Kim Coleman
    4th Grade
    (201)327-2021 ext 2214
    Reminder: Please check your email and google classroom beginning Monday, March 16 at 8:30.  We will begin our distance learning at that time! 
    Although the end of our Kinetic Sculpture week did not go as planned, the boys and girls were able to show their projects to their classmates. All of the teachers videotaped the presentations and will be posting them for you to see shortly! 
    Here's a peek of what's ahead:
    * 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:  Nonfiction
    -Learning about these types of pieces as well as the elements they include
    -text structures and text features: how are nonfiction texts organized? 
    * 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:  Nonfiction
    -focusing on note-taking skills
    -transferring notes to well written factual summaries
    -practicing writing in specific structures (description, compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect)
    -including text features in our writing to further inform, teach, show, explain, and organize our writing
    Math: Unit 5
    *Fraction decomposition
    *The whole for fractions
    *Adding fractions
    *Adding mixed numbers
    *Adding tenths and hundredths
    *Subtracting fractions
    *Subtracting mixed numbers
    *Line plots
    *Rotations and angles
    *Creating symmetric figures
    *Multi-step multiplication number stories
    Link to my Google Classroom Math that has all of the lessons we do in class:)
    * Our class is currently working on a unit about Structure and Function. We are studying the structures of animals and how these structures help the animal survive in its environment.  Children will then research an animal and learn about its structures, functions, habitat, offspring, diet, and other important information. 
    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 March 14, 2020