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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baby Chicks Hatching

Click on the title above to see baby chicks hatching!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday, March 18

MORNING WORK: "My Autobiography" page
MATH: Study Link 7.9
SCIENCE: Electricity Test tomorrow!  Please ask a parent to sign your study guide.
  • Library books are due tomorrow.
  • Please return field trip forms.
  • There IS school tomorrow!  
  • Parent teacher conferences are Wednesday and Thursday.   :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday 3/17

MORNING WORK: St. Patrick's Day Page
MATH: Study Links 7.7 and 7.8
READING: Study for vocabulary quiz (tomorrow)
OTHER REMINDERS: Please return pink field trip forms for the Art Institute.  Our trip is planned for Thursday, April 3.  (Sorry fourth graders---I accidentally said it was the Tuesday after Spring Break---oops! :)
You don't need to bring a lunch tomorrow because we have our pizza party!
I just learned that I can change the color of the text on our blog!! :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

"Blizzard of Labels" Contest

Our class brought in the most labels during the "Blizzard of Labels" contest and won a pizza party!  The committee will be serving pizza in our classroom during lunch on Tuesday, March 18th.
The labels committee will be bringing cheese and sausage pizzas and drinks for everyone to enjoy!  
Yum! Yum!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday, March 13

MATH: Study Link 7.6
READING: Word Wisdom p. 16 & 17 in your vocab spiral
OTHER: Remember that Wednesday, March 19 is a regular school day!

Great work with the circuit quiz boards today!  You are using everything you've learned in our electricity unit to create a final product to test your classmates' electricity knowledge!  Keep up the great work!  

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday 3/12

MATH: Study Link 7.5
READING: Word Wisdom p. 15 in  your Vocab Spiral
OTHER: Cursive

The Titanic

In Reading, we have been combining our background knowledge (BK) with text clues (TC) to infer meaning.  

BK + TC = Inference

To help us infer the meaning of unfamiliar words, we read about the Titanic disaster.  This is such an interesting and intriguing topic, and we all want to know more!  

Click on "The Titanic" title above to view a slideshow of artifacts, photographs, and more information about the Titanic.  It's a special exhibit from Encyclopedia Britannica.  Just click on "next" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to view the next picture of the slideshow.  

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Great work with poetry today fourth graders!  I really liked how you wrote similes and metaphors about a color of your choice.  Your poems sound as great as some work I've read in poetry books!  I love poetry, and I am very excited to see what else you can create!

Tuesday 3/11

MATH: Study Link 7.4
OTHER: Cursive, Return Library Books

Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday, March 10

MATH: Study Link 7.2 & 7.3 --- Use your Journal or SRB for help
READING: Finish reading TFK magazine, complete both sides of TFK worksheet, and complete March Weather sheet.  Begin working towards your March reading goal! :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cotton Ball Celebration Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our classroom cotton ball celebration!  
Here is some information about the afternoon's events:
  • You may bring pajamas to change into for our celebration, but you should wear "regular" school clothes throughout the day.  
  • You should bring a healthy drink of choice.
  • I will provide a snack.
  • You may bring in your own games from home, and we will play a class game together.
  • Our celebration will begin at 2:15 and last for about an hour.
See you tomorrow! : )

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tuesday 3/4

Great job on the ISAT tests today fourth graders!!  Keep up the great work!
REMINDER: Please return your orange conference forms tomorrow.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Next Week : )

I am so excited for each of you to have the opportunity to show off your skills next week with ISAT testing! You have exercised your brains to prepare them for this week, and now they are pumped and ready to go!

Here are some tips for the week ahead:
  1. Bring a good book to school on Monday because you will have some extra time for independent reading.
  2. Bring a yummy, healthy snack to keep your stomach happy and your brain fresh!
  3. Go to bed early, and wake up feeling refreshed!
  4. Relax and be confident: You have worked very hard, and I believe in you 100%!