This is a VAPA week! View the awesome video the VAPA teachers created. Then visit their website.
Tour this museum in Liverpool, England to learn all about dinosaurs.
Then go to Achieve3000 and search for the article “What Happened to the Dinosaurs?” to learn more about what may have caused the disappearance of these magnificent creatures.
Last quarter, we studied California missions and their impact on Native American communities. Did you know you can visit a mission from the comfort of your own home?
Take a virtual tour of the La Purisima Mission at http://www.lapurisimavirtualtour.com/.
You can also visit Mission San Diego de Alcala in Minecraft!
Perhaps you could recreate a building in Minecraft.
After your virtual tours, you can learn more about what life was like for the soldiers and Native Americans living at the missions by searching for the article “Tough Times in Alta California” in Achieve3000.
The Georgia Aquarium has some amazing webcams! Watch sharks, beluga whales, otters, puffins, jellyfish, and more.
Then go on Achive3000 and search for the article “Swimming With Giants” to learn about a program at the Georgia Aquarium where people are able to swim with the sharks.
The aquarium also has an at-home learning page with information about some of the animals and live streaming events.
Have your child check out the live web cams at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
There are also some great keeper blogs. Check out the blogs about the baby koala the keepers are caring for after his mother died (March 3-20) .
After your virtual field trip, you can learn more about the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park by going to Achieve3000 and searching for the article “What a Zoo!”
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COOL MATH GAMES (math):
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4TH GRADE READ ALOUD SUGGESTIONS:
- City of Ember series by Jeanne DePrau
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
- Restart by Gordon Korman
- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
- My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis
These are some optional resources for learning about line plots from home.
Chart Source: https://www.teachingwithamountainview.com/2015/02/line-plot-activities-and-resources.html
Next week, the 4th grade classes will be learning how to create and analyze line plots. They learned how to do this with whole numbers last year, but now they will be using fractions.
CSA: 5/11-5/13 (DI classes only)
Level Set: 4/21 English (all classes)
Level Set: 4/23 or 4/24 Spanish (DI classes only)
CAASPP: 5/4-5/8 (all 4th grade classes)
We will begin the quarter by studying classic literature. We will then move on to studying informational texts about green technology. We will end the quarter by studying traditional literature, such as myths and fairy tales.
This quarter is all about fractions! We will find equivalent fractions, order fractions, and add, subtract, and multiply fractions. In fourth grade, students also work with improper fractions and mixed numbers. At the end of the quarter, we will analyze data by creating line plots using fractions.
We will begin the quarter with speech writing. Each student will write and present a speech using the district speech contest prompt. Students can choose to speak on anything that addresses the theme “Looking Forward.” We will spend the remainder of the quarter studying opinion writing.
Students will be learning all about energy. They will study potential and kinetic energy, and they will learn how energy changes form, such as mechanical energy becoming heat energy.
As we continue our study of California’s history, students will learn about the mission system and the development of ranchos. We will pay particular attention to the Native American perspective during this time.