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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Our room representatives have a very exciting afternoon planned for us. We are so lucky!

I hope you all have a very fun and safe day!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

3 & 3 Tuesday 10/30

• Social Studies: We enjoyed drawing pictures of WHY people followed migration routes from Siberia to North and South America.
• We had a dance party (with signature moves) to celebrate using all our nifty thrifty words.
• We found the word "impossible" MANY times!!

• We hope our Halloween party goes well tomorrow.
• We hope our classroom is filled with good, scary decorations.
• We hope to completely fill our cotton ball jar.

Tuesday 10/30 Homework

MATH: Study Links 3.4 AND 3.5
READING: Finish reading TFK, write margin notes as you STOP, THINK, and REACT!
WRITING: Cursive (due Monday)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Daily Detective Week of 10/29

MONDAY: Because of its breathtaking scenery, this state is called the Land of Enchantment.
TUESDAY: The world's first atomic bomb was tested in this state near Alamogordo in 1945.
WEDNESDAY: This state's longest and most important river is the Rio Grande, which flows south across the entire state.
THURSDAY: This state's capital was founded in 1610 and is the oldest capital city in the United States.
FRIDAY: Carlsbad Caverns are located in the southeastern part of this state.

*Daily Detective name and clues copywrited by Instructional Fair, Inc.

What's Coming Up Soon:

-TFK (You will use margin notes to help me assess your understanding of the articles.)
-Class discussion: What We Learned About Monitoring Comprehension
-Reading Goal due Thursday---I look forward to having a conference with each of you!
-November Reading Goals
-TFK Quiz

-Multiplication & Divition
-Finding Air Distances

-Continue descriptive essays

- Chapter 2: Native Americans and Their Land
- Test Wednesday November 7

Monday, October 29 HOMEWORK

Tonight's Homework:
• Monday's DG: Use Map A
• NTF Story: Use 14 out of the 15 NTF words
• Practice multiplication facts for tomorrow's fact test

1 & 1 (10/29)

We didn't have time for 3 & 3 today, so we shortened it to "1 & 1!"

We learned a new word for drinking fountain: BUBBLER

We want to learn more cool words tomorrow!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday, October 25

Wow! You all did a fabulous job with the show this afternoon! You were all very loud and animated, and the audience LOVED it! You should be very proud of all your hard work!

REMINDER: Social studies test tomorrow: Parent signature due on your study guide. Click on the date above (Thursday, October 25) to go directly to the Internet Tutorial.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday, October 24

Some friendly reminders:

-Wear black for the fourth grade show tomorrow.
-Math journal pages due tomorrow.
-Social Studies Chapter 1 test on Friday.

3 & 3 (10/24)

1. We had a successful fourth grade show.
2. We used Google Earth to see a satellite image of the U.S., Illinois, Arlington Heights, and then Ivy Hill!
3. We learned how to STOP, THINK, and REACT to an article.

1. We hope to have no gaps in the aisles or on the steps for the show. Also, we do not want to bump the curtains.
2. Continue to walk down the halls quietly.
3. Keep working hard to achieve our reading goals--We have 1 more week to reach our goals!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

3 & 3 (10/23)

* 3 & 3 is our special way to reflect upon the day's events. As a class, we discuss three of the day's events that were really great or especially interesting. We then create three goals that we hope to achieve the next school day. And that's why it's called 3 & 3!

Here's today's 3 & 3:
1. We are close to filling our cotton ball jar.
2. The fire safety trailor was interesting and Miss Anderson was really proud of our behavior.
3. We created our pumpkin glyphs (pictoral representations of data).

1. Perform a perfect show tomorrow.
2. Earn even more cotton balls and fries.
3. Continue to walk down the halls quietly. (We did a great job of this today!)

Tuesday 10/23

Some friendly reminders:

• Tomorrow is the fourth grade show. Remember to wear black!
• Math Homework: Journal page 54 and 55 due Thursday 10/25. Please see me TOMORROW (Wed.) with any questions.
• Library books due Wednesday.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Daily Detective Week 10/22

MONDAY: A city in this state is known as the Astronomy Capital of the World.
TUESDAY: You don't have to travel to England to see the London Bridge. It was moved to this state and reassembled in 1971.
WEDNESDAY: When a large meteor crashed into this state, it formed a crater that is 4.180 feet wide and 570 feet deep.
THURSDAY: Most of the people in this state live in desert areas.

*Daily Detective name and clues copywrited by Instructional Fair, Inc.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Room 258 Weekly News-10/15 to 10/19

• We wrote our -art and -ank poems.
• We created our edible volcanoes. It was cool, fun, and all about teamwork!
• We took our volcanoes test.
• We started social studies. We sketched a graph of objects on our tile floor with and without using a grid.
• We did the yellow card class teamwork activity. It was fun and funny.
• We created a sensory chart and floorplan of our favorite room to use for our descriptive essays.
• In LMC, we did Type to Learn and played states games.
• We used to macbooks to learn about the Grand Canyon. We wore 3-D glasses to look at pictures.
• We are looking forward to movie night tonight and our fouth grade show next week!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dear Fourth Graders,

You did a terrific job using the macbooks this afternoon. I hope you had as much fun as I did! Also, I would like to compliment you all on being very respectful and attentive during the bus evacuation drill this morning. In addition, you did a fabulous job walking through the halls with your hands to yourself, your face forward, and your voices off. Keep up the great work!!

: )

Your teacher,
Miss Anderson

Watch the Webcast

Click above, then scroll down to "Video Broadcast." Click on that image. Remember to turn up the volume on your computer!

Sounds of the Grand Canyon

Turn up the volume on your computer and click the title above.

I love the Grand Canyon!

3-D Tour of the Grand Canyon

Put on your 3-D glasses and click on the title above. Then, use your vision and your imagination to feel like you are actually a visitor at the Grand Canyon!!

Grand Canyon Photos

Click on the title "Grand Canyon Photos" above to view incredible photographs of the Grand Canyon.

After looking at the pictures, what adjective (describing word) would you use to describe the Grand Canyon?

Into The Canyon

Click on this title for an awesome website about the Grand Canyon. If it asks you to login with a username and password, please enter the following:

username: grand
password: canyon


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Do You Know?????

In which state will you find the Grand Canyon??

Monday, October 15, 2007

Daily Detective Week of 10/15

MONDAY: Jean Nicolet, the first explorer to arrive in this state, was disappointed to discover he had not landed in China.
TUESDAY: Christopher L. Sholes, an inventor, journalist, and politician, helped invent the first practical typewriter in 1867 while working in this state.
WEDNESDAY: This state is known as "America's Dairyland." It leads the nation in the production of milk.
THURSDAY: This state's capital is named after the fourth President of the United States.
FRIDAY: Thousands of people come to this state to visit the beaches, resorts, and countryside of Door Peninsula, located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Daily Detective-Friday

Friday: James W. Marshall discovered gold in this state while building a sawmill for John Sutter.

Remember: I must receive your posting by 6:00pm today! Good luck!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Daily Detective Clue-Thursday

Thursday: The remains of saber-toothed tigers and other Ice Age animals have been found in this state's La Brea tar pits.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Daily Detective Clue-Wednesday

Wednesday: This state has te tallest and oldest living trees in the world.

Daily Detective Clue-Wednesday

Wednesday: This state has te tallest and oldest living trees in the world.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Daily Detective Clues-Monday & Tuesday

Monday: Down, down, down! In this state you will find a desert with the lowest elevation of any place in North America.
Tuesday: The explorer John C. Fremont helped obtain this land for the United States.
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