This week, 4th grade will be transitioning from The Civil War, and moving into Reconstruction. Students will be concluding Civil War by researching key figures of the Civil War. Later this week, students will be learning about the "Reconstruction Amendments" and their purposes. There's lots to learn this week, be sure to ask your student what their favorite part is so far!
Last week, we started our Civil War & Reconstruction in Social Studies. This week, we will continue our discussion about the start of the Civil War and then we will start discussing the major events of the Civil War; Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Sherman's March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House. Students will be investigating these events by looking at them firsthand
We will launch choice boards for this unit soon. Stay Tuned!
Tomorrow, we will be launching our 4th social studies unit, Civil War and Reconstruction. In this unit, students will learn about the causes and major events of the Civil War. Students will also be investigating the effects of the Civil War on the North & South.
This week, we are focusing on the causes that lead to the beginning of the Civil War. Students will be investigating the different points of view from Northerners, and Southerners. Be sure to ask your students about the inquiry activities they are completing this week!
Well, it's that time again... choice boards! This week, students will practice what we have covered throughout the unit by choosing activities based on their interest. Choice boards will be worked on in class everyday this week and are due Monday morning (in case anyone needs to finish anything up over the weekend).
There is one option on the choice board that needs to be completed at home that students may choose to work on- Leprechaun Traps! Students can use recycled materials from home to create a machine (simple machine included) to trap a leprechaun. Directions are available for any student who is interested, and traps are also due Monday.
Last week, we started our Force and Motion Unit in science. This week, we will continue our discussion about different forces, and then we will start discussing the 6 different types of simple machines that make work easier- wedge, pulley, inclined plane, screw, wheel and axle, and lever. Students will be working in groups to create presentations about one of the simple machines, which they will then teach the class about.
We will launch choice boards for this unit next week!
Today we launched our 5th science unit, Force and Motion. In this unit, students will learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object; how gravitational forces affect the motion of an object; and the uses of simple machines and how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks.
This week, we are focusing on gravity and we will begin exploring balanced and unbalanced forces. We have a lot of fun interactive activities planned for students to experience forces in real life. Make sure to notice different forces and simple machines at home to further your child's understanding of the material as well!
This week, students will be working to complete their Choice Boards. Choice Boards are due this Thursday. Students can complete several of the activities from home using Google Classroom. If you want a bit of nostalgia be sure to ask them about the Oregon Simulation game!
Students are learning about the Oregon Trail and Gold Rush. They are investigating how the pioneers traveled to a new land and the different routes they took. Also this week, students are taking what they learned from this unit and are beginning work on their Choice Boards.
This week, students will be learning about pioneers and their journey west. Today, students earned about The Battle of Little Bighorn, and Custard's Last Stand. Throughout the week, students will be learning about the Louisiana Purchase, The Lewis and Clark Expedition, and The Texas Revolution. Students will be completing fun, interactive activities, so be sure to ask them all about it!
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!
The 4th Grade Team
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