Friday, October 19, 2018

Happy Friday!

We were able to finish all sorts of typing today!  Our letter to our seminarian is completed, and most of the book reports have been typed, too!  The spelling test has been taken.

We worked on a fun STREAM activity with 5th grade his afternoon.

If you placed a scholastic order, they have a message about the order:

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's already Wednesday! Our short week is flying by already ;)  Tonight's homework is IXL math E.14 and E.15.  Remember, work time is for 30 minutes total or until both skills are mastered, whichever comes first.

Speaking of math, it's been a while since we've had a formal lesson with the long weekend and all, so we reviewed both multiplication and division today.  The kids had a quiz in each.  We will be moving onto long division, so I want to make sure they have a good base to start from!

I have just about all of the saint comic strips.  They are AMAZING! The kids did such a fantastic job.  We will display these for All Saint's Day/Grandparent's Day!

Our book reports are written! They are also almost all typed onto the writing program in ThinkCentral.  This was our first time using WriteSmart on thinkcentral.com.  The kids will edit using the program as well as submit their work online this week.

The kids worked really hard on their Spanish alters today.  A few kids wanted to bring them home to work on them. They are due next Wednesday, but they will have time no Monday and Wednesday in Spanish class to work.

Thank you Mrs. DiPasquale and Mrs. Wallace for emailing about the class basket for our gala!  If you have any questions about the basket, please feel free to email me or reply to Mrs. DiPasquale!

REMINDER:
We have a few nut allergies in our class.  Due to this, I had previously asked that snacks be nut free.  Please remember that the snacks your child eats in the classroom need to be nut free!  There is still a Nut-Free Zone at lunch, so nuts are fine for lunch.  Starting Monday, any snack that contains nuts will be returned to backpacks to be eaten during lunch.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What a fun morning with science!  The kids were really engaged and interested in our lesson about magnetism and temporary magnetism today!  Lots of great discoveries :)

We didn't even get to math today!  Our saint comic strip took a while, and we spent a great deal of time on our book reports and in science.  

We had Spanish today, to make up for last week!  

We do have a spelling test on Friday!

Trunk-or-Treat tickets go on sale tomorrow at 7:15 outside the K-3 building! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Remember, there's no school Friday or Monday!

We had a super productive day today and the kids worked soooo hard!  We practiced a little more with verb tense, and then took our grammar assessment.  We didn't get more written for our book reports, but we'll have lots of time for that next week!

We divided with tens, hundreds, and thousands in math.  We will continue to divide next week!

We carved out some time this afternoon to work on our saint reports.  This year, the kids are creating comic strips of their saints life.  They worked on their rough drafts today and I checked about half of them.  We plan to be finished by next Friday!

Enjoy your long weekend!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I assigned saints to the kids for their saint projects, which will be displayed on All Saints Day!  They did not get to choose :) 

Our math lesson was quite challenging today!  We will keep working at it tomorrow.

Homework tonight is a language arts worksheet and to read page 13-18 in the science reader.

Identifying and defining idioms. 
Taking the comprehension test online!
Parallel v series circuits

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday flew by this week!  There is no spelling test this week, however, there will be one next week, and we've already added the words into the planner.

We practiced using thinkcentral.com on the iPads today.  It's always good to practice accessing the website on different items so that the kids aren't confused if they have a different device at home!  They listened to our main story online and then completed an independent reading activity page.  Tonight's homework is a worksheet.

We divided with remainders today!  This is new for many of our students, but they are working really hard.  Tonight's homework is a worksheet to practice!

The kids completed a sort of characteristics of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca Empires in social studies.

We also finished the movie, Joseph the Prince of Egypt today.

Congrats 4th grade on winning the boxtops competition!!!!!!  We'll celebrate with a popcorn party soon :)