Carney’s Crew Class News and Updates
May 27, 2018
Happy Memorial Day! Wow! I can’t believe that we are already at the end of May. Where has the year gone? We have been VERY busy in the classroom working to finish everything before the year comes to and end.
Here are some updates from the classroom:
In math we have focused on multiplying fractions and mixed numbers and measurement conversions. We are also working on basic multiplication and division facts and multidigit computation. The unit 7 assessment is very long, so we took part of it on Friday and we will take the second half the week of June 3rd.
We are currently learning about the five regions of the United States. Together as a class, we read about the land, water, climate, products and natural resources, and culture of the Northeast region. Students are now working in small groups to read about another region of the United States. They will be making google sideshows to share their learning about their region with the class.
Students have been working hard on our opinion writing genre. They have been focusing on introductions, conclusions, and transition words.. Next week students will get to choose their own debate topic to write about.
Students are really enjoying our plant unit. So far, we have learned about what plants need to survive and about seed dispersal. In our mystery science lesson last week, we investigated whether or not plants eat dirt. Ask your child about the lesson! We also made root viewers with CD cases and radish seeds. We will make our final observations tomorrow when we return to school and see how much our roots have grown. This week we will begin planting seeds, start our plant webquest and learn about photosynthesis.
Upcoming End of Year Dates-
Monday, June 3rd: Shelburne Museum Field Trip- This will be an all day field trip. Thank you to everyone who returned permission slips and donated to student scholarships. It is MUCH appreciated!
Thursday, June 6th: Cardboard Carnival- Students have been working on their cardboard carnival games during genius hour and we will have a celebration on June 6th from 2:00-2:45 in the Lighthouse 4th grade classrooms. We hope to see you there!
Friday, June 7th: MBS Field Day- Field Day information letters went home a few weeks ago in Friday folders. 4th grade time slot is from 10:30-12:00. Field day will be at MBS behind the school. Feel free to stop by and join in on the fun!
Tuesday, June 11th: Fly Up Day- Students will find out who their new 5th grade teachers will be and will spend about an hour in their new classroom.
Thursday, June 13th: Bayside Day- We will walk to Bayside Park around 10:15 and spend the day playing games at the park and swimming at the beach (yes, in the freezing cold water!) Bayside forms went home last Friday. Please send them back ASAP and remember to indicate whether or not you would like your child to swim.
Friday, June 14th: BBQ- Feel free to join us for our annual end of year BBQ lunch! I will email our specific lunch time when I hear from the kitchen!
Monday, June 17th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- This is a half day and students will be dismissed at 12:45.
I hope you are enjoying the sunshine this weekend! Have a great week!