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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Great Job Today!

Fourth Graders,

I can't tell you enough how happy I am about your behavior on today's field trip! I hope that you continue to impress me on all upcoming field trips!

Keep up the great work, and I hope you enjoy your *warm thoughts* as much as I enjoy having each one of you in my class!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday, December 18 Homework

-Study Link 5.2
-Multiplication Packet due Thursday
READING: Practice Poem (Performances tomorrow!)
SCIENCE: Parent Signature on purple study guide--TEST THURSDAY
WRITING: Finish 2nd and 3rd paragraphs of expository essay
OTHER: library books due tomorrow

Monday, December 17, 2007

12/17 3 & 3

1. We had 14 minutes added to our minute bank for being on-task during Science.
2. We discoverd that limestone and marble both contain calcite!
3. In Math class, we discovered a short cut to solving the extended multiplication facts.

(We ran out of time for a goal, but I would love to see everyone feeling healthy throughout the rest of the week!)

Monday, 12/17 Homework

-Practice Multiplication Facts (Fact Triangles, Math fact website, Multiplication Packet)
-Multiplication Packet due Thursday
READING: Read---Work towards your reading goal!
SCIENCE: Test Thursday---Study Word Bank
WRITING: Cursive--due the Monday after winter break
OTHER: If you have not turned in your permission slip for THIS THURSDAY'S (December 20) field trip, please do so!

Daily Detective Week of 12/17

MONDAY: This state shares its border with six other states.
TUESDAY: All the anthracite (hard coal) produced in the United States is supplied by the eastern part of this state.
WEDNESDAY: The capital of the United States was located in this state from 1790 to 1800.
THURSDAY: In this state, Hershey built the world's largest chocolate factory in a city named after him.
FRIDAY: History was made in this state when the Declaration of Independence was signed here in 1776.

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

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Great job in Reading!

Fourth graders,

You did an awesome job with this morning's reading activity! Non-fiction is so much fun when we do our 5-senses charts before reading an article! You all did such a nice job participating and sharing your thoughts about inventions. Keep up the great work!

: )

Thursday, 12/13 Homework

MATH: Study for Unit 4 Test tomorrow
-Study for Native American test tomorrow
-Finish reading TFK
-TFK Quiz tomorrow
SCIENCE: SIJ due tomorrow
WRITING: Cursive

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday Homework 12/11

MATH: -Study Link 4.10 (both sides)
-Unit 4 Test Friday
READING: -Work towards your independent reading goal
-Key Concept Activities due Thursday
-Native American Tribe test Friday
WRITING: cursive
OTHER: Library books due tomorrow!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tuesday's Field Trip Postponed

PARENTS: Please see the red note sent home with your child today concerning tomorrow's field trip to the museum.

Thank you!

Daily Detective Week of 12/10

MONDAY: Elvis Presley, a singer who became famous as the King of Rock and Roll, was born in this state on January 8, 1935.
TUESDAY: Coca-Cola was first bottled in 1894 in this state. Joseph A. Biedenharn poured the popular beverage into bottles so it could be delivered to rural areas that didn't have their own soda fountains.
WEDNESDAY: This state is sometimes called the Mud-Cat state for the many catfish that feed near the muddy bottoms of the state's waterways.
THURSDAY: This state's state bird, the mockingbird, is a copycat. The small gray bird imitates all sorts of noises, from playing pianos to barking dogs.
FRIDAY: More upholstered (padded and covered) furniture comes from this state than from any other state in the country.

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

Monday Homework 12/10

MATH: Study Link 4.9 (BOTH SIDES); Use SRB p. 129 & 130 for help
READING: Read: Work towards your goal!!
WRITING: Cursive packet due a week from today
SCIENCE: SIJ due Friday

12/10 3 & 3

1. Gym class- We played Mission Impossible
2. Reading- We began making our Native American little books, and Miss Anderson was proud of how we helped each other.
3. Outside at recess, everyone played well together and only built onto snow creations (without destroying anyone else's work.)

1. Be safe on the ice: walk with our hands OUT OF our pockets just in case we need to catch ourselves from a fall!
2. Clean up crew: count Nifty Thrifty Fifty tallies, and erase them for a fresh start!
3. Do not run outside on the ice.

Friday, December 7, 2007

What We Learned About Sharks

Before reading the article, "Summer of the Shark," we created an anchor chart describing what we already knew about sharks. To help us organize the information, we created subheadings that include:

I hear...

I smell...

I taste...

I feel...

I see...

After reading the article, we found that a lot of what we THOUGHT we knew was actually just the "Hollywood" interpretation of sharks! Read our comments to find out what we LEARNED after reading the article!
*To read the actual article, click on the title, "What We Learned About Sharks."

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Reminder: If you want to play in the snow at recess, you MUST wear SNOW PANTS and BOOTS!

Thursday, 12/6 Homework

MATH: Study Link 4.8 (only do the "a" section of each problem. Also, make sure you do the "Practice" problems at the bottom.) DO NOT do the "Lesson 4.8" side.
SPELLING: colorful spelling
WRITING: Wednesday AND Thursday DLR
SCIENCE: SIJ due tomorrow


*Scholastic book orders due tomorrow
*Return field trip permission slip

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snow Day!

Happy snow day fourth graders! I hope you are enjoying this time off to play in the snow! :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Challenge Question:

We found out that a Whale Shark is 46,300 pounds. This is equal to:

2 school busses
356 Miss Andersons
700 fourth graders

What else is that equal to?

Tuesday, December 4 Homework

MATH: Study Link 4.7---Use the chart we filled out in class today and your journal (p. 94 &95) for help.
WRITING: Tuesday DLR and Cursive
Library books due tomorrow
Book orders due Friday!

Please return field trip form with your child asap!

Click on "Tuesday, December 4 Homework" to find out more about our field trip to the museum!
Or go to:

12/4 3 & 3

1. In Reading, we learned the weight and the length of certain sharks.
2. In Science, we watched a BrainPop video that taught us about the Rock Cycle and how rocks can change from one kind into another.
3. In math, we stood up to give ourselves a round of applause for sticking with the thousandths lesson! Way to go!!

1. Earn more cotton balls.
2. Earn a fry for answering the reading challenge question.
3. Listen & take out materials quickly to earn more minutes in our bank.

Monday, December 3, 2007

12/3 3 & 3


1. We enjoyed learning about the crystals that we found in our evaporation dishes. (They are salt crystals!)
2. We played the yellow card teamwork game.
3. We played basketball in gym class.


1. Earn more fries.
2. Follow directions the first time they are given.
3. Don't talk when someone else is talking.

Monday December 3 Homework

MATH: Study Link 4.6
New Multiplication Packet due Thursday, Dec. 20 (Try to do one a day.)
LA: Monday DLR
Cursive Packet due Monday
OTHER: Book Orders due THIS Friday