Wednesday, April 25, 2018

We started with language arts today and the kids reviewed their weekly vocabulary by playing a dice game.  They love playing this partner game.  We also complete a graphic organizer for the summary they will write about our story this week.  Their homework is to re-read the story tonight!

In math we used protractors!  This was fun and scary all at the same time :)  We did a lot of practice together and tonight they have a practice page to complete.  They were instructed to bring home their protractors for homework, but to return them tomorrow.  

We learned about responsible posting during our Digital Citizens Academy today.  The kids then worked in small groups to make posters illustrating how to show digital etiquette.  

We wrapped up our social studies lesson from yesterday and had time to practice writing messages to our friends using Navajo Code.  This is always a fun activity and the kids enjoyed it!  They then completed their memory master for this lesson and completed typing lessons on typing.com. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Busy Tuesday!  The day flew by today!

We learned about angles of a circle in math today. We related our angles to clock hands and tonight's homework does as well.

We read and talked about advertisements in reading today and the kids all had a great story about products they were misled to purchase! hahah  We also worked with comparative adjectives (taller) and superlative adjectives (tallest) and adverbs (add more or most in front of adverb).  Language arts IXL is for homework tonight and the independent reading activity is due tomorrow.

We illustrated symbols of the eucharist in religion today.  We discovered that almost all the symbols contained something to do with grapes or bread in some form!

We read more about WWII in social studies today.  We will finish up tomorrow and even practice writing messages using Navajo Code!  Always fun!

Please remember that the Spring Concert is already next week!  It's a required event, so please plan on arriving to the church by 6:15PM in your Sunday best!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Today was the day! The State and Capitals test!  They will take me a little while to grade as after looking at so many my eyes just glaze over and I miss errors!

Tonight's homework is the independent reading activity for The World According to Humphrey, which we read in language arts today.  This assignment is due Wednesday.   New spelling words are also coming home tonight! Test Friday.

We are starting chapter 11 in math this week- turns and angles.  We will be using protractors soon to get exact angle measures!

The spring music concert is coming up and the 4th grade will be playing their recorders in the program! Mrs. Trayer has asked that the kids practice at home so they sound their very best!  All students have their recorders from music today, so please encourage some practice this week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

No homework tonight!

We spent a lot of time on our math this morning- problem solving with patterns.  The kids worked really hard and we had some good discussions about how to solve problems.  We are finishing up chapter 10 and will test on it by week's end.

The kids finished the unit 4 test section on reading and analyzing text and then went on to read a bit more about horses and how they move.

We tried to watch Kit, An American Girl this afternoon, but technology got the best of us :( This is a great video about the Great Depression!

Tomorrow we will have the annual Sing-A-Long with Mr. Savard.  The kids are looking forward to it!

Monday, April 16, 2018

New spelling words are coming home today- the second half of the capitals.  Don't forget the states and capitals test is NEXT WEEK (4/23)!!!  Spelling counts!

We are taking the unit 4 assessment in language arts this week.  We complete about 20 questions at a time since it's a long test.  This keeps them from rushing to finish up and making careless mistakes.  We are also reading the book, Horses.  It's a short informational book that we will read in class.  We'll begin unit 5 next week!

We worked with lines of symmetry today in math and the kids enjoyed themselves.  They did really well with creating shapes that had, or didn't have, lines of symmetry!  Tonight's homework is practice page 10.5 and 10.6 (front).

We ended our day by praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.  We enjoyed using our Rosary beads for something new.

Friday, April 13, 2018

4th Grade won the Box Top competition!  We will celebrate on April 24th with free dress day and a pizza party!  If you need to cancel a hot lunch order, please remember to do so :)  Way to go 4th grade for collecting over 700 Box Tops!!!!

We ended our week just as busy as we started!  The kids have really been on top of their work this week and have worked hard to research and write about the Sacagawea dollar coin, remember their abbreviations, identify and support main idea statements, and respond to questions using text evidence in social studies.

Mrs. Sposi sent out a flier about her math programs earlier this week.  Space is getting limited, so if you'd like to sign up, please contact her at csposi@acsphx.org, quickly!  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

This week has flown by!  Tomorrow is the spelling test of the first half of the capitals.  

We've so busy this week!  We are cruising along with geometry in math- note taking and class practice!  We're about half way through our chapter so we'll do a review tomorrow.  

We've been working hard on abbreviations this week in language arts, as well as supporting details for main idea.  

Yesterday we had our second lesson in Digital Citizen Academy and we discussed trustworthiness in relation to technology.  We combine with 5th grade for these lessons. After our lesson and discussion the kids paired up to complete a concept wheel about trustworthiness.  They have great questions they ask during our discussions!

Tonight's homework is math IXL and to read Sacagawea from Journeys and complete the vocabulary worksheet.