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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30

SPELLING & GRAMMAR: Tests tomorrow---Review weekly packets
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Weekly Assessment tomorrow---Review Practice Packet.
MATH: Study Link 3.8....Keep practicing those multiplication facts!  Almost all of you showed improvement on your fact test yesterday!!! :)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Remember to review your colored flashcards every day.  This chapter has a lot of information, and doing a little at a time is a great study skill!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 29

WRITING: Cursive
READING: Reading Contract is due on Monday, November 1
MATH: Practice 15 minutes with your fact triangles, Work on your multiplication practice packet.
OTHER: Library Books

Great job on the fourth grade show today!  Everyone said how talented you all are!  You each did a fabulous job!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28

WRITING: Cursive, Personal Narrative final copy is due tomorrow
READING: First read of your leveled reader and green vocabulary activity
MATH: Study Link 3.7, Multiplication Practice Packet
OTHER: 4th Grade Show is tomorrow! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1.  LMC
2.  The History Alive! Internet Tutorial
3.  Using our minute bank

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1.  Have fun in PE/ Music
2.  Do awesome on the social studies test
3.  Have a great 4th grade show rehearsal

Monday, October 27

MORNING WORK: DWP, Personal Narrative Final Copy is due Wednesday
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 2 test tomorrow---Ask a parent to sign your study guide.
MATH: SL 3.4 & 3.5, Multiplication practice packet!

Friday, October 24, 2008

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1.  The processing activity in social studies.
2.  The Act-It-Out of the Inuit people.
3.  Having music and PE, and not running the mile.

Hopes we have for next week:
1.  Good grades on Tuesday's social studies test.
2.  Do well at our show! :)
3.  See our new social studies unit.

Friday, October 24

WRITING: Cursive packet due Monday
MATH: Work on the facts packet
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 2 test is Tuesday.  Ask a parent to sign your study guide.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1.  Social Studies (We read about 4 different environments that the Native Americans chose to settle in, and we also studied a photograph of 3 Inuit people in the Arctic.)
2.  Taking pictures for picture day.
3.  Library.

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1.  Finish our personal narratives.
2.  Music/ PE
3.  Do well on all our language arts tests!

Thursday, October 23

READING: (Odyssey Students) Read p. 170-173 in Treasures Book, Weekly Assessment is tomorrow---Review your practice packet!
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow
MATH: Study Link 3.3.  Multiplication Race should be done daily.  Finished packet is due November 21.
SOCIAL STUDIES: Make sure your ISN shows your very best work!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October22

WRITING: Cursive
GRAMMAR: p. 35
READING: Read 20 minutes and complete Practice p. 43
MATH: Study Link 3.2---We will have our first multiplication facts test tomorrow! See the new links I've posted on the right-hand side of our blog.
OTHER: Return Library Books!  Picture Day is tomorrow at 10:50am.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, October 21

WRITING: Cursive
READING: Read at least 20 minutes
MATH: Study Link 3.1 (Only do the side that says, "Study Link 3.1!!!")
Remember to try the new math game that I posted on our blog!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday, October 20

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Cursive
READING: Finish your questions and predictions for your leveled reader
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study for your Chapter 1 Test, Ask a parent to sign your study guide
OTHER: Picture day is Thursday...Please return your picture day envelopes if you wish to order pictures.

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1.  The Internet Tutorial
2.  LMC
3.  Taking the math test

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1.  It will be sunny
2.  Do well on the social studies test
3.  Have fun at gym and music.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday, October 17

MATH: Study for your Unit 2 Test on Monday and ask a parent to sign your study guide
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 1 Test on Tuesday

Open House : )

Dear fourth graders, parents, grandparents, and brothers & sisters,

Thank you so much for coming to last night's open house. I was so happy to see my students so excited about their classroom and all their hard work!

Thanks again!! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 15

READING: Vocabulary Review--Use your Treasures Book to find the unit vocabulary words (Check the table of contents on p.4 & 5!)
WRITING: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 2.9 (Finish the other side---use any method you find success with!)
OTHER: Library books due tomorrow and book orders are due Friday

I hope you can make it to Thursday's Open House!  It's from 7-8pm!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, October 14

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: (For Odyssey students only) Read p.11, 12 & 13 in your History Alive! text book.
MATH: Study Link 2.8 and Study Link 2.9 (p.64 only)
READING: Unit 1 Test will be on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Review your spelling, grammar, and practice materials.  Also, click on the "Let's Explore" Unit 1 Activities under the "Reading" section of our blog.  You will find many review activities to help you study.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1.  Playing Jeopardy in science
2.  Math Enrichment
3.  The PTA assembly

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1.  Work on our pictures of animals in art.
2.  Finish "Me Bag" essays
3.  A sunny day.

Tuesday, October 7

GRAMMAR: p. 26
SCIENCE: Test tomorrow---Remember to study and ask a parent to sign your study guide!
MATH: Study Link 2.7---only the page 57 side!!  Even though it says to use the partial sums method, feel free to use any method that works for you!
WRITING: Cursive

Monday, October 6, 2008

Math Terms

maximum: the LARGEST number of items 

minimum: the smallest number of items

range: the difference between the maximum and the minimum (maximum - minimum = range)

mode: the number of items that you see most often

median: when you rearrange the numbers in order, from smallest to largest, this is the number that is right in the middle!

numble:  the nonsense word that we accidentally invented in math today! :)

Monday, October 6

GRAMMAR: p. 25
READING: Practice p. 29 & 30
WRITING: Cursive
SCIENCE: Parent Signature on your Chapter 2 Review due Wednesday...Test Wednesday
MATH: Study Link 2.6

Remember that the most frequently used websites are on the right-hand corner of our blog.  I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Friday, October 3, 2008

3 & 3

Activities we especially enjoyed today:

1. The volcano video
2. Learning about landmarks with raisins
3. Music and PE

Hopes we have for next week:

1. Win the raffle
2. Make the "Me Bag" drawings
3. Do well on the science test

Our Tree

This is the view of "our tree" from our classroom.  It has turned more red since the beginning of the week! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 1

Happy first day of October!

MORNING WORK: (DWP) Pretend you are an astronaut. Write a letter to a family member or friend telling them of your adventures in outer space.
GRAMMAR: p. 22
WRITING: Cursive & 3 items in brown bag
READING: Practice p. 26
MATH: Study Link 2.3
OTHER: Library Books!