The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of February 12, 2018

Important Dates:

Teal Party:  Friday, February 16th
February Break:  Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:  Small magnets, sharpened pencils, pencil erasers

Debusschere/James:  Items for our treasure box

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will begin a unit on operations with fractions.   Students will learn how to add, subtract, and multiply fractions.  Please watch the following slideshows on STUDYJAMS for more information on these topics: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/add-sub-common-denom.htm  and http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/add-sub-mixed-numbers.htm  .   Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on SOUND.  Please watch the following STUDY JAMS video for more information on this topic: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/sound.htm

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to focus on inferencing.  Inferencing is making a logical guess based on the information in the text and what you already know.  We will also be continuing to read George Washington’s Socks.  The students will continue to take practice milestone tests during our small group reading segments.  Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– This week students will continue to work on their second informational writing paper.  They are doing an excellent job independently working on the graphic organizer.  This week, they will complete the graphic organizer and begin their first copy.  Our skill in grammar  is adjectives.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning

The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of February 5, 2018

The students practicing hard for their performance on Thursday morning!

Important Dates:
STEM Day:  Friday, February 9th:

Progress Reports go home:  Friday, February 9th

February Break:  Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:  Small magnets, post-its, sharpened pencils, pencil erasers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will review math concepts.  Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Next week we will begin a unit on fractions.  The following video helps parents better understand the way their child is learning about fractions in school:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289242296-76223c7b-86ae  (Scroll down until you see “4th Grade Parent Overview Math Videos by Unit.”  Watch the Unit 3 video for fourth grade.)

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on the causes of the American Revolution.  Please watch the following BRAINPOP video for more information on this topic:  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

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Password:  read

Reading: This week we will be focusing on inferencing.  Inferencing is making a logical guess based on the information in the text and what you already know.  We will also finish reading the book The Secret Soldier:  The Story of Deborah Sampson and begin our next book George Washington’s Socks. The students will be continuing to take practice milestone tests during our small group reading segments.  Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– This week the students will begin a new information writing paper.  They will get to choose to write about something of their choice.   Our skill in grammar is relative pronouns.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning

The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of January 29, 2018

Important Dates:
Thursday, February 1st:  4th Grade Performance  Please come straight to your teacher’s classroom at 6:00.

February Break:  Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:  Small magnets, post-its, sharpened pencils, pencil erasers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will review math concepts.  Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Next week we will begin a unit on fractions.  The following video helps parents better understand the way their child is learning about fractions in school:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289242296-76223c7b-86ae  (Scroll down until you see “4th Grade Parent Overview Math Videos by Unit.”  Watch the Unit 3 video for fourth grade.)

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on the causes of the American Revolution.  Please watch the following BRAINPOP video for more information on this topic:  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

Username:  bigshanty

Password:  read

Reading: This week we will be focusing on how an author uses reason and evidence to support particular points in a text.   We will also finish reading the book The Secret Soldier:  The Story of Deborah Sampson.  The students will be continuing to take practice milestone tests during our small group reading segments.  Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– This week the students will finish their animal research papers.  Our skill in grammar is simple and compound sentences.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning

The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of January 22, 2018

Important Dates:
Thursday, February 1st:  4th Grade Performance (PLEASE SEND A PLAIN BLACK T-SHIRT TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD NO LATER THAN FRIDAY,  JANUARY 26TH.)

February Break:  Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:  Small magnets, post-its, sharpened pencils, pencil erasers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will review math concepts.  Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Next week we will begin a unit on fractions.  The following video helps parents better understand the way their child is learning about fractions in school:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289242296-76223c7b-86ae  (Scroll down until you see “4th Grade Parent Overview Math Videos by Unit.”  Watch the Unit 3 video for fourth grade.)

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on the causes of the American Revolution.  Please watch the following BRAINPOP video for more information on this topic:  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

Username:  bigshanty

Password:  read

Reading: This week we will continue our unit on “Reading History:  The American Revolution”.   The students are enjoying reading The Secret Soldier:  The Story of Deborah Sampson.  We will also continue taking practice milestone tests during our small group reading segments.  We will be focusing on test-taking strategies.   Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– The students are doing a great job with their animal research.  This week, we will be using our completed graphic organizer to compose our rough drafts.  Our skill in grammar is independent and dependent clauses.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning

The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of January 16, 2018

Important Dates:
Thursday, February 1st:  4th Grade Performance (PLEASE SEND A PLAIN BLACK T-SHIRT TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD NO LATER THAN FRIDAY,  JANUARY 26TH.)

February Break:  Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:  Small magnets, post-its, sharpened pencils, pencil erasers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will review math concepts.  Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Next week we will begin a unit on fractions.  The following video helps parents better understand the way their child is learning about fractions in school:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289242296-76223c7b-86ae  (Scroll down until you see “4th Grade Parent Overview Math Videos by Unit.”  Watch the Unit 3 video for fourth grade.)

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on the causes of the American Revolution.  Please watch the following BRAINPOP video for more information on this topic:  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

Username:  bigshanty

Password:  read

Reading: This week we will continue our unit on “Reading History:  The American Revolution”.   The students are enjoying reading The Secret Soldier:  The Story of Deborah Sampson.  We will also continue taking practice milestone tests during our small group reading segments.  We will be focusing on test-taking strategies.   Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– The students are doing a great job with their animal research.  This week, we will be using our completed graphic organizer to compose our rough drafts.  Our skill in grammar is independent and dependent clauses.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning

The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of January 8, 2018

Important Dates:
Friday,  January 12th:  4th Grade Eagle Ceremony (10:15)

Friday, January 12th:  House Party Ceremony (Teal)

Monday, January 15th:  No School (Martin Luther King Jr Day)

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:  Small magnets, post-its, sharpened pencils, pencil erasers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will review math concepts.  Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Next week we will begin a unit on fractions.  The following video helps parents better understand the way their child is learning about fractions in school:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289242296-76223c7b-86ae  (Scroll down until you see “4th Grade Parent Overview Math Videos by Unit.”  Watch the Unit 3 video for fourth grade.)

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on the causes of the American Revolution.  Please watch the following BRAINPOP video for more information on this topic:  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

Username:  bigshanty

Password:  read

Reading: This week we will begin our new unit on “Reading History:  The American Revolution”. We will also begin taking practice milestone tests during our small group reading segments.  We will be focusing on test-taking strategies.   Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– This week we will begin our new unit on Informational Writing.  Students will begin researching their chosen animal.  Our skill in grammar is adjectives and adverbs.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning.

The “B-Hive Buzz” for the Week of January 4, 2018

Important Dates:
Thursday, January 4th: School resumes

Friday, January 5th:  Report Cards Go Home

Items Needed:
Post-Its (Weidner/Allen)
Sharpened Pencils (Weidner/Allen)

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will review math concepts.  Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas. Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards. Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Next week we will begin a unit on fractions.  The following video helps parents better understand the way their child is learning about fractions in school:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/#1499289242296-76223c7b-86ae  (Scroll down until you see “4th Grade Parent Overview Math Videos by Unit.”  Watch the Unit 3 video for fourth grade.)

Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on the causes of the American Revolution.  Please watch the following BRAINPOP video for more information on this topic:  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

Username:  bigshanty

Password:  read

Reading: Next week we will begin our new unit on “Reading History:  The American Revolution”.  Please remember that we will be going to the Learning Commons every Monday for check-out.  Please help your child remember to remember to bring their library books back to school.

ELA/Writing– Next week w will begin our new unit on Informational Writing.  Students will begin researching their chosen animal.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning.

The B-Hive Buzz for the Week of December 18, 2017

Important Dates:
Tuesday, December 19th & Wednesday, December 20th:  Early Release- We will begin dismissal around 12:15 PM.
Wednesday, December 20th:  Classroom  Holiday Party
Thursday, December 21st -Wednesday,  January 3rd:  Winter break
Thursday, January 4th:  School resumes

Items Needed:
Post-Its (Weidner/Allen)
Sharpened Pencils (Weidner/Allen)

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math–  This week we will review math concepts .   Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas.  Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards.  Students can access this program at home as well as at school.
Social Studies/Science– We will finish a unit on simple machines.  The following video provides more information on this topic:   https://www.neok12.com/video/Simple-Machines/zX620f4e660573545f04430a.htm
Reading:  This week in Reading we will  be taking the RI (Reading Inventory).  This test determines your child’s Lexile level.  We will be taking this on Tuesday.  Please look for their updated scores in their Thursday Folder.
ELA/Writing–  This week during our Writing Workshop, the students will be finishing their persuasive essay on why they deserve a dollar.  Our grammar focus this week is figurative language (personification, similes, metaphors).

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning.

The B-Hive Buzz for the Week of December 4, 2017

Important Dates:
Wednesday, December 19th & Thursday, December 20th:  Early Release
Thursday, December 20th:  Classroom  Holiday Party
Friday, December 21st -Wednesday,  January 3rd:  Winter break
Thursday, January 4th:  School resumes

Items Needed:
Post-Its (Weidner/Allen)
Sharpened Pencils (Weidner/Allen)

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math–  This week we will continue our unit on division. Students will learn how to divide large numbers using the partial quotient strategy.  Please watch the following video for more information on this topic:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=videos+on+partial+quotient&view=detail&mid=3E7EA9EFF7F10004BE883E7EA9EFF7F10004BE88&FORM=VIRE .   Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas.  Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards.  Students can access this program at home as well as at school.
Social Studies/Science– We will begin a unit on simple machines.  The following video provides more information on this topic:   https://www.neok12.com/video/Simple-Machines/zX620f4e660573545f04430a.htm
Reading:  Congratulations to Sederick and Nancy!  They were our Spelling Bee winners on Friday.  They will compete this week in the school-wide Spelling Bee!  This week in Reading we will  be focusing on how to determine the main idea and details of a nonfiction text.  We will also be working on summarizing it.
ELA/Writing–  This week during our Writing Workshop, the students will be writing a persuasive essay convincing us why they deserve a dollar.  Our grammar focus this week is personification.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning.

The B-Hive Buzz for the Week of November 27, 2017

Important Dates:

Friday, December 1st:  Classroom Spelling Bee

Wednesday, December 19th & Thursday, December 20th:  Early Release

Thursday, December 20th:  Classroom  Holiday Party

Friday, December 21st -Wednesday,  January 3rd:  Winter break

Thursday, January 4th:  School resumes

Items Needed:
Post-Its (Weidner/Allen)

Sharpened Pencils (Weidner/Allen)

Electric Pencil Sharpener (Weidner/Allen)

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:

Math–  This week we will continue our unit on multiplication strategies. Students will learn how to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers using the partial product strategy and the area model strategy.  Please watch the following video for more information on this topic:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Area+Model+Multiplication+for++2+digit+by+2+digit+multiplication&&view=detail&mid=D135B6B72C62AF1113F9D135B6B72C62AF1113F9&&FORM=VDRVRV .   Students are to complete 30 minutes of First In Math for homework Monday through Thursday evenings. Login information is located inside the front cover of their agendas.  Students also have access to “Conceptua Math”, a wonderful on-line math program that is aligned with our math standards.  Students can access this program at home as well as at school.

Social Studies/Science– We will continue a unit on the Thirteen Colonies.  Students will learn about the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.  The following video provides more information on this topic:   https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/thirteencolonies/ (login:  bigshanty, password: read)

Reading:  This week in Reading we will be finishing up learning about text features.  We will also be participating in a classroom Spelling Bee on Friday.  The winner will go on to compete in the school-wide Spelling Bee next week.

ELA/Writing–  This week during our Writing Workshop, we will begin writing our persuasive paper to Home Depot and Lowes.  This is part of our year long STEM project about bees.  We will be asking them to help create our habitat for bee pollination.  Our grammar focus this week is conjunctions.

Things to remember:
Please check your child’s agenda for daily updates such as homework, study guides, and quizzes.
Please sign your child’s Thursday folder and your child’s agenda every single Thursday evening.
Please make sure that your child is reading at least 20 minutes each night and indicate this in their reading log folders.
We will check reading logs, agendas, and Thursday folders every Friday morning.