This website is almost entirely maintained by my fourth grade students. I have found that my students are more motivated to write and are more likely to pay attention to their grammar and notice their typing errors when they know that people are reading their work. Please pardon any typing errors or grammar errors because they are still young students and are very eager to learn. We hope you enjoy perusing our website and check back weekly to keep stay informed about what is happening in our classroom!
Contact me: You may contact me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I used to have a form linked on this website, but it never forwarded the emails to my school account. Our school uses a very sensitive email screening software and sometimes it blocks emails. If you don't hear back from me within twenty-four hours that means I never received your message and at that point you really need to please call me at 591-1280
Cell Phones: Our School Policy
If you require your child to bring a cell phone to school, it must remain in their backpack and turned off during school time. In the past we’ve had several incidents with students carrying cell phones or leaving them on. Active cell phones during school hours cause distractions to learning and class time activities. If this rule is broken, our school policy is to confiscate the cell phone, turn it into the office and have the child’s parent come and pick up the phone. Thank you for your help with this matter!
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Reminder: Please take a few minutes each night to review basic multiplication facts with your child. Students still need to review what they learned about multiplying multi-digit numbers by one digit or by two-digit numbers which involves using basic multiplication skills. Please also have your child practice what they learned about division. Have your child log into thinkcentral <---------Click on the word Think Central to the left of this message!
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What's up with spelling???
Here's the scoop:
Students receive word study words/packets on Monday. Students make a copy of their words to take home to practice with mom and/or dad. If your child isn't bringing home his/her list then you need to have a conversation with him/her about bringing the list home. Students do review exercises throughout the week. On Thursdays parents must test their child over their spelling words, sign the paper and send the practice test back to school with their child on FRIDAY so that they will not receive a super kid check for not completing their assignment. I send it back home in your child's home folder on Friday. The purpose of this is so that the parents and student will know which words they must continue to practice during the weekend so that he/she will be successful when they get the "real" test on Monday. The spelling test is given on Mondays.
Students are learning about how to persuade others. Students are learning how to write literary essays.
Reading: Students are enjoyedMarch is reading month activities. Students are read nonfiction texts during guided reading. During reading workshop students were learning about characters and setting. They also learned about themes in stories.
Students are learning about Matter. Students are conducting experiments and discussing and documenting their results! Science is so cool!!!!!
Check out what we're doing with MATTER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at the tip of our finger. Why is it red? How does it relate to learning about matter? What's theMATTER with our finger!!!!!!!!!!!!Ask your child why he/she had a red finger.
Science experiment: Detecting magnets
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Students need to review math concepts throughout the year.
Look at what we are doing in class during the month of May 2013!!!!
It's time to learn about fractions.
Students receive math homework every day except on Fridays!!!
We are learning about Fractions. Please remember there are tutorial videos on the think central website <------------Click on the word Think Central. Your child knows how to log into the site. The videos are helpful if your child needs help completing their homework. There are also great games that allows students to review math concepts that we have covered. This is great because it helps the students move towards mastering the concepts!!!!
Have your child practice multiplication facts at home. Some children may have forgotten them over the last few months. Thank you for your support! Click here ----->www.aaamath.com is a great website to have students practice math concepts!
Please have your child continue to review place value.
Great powerpoint to review place value is listed below:
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Place Value GAMES!!!!
click here for fun ------>Place Value game
Practice place value online (mom or dad won't have to check your answers because the computer will check the answers):
Click right here!!!!
In social studies, we use a curriculum developed by Oakland Intermediate School District. The website is www.micitizeshipcurriculum.org. If your your child is absent from school you may go to this website to see what your child missed. We do use a lot of maps and have lots of discussions in class so often it is very difficult to make up what has been missed in class. The Social Studies textbook that we have will be used more as a reference resource to reinforce concepts that are taught using the Oakland developed Social Studies curriculm.
Need to review symmetry?
Want to help your child move to the "head of the class"?
If your child has access to the Internet from home have him/her do MobyMax each night for that extra edge in mastering math. The login and password is the same one that students use for their AR account. Here is the link:
Reading Logs <------------------------?????
Did you know that your child is supposed to be reading every night for 20 minutes??? Yes, reading involves every aspect of life. People are constantly reading and in order to become fluent in reading and to comprehend what one reads one must practice and read every day. Students are still learning to read; students must comprehend what they have read. Reading logs are due every Friday!!!! Make sure your child turns in his/her reading log on time so that your child will not receive a super kid check. Need more copies??? Click on the more tab at the top of this website, then click on the reading log tab.
Thanks for your support
Science Fair 2013
Fire Safety Assembly in October
Fall 2012: Is your child reading books at home? I hope so because students are required to read 120 minutes per week. We have recently started a really great reward system. If your child reads a book they may take the Accelerated Reader Quiz at school. Every Friday, Mr. Kitchen visits each classroom to hand out prizes to students who have successfully passed quizzes to earn certain points for various prizes at specific point levels. Adlana has earned the most points out of all of the students in our school!!!!
Books Donated During Open House Night
Thank you so much to PTO. They donated these books to our class for Reader's Workshop!!!!!
September 17, 2012 Today students wore silly hats to school.
Silly Hat Day 2012
This is a glimpse of what we did with math foldables!
OH!!!! I had to share this cute writing project. This was a super cute writing activity. One of our 3rd grade teachers had her students use strong verbs with a story theme centered around Angry Birds. The students were given printed lined paper that had a black wooden fence border and a piece of brown construction paper to glue to the back of the lined paper to create the "brown crate/box". Instead of Angry Birds the students had to use strong verbs and it became a focus on Angry Verbs! The students had to write their stories and use a colorful highlighter to highlight their strong verbs before they received construction paper to create their pig or bird. The stories were so cute. One student wrote about a mother angry bird having to protect her nest so that's why she was angry. I'll take a picture of one of the written stories and post later. My fourth graders were so jealous! (Sigh) I have to come up with a current theme! Hopefully my brain can get some creative juices flowing while on spring break next week : )
Students are conducting a simulation experiment to determine the purpose and function of different types of beaks
Owl Pellets... the students had a hooting good time!!!
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