Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The State of California



It took only two short years, from the discovery of gold in California in January of 1848, for California to become the 31st state in 1850.



Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 673-674.
     3.  What do you do during recess?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hannibal Is Coming to Rio Vista!


























Hannibal of Carthage, the ancient general who brought elephants over the alps, is coming to Rio Vista School in the form of a musical play: Hannibal the Musical.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 667-668.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Volcanoes



In fourth grade earth science students are learning about volcanoes.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 935-936.
     3.  Write a short story about a volcano.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cape Horn Route



One way to get to the gold fields during the California Gold Rush was to go the long way all around South America.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 929-930.
     3.  What is the most fun you have ever had?  Describe what you did.

Monday, May 15, 2017

What Do Good Writers Do?

























Good writers revise!

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math multiplication page.
     3.  Write (in detail) about two things that your family has taught you.

Monday, May 8, 2017

State Testing This Week



Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  What is the best way to do well on a test?  Explain.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Types of Triangles



Triangles can by classified based on sides or angles.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math: p. 923-924.
     3.  What is the best advice you ever got?  Who gave you that advice?  How did it work out?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Classifying Angles




















Classifying angles in different categories can help you describe different geometric shapes.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math: p. 897-898.
     3.  What is your least favorite food?  Describe it.  Why don't you like it?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Parallel, Intersecting and Perpendicular Lines













The concepts of parallel, intersecting and perpendicular lines help us describe geometric shapes.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math: p. 883-884.
     3.  Write a short story where the main character gets surprised by something.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Geometry Part 1



Fourth graders are learning about geometry.  The most basic figures are points, lines, rays and line segments.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math: p. 877-878.
     3.  Make a list of shapes in your bedroom.  For example, the top of my bed makes a rectangle.