Mock Rocks Day 1 Animoto

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
OTHER: Be on time tomorrow morning, as we will leave right away! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
GRAMMAR: p. 73
READING: Small group book; complete an author's purpose chart in your spiral---go beyond just saying that the author's purpose is "to inform." (Think: "What is the author giving us information about? BE SPECIFIC!)
SCIENCE: Next 2 SIJ questions due tomorrow
MATH: Study Link 5.3 & Multiplication Races are due tomorrow

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: p. 74
GRAMMAR: p. 72
READING: Treasures Comprehension Check, Practice p. 83 & 87 (if you didn't finish in class)
SCIENCE: Next 2 SIJ questions due Thursday
MATH: Study Link 5.2, Multiplication Race Packet is due Thursday!

You did a nice job with our WEX lesson today! You are really learning how to FOCUS on one MOMENT!

Monday, December 14, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
SPELLING: p. 73
GRAMMAR: p. 71
SCIENCE: Birthstone Worksheet & SIJ (First 4 questions)
MATH: SL 5.1 and Multiplication Races!
CHINESE: Character sheet due tomorrow

Friday, December 11, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
SCIENCE: Next 2 SIJ questions due Tuesday 12/15
CHINESE: Character sheet due Tuesday
LIBRARY: Book return Monday
READING: Read at home every night to meet your December reading goal!
MATH: Multiplication Races due Thursday, 12/17

Friday Packet

Click here to see this week's online Friday packet.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
GRAMMAR: p. 67
SPELLING: p. 68 (top only)
SCIENCE: Rock Riddle: Write a riddle & bring in 2 rocks. REMEMBER: Email me if you are having trouble finding rocks! mbagnall@sd25.org
MATH:
-Unit 4 Test is Friday: Play review games online
-Ask a parent to sign your study guide
-Complete the Unit 4 Review Packet

Unit 4 Math Links


• Compare decimals






Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mystery Star Student!

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
GRAMMAR: p. 66
SPELLING: p. 68
MATH: Multiplication Races

Monday, December 7, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
SPELLING: p. 66 & 67
GRAMMAR: p. 65
MATH: Finish SL 4.9 and do 4.10
OTHER: Chinese research


Friday, December 4, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Finish your November cursive packet!
READING: Reading contract
MATH: Multiplication Races
CHINESE: Research a place in China
SCIENCE: First 2 questions of SIJ due Monday
OTHER: Library Books

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mabel!


HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP
GRAMMAR: p. 50, 56 & 62
SPELLING: Unit 2 Test tomorrow! Use your list of unit 2 words as well as suggestions to study. Also, finish the online games that you started this afternoon.
MATH: Study Link. 4.8. Only do the part "a"s and the "practice" problems.
Start your Multiplication Race packet!
SCIENCE: Tell your family about your mock rock! What did you name it? How would you describe its properties?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Week 12 Cursive (Mon & Tues)
GRAMMAR: p. 38 and 44, Unit 2 Grammar test is Friday
SPELLING: Practice Unit 2 words, Unit 2 Spelling test is Thursday
READING:
-November Reading Contract & Activity due tomorrow
-Ask a parent to sign your Unit 2 Study Guide
-Unit 2 Assessment is Friday
MATH: Study Link 4.7

Great job with the yellow card game this morning! You beat your old time by about 1 minute 30 seconds! I'm excited to start the Rocks & Minerals unit with you!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING:
-Rewrite any misspelled words from last week's test 5 times each.
-Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow; play possessive game online!
READING: Weekly assessment tomorrow: Review your practice packet
SOCIAL STUDIES:
-Finish your Chapter 3 Practice Test
-Chapter 3 Test is tomorrow: Scroll down to read the "silly" ways to remember the cultural regions.
MATH: Study Link 4.5- Remember to show your work!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
SOCIAL STUDIES: Study your ISN and flashcards. Test is Friday!
MATH: SL 4.4 and play decimals game!
OTHER: Picture retakes are tomorrow. Return the package you ordered if you plan on retaking your photo.

Decimal Practice!


Need help comparing decimals?

Possessive Noun Practice


Need more practice with possessive nouns? Here's a game to help you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: p. 60
GRAMMAR: p. 58
SOCIAL STUDIES:
• As a parent to sign your study guide
• Review your flashcards & ISN p. 12 and 13
• Study the silly ways to remember the cultural regions (on blog & study guide)
• Do the online internet tutorial
MATH: Study Link 4.3 (THAT side only!)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Native American Cultural Regions

Silly Ways to Remember a ton of information:
  • Northwest Coast: The Cool Kwakiutl live on the Coast. They wear waterproof cedar bark capes, trap salmon with cedarbark fish traps, and live in wooden houses with cool cedartotem poles.
  • California Intermountain Region: The Pretty Pomo, wearpretty shell necklaces, and make pretty baskets decorated with shells and beads. The Pretty Pomo live in a pretty cone shaped redwood house.
  • Southwest: The Hot Hopi live in the Southwest and have to stay cool by wearing cotton dresses. The Hot Hopi are thirsty from being so hot and from climbing the ladders up to their adobe apartments. They are so thirsty that they store water to drink in clay pots.
  • Plateau: (This is the gross one.:)) This region is shaped like a foot and it is green! This region is the Plateau (Pla- TOE) Yuk. The Yakima lived there and ate roots to survive. Roots are at your toes (Pla-TOE). The Yakima lived in underground winter houses--think roots are underground, too. You can remember that they put baskets on their heads because everything else is already at their feet.
  • Great Plains: Think PLAIN and simple. The Sioux lived here. (Think: Sue is a simple name.) They used buffalo for everything! Buffalo and teepees are PLAIN and simple to remember when you are studying Native Americans.
  • Eastern Woodlands: Think tongue twister! The Algonquian (Al-gon-kwee-an) in the Eastern Woodlands lived in wigwamswearing wild turkey-feather ceremonial capes. The turkey is a bird and you can link that to a turkey bird birch canoe. :)
  • Southeast: The Southern Seminole used cypress canoes. To keep safe from the sharp saw grass they wore deerskin leggings. They lived in palm leaf chickees so they wouldn'tsweat!

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
SPELLING: p. 58 & 59
GRAMMAR : p. 57
MATH: Lesson 3.3- BOTH sides!
OTHER: Read 20 minutes

Picture retakes are Thrursday, November 19!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive (Wed. & Thurs.)
GRAMMAR: p. 53- Test tomorrow
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
READING: Weekly Assessment is tomorrow
-Make sure you're reading 20 minutes every night!
MATH: Study Links 4.1 & 4.2

Monday, November 9, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
SPELLING: p. 53
GRAMMAR: p. 51
SOCIAL STUDIES: Finish your brown bag essay
MATH: Study for tomorrow's Unit 3 test*---If you have not received a parent signature on your study guide, please bring it in tomorrow.
*Remember to play the "What's My Rule" game for practice!

Friday, November 6, 2009

HOMEWORK & NEWS! : )

MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Ask a parent to sign your Unit 3 study guide. Also, ask them to help you review for Tuesday's test!
LIBRARY: Books due Monday.
OTHER: Share my news with your family! : )

Thursday, November 5, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 3.11
SPELLING: Test tomorrow-practice this week's words.
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow- review this week's packet.
READING: Weekly Assessment is tomorrow- Review your practice packet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Practice your multiplication or division facts
OTHER: Great job with the show this afternoon!! I had so much fun watching you all perform, and I can't wait to see it again tomorrow morning! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: p. 48
GRAMMAR: p. 46
READING: Begin your November reading contract!
SOCIAL STUDIES: Brown Bag Activity
MATH: Study Link 3.10
OTHER: Fourth grade show is tomorrow! I can't wait to see all you've been working on!!!

Pandas!


Click here to learn more about the Giant Panda of China

Monday, November 2, 2009

More Halloween!





Halloween!





HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: p. 47
GRAMMAR: p. 45
SOCIAL STUDIES: Brown Bag Activity: due Wednesday
MATH:
-Study Link 3.9
-Ask a parent to sign your fact test (if you need a PS) and your grade report
-Practice your multiplication facts!

OTHER:
Fourth Grade Show Days & Times:
Wednesday, November 4 2:30pm
Thursday, November 5 10:00am

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thank You & Homework!


Thank you to our room reps for making this afternoon so spooktacular!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fun time trick-or-treating!

Here's what you need to remember for Monday:
1. October cursive packet is due Monday.
2. October reading contract needs to be FILLED OUT and returned on Monday morning.
3. Practice your multiplication facts.
4. Library books.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 2 Test is tomorrow. Review your study guide and practice the internet tutorial!
MATH: Study Link. 3.8 & Practice your facts!
OTHER: October cursive packet is due Monday.
Filled-in October reading contract is due Monday.
Halloween parade & party are tomorrow afternoon! I've missed you the last two days! See you tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: p. 42 Test will be THURSDAY this week!
GRAMMAR: p. 40 Test will be THURSDAY this week!
SOCIAL STUDIES: Ask a parent to sign your study guide. Test is Friday.
MATH: Study Link. 3.5, Practice your multiplication facts!
OTHER: If you have not recorded yet, continue to practice reading your Ethiopia Reads book!
HALLOWEEN: We will have our Halloween parade and party on Friday afternoon. Please do not wear your costume to school in the morning. You may either go home to change at lunch or bring your costume to school and change at lunch time. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
SPELLING: p. 41
GRAMMAR: p. 39
MATH: Study Links 3.3 and 3.4
READING: October Reading Contract needs to be filled in by Monday, November 2
OTHER: Practice Reading Your Ethiopia Reads Book! We will record you this week! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
SOCIAL STUDIES: Use your History Alive book, your study guide, and the Internet Tutorial to review for tomorrow's chapter 1 test!
MATH: Cut out fact triangles and put in the baggie I gave you in class this morning.
OTHER: Open House is tomorrow evening

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Tuesday Cursive
SPELLING: p. 36
GRAMMAR: p. 34
SOCIAL STUDIES: Ask a parent to sign your study guide, and receive a bonus point on Thursday's test!
MATH:
• Study Link 3.1 (Only that side!)
• Math Box 2.10 and the Green Self Assessment
• Remember to try out the "What's My Rule?" game under the math links on our blog!
OTHER: Open House is this Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30pm. I hope you can make it!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
SPELLING: p. 35
GRAMMAR: p. 33
MATH: Family Letter
OTHER: Pictures are at 1:40 tomorrow!!! Wear your best smile!! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Mon, Tues, Wed Cursive
READING: Ask a parent to sign your Unit 1 Study Guide- Test is Friday!
SPELLING: Unit Test Friday
GRAMMAR: Unit Test Friday
MATH: Study Link 2.9- Use ANY method to subtract
LMC: Parent Interview is due Friday!!
OTHER: Picture Day is next week....If you want to order pictures, make sure to bring in your form!


Friday, October 9, 2009

PARENT INTERVIEW


Remember to ask your parents the list of questions about your name! I can't wait to hear what you find out!!
(Go to the LMC area on the right-hand side of our class blog to find the name research links that Mrs. Polito shared with you today.)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

3 & 3


Activities we especially enjoyed today:
1. Chinese
2. The Wish Tests
3. Music Practice

Hopes we have for tomorrow:
1. Be an independent thinker.
2. Be ACTIVE while in PE or at recess.
3. Study and do well on tomorrow's tests.

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow
READING: Weekly Assessment is tomorrow
SCIENCE: 2nd Volcano Test is tomorrow. Ask a parent to sign your study guide for a bonus point towards the test!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our Tree!


Thanks to this week's Teacher's Assistant for taking this great photograph of the beautiful tree outside of our classroom!

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
SPELLING: p. 29- Top only
GRAMMAR: p. 27
READING: Practice p. 34
MATH: Study Link 2.8
OTHER:
• October 12 & 13 - NO SCHOOL
• October 14 - Monday Schedule
• October 15 - Fire Prevention House - 10:40am
• October 20 - Picture Day - 1:40pm
• October 22 - Open House - 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & First Cursive Prompt in packet
SPELLING: p. 28
GRAMMAR: p. 26
SCIENCE: Worksheet 2.2
MATH: Study Link 2.7 (Use ANY method to find the sum!!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive & DWP
SPELLING: p. 27
GRAMMAR: p. 25
READING: Practice p. 29 & 30
MATH: Study Link 2.7 (Use ANY METHOD to find the sum. Just show your work and remember the BALLPARK ESTIMATE!)

Plate Tectonics Song

Room 258 Plate Tectonics Song

(Sing to the tune of BINGO)

There is a theory, Plate Tectonics.

It explains Pangaea.

P-L-A-T-E!

P-L-A-T-E!

P-L-A-T-E!

It’s Plate Tectonics Theory!

There is convergent- it collides.

Crash-Crash-Crash-Crash-Crash-Crash!

C-R-A-S-H!

C-R-A-S-H!

C-R-A-S-H!

It is convergent movement!

Divergent plates- they pull away.

It leaves a spot for magma!

Divergent- AWAY!

Divergent- AWAY!

Divergent- AWAY!

That’s how divergent plates work!

When one plate moves under another

It is called subduction!

Sub-Sub-Subduction!

Sub-Sub-Subduction!

Sub-Sub-Subduction!

And that explains subduction!

There is a movement called transforming.

It causes some friction.

S-L-I-D-E!

S-L-I-D-E!

S-L-I-D-E!

They slide horizontally!

There is a theory, Plate Tectonics.

It explains Pangaea.

P-L-A-T-E!

P-L-A-T-E!

P-L-A-T-E!

It’s Plate Tectonics Theory!

Friday, October 2, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Show your parents the pink sheet so they know how to access Everyday Math Online from home!
OTHER: Library books due Monday

Thursday, October 1, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 2.6
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow
READING: Weekly Assessment tomorrow

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HOMEWORK


MORNING WORK: DWP & Wednesday Cursive
MATH: Study Link 2.5
SCIENCE: Check out the Mount St. Helens Live Webcam!
SPELLING: Top half of p. 23
READING: Practice p. 27
READING CONTRACTS ARE DUE TOMORROW!
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DONE THE BOOK REVIEW TOO!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Character Education


Note:
Starting the second week in October, we will begin character education once a week.

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Tuesday Cursive
Remember: September Cursive Packet is due tomorrow!
SPELLING: p. 22
GRAMMAR: p. 20
READING: Practice p. 23
-Reading Contract is due on Thursday. Make sure you have done a book review!
MATH: Show your parents the purple sheet

Monday, September 28, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
-September Cursive is due on Wednesday!
SPELLING: p. 20 & 21
GRAMMAR: p. 19
SCIENCE: Volcano Test is tomorrow! Ask someone at home to quiz you by using your study guide or Erupting With Knowledge page.
MATH: Study Link 2.4

Friday, September 25, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Friday Cursive
SCIENCE: Ask a parent to sign your study guide for a bonus point toward Tuesday's test!
OTHER: Return library books Monday

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Thursday Cursive
GRAMMAR: p. 16, Test tomorrow
SPELLING: Test is tomorrow
READING:
-Practice p. 19
-Think & Compare Questions, p. 77
-Weekly Assessment is tomorrow
SCIENCE: Finish the Erupting with Knowledge Study Guide
MATH: Study Link 2.2

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Daily Writing Prompt & Wednesday Cursive
GRAMMAR: p. 15
SPELLING: p. 17
READING: Practice p. 20
-Reread Treasures p. 74-77
-Answer the questions (using complete sentences) on p. 77
-The answers to page 77 are due on Friday
MATH: Study Link 2.1
-Give your parents the Unit 2 Family Letter

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Tuesday Cursive
GRAMMAR: p. 14
SPELLING: p. 16

OTHER: Remember to wear your gym shoes to school tomorrow!

Monday, September 21, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Monday Cursive
GRAMMAR: Finish p. 13
SPELLING: Finish p. 15
READING: Finish Practice p. 15 & 16
MATH: Review for tomorrow's test!

Friday, September 18, 2009

VOLCANO PROJECT


Remember that your volcano project is due on Monday!
I'm excited to see what you've been working on for the last week and a half! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Thursday Cursive
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Subject & Predicate Test tomorrow
READING: Weekly Assessment tomorrow
• You are at the half-way point of your reading contract for the month of September.  Keep reading every night so you can meet your goal!
MATH: Ask a parent to sign your Unit 1 study guide- Test is Tuesday!
• Math Journal p. 26
OTHER: Reading MAP test is tomorrow at 9:15am- Try to go to bed early and eat a healthy breakfast!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Tuesday Cursive
MATH: Study Link 1.7
SPELLING: p. 10
SCIENCE: Volcano Extension Project is due Monday, September 21!
OTHER: Remember to teach your family what you learned in Chinese class today!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Effort Grading

+    = 100%

√ + = 90%

√     =  85%

√-    = 70%  (same as a •)

-     = 60%

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: DWP & Monday Cursive
SPELLING: p. 8 & 9
GRAMMAR: p. 7
MATH: Study Link 1.6

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

MAP SCHEDULE

Here is our classroom MAP Schedule:

Friday 9/18: Reading MAP at 9:15

Tuesday 9/15: Miss Lee's Math Class MAP at 10:45

Monday 9/21: Mrs. Bagnall's Math Class MAP at 10:45

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Friday Cursive
MATH: Finish SL 1.5

Thursday, September 10, 2009

HOMEWORK

Great job with science this morning fourth graders!  You showed me that you have learned a lot about the layers of the earth & the parts of a volcano! And great job also to my math class!  Your brains worked extra hard today! :)

MORNING WORK: DWP & Thursday Cursive
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow-study your packet
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
READING: Weekly Assessment tomorrow-review your practice packet
MATH: Study Link 1.4 - Use your SRB for help
SCIENCE: Study for the volcano quiz: layers of the earth, parts of a volcano, & "Story of a Volcano" definitions

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Wed. Cursive & DWP
GRAMMAR: p. 2 - DO NOT rewrite the sentence; just add the correct punctuation at the end.
SPELLING: p. 3
MATH: SL 1.2
OTHER: Bring in your 3 "Me Bag" items tomorrow!

Remember: Weekly Assessment (Reading), Grammar, & Spelling tests
are all Friday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Finish DWP & Tuesday Cursive
LANGUAGE ARTS: (Students had time to work on these in class, so they should just have a small amount to finish for homework.)
• Spelling p. 2
• Grammar p. 1
• Practice p. 1 & 2
MATH: Study Link 1.3- Remember to use a straight edge! 

Friday, September 4, 2009

HOMEWORK

MORNING WORK: Friday Cursive
OTHER: Mystery Star Student Pages are due Tuesday
NO SCHOOL TUESDAY!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Homework

MORNING WORK: Thursday Cursive
OTHER: Mystery Star Student Pages are due Tuesday


Thank you!

Dear Parents,

Thank you for coming to Curriculum Night last night! Please remember to look through the packet you received because it contains important information about the fourth grade expectations and procedures. I look forward to working with you throughout the year!

Thanks again!
-Mrs. Bagnall

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Homework

MATH: Show your parents Unit 1 family letter and the letter from me
OTHER: Show your parents the invitation for tomorrow night's Parent Night

Monday, August 31, 2009

Welcome to fourth grade!


I loved finally meeting all of you this morning,
and I look forward to spending the whole day with you tomorrow!
This is going to be a great year! :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Snake!!

My friend and I did a race last weekend called "City Chase." One of the challenges was to play with a snake!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Summer!!

Hi there! I hope you all are enjoying your summer! My husband and I returned from Italy on June 30, and we had a WONDERFUL time! I am currently at a summer workshop, but I will try to post some pictures when I'm home.

I miss you all!!

:)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Finding Nemo Tomorrow!


To celebrate the conclusion of our Oceans unit, we are watching Finding Nemo tomorrow morning.  It’s amazing how accurate this movie is!  The classes will be doing a quiz to see how well they know different varieties of tropical fish that are present in the movie. 

         Additionally, students will have the opportunity to have a snack provided by our room reps. The snack includes the following items:

                  • O-KE-DOKE Buttery of Cheese Popcorn

                  • ROLD GOLD Pretzel Rod

                  • Hi-C Fruit Punch Drink

 If you DO NOT want your child receiving these snacks, please return the signed page that your child is bringing home today.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 27


Great job with the science experiments today!  
Remember, the denser the liquid, 
the better objects will float in it.  

MORNING WORK:
Cursive
READING: Scholastic Book Order is due tomorrow
MATH: MJ 272, Parent Signature on Study Guide, and Unit 9 Self Assessment.  Unit 9 Test is Friday.
OTHER: Return library books, permission slips

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 26

MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 9.9.  (Lesson 9.9, on the other side, can be completed for 1 extra credit point towards the Unit 9 Test.)
-Unit 9 Test is Friday 5/29

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


MORNING WORK: DWP, Cursive
SPELLING: Test tomorrow
GRAMMAR: Test tomorrow
READING: Weekly Assessment tomorrow
SCIENCE: Check out these sites:

Did you know that you can visit the aquarium and watch them feed the sharks or stingrays?  
Free shark and stingray feedings every Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Free stingray feedings every Monday - Friday at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Narrated by Jim Carray

Find many sites about whales

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19


MORNING WORK: Cursive, DWP
MATH: MJ 268 & 269- stop after you finish #8

OTHER: Voyage of the Mimi--Click here to view the New England Aquarium website, which was discussed in today's episode.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday, May 18

MORNING WORK: Cursive
SPELLING: 169
GRAMMAR: 167
READING: Practice p. 193 & 194
MATH: SL 9.6
OTHER: 
• Return green band sheets
• Return Living Sea Aquarium permission slip
• Return safety patrol application

Welcome to our unit on Oceans! 

Here are some activities to look forward to:

• studying the properties of ocean water through evaporation experiments
• making a simple hydrometer and using it to measure the density of salt water samples
• making a 3-D model of the ocean floor from depth profiles
• build a closed system that simulates the water cycle
• plus much more!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14


MORNING WORK: Cursive, DWP
MATH: SL 9.4
READING: Extra Credit Historical Fiction Report is due tomorrow
-Weekly Assessment is tomorrow

REMINDER: Tomorrow is our field trip to see the Historical Reenactment!  Remember to wear old shoes and dress according to the weather!  We will be outside the whole morning!


P.S.  I had a fun afternoon with you all as we pretended to be ten year olds living in Colonial Williamsburg!  You seem to be hooked to Cats in the Cradle!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 13

MORNING WORK: Cursive
MATH: Study Link 9.3
BAND: Return bottom part of the green sheet from today
OTHER: Return library books
We are going to the 5th grade used book sale tomorrow morning...Remember to bring money if you want to buy books!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Check it out---fun website!!

Hi fourth graders! Remember that we are visiting the historical reenactment on Friday! You should definitely check out this website. It's cute and fun!

Click here to view the site!

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Tuesday, May 12


MORNING WORK: DWP, Cursive
MATH: Study Link 9.2
OTHER: Band Try-Outs are tomorrow! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

EVERYDAY SCIENCE: MOTION



DO YOU LOVE SCIENCE?

If so, you might want to try a FREE Summer U class!

Current third and fourth graders who sign up for the "Everyday Science: Motion" class will be participating in marble drops, sliding and sticking activities and gravity activities. They will also have some experience with model car racing and the concept of creating roller coasters!
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you're interested, tell your parents NOW!

Your parents can click here to sign you up.

REMINDERS for TOMORROW!!

• The FINAL COPY of your SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATION essay is due tomorrow.

• You need to have someone at home proofread your COMPARE & CONTRAST essay, and you will write that final copy in class tomorrow.

• Unit 8 MATH TEST is tomorrow; Complete the self-assessment!



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TUESDAY, MAY 5

MORNING WORK: Cursive, DWP
WRITING: Final Copy of Scientific Observation Essay is due Thursday!
MATH: Parent Signature of Unit 8 Study Guide; Test is Thursday
SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter Test is Friday; P.S. due tomorrow for a bonus point!
OTHER: 
-Unit Spelling Test is Thursday
-Unit Reading Assessment is Friday
-We will have a band information meeting tomorrow morning with Mr. Barry.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1

HAPPY MAY!
MORNING WORK: Cursive
READING: Realistic Fiction Projects are due Monday...We will have a class museum to display your projects!
OTHER: Our READING MAP TEST will be Monday morning during our LMC time!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MAP Testing

Remember that tomorrow is our Math MAP test at 1:30!

Tuesday, April 28

MORNING WORK: DWP & Cursive
MATH: Study Link 8.6 (there are TWO!)
READING: Read!  Your April Reading Contract is due Friday & your 3 projects are due Monday
OTHER: Practice Keyboarding for 10 minutes...Go to the LMC section at the right, and click on "Typing Practice"