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!
Last week in science, we talked all about the solar system. This week, we will be focusing on why there is day and night on Earth, why we have seasons on Earth, and why we see different phases of the moon. We will launch choice boards on Thursday. Students will have a little over a week to collect 100 points, and choice boards will be due the following Friday. One thing we are adding this time, to help students along, each teacher will lead small groups for any student who would like support with the "must-dos" of the choice board. This will ensure that students have time to complete some of the more difficult tasks, which are also the most important for the unit. No test for this unit, but the choice boards will count for a quiz grade.
We are finished with the American Revolution, and now we are starting the 2nd quarter with our 2nd science unit: The Solar System and Earth and Moon. In this unit, students will:
- Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars and planets.
- Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to model the effects of the position and motion of the Earth and the moon in relation to the sun as observed from the Earth.
This week, we will be focusing on how technology helps us learn about stars and planets, how planets and stars are different, how the solar system functions as a system, and how scientists change models of our solar system and why.
We will not start choice boards until next week, mid-week, but we have tons of resources under the "Science/SS" button above, if students want to get ahead on their learning!
Happy Wednesday! This week in Social Studies, students will be wrapping up the American Revolution and completing the Choice Boards. Choice Boards are due Friday, and students will have the opportunity to take home the Choice Board to finish. All materials, links, and other resources can be found in the students Google Classroom, which they can access at home! Here's to a week full of learning!
This week in Social Studies, we are continuing to learn more about the American Revolution! Students will be diving deeper into the major events of the revolution. Students will also be learning about the Declaration of Independence.
Choice Boards are in full swing for this unit! Students have been working diligently and have done a great job so far! Choice boards will be due next Friday.
We are having a great time learning all about the American Revolution!
We are so excited to be diving head first into our 1st Social Studies unit! This week students will be learning about what caused the American Revolution. So far, students have learned about the French and Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763, and the Stamp Act. Be sure to ask your students about our Stamp Act activity this morning; where students traveled back in time and became colonists! Looking forward into this week, students will be learning about the many different events that lead to the American Revolution.
*If your student needs to retake the Science Quiz, they will need to study here on the Weebly.*
Looking forward to an awesome week, full of learning and fun!
This week, for science, we are giving students an additional day to complete 100 points on their choice boards. Students also have the option to collect some points for homework tonight, if they need them. We are hoping the students have realized how to use their time wisely in order to complete classwork in time.
Starting Wednesday, we will move on to our first social studies unit, The American Revolution. In this unit, students will learn the causes of the American Revolution, events of the American Revolution, and important figures of the American Revolution. After a week of learning the material, we will introduce a choice board that is very similar to the one we have been using in science.
We are excited to get unto the first unit!!!
This week, we will continue discussing weather, and we will also discuss the difference between weather and climate. Students are continuing to work to complete 100 points on their choice boards, and I am very impressed with the work they are doing so far! Choice boards need to be completed by Friday, so as long as students continue working hard and staying on task, that should be plenty of time for them to complete the work.
Once students complete their choice boards, they are going to log on to our Google Classroom to take an assessment to show their learning. We decided that this will count for their test grade this quarter, which students are fully aware, so they shouldn't take the assessment unless they are sure they are ready and prepared, as they can always complete more activities to further their learning.
If students complete the choice boards and the assessment and still have time left over, they have 2 options. They can either continue completing choice board activities, or they can pick a topic they are interested in (anything about water or weather), they can research the topic, and then they can create a presentation, which they will share with the class at the end of the unit.
I'm so excited to see some of the weather instruments and presentations that the kids create!
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.