Everyone in Fourth Grade had a lovely break and a chance to recharge the batteries. Now that we're back, it's time to get to work!
In Math, we started a new chapter where the students read and interpret data from different types of graphs, charts, and tables. This chapter has also allowed to recall such vocabulary words as row, column, and intersection. The class has been fearless with it so far and I don't expect that to change!
For Social Studies, this trimester's focus is mix of Ancient Cultures and the Geography of Missouri. Luckily, Missouri and it's surrounding states have rich Native American history. Due to this, we're currently creating Google Docs that provide info about seven different tribes that called Missouri home, including the Ioway, the Osage, and the Chickasaw.
Also exciting in Fourth Grade is the fact that we've now added Figurative Language to our nightly reading notes. Students learned this week how to use and identify similes, metaphors, and personification. Luckily for us, the new book we're reading ("Wonder" by R.J. Palacio) uses plenty of figurative language, so that adds another level of comprehension and understanding.
While break was nice, it's great to be back and we're all ready to rock out the rest of the second trimester!