In language arts we have just finished reading Stone Fox. The students really connected to the book and had an enjoyable reading experience. We are writing an epilogue to the book this week and will be watching the movie together on Friday. We will also take a group test over the book. Stone Fox leads us into our Iditarod unit. Students will be researching two mushers and comparing and contrasting them. We will also track their mushers progress through the 1,049 mile sled dog race and see who the winner is! This is a great connection for the kids as one of the mushers in the Iditarod is Matt Failor, a Mansfield native!
We are studying the layers of the Earth in Science and will be learning about plates, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
A big shout-out to all of my 4th graders who completed the Road Apple Run 5k this weekend. Woo hoo!
Have a terrific week!