Made in 4MS

This week we have been putting the finishing touches on several big projects. Please have a look at the links below or on our student blogs to see our work.

Math:

We have been using music to practice adding fractions.  IMG_2167Then we learned to convert fractions into decimals so that we could write music in Scratch.   IMG_2166Here is a project that Akash made.  Check out more of our projects here https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1808445/ 

English:

We finished our narrative stories and had an opportunity to share them with our K2 buddies and our classmates.

 

 

UOI:

We demonstrated our understanding of both the current UOI and narratives by creating animated stories about a rocks life.  Look at the 4MS Scratch Studio to see our work.

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I-Time

We celebrated our last time by have our own mini Maker Faire.  Our K2 buddies and 5JH came by to see our work.

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Summer Reading Suggestions

As a wrap up to our reading this year the students reflected on their favorite books that they read over the year.

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Here is a list of the Top 10 Book Recommendations (in no particular order) from 4MS.  Please read the student’s blogs for more detailed book reviews.

  • Wonder  by Raquel J. Palacio
  • The One and Only Ivan by K.A. Applegate
  • Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Eragon series by Christopher Paolini
  • Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • The Sword of Summer series by Rick Riordan

Teacher Recommendations

Hols by Louis Sachar recommended by Miss Mindy

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs  recommended by Miss Thao

What we are learning in 4MS

The school year may be winding down but the students have been hard at work conducting experiments, learning about fractions and finishing their narrative writing.

Learning Intentions:

 

Subject Last Week Next Week
UOI We understand that the earth has layers and that at the top layer their are tectonic plates collide.  These collisions cause changes to the earths surface. We can identify examples of where the earths surface has changed. We can explain what has caused these changes.
Literacy We edited and revised our stories to improve our sentence fluency, grammar, organization and word choice.

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We can use what we know about changes in the earths surface to write a narrative story about a rock.
Math

We can identify equivalent fractions. We can order fractions on a number line.

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 We can add fractions and apply our knowledge to create music.