Our Walk-A-Thon is coming!
To help us get into the Spirit of the event, we will enjoy some fun themes!
(9/21) Monday-PJ Day
(9/22) Tuesday-Silly Socks Day
(9/23) Wednesday-Crazy Hair Day
(9/24) Thursday-Hat Day
(9/25) Friday-Maize & Blue Day
In addition to continuing the Getting to Know Each Other process, here is what we’ve been up to in the first two weeks of 4th grade!
Our first unit of study in Reading lays the groundwork for good reading habits. Students are taught how to set reading goals, choose a Just Right book, read actively, and build reading stamina. As part of your child’s homework, I expect some reading practice at home- at least 20 minutes each school night. Reading logs and books will begin to come home with your child soon!
As we dig into writing Personal Narratives, we are learning to generate ideas of what to write by thinking about Special People, Special Places, and Strong Emotions. We also are learning to add sensory details to help the reader experience the story. I love to read the end product as it helps me get to know your child better!
We are tackling numbers up to 1 Million in math this first unit! Students are learning how to model and read and write numbers in standard form (24), word form (twenty-four), and expanded form (20 + 4). We are also rounding numbers!
On September 17, we will observe Constitution Day! This day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers.
As you can see, we have been working hard!
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Welcome to our 4th grade classroom! We are going to have an awesome year together!
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St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend, IN has an Eagle Nest Cam with some new eaglets! Check them out!
Looks like St. Patrick’s County Park has a new resident!
If you scroll down the page of this link, you can learn more about eagles!
Our SPECIALS Teachers have some GREAT ideas posted on their blogs! Check them out…
The West Michigan Tourist Association has compiled some GREAT online Cabin Fever busters!
Available are tours of
*Critter Barn Farm
*A Live Camera Gallery
Scholastic has free resources for your kids!
*Virtual Field Trips!
The following is a link giving instructions on how to use Moby Max from home. In addition to using Moby Max to practice math facts, there are other lessons available!! Check them out 🙂
The Kids Heart Challenge is in full swing! We hope you’re having a ball and feel as rewarded as we do helping fight heart disease and stroke. Keep up the great work, you’re making a HUGE difference!
Remember, more than 50% of kids are not getting the physical activity they need to be healthy. You’re helping to change that. We have a special incentive at our school. If we can get 50% of our students registered and taking the healthy challenges, we will receive an additional $500 to purchase new PE equipment. Help us reach our goal! Get your student registered for Kids Heart Challenge today!