The fourth grade education is very exciting at the moment. In math they just recently finished long division. And they are now starting fractions. But math is not the only interesting subject. For example in science they are studying electricity, this year they also got new devices. They received energy sticks, static cubes, and snap circuits. In writing they just finished opinion writing and are starting a piece about whether or not there should be zoos. They are also starting narratives and working on using figurative language. Their RTIs are all very fascinating. As an example in Mrs. Millers RTI the students are learning geometry. They are doing a play in their individual classes. It is a play from the scholastic magazine about Thomas Edison. They are also reading 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass. and they are soon starting a Nicky 5th book. So as you can see the current fourth grade education is really amusing.
By Jada M
One of Mansions traditions is reading a book by a special author. The entire school does not always read the same book, and we don't just read any book. Each grade level reads a different book by the visiting author. Now teachers don't want to bore students, so a new author comes each year. This year's 4th grade author is Wendy Mass and her exciting book is 11 Birthdays. This book is about a girl and her best friend who always share birthday parties, but one year they get into a fight. When their birthdays came around, they had a separate party. It was a horrible situation! When Amanda went to bed that night something strange happened. She woke up and her birthday started all over. She relives her birthday over and over each time learning more about friendship and the family's secret power of forgiveness. Students and teachers love this book because it has an interesting twist, and an unpredictable chapters. I highly suggest you pick up a copy of 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass! I talked to Mrs. McCurdy and she was surprised when her predictions did not happen!
By Lizzy H
Hey you! Yes you! Come! There are new lab materials in fourth grade. In all of 4th grade there are new products to use in science. So far this year in 4th grade Science they learned about plate tectonics. The students are excited for science. They also want to learn about space, engineering. They are going to learn about electricity, rock cycles, and Tesla and Edison, are a few things they are going to learn science this year. The way they are going to use these products are as lab materials in labs. I asked Mrs. McCurdy some questions too. I asked her what she got and why did she get them. Her responses to the question how are you going to use them was ,earth quake snap circuits, electricity tubes, and famous inventor kits, these are just a few. Also, her response to the other question why did she get them was 4th grade wrote a proposal of things she needed and the Audubon Education Foundation looks at them and the teachers raise money and get them .
Ever wonder what the 4th grade is doing? Want to learn more about the grade? Or just reading this for the fun of it? Either way you are about to learn more about 4th grade!
I interviewed a student and a 4th grade teacher about the grade. The teacher I interviewed said the following,
Question- “What’s happening in 4th grade?”
Answer (Not her exact words)-The 4th grade is wrapping up our opinion writing session. We are also learning about electricity and we're making circuits. The students are also currently reading and reciting a play on Thomas Edison. The play is about his invention of the light bulb.
Question- “What are your favorite subjects to teach?”
Answer (Not her exact words)- I prefer math because there is one right way and one wrong way. I also enjoy seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they improve a skill they may not used to know.
I also interviewed a student,
Question- “What do you enjoy about 4th grade?”
Answer (Not his exact words)- “4th grade is very fun because in features fun teacher who provide fun lessons. 4th grade is also filled to the brim with amazing activities.”
This is what the happenings are in the 4th grade! The teacher and the student seem to love the fun filled 4th grade.
Hello everybody, it’s Logan! Today we’re going to find out about some pros and cons of being in 4th grade. This can be helpful for 3rd and 4th graders so they can know what to look forward to.
First, I interviewed a 4th grade teacher to see what she knows about 4th grade. I interviewed Mrs. Horan first. Here it is.
Logan: What is the best part of teaching 4th grade?
Ms. Horan: Spending time with them and watching them mature over the year.
Logan: What field trip do they go on, and is anyone excited?
Ms. Horan: The field trip is Ellis Island, and I think they all are excited. They all seem super excited.
Logan: Thank you for your time.
Ms. Horan: You’re welcome.
Next, I decided to interview two 4th grade friends to get a view from the 4th graders themselves. I interviewed R.W. and J.M.
Logan: What do you like about 4th grade that was different about 3rd?
R W.: I like that there is no Fundations; I used to call it BORE-dations because it was so boring. Also, teachers are super nice and kind.
J M.: We have a new music teacher, who is really nice.
Logan: What do you not like about 4th grade?
R W.: There’s not much that I don’t like about 4th grade. It’s probably one of my best years. I don’t like that we don’t get to go out to lunch recess with other classes in my grade.
J M.: You have much harder subjects and it feels like a shorter lunch period for some reason.
So, now you know what it’s like in 4th grade for teachers and students. There isn’t Fundations any more, teachers are supposedly very nice, and they have a field trip to an island. Do you think fourth grade sounds fun? It sure does to me! In conclusion, you are awesome! Logan out.
I just interviewed the best fourth grade teacher named Ms.Berkowitz. The first question I asked her was, how do you do? She replied by saying “good”. Now, down to business. The REAL first question I asked her was how she liked being a teacher she replied with an obvious answer, “I love being a teacher because there is a new adventure every day.” Then I asked what she wanted to be when she was young, “I wanted to be a teacher or veterinarian,” she replied.
I then shot my next question at her,“What is your favorite part of the day?”
“My favorite part is teaching Language arts.”
“Why do you like it?” I asked, curiously.
“It was always my favorite and strongest subject and it brings out the creativity of students,” she answered.
“Why did you become a teacher?” I inquired. She told me that she loved helping children and that it makes her feel good when she does.
“What is your favorite type of writing that you teach?”
“Informational is my favorite because my class gets to choose what they write about, and through their writing I can see their true personality”
“Is there an assignment that your students have to get done each day?” I wondered.
“Yes, they have to write down a multiplication fact each day 5 times,” she stated.
“ Do you like teaching math?”
“It’s not my favorite subject ,but I don’t mind teaching it”
“How did you feel the first time you came in for your job?”
“Excited and nervous”
“How do you feel about being in charge of a bunch of students?”
“It’s a big responsibility that I take seriously.”
“How do you feel on the last day of school?”
“Excited that I get a break but also sad that I have to say goodbye.”
There you have it, Ms. Berkowitz, the best 4th grade teacher!
By: C. G.
Recently, on May 24, all of the fourth grade students participated in the NJ Ask Science test. I interviewed, Mrs. McGilloway, NJ Ask teacher for Mrs. Erney’s class about the test.
But, I will get to her in a minute, first you need some background knowledge on the NJ Ask. It is a standardised required test. The reason they are the only grade that did it is because it is required that fourth grade does it and the PARCC, the standardized test taken earlier this year, did not have a science portion. This is just some background knowledge on the NJ Ask.
Now back to my interview with Mrs Mcgilloway. I didn’t tie her down or anything but I might of moved her desk into the door path so she could not get out. Anywho, the first question I asked her was “What was your experience like doing the NJ Ask?” She replied, “It was nice to see the students show what they learned about science this year.” Then I asked she thought that the students enjoyed. She said that they were relieved because it was easier than they thought it would be. Finally, I asked her how much time it took to take the test. She said it took about 1 hour and 30 minutes, but a lot of the time was spent handing out materials and reading directions.
This was all about the 4th grade NJ Ask. Please like this article.
I went around to the 4th grade tables at your lunchtime. I asked you what activity you liked more, sledding or skating. Of the 70 students that participated 45 of you said you liked sledding more and 25 of you liked skating more!
This year during the end of the year Mrs.Mccurdy’s class is making plants and a greenhouse seed to see how it may work. I asked Jack D. one of the students some questions. He told me that his plant is just growing by water and sunlight.He also told me that they are growing lima beans in the cup that they are planting them in. Another one is he said he was having so much fun doing this project and he would recommend it for the next class and anyone who would want to do this. He also said he would not eat the the lima bean because he doesn't trust his plant.Lastly he told me that he had made a lot of progress since the beginning of this project.