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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

3 & 3

Our 3 & 3 ran a little short today, so we actually have 2 & 2.  :)

1.  When Miss Anderson asked students to help clean the floor, Caitlyn noticed that people were scrambling to pick up any paper they could find.  (Thanks for your help!)
2.  Dani and Amanda helped Heather clean her desk.

GOALS: (From Miss Anderson today)
1. I would love to see everyone at open house tomorrow evening between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.  You all do such a fabulous job every day, and I'm sure your family would love to see what our classroom is all about!
2. Let's all take care of ourselves and be well for our new month of May!

Wednesday, April 30

MATH: Study for test tomorrow
-Reading Goal due tomorrow
-Mystery Projects due tomorrow
-Bunnicula & Castle in the Attic final meeting tomorrow

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29

-Parent Signature on the Study Guide
-Unit 8 Test on Thursday
Any unfinished classwork:
-Study Link 8.7
-Math Box 8.6, 8.7, & 8.8
WRITING: Cinquain (rough draft & final), diamante (rough draft only)
OTHER: Return library books


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Love That Dog : )

Thursday, April 24

READING: Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow, Bunnicula and Castle in the Attic groups meet.
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Test Tomorrow, Interactive Student Notebook p. 32:

Reminders about ISNB:
Date: Any month and day, 
between the years 1740 and 1749
Salutation: (Example: My dearest and loving family,)
Paragraph 1: Name your colony and tell your family why you are moving there. (Use your reading notes on your study guide to help you.)
Paragraph 2: Use History Alive! p. 68 to help you compare your colony to the other two colonial regions.
Closing: (Example: Your loving daughter (or son)), 

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

3 & 3

1.  Heather was complimented by several students for doing a great job on the billboard presentation.
2.  Sean asked Kevin to put up a chair for him, and he did.
3.  Sean and Jonathan complimented Kevin by saying that their group "deserved to win" the "Where would you choose to live?" contest.

1.  Keep noticing the goodness in others.
2.  Do well on the math MAP test.
3.  Stay away from note writing during class.

Love That Boy

Want to read the entire "Love That Boy" poem by Walter Dean Myers?  Click above on the title "Love That Boy."

Wednesday, April 23

WRITING: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 8.6 (Area of a Parallelogram)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study----Chapter 7 Test has been moved to FRIDAY!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday, April 22

What a great day fourth graders!  Remember to listen for the "everyday" music of your surroundings!  I had a lot of fun hearing your poems this morning. :)

WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Tuesday DG, Parent Signature on the Chapter 7 Study Guide
(We will continue studying tomorrow in class.  You will have a chance to make more flashcards to help you study.  REMEMBER:  You are responsible for knowing all the information on the front page of the study guide, and you need to be an EXPERT on YOUR COLONY only.)  
Our Chapter 7 Test is Thursday, April 24.

REMINDER: We have MATH MAP testing Thursday, April 24 at 9:15am.
We have READING MAP testing on Friday, April 25 at 10:45am. 

Monday, April 21, 2008

3 & 3

1.  Donny helped pick up a student's books in the hall.
2.  Heather, Donny, & Kevin worked as a team during social studies, and Kevin came up with the idea to make a bright rainbow on their billboard.
3.  Justin said, "Nice shot!" to Evan during recess this afternoon.  

1.  Run smart stepping for more than the required 5 minutes.
2.  Wear appropriate clothes to school.
3.  When voting for the "best place to live" (during billboard presentations), remember to be honest and fair.

Monday, April 21

MATH: Study Link 8.5
LA WORKSHOP: Colorful Spelling
READING: Vocabulary p. 28-30
WRITING: Cursive

Thursday, April 17, 2008

3 & 3

*We have a new goal to find the greatness in one another throughout the day. Instead of just telling three activities that we enjoyed about the day, we now aim to acknowledge three individuals who did something great throughout the day!

1. Abby complimented Kirsten on her shirt.
2. Sarah helped Mar'Quon pick up his pencils.
3. Mar'Quon let Sean answer the question when they both raised their hands at the same time.
( Bonus: Donny picked up the books that were left in the back of the room.)
1. Guess Daily Detective correctly.
2. Do well on the quizzes.
3. If you see something on the floor, pick it up.

Thursday, April 17

*Thursday DG
*Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow (There are no NEW words on this quiz. It is a review of all vocabulary words studied up to this point.)
*Vocabulary p. 27
*Mystery Novel Assignment
*TFK Quiz tomorrow
*Independent Reading Goal
SOCIAL STUDIES: Daily Detective will be tomorrow!
* Study Link 8.4
* Multiplication Packet is due tomorrow!


Read more about the lost colony of Roanoke. Click on the "Roanoke" title above to see the site.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

3 & 3

1.  Erin & Caitlyn clapped often during the third grade show.
2.  People gave others high-fives during basketball at recess
3.  Kirsten picked Amanda to help her distribute treats to other teachers.
1.  Add minutes to the minute banks.
2.  Be on the lookout for positive acts by others!

Thursday, 4/16

MATH: Study Link 8.3, Multiplication Packets due Friday
READING: Independent Reading Goal, Novel Group Assignment, TFK quiz Friday
OTHER: Cursive

On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure!

1. Click on the title, "On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure." 
2. Use your background knowledge about John Smith and the early settlement.  
3. Listen to the stories, and play the games! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

3 & 3

*We have a new goal to find the greatness in one another throughout the day.  Instead of just telling three activities that we enjoyed about the day, we now aim to acknowledge three individuals who did something great throughout the day! 
GREAT about Today:
1.  Jenny helped pick up Matt's colored pencils.
2.  Dani helped Kirsten with a math problem.
3.  A student in Mrs. Cheek's room complimented Sarah on her pants.
GOAL for Tomorrow:
1.  Be kind to one another! :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Multiplication Practice

Click on Multiplication Practice above to use a BBC site to practice your facts!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday, April 10

READING: If your novel group is meeting tomorrow, make sure you have read your assigned pages and completed your reader's response page in your packet.
OTHER: Scholastic Book Orders due tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

3 & 3

1. We did a nice job typing our poems in LMC this afternoon.
2. We all finished two pages of our vocabulary assignment.
3. We finished our chapter 6 social studies test!    
1. Study for the math test so we all do well!
2. Add minutes to our minute bank.
3. Have fun at STARS lunch.

Wednesday, April 9

MATH: Study for Unit 7 Test
OTHER: Cursive, book orders due Friday

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesday, 4/8

SPELLING: Nifty Thrifty Fifty Definitions: antifreeze, forecast, midnight
  • multiplication worksheet
  • one side of the division worksheet
  • parent signature on your unit 7 study guide
  • unit 7 test is Thursday
  • Interactive Student Notebook p. 27 (use crayons or colored pencils)
  • parent signature on chapter 6 study guide
  • study for test tomorrow

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Great Work Today!

Dear Fourth Graders,
You really showed me how responsible and hard working you can be today!  It was our first day back after a nice break, and I saw you working cooperatively with your group members, behaving appropriately while in line, and participating like the eager learners you are!!
I am so excited for this last trimester to be the best one so far, and I am confident that you will continue to impress me and be a fun, enjoyable class!
Miss Anderson

Tuesday, April 1

MORNING WORK: Monday and Tuesday DG
MATH: Study Link 7.10 and Journal p. 210 (Use inside front & back cover to help with measurements on number 6.)
READING: Finish reading TFK magazine, complete the fact/ inference chart, and have your March reading goal page complete for reading conferences tomorrow.
OTHER: Return library books tomorrow.
*Art Institute Field Trip is on Thursday, April 3 from 9:00am until 2:15pm.*