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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday, September 30

SPELLING: p. 21 & 22
GRAMMAR: p. 20 & 21
READING: Reading contract & Book review due tomorrow
WRITING: Cursive, Brown bag items due Thursday.  Come tomorrow with any questions!
OTHER: Photo for art

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday, September 29

GRAMMAR: p. 19
READING: Practice p. 22, Reading goals due by Wednesday
WRITING: Cursive
SCIENCE: Worksheet 2.1 (Use your book, p. C25-27)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25

SPELLING: Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: p. 15 & 16
READING: Practice p. 19, Review for Weekly Assessment tomorrow, Read 15-20 minutes
WRITING: Cursive, Finish cinquain
SCIENCE: Extra Credit project is due Monday

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 24

WRITING: Cursive
READING: Practice p. 20, Read 15-20 minutes for your reading contract.
OTHER: Return library books.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Math Games---These will help you study!

Want help studying for Thursday's math test?
Follow these steps in order.

1. Click here.

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3. Click here.

4. Click here.

5. For practice with your facts, click here.

Tuesday, September 23

WRITING: Cursive
READING: Read 15-20 minutes for your reading contract.
SCIENCE: TEST tomorrow! Study and ask a parent to sign your study guide.
MATH: Complete the blue self assessment, and ask a parent to sign your yellow study guide. Our Unit 1 test is Thursday.
OTHER: Find a picture of the animal from your cinquain poem.

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1. The game we played at recess and gym.
2. Working on our reading assignments.
3. Recording our plate tectonics song.

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1. Do well on the science test.
2. Improve our flowers in art.
3. Add to our minute bank.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I found this site on the National Park Service website.  Since we are learning about the National Parks in reading class, I thought  you might enjoy some of  these games!

Monday, September 22

SPELLING: Show your parents your pre-test and complete p.14 in your packet.
GRAMMAR: p. 13
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Complete practice p. 15 and 16, READ
SCIENCE: Finish volcano review, Test is Wednesday 9/23, Parent Signature on your volcano review is due Wednesday.
MATH: Study Link 1.8

We took our Reading MAP test today!  Woohoo!  My math class is scheduled to take the Math MAP test a week from today, Monday Sept 29 at 1:30pm.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday, September 19

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Cursive Packet due Monday...Remember: The last page needs to be AT LEAST 3 sentences long.
SCIENCE: Volcano Extra Credit Project (due Sept 29)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lava entering the ocean

Wow! This video is awesome! It shows the hot lava as it enters the cool ocean water off the coast of Hawaii.

Click here to watch.

Hawaii's Hot Spot

Want to watch a short movie describing Hawaii's volcanoes?

Click here.

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1. Playing the "name game."
2. Odyssey
3. Creating lyrics for the Plate Tectonics Song

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1. Win the raffle.
2. Correctly guess the mystery star student.
3. Become more organized.

Thursday, September 18

WRITING: Cursive and Revise narrative paragraph
GRAMMAR: page 10
SPELLING: page 11, test tomorrow
READING: Review for weekly assessment
MATH: Study Link 1.7

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday, September 17

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Read 15-2o minutes
OTHER: Return library books tomorrow

Once again our math class's MAP test will have to be rescheduled.  I will keep you posted!  Thanks!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Way to go fourth graders!

Today was such a fun day...It was FILLED with learning!

You all sparked my interest about the skink, so I looked it up! This is a picture of the cool!

Thanks for teaching me something new! :)

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1. Reading A Walk in the Desert.
2. Using the compasses in math.
3. Tryouts for the 4th grade show.

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1. Listen to our teachers the first time they say something.
2. Have another sunny day! :)
3. Finish making an inscribed square with our compasses.

Tuesday, September 16

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Read at least 15-20 minutes. You will have independent reading time tomorrow, so make sure have a good book to read!
MATH: Study Link 1.6 (The "Puzzle" side is optional---just for fun!)
---Look at the polygon link I added to the blog. How well do you know your polygons??

Polygon Matching Game

We've been studying polygons in math. Quiz your knowledge with this polygon matching game! (The first time I played, I finished in one minute, fourteen seconds...Can you beat my time???)

Click here to play the game.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Our Goal

A classroom goal we have for tomorrow is to come to school with our listening ears on, so we can keep our brains active and learning!

Monday, September 15

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Read 20 minutes
MATH: Study Link 1.5
OTHER: Book Orders due tomorrow

We were unable to take the Reading MAP test this morning due to computer malfunctions. Your children were very patient and respectful as we tried to figure out a solution. I will keep you posted regarding a reschedule date. Thank you.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Here is the frog that was hopping around our campsite! Isn't he cute?


We have our Reading MAP test first thing Monday morning. Please try to get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast!

See you tomorrow! :)

Science Sites

Want to learn more about anything we study in science? Check out the district's fourth grade science web site. You will find links to many neat websites!

Click here for the science sites.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

3 & 3

Fourth graders,
I loved hearing how you received or gave away the pink tickets today. You are all such caring individuals, and I am lucky to be your teacher!

Activities we enjoyed today:
1. Completing the science page.
2. Checking out books in the library.
3. Coloring the volcano diagram.
Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1. It will stay sunny!
2. Win the Fry Day raffle.
3. Add to our minute bank.

Thursday, September 11

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
SPELLING: Weekly test tomorrow
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Read at least 15-20 minutes SCIENCE: Finish Worksheet 1.1 Use you book, p C5-C9 for help...The bottom paragraph of pC9 will help you with the last one!
Science quiz tomorrow---Know: The terms from "The Story of a Volcano," the layers of the earth, and the "Volcanic Vocabulary" labels.
MATH: Study Link 1.4...Use your student reference book for help.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday, September 10

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt (Remember to include the 4 necessary parts!!)
SPELLING: p. 4 & 5
GRAMMAR: p. 3 & 4
READING: Practice p. 6 and READ 15-20 minutes
WRITING: Cursive
SCIENCE: "Hot Rock" page.
MATH: Study Link 1.3

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

1 & 1

Our time ran a bit short today, so we did 1 & 1 in place of 3 & 3! :)
Activities we enjoyed today:
1. First Odyssey class

Our hopes for tomorrow:
1. Learn more mystery star student clues.

Tuesday, September 9

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt (in spriral)
READING: Work on reading contract goal
WRITING: Cursive (due Monday)
MATH: Math Box 1.3

Angles Game

We are learning about angles in math class. Some key terms from the day include: angle, vertex, and right angle.

Click here to play a BBC game on angles!

Monday, September 8, 2008

MAP Testing Schedule

Here is our MAP testing schedule:

MONDAY Sept 15: Reading MAP 9:15-10:30am
WEDNESDAY Sept 17: Mrs. Bagnall's Math Class MAP 1:30-2:45pm
THURSDAY Sept 18: Miss Lee's Math Class MAP 1:30-2:45pm

Discovery Channel, Virtual Volcano

Today we watched a movie filled with interesting images of volcanoes. You might enjoy playing on this Discovery Channel site. You have to read the information on this page carefully. It might even be fun to look at it together with a parent! We have already talked about the layers of the earth, and we will be learning a lot more about volcanoes and the earth in the next few weeks.

Click here for the virtual volcano.

3 & 3

Activities we enjoyed today:
1. Watching the volcano movie.
2. Using the koosh ball to share the parts of the movie that we thought were really cool.
3. Math.

Our hopes for tomorrow:
1. Time to work on our "How to Dig" pages.
2. Have a better idea about who the mystery star student might be.
3. A sunny day!

September 8

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt (in spiral)
SPELLING: p. 2, practice words
READING: "Practice" p. 2 & READ (at least 15-20 minutes)
WRITING: Cursive
MATH: Math Box 1.2 & Study Link 1.2 (Use SRB p. 90 & 91 for help.)

Friday, September 5, 2008

3 & 3

Activities we enjoyed today:
1. building pages for our version of "How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World.
2. Miss Lee's math class had part of their first math test.
3. koosh ball toss and sharing what we're most looking forward to in fourth grade.

Our hopes for next week:
1. knowing what to do and when to do it
2. finish the first day challenge
3. win the fry-day raffle.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

3 & 3

At the end of every day, we join as a classroom community and share three parts about the day that we particularly enjoyed.  We then share three hopes we have for the next day.

Activities we enjoyed today:
1. The team building activity we did within our groups.
2. The math scavenger hunt. (Great job with math today, fourth graders!!  You communicated with your partners and showed how you can work together as a team!!!)
3. We read, How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World.

Our hopes for tomorrow:
1. We hope to clean up after ourselves tomorrow in the lunchroom.
2. We hope to finish the math journal pages.
3. We hope to read more pages in our independent reading books.

Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World!

Click on the title, "Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World," and try out the site that we looked at in class!  :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


What a busy day we had today! Please remember that the following is for homework:

Language Arts: 4th Grade Expectations (blue page)
Other: Mystery Star Student pages are due tomorrow
: Parent Night is tonight! Please give your parents the information that you received in your mailboxes today.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy First Day of School!

We had a very busy morning, and I'm excited to see you again tomorrow.  Remember that your Mystery Star Student pages should be finished by Thursday.  That means you have tonight and tomorrow night to work on them.

We didn't talk about it today, but you may bring in a healthy snack tomorrow!