4th Grade

From Mrs. Woodworth,

A typical Fourth Grade day begins with prayer, DOL, and Daily Math Word Problems. The students correct those and then begin with a two minute brain warmer and then move into math. Reading time consists of reading aloud from a list of novels which include, but are not limited to, Little House in the Big Woods, Caddie Woodlawn, Indian in the Cupboard, and Because of Winn Dixie. The rest of Language Arts revolves around the basic parts of speech, sentences and sentence structure, paragraphs, and writing activities. We use the Chrome books to rewrite and edit our written works. Science, Wisconsin History and Social Studies are completed in the afternoon along with Library visits, and Religion. Our Specials include Art, Music, Band, and Physical Education. Time is provided daily for independent reading.

From Mrs. Woodworth, October 26, 2017

Wow! I am always amazed at how quickly the first quarter flies by! We have been so busy in the fourth grade class that it feels like days instead of weeks! We went on three field trips, marched in one parade, created Original Art, and spent a morning with our Grandparents! So, if you see Mrs. Woodworth, she sure could use some chocolate :)! We have a lot of catching up to do!

We have been reading Little House in the Big Woods as a class and I have been reading Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp aloud. Both stories relate to our Wisconsin History curriculum, but in different ways. If you get a chance, you should ask a fourth grader about Gus’s experience as a “Jack” and why on earth Laura’s Ma would smack a cow!

The fourth graders have been working on sentences and sentence structure and have moved onto the noun in Language Arts. We have been spending time on singular and plural, and common and proper nouns. Just this week we added the apostrophe! We have been learning all kinds of new words, their meanings, and their spellings too!

In Religion we began at the beginning. We have talked about Creation, Adam and Eve, Jonah, Moses, Joseph and his brothers, and Abram/Abraham. A day was spent on the vocations curriculum and students created a colorful prayer plan.

Our cursive is coming along very nicely. We may begin using it sooner than I anticipated.

If you have a chance, stop in and visit us! Wigwams will be making an appearance the first week of November. They are always fun to see!