Friday, February 15, 2013

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Post by Wes

Dr. Lowenstein and the heart!
Due to the snow storm, I did not get to post last week so I will try to catch everyone up on what we have been doing. In the last two weeks, we as a class, did some very interesting things. On Monday  we talked about the superbowl and about 70% of the kids were not happy about the win. Everyone talked about the "go daddy" commercial... disgusting. People hated it. We started off the day with math which was interesting. We are working on division partial quotients. We had library and listened to the Dewey Decimal rap 3 times. As Tuesday came around, we had guidance and worked on perspectives. As we continued our day, we worked on our persuasive letters and did our plot charts. Wednesday flew by with gym and more persuasive letter writing so we could get them mailed off. Friday arrived with "Nemo" and there was no school! It was our first snow day in 2013. 

The next week we started our day with decorating valentine boxes  and we had library again. Annie's dad came in on Tuesday with a real heart and a set of lungs! He is a heart doctor who brought these things in to teach us about how our heart and lungs work and how to best take care of them. It was so exciting and interesting to learn. We even got to wear gloves to touch and feel. It was just pig heart and lungs though not human. As the day of Wednesday came, we had gym and a NECAP practice writing assessment along with fourth grade hour. Thursday brought a Unit 6 math test and something that only came once a year valentines day! Friday, we started our Abenaki AKA Indian tribe study. Mrs. Rollins has four different groups working on different information about the Abenaki and then we are going to take our knowledge of our study and present and teach it to the class. When we finish this work, we will be building an Abanaki huh? We also had Mr. Gorden Corbitt came and taught us about simple machines. This was a great two weeks and we all can't wait for vacation!
Abenaki work
Mr Corbitt and "Simple Machines"

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Thanks to "Nemo" we get to enjoy a long weekend. We will be back next week with a class update.
Sadie's B-day Celebration

Friday, February 1, 2013

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Post by Cole

Wow, we had a great week! On Monday we started off the day with library. When we got back and worked on our persuasive writings and wow, we sure did work hard and did a good job...we are almost done. After lunch, we finished the amazing book called "The Watson's Go To Birmingham-1963" Mrs. Rollins read an extra 45 minutes so we could finish the book, but it sure was worth it!  What a great book! On Wednesday, we had an amazing gym class with Ms. Pachuta but earlier that day we started division quotients. It was so totally hard! Mrs. Rollins worked with us for two days.  Mrs. Rollins said we would not move on until we all understood and then we would move on together. Well, we finally got it and were on our way. We also got to work some more on our science and motion unit.  On Thursday we continued to read and look for the main idea in non-fiction reading. We also got to go to computer lab. Ms. Wolinsky taught us a new program called "Scratch." It is sort of like a program that you can build and make computer animation. We had a lot of fun! We also had a guest named Monica Grobin come to the fourth grade to sing and teach us about loggers in Maine history. To finish up the week we had free Team Time. We talked with Mrs. Rollins about some future project options and then we had some free time to work on "Scratch."
Testing our friction
enjoying a good book
Our guest Monica Grobin