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Monday, December 22, 2008

Mystery Novel Projects

Hello fourth graders! I hope you are enjoying your break! I just wanted to let you know that I will be giving an extension on the mystery novel projects. I know that many of you didn't bring home your projects or books because of the snow day. The projects will be due January 12th, which gives you a whole extra week once we return from break.

Enjoy the holidays, the snow, and the time off! See you next year!! :)

Mrs. Bagnall

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 17

WRITING: Cursive
1. Weekly Assessment is tomorrow
2. Work on your reading contract
3. 3 Mystery novel projects are due January 5
SPELLING: Test is tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Test is tomorrow
SCIENCE: Project presentations are tomorrow
OTHER: Return library books

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 16

WRITING: Cursive
1. Work on your reading contract
2. Mystery Novel Project
1.  Rocks & Minerals test is tomorrow
2.  P.S. on your study guide is due tomorrow
3.  Project presentations are on Thursday
4.  Field trip is on Friday
1.  Study Link 5.1
2.  Practice your multiplication facts

Monday, December 15, 2008

Poetry for Kids!

Click here to explore the Poetry for Kids website that we looked at this afternoon!

Monday, December 15

WRITING: Cursive
READING: Work on your reading contract and mystery novel project
1. Project Proposal is due tomorrow
2. Rocks & Minerals Test is Wednesday
3. Ask a parent to sign your study guide
4.  Next 3 SIJ questions are *officially* due the Monday after break
MATH: Study Link 5.2
OTHER: If you are interested in participating in this year's CELEBRATE WRITING, ask Mrs. Bagnall for an application!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday, December 10

WRITING: Cursive
MATH: Study...Unit 4 test is tomorrow!
READING: Work on your reading contract
SCIENCE: SIJ is due Monday
1.  Library books should be returned tomorrow.
2.  Picture retake day is tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday, December 9

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt
WRITING: Tuesday's Cursive
READING: Work on your reading contract
1. Scratch Test Sheet (Odyssey only)
2. Home/ School Connection: Birthstones
3. Science Inquiry Journal: Next 3 questions are due Monday
MATH: Ask a parent to sign your Unit 4 study guide. The Unit 4 Test will be Thursday 12/ 11

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday, December 8

WRITING: Monday's Cursive
READING: Work on your reading contract.
MATH: Study Link 4.10, Practice your facts!
SCIENCE: Next 3 SIJ questions are due on Monday, December 15
1. Book orders are due tomorrow!  
2. Please return field trip permission slips.
3.  Picture retake day is the 12th.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Upcoming Field Trip

On Friday, December 19th, we will explore the beautiful world of lapidary art.  Please be on the lookout for the permission slip with more information!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Great Job 4th Graders!

Today in Science, you learned how to do the scratch test to identify minerals.  The property that we are testing is hardness.  You learned that the hardest mineral in our set couldn't be scratched with a fingernail, penny, OR a paperclip.  We identified that mineral as quartz. 

The softest mineral in our set could be scratched by even your fingernail!  We identified that mineral as gypsum.
Great job.....You are truly little geologists!!

Thursday, December 4

2.Final copy of your persuasive essay is due tomorrow.
1. Use the gold review sheet to review. 
2. Unit 2 Test is tomorrow, including grammar and spelling.
3. Work towards your reading contract.
1.  Study Link 4.9---Use the examples we did in class and SRB p. 129 for help
2.  Keep practicing your facts!
1.  SIJ is due on Monday (First 3 questions)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday, December 3

WRITING: Cursive
READING: Work on your reading contract and review for your Unit 2 test on Friday!
MATH: Study Link 4.8
OTHER: Golden Rule project is due tomorrow
Return library books tomorrow! : )

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday, December 2

WRITING: Tuesday's Cursive & First draft of your persuasive essay
READING: Work on your reading contract & Ask a parent to sign your grammar & practice review.....Unit 2 Test is Friday!!
SCIENCE: SIJ is due Monday, Dec 8
MATH: Study Link 4.7

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thank You Parents!

Room 258 Parents,

Thank you for sharing your expectations, your hopes, and your questions with me at last week's parent- teacher conferences.  I appreciate all your support!  

Mrs. Bagnall

Monday, December 1

WRITING: Cursive---Remember to only do MONDAY'S cursive!
Choose your side for your persuasive letter:  Year-Round School vs. Traditional School!
READING: Work on your NEW December Reading Contract!
MATH: Study Link 4.6 (Use the grid paper on the back to show your work please.)
SCIENCE: Science Inquiry Journal...First 3 questions are due next Monday, 12/8
OTHER: The Unit 2 Reading, Grammar, & Spelling Assessment are at the end of the week.  Remember to review the strategies and pay close attention during this week's lessons!