•  April 

    Sean Bulger

    Grade-4 Brookside

    sbulger@allendalek8.com

     

    Welcome to Brookside school! I am so excited for the year and I look forward to building our classroom community together! We are going to have such a good time conducting science experiments and reading amazing books.

     

    Update 4/1

     

    Thank you all for the wonderful conferences! I really enjoyed all the conversations I had and feel so lucky to be working with such dedicated and amazing families.  
     
    Dates:
    April 3rd - Bookfair 10:00am 
    April 9th - Field Trip Musuem of Natural History
    April 8th-9th - 4th-grade school store (more information to follow)
     
    Concepts:
     
    Literacy/Writing - The class finished typing their first literary essay and I was so impressed with their hard work and thoughtful responses. On Thursday and Friday of last week, we read the story "Making Music." It is about a girl who wants to learn piano and believes in herself when she plays a new song. Monday we will read "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers." It is a picture book about Philippe Petit who tight rope walked across the Twin Towers in the 1970s. Students will compare and contrast the theme of the two stories in their writing. You can watch a news special here about Philippe Petit.
     
    Math - We continued our work with division strategies last week and many students showed a deeper understanding of how to divide larger numbers. This week we will continue with division word problems and also learn how to convert units of weight tons--> pounds and pounds--> ounces.
     
    As always, you can use the two websites to practice math at home. 
    Khan Academy 
     
    Freckle - To log in, they use their name and our class code is "bulgea"
     
    Science- We will continue our "Structure and Functions" unit this week. The class will learn about animal adaptations and how they help animals function in their environment. 
     
    Weekly Schedule:
    Monday- G  Tuesday H-  Wednesday I- Thursday  J-  Friday- A
     
    Please reach out with any questions you may have. 
     

    Students will record homework each night in their assignment pad. Please reach out to me by email with any questions or concerns!