Friday, April 30, 2010

This Past Week

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Social Studies:
     This week in social studies we started to work on our Illinois ABC books.  On Monday, we looked at posters, books, pamphlets, and began to plan our books.  During the week, Miss Stewart shared more about the project (requirements posted here), and we got all the papers we'll need to do it.
     We started to take notes about what's going to fill our books' pages.
     We also worked with The Illinois Adventure books.  We learned a bit about Illinois geography and ecosystems, and we created river maps.
    On this coming Monday we'll go to the computer lab to work more on research for our project.

     We've been working with geometric solids a bit more.
     We're all finishing up chapter 11 which included the geometric solids, determining volume, and the dreaded negative numbers.  Did you know that subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive?

Elder Day:
     On Wednesday we walked to the Elder Day Center.  It was Hobby Day!  We brought some of our favorite things to do and we shared them, and the clients did too.  Some of the things 4Sers brought to represent the things they love doing were jewelry making pieces, finger knitting, baseball cards, dirt bike (models), drawings, piano books, Hot Wheel cars, ice skating dress, gymnastics grips, Bionicals, and Pokemon cards.

    The clients brought some amazing things to share too.  Some we had never seen before.  They shared jewelry made from silverware, marble ramps, ceramics, a beautifully knit sweater, woodworking, a stuffed bear and some holiday decorations.

    We had a blast walking there and back.  Thanks to all the moms who walked along.  Our next and last trip in May 18th!

    By the way, Happy Arbor Day!  All fourth graders were given trees today from the Batavia Tree Commission and the City of Batavia.



  1. wow what a short week

  2. My family and I are going to plant my tree this weekend in my backyard and I can't wait to see what it'll look like when it's fully grown.

    from Jess.

  3. I'm so glad your tree is finding a good home, Jess!

  4. Re: Visit to Elder Day Center

    It was a real treat to learn more about all of the students in 4S and some of the folks who visit the center. Amazing hobbies you guys!

    Mrs. Schneider


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