Kim Coleman
    4th Grade
    (201)327-2021 ext 2214
    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!!  I cannot believe it's already December!  Just three short weeks of school before Christmas!!
    Here's a peek of what's ahead this week:
    * working on increasing our independent reading stamina
    * keeping track of our reading at school
    * brainstorming meaningful stop and jot starters
    * working with small groups to discuss, question, and write about shared mentor texts
    *Current unit of study:  Narrative Nonfiction
    -Learning about these types of "true stories"
    -Making judgements about the real life characters and finding evidence from the stories to further support our ideas
    -Learning facts about the people, places, and things from these stories which will lead to additional research
    Our shared text:  Maniac Magee
    * working on increasing our independent writing stamina
    * responding to both specific writing prompts and "free choice" writings in order to develop a closer relationship with Mrs. C that can grow over time:)
    *Current unit of study:  Writing about our reading
    -focusing on summaries
    -reactions to our reading with details, text evidence, and further thinking about theme
    Math: Unit 3
    *equal sharing
    *equivalent names for fractions
    *fractions on number lines
    *solving multi-step number stories
    *using benchmarks
    *comparing fractions
    *ordering fractions
    *placing fractions on number lines
    *exploring decimals
    *measurement equivalents
    *centimeters and millimeters 
    *comparing decimals
    Link to my Google Classroom Math that has all of the lessons we do in class:)
    * Our class is currently learning about energy.  We are making closed circuits, and working with insulators and conductors this week. 
    If you haven't already done so, please join the Remind App so you can get announcements and reminders from me!  Info for that is on the "Back to School Night at a Glance" form below:) 
    Here is a link to the "Back to School Night at a Glance" worksheet which has a link to the video!!!  Coleman's Crew Video!

Last Modified on December 2, 2019