Room 207

Room 207
Yahoo! Here we go 4th graders!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What is a Social Scientist?

Our first chapter in Social Studies is about Social Scientists.  A social scientist is a person who studies how people live in a group.  There are 4 different Social Scientists.

An Economist studies the way people in a community use resources to meet their needs and wants.  They study how people make, buy, and sell things.  The artifacts that an economist uses are receipts, price tags, advertisements, and items you have recently bought.

A Geographer studies the Earth's surface.  They study natural features like plants, animals, land features, and water.  They also study constructed, or man-made features like bridges, roads, and cities.  The artifacts a geographer looks at are maps, weather reports, and articles about nature.

A Political Scientist studies government, who is in power, and how they use that power.  They look at artifacts such as election ads, legal forms, voter information, and news stories about law and government.

Historians study the past.  They look at events and ask why and how did this happen.  Historians study artifacts such as birth certificates, family photos, letters, diaries, and family treasures.

Grammar: Types of Sentences

This week's writing assignment is about autumn. September 23rd is the first day of fall!  We completed our first Grammar lesson about the 4 types of sentences. During school we did an activity to identify these sentences in picture books. Our goal is to use the four types of sentences in our own writing to add variety and to be more creative.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Red, White and Blue for Heroes

On September 11th, we celebrated our heroes with an assembly that honored our Burlington police and firefighters, as well as those that serve in our military.  Our 5th grade Chorus sang songs and spoke about what it means to be a hero.  The third graders wrote letters to the police and firefighters, reading some of them aloud.  I love that Pine Glen continues to uphold this tradition so that we may Never Forget.  
             We wore red, white and blue to show our solidarity and love for our heroes.  
                                                                Check out our spirit!

Strike a Pose

We are excited to begin writing in 207!  This week we decorated our Writer's Notebooks to give them flair and personality.  Strutting our stuff down the "catwalk" we Strike a Pose for Writing!  Check out some of our poses below.