Photos Below: Fourth Graders gave each other mock spelling tests as a way to practice their spelling words. Students created unique sentences to share with their partner so that they better understood the context of the spelling word.
Fourth Grade scholars continued studying topics in their new science unit on the “Sun, Moon and Stars!” Our week began with students reading about shadows and how they relate to the sun. Scholars learned that shadows can give us many clues to the position of the sun. Students noted that shadows are the areas of darkness created when an opaque object blocks light. Students took their experiments outside to test how their shadows and shapes changed over a day by working with partners to trace their shadows in chalk at the same position throughout the school day!
New Read Aloud
This week students began listening to their new Read Aloud book in class entitled “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander. This book is a part of our ongoing Poetry Unit. “The Crossover” is a young adult novel that follows the life experiences of 12-year-old basketball player Josh Bell across several months in the autumn and early winter of his Seventh Grade year at Reggie Lewis Middle School. This book was awarded both a Newberry Medal as well as a Coretta Scott King Award for Non-Violent Social Change.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth Graders wrote their own limerick poems. A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. Scholars enjoyed reading aloud the limericks on their shamrock necklaces after a visit from the TCS Leprechaun!
March 29th-April 5th- Spring Break