This week students will begin learning about Westward Expansion! This week, students will be learning about the War of 1812, and the creation of the national anthem. Throughout this unit students will also be learning about the impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans. So excited to dive into this exciting unit!
Before the break, we learned all about light and sound. This week, students will be review what they've learned with choice boards. We started choice boards today, and the expectation is that they are finished by Friday. If students would like to work on activities at home, they absolutely may, but they should have plenty of time to complete them at school.
After this week, we will be switching over to social studies again!
This week, science is all about how we change sound by changing the strength or speed of the vibrations. Students are still exploring with lots of hands-on group activities. When we return from the break, we will launch the choice board for light and sound, so make sure you are still discussing the concepts over the break!
We launched our Light and Sound Unit last week, and this week is all about light. This week, we will talk about how light can be reflected (bounced) and refracted (bent). Students will complete lots of hands-on activities to experiment with light, and how it travels in a straight line until something gets in the way. On Friday, we will begin talking about sound. No choice boards yet, as this week is all about exploring and experimenting.
We decided to give students a little more time to finish their social studies choice boards, so students had today and will have tomorrow to complete their work in class. Whatever they don't complete in class, will need to be completed for homework. Choice boards will be due for grading Wednesday morning.
On Thursday, we will begin our 3rd and 4th science units, Light and Sound. The units are both short, so students will learn the content from both units, and then we will launch a choice board for both units combined. The units will continue into the next semester.
For light, students will learn what makes an object opaque, translucent, or transparent. We will learn how light is reflected by mirrors, and what happens to light when it is refracted.
For sound, we will discuss how sound is produced, how matter affects how sound travels, and what makes sound different.
This unit is so fun and there are lots of opportunities for students to explore with hands-on activities. Make sure to notice light and sound around you at home too!
Welcome Back Panthers! This week we are working on completing choice boards. Students will have till December 3rd (next Monday) to complete their choice boards. Students have been learning about the formation of our government the past few weeks, and now students are changing things up a bit. Students are now learning about the three branches of government, and how each branch operates.
This week, students will be learning all about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Students will be investigating the Preamble, Bill of Rights, and the 1st Amendment. Students will have hands on experiences this week and will be able to investigate their rights as Americans. While students are investigating the original document of our government, students will also be starting their Choice Boards for the unit, this Thursday. We are very excited to dive deeper into the start of our government, and hope students learn a lot about what the Constitution is, and what rights we have within it.
Happy Monday Panthers!
This week students are kicking off the second unit in our Social Studies curriculum! In this unit, students will be learning about the creation of the Constitution, its writers, and collaborators, the Preamble, and the Bill of Rights. Students kicked off the unit today, by diving into the vocabulary of the unit and testing their knowledge. Later this week, students will be learning about the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitutional Convention. Be sure to ask them what they are learning throughout the week!
This week, students are digging deeper and showing off what they know about the solar system with choice boards. Students have 2 activities that they must complete, which will count as classwork grades. Teachers are meeting with small groups of students who would like help with these activities during classwork time. After students complete the must-dos, they have many options to choose from to finish collecting 100 points. The amount of points they collect will count as a quiz grade. Choice boards are due on Friday, so students have been asked to complete anything they are still working on Thursday night for homework. On Friday, we will be joining Ms. Searcy in the media center for a lesson on the history and future of human spaceflight. She will also discuss how water is recycled in space and what weather looks like on our planet from space. What a great way for students to wrap up and see how all of our science units go together!
The 4th Grade Team
Welcome to the NPE 4th Grade Content Blog! Here you will be updated about the happenings in Science and Social Studies.