Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thoughtful Thursday

I know, it is a repeat title. Let's work on getting a list of strong Thursday alliterations.

This evening at home....

  • Work on IXL Math for 20 minutes or more. Focus on Area and Perimeter skills for 4th grade. Your goal is to score 85% or higher.
  • Finish up the back side of last night's Hurricanes homework. We will save the Katrina pages for another day.
Tomorrow is field trip day.  Kids will each lunch at school and do not need to pack a school lunch.
Volunteers should be here between 8:45 and 9:00 please.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Weather Wednesday

Today we....

  • went to the Science Lab to conduct the Peppered Moth activity.
  • discussed hurricanes and learned more about how they are formed
  • read about world climates in our new Social Science magazine
  • worked with factors, building arrays and calculating area. We even bumped it up a bit and discussed prime and composite numbers.
  • worked in Journeys to dive deeper into this week's story.
  • began an in class Animal Adaptations project.

This evening at home....
  • HW and practice for lesson 5.1
  • Hurricanes comprehension: inside pages. Kids wrote H.W. on these pages.

Tomorrow, we MAP test!
Field Trip Friday. No bag lunch needed!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tornado Tuesday

Hurricane Tuesday just isn't catchy!

This evening at home....

  • complete the "Show What You Know" for chapter 5 in Go Math
  • answer the "Analyze Text" questions in Journeys pp.322,324,328
Our class Spelling Bee will be next Tuesday!
We take the Winter MAPS test on Thursday!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Math Review Monday

This evening at home...

  • study the Math Review. Test tomorrow!
  • work on pages 135-136 in the R.N.
  • read and log it!
  • we will be working on the Hurricanes skills for two weeks.  This means that we will not take a reading test on Friday.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Field Trip Reminder and Science Lab Need

Hey Team201 Families,

It is not too late to turn in field trip forms. Our trip is December 15. If you can't find the form, simply write a note. The cost of the trip is $2.00.

My child,_____________, has permission to attend the field trip to the Chicago Film Festival on December 15.

Your Emergency Contact number
Your name
Your Signature

If you have a Sunday newspaper, or any day, we need it for the Science Lab! If you bring it in tomorrow, we can get the materials ready.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Frosty Friday

This weekend at home.....

  • complete the EVENS only of the Chapter 4 Review
  • finish the SS project. All of the information you need is in the front cover.
  • read!

Notes and News....
  • Kids are working hard to finish the SS right now. We have spent hours on  this project, and kids who are not finished should only have a couple of finishing touches. If you see that there is a great deal undone, this is a time management issue.  We have allowed extra time for the project in class to accommodate absences. 
  • We have math homework this week so that kids can be ready for Tuesday's test. Monday will be a review day.
  • A note about Gingerbread Houses is going home today. Please let me know if you can donate any of the class "extras."  Parents are welcome to join us.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time to Shine Thursday

This evening at home.....

  • show your parents the "holiday theme" flyer.
  • complete the "Analyze Text" questions found on pp 294, 297, and 299 in Journeys.
  • complete the HW and Practice for lesson 4.12. You may make models OR write equations.
  • read!
  • we will not have a spelling test tomorrow. We will have a test to asses "shades of meaning." 
  • Don't forget that the Animal Project is due December 18th! Please scroll back to last night's post for more info!
  • Winter MAPS testing is here. 201 takes the Reading on 12/14 , Math on 1/11 and Science on 1/18
  • 201 will hold a class Spelling Bee  the week of 12/18. All kids will participate. The school Spelling Bee will be held 1/9.
  • 201 will make Gingerbread Houses on 12/19. A letter about supplies will go home soon.