Penny Wars have started!! This week, everything is POSITIVE in the Penny War jars! Bring in your spare change to put in the 4th grade jar! Next week will be NEGATIVE in the jars, so we’ll be adding to other classrooms’ jars! The class with the highest total after next week will get a special treat! All the money goes to extracurricular activities to benefit all students!
Also remember that all Smart Cards are due this Friday, August 22. If you have sold Smart Cards, please send in the money (and any unsold cards) by Friday! Checks can be made out to SJV!
Have a great week! Thanks for all you do!
Art 4th Grade
String Painting inspired by Jackson Pollack
Students will be introduced to spontaneous and physical art process. Gains ability in using different art media in a variety of ways for creative expression and representation, draws using paint; adding white to change tint; adding black to change shade; using complimentary colors; creates art incorporating elements and principles previously introduced line and color;
Students will create a string painting adding complimentary colors, white and black etc.
Grade 4 Music
Lesson 2 God Made Music-Students will learn that music is written on treble or bass staves or on the grand staff. Music on the staff is separated by bar lines and double bar lines.
Students complete pg.3 during our class time.
4th Grade Technology
Parts of a Computer; practice mouse and keyboarding skills; Complete parts of a computer hand out; ABCYA Games: Find the Technology, Brain Pop Video
I really enjoyed our first Spanish classes of the school year last week! Here’s what we are working on this week:
Pre-Kindergarten: Practicing routines of greetings and leave-takings, asking and telling how someone is (both of which will become our weekly conversation routine), and if time allows, introducing numbers 1-10, using song.
Kindergarten: Practicing routines of greetings and leave-takings, asking and telling how someone is (both of which will become our weekly conversation routine), review of numbers 1-10 and colors, using songs.
First through Fourth Grade: We will work on our new calendar and weather routine, have conversation, and review numbers. In first grade, students learn the numbers through 20, in second grade, through 31, and third and fourth graders work on numbers through 50.
Fifth Grade: We will work on Lesson 1 vocabulary this week, along with the introduction of Lesson 2 regarding common Spanish expressions.
Sixth through Eighth Grade: We will spend the first few weeks reviewing material covered in the previous year(s).
We have had a great first week in fourth grade!! Here are some pictures from our fabulous first week!
On Monday, we learned a lot about listening and following directions by trying to create matching lego creations!
Braden is giving Jake careful directions!
Delaney is giving Allison detailed instructions!
They match perfectly!
Evan is giving Peter careful instructions!
A perfect match!
Logan is giving Maggie directions to build his creation!
We finally got it!
We also learned to work together to create a tower of cups, using only a rubber band and pieces of ribbon!
Stretch that rubber band!
We did it!
Placing the last cup!
Our teamwork paid off!
Teamwork pays off!
On Wednesday, we explored the Scientific Method by trying to save Fred, a brave sailor (gummi worm) whose boat (a cup) capsized, trapping his life preserver (a gummi life saver) underneath! Our task was to get Fred inside his life preserver and on top of his capsized boat!
Trying to stretch Fred’s life preserver!
Fred has fallen into the water!
Stretching Fred’s life saver takes teamwork!
We are trying to get Fred into his life preserver!
Trying to get our paperclips out of the lifesaver!
We saved Fred!!
We saved Fred!!
Both of the groups did a great job saving Fred!!
Our first week has been full of lots of fun and learning! We look forward to a whole year of learning and growing together!
Just a reminder…
At registration, you received your student directory, which usually also holds the Parent Student Handbook. This year, the handbook is posted on our website, with changes highlighted in red.
We hope this will make it easier for everyone, and save some paper along the way!
A copy of the handbook acknowledgement form will go home in tomorrow’s Wednesday folder for you to sign once you’ve reviewed it.