All week we have been reviewing the scientific method and preparing for today. Today our science class had their first graded assignment solving the question: What kind of behavior is blinking? Students held a transparent sheet in front of their faces while cotton balls were being thrown at the sheet (making the students blink) for one minute. Ask your student what their hypothesis was and whether or not their hypothesis was correct. Graded assignments will be sent home next week.
Next week we start learning about magnets! (REMEMBER: No school Monday! Happy Labor Day!)
We had another fabulous day in fourth grade. All students should be coming home with this website, my twitter (@Miss_Gates), and my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) written on the inside cover of their agenda books. Feel free to contact me with any concerns, questions, ideas, or well wishes. : )
In science today, the students were given a writing prompt for their science notebooks. They were instructed to write down as many of the 7 steps of the scientific method as they could without peeking at their notes. We reviewed the scientific method again, and used it to figure out what causes due. Ask your students about our experiment.
In writing we discussed what an author was and we brainstormed ideas for future pieces. Some of your students' lists got pretty lengthy! I'm excited to see so many ideas flowing!
What a great start to our fourth grade school year! I look forward to working with your students this year. Today in science we jumped right into learning by reviewing the scientific method. In writing, we did a pre-assessment today and will soon begin setting up our writing notebooks to write about special people and places.
Ask your student to describe the seven steps of the scientific method to you. Have fun jamming to the Scientific Method Song; it's a great review.
Mrs. Ana Rhyne
I teach 4th grade math and science at Weatherstone Elementary School. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Spanish and K-6 licensure.