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Front Row (L to R) - Ms. Kim, Ms. Birshtein,  Ms. Litsakis, Ms. Jakubowski

Not Pictured:  Mrs Lauro, Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Grant

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STEM - Math

In Math…

     The 4th graders will continue the measurement and geometry unit.  Students will learn the difference between acute, obtuse, and right angles, as well as measure and build angles.  We will also study symmetry and area.

     We will then begin our fractions unit and learn how to identify fractional parts of a whole.  Students will use addition, multiplication, and division knowledge to represent fractions.  We will also explore fractions of a whole and fractions of a group.

     Concepts in this unit to study and practice include equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, using a double number line to represent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.

STEM - Science

In Science…

     The fourth grade scientists will continue to explore the transfer of energy.  We have tested magnetism and will be making electrical testers, which will help us sort objects made of various materials.  These electrical testers will allow the students to classify objects into conductors (materials that allow the flow of electricity) and insulators (materials that do not allow the flow of electricity).  Looking ahead, we will be combining electricity and magnetism to make our own electromagnets.

     At home, many students may want to try some of the activities we have done in class, but you may want to review your home safety rules for electricity and magnetism as we do in class:

  • Never put any object other than a certified plug into wall sockets or outlets.
  • Do not open the case of an electrical appliance that is plugged in.
  • Do not bring magnets near computers, videotapes, cell phones, or audio recordings.