thousandth. Then, we used base ten blocks to build various decimals and practiced reading them to a partner. Lastly, we compared decimals using comparison symbols such as greater than, less than, and equals.
Every year, teachers and TCS students take this time of year to focus on gratitude. This year, Fourth Graders have been discussing many aspects of gratitude; including how it makes us feel to be shown gratitude and how we receive other peoples thanks. Our main focus has not been on the large things we have in life that we appreciate, but rather the small moments that happen in each day that we feel grateful for. From having a friend help you up, to being given choices on what’s for dinner, Fourth Graders were able to identify many moments throughout their days that they felt gratitude towards others.