# Daily Archives: January 10, 2020

In Morning Meeting this week we introduced “Global Greetings”. Each day we added a greeting from each student’s mother tongue or home country. We are building our identity as diverse individuals within an international community, while promoting a positive sense of self.

On Wednesday, we visited a senior citizens’ home to sing our Christmas songs. I enjoyed watching the children and the residents interact and appreciate each other.

In Language Arts, read the book “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes. We wrote the sequence of events in the story. We used the story to talk about our names and what makes them unique. We created a class book, “Our Names are Unique”. Each student created their own page of the book based on their name.

In Math, we practiced skip counting by 10s beginning with 1 (1, 11, 21, 31…) and 2 (2, 12, 22, 32…). We reviewed doubles and thought about how we can use doubles to help us solve problems that are a double +1 or -1. We introduced subtracting from 10 by bowling and show how many pins were knocked down using counters on a ten-frame. Then we wrote number sentences to match each bowl.

This week, in the fourth grade, we learned about quotation marks! The students completed a few different kinds of exercises in order to practice their punctuation. It’s an important component of stories! Next week, they will have a quiz on quotation marks. The fourth graders also started a new unit this week! We began our newest narrative pieces, which are imagined experiences based on pictures. The students are currently writing a short story based on a picture of a laptop in a garbage bin. Next week, we will revise and edit, and see how they turned out!