Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Week of January 8th, 2018

Welcome Back to School! Let's have a FANTASTIC semester!!!

This Week in Class...

Math - We are beginning the week reviewing all of the division concepts we learned before break. We are nearing the end of our division chapter. Stay tuned!

Reading - This week we are reading a story called Finding the Titanic.

Writing - This week we are working on our writing stamina with quick writes. We will also be writing to our Pen Pals.

Spelling - There is NO spelling this week. We will continue spelling as normal next week.

Social Studies - We will continue learning about the Inca civilization.

A few reminders........ 

*Please make sure that students bring winter gear to school. Gear is required for PE on Mondays and Tuesdays. 


*December reading logs are due! Please help your child ensure they are prepared to turn in their December and Book-It reading logs tomorrow. 


*There is no spelling this week. Spelling will handed out on Friday for next week. Our next spelling test will be NEXT Friday. 


*There is no school NEXT Monday for MLK Day. Please ensure your child is learning his/her spelling words. 


*Please send healthy snacks each day. Many kids get upset DAILY because they do not have a snack. I wish I could provide snack for my class but that is too expensive. The school provides snack on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY. 


*We will continue homework club for January and students that turn in every assignment will win prizes. Please keep in mined that my policy is homework may be 1 day late, then students are no longer eligible to win prizes. Math is always due the next day. Spelling is always due Friday mornings. Reading logs are always due the 1st of each new month. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Week of December 4th

This Week in Class... 

Math - We are looking at remainders this week. 

Reading - We are beginning to read The Chocolate Touch this week. 

Writing - We are writing a pursuasive piece convincing the Grinch to give Christmas another chance. 

Spelling - There is no spelling this week due to MAP testing. 

Social Studies - We are wrapping up our exploration of the Aztec civilization. We will begin learning about the Inca next. 

We will be testing this week on Thursday and Friday. It is VERY important that all students are at school on those days. 

Holiday Store TUESDAY...
We will be visiting the Holiday Store on Tuesday at 1:30. Please send money and a list if your child wishes to shop for friends and family. 

We will begin Elfcapades this week! We will be participating in 12 days of acts of kindness to show others around the school that we care!!! 

Snow Gear... 
Snowpants are required for PE on Mondays and Tuesdays!!! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Week of November 27th, 2017

This week in class... 

Math - We are beginning division this week! 

Reading - We are reading the story Grandfather's Journey and discussing point of view. 

Writing - We are continuing to work with opinion writing and will begin our opinion/pursuasive writing later this week. 

Spelling - This is a normal spelling week! Test on Friday! 

Science - We are conducting an experiment this week learning about kinetic, potential, and energy transfer. 

Reading Logs are due this Friday!!! 
Please make sure you have signed your child's reading logs! 

Field Trip This Week!!! 
We will be venturing to the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday to see Electric Christmas. 

Yes, it is that time again! We will be doing MAP testing for language arts and math next week on Thursday and Friday. Testing will take place in the morning. Some kiddos may require extra time after lunch to complete their testing. PLEASE ensure your child is at school on those days!!! Thanks! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Week of November 13th, 2017

This Week in Class... 

Math - We are learning how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers the traditional way. 

Reading - This week we will take a test on Stone Fox and we will begin our final project for our novel study. 

Writing - We will begin discussing the difference between fact and opinion. Our next formal writing piece is an opinion piece. 

Spelling - It is a normal week for spelling. We will have our test Friday. 

Science - We are talking about kinetic energy and potential energy. 

Canned Food Drive... 
There are TWO food collections going on right now! 
1. Canned Corn - Please send in canned corn for families in need. 
2. Turkey Bingo - Please send in a variety of "thanksgiving" foods that can be won at our annual Turkey Bingo Night. 

Outdoor Gear... 
Expectations for 4th graders: 
*Winter coats
*Snow boots 
***Snowpants are not required but are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! It does get very cold here in AK. Students will also spend up to 45 minutes outdoors for PE. Snowpants will keep your child WARM! :) 

Box Tops for Education... 
Please continue to send in box tops to help our class earn rewards. They are very important to the students. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Week of November 6th, 2017

This Week in Class... 

Math - We are working with multiplying by two-digit numbers. Please continue to help your student at home during this very important time in math learning. 

Reading - We are nearing the end of our book Stone Fox. We will be done by the end of the week. We will begin our project next week. 

Writing - We are learning about the color scheme to assist informative writing. 

Spelling - Our test is THURSDAY due to no school on Friday. 

Social Studies - We are continuing to learn about the Aztec. We are learning how to read and take notes on what we are reading. 

Thanksgiving Food Drives... 
Please send in cans of corn for our Thanksgiving Canned Corn Drive! 
Please send them in by the 17th of November. 

Please send in thanksgiving food items for our annual Turkey Bingo. 
Please send them in by next Thursday, November 16th. 

Box Tops... 
Please continue to send in Box Tops for Education. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Week of October 30th, 2017

This week in class... 

Math - We are beginning chapter 3 this week. We will be multiplying 2 digit numbers. 

Reading - We are continuing to read Stone Fox. 

Writing - We will type our fall leaves informative pieces. 

Spelling - There IS spelling this week! We are back on track! 

Social Studies - We are beginning to talk about ancient civilizations beginning with the Aztec this week. 

Tuesday, October 31st... 
We will have a fall fun day! Science and STEM activities, The Wizard of Oz, and a costume parade! 

Wednesday, November 1st... 
Our field trip to see Journey to Oz. We will get on the bus to leave at 11:00 and will return by 1:30. Chaperones should arrive around 10:30. Please send a snack for before the field trip because we won't have lunch until 1:30. 

Our NEXT Field Trip... 
We will go to the PAC again to see Electric Christmas on November 29th. Permission slips and payment are due THIS FRIDAY!!! 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of October 23rd, 2017

This week in class... 

Math - We are reviewing for and taking the Chapter 2 assessment! 

Reading - We will continue reading Stone Fox

Writing - We are in the revising and peer editing phase of the writing process with our autumn leaves informative writing. 

Spelling - There is NO spelling this week due to half days! 

Science - We will finish our experiement on how force affects speed. 

There is NO spelling homework this week! Your child WILL have a math review for homework. Help ensure your child is coloing in their pumpkin reading logs and Book-It reading logs for the month of October. They are due November 1st. 

I will email you and send home a reminder of your child's conference time. See you then! 

There will be half days on Wednesday and Thursday this week due to conferences. 

Spirit Week is this Week... 
Monday - Wear red 
Tuesday - Crazy Day (hair and/or clothes) 
Wednesday - Nerd Day 
Thursday - Hat Day 
Monday Oct. 30th - Pajama Day 
Tuesday Oct. 31st - Costume Day or Spirit Wear  

Please send a healthy snack with your child each day. 
***If any families would like to donate healthy, prepackaged snacks to our class, many kids would be grateful! 

Boxtops for Education... 
Please keep sending them in!