The B-Hive Buzz for the Week of May 14, 2018

Important Dates:
Friday, May 18th: Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks at 10:00 (invitations will be going  home in your child’s Agenda Book on Monday.
Tuesday, May 22nd: Early Release (no book bags)
Wednesday, May 23rd: Early Release and last day of school (no book bags)

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen: sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes
Debusschere/James: Dry Erase Markers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– We will focus on division this week.  Students will have a test on this concept on Thursday.
Social Studies/Science– We will continue our unit on the Solar System.  We will focus on the relationships of the Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Reading- This week we will finish reading Number the Stars.  We will also take the last Touchstone Mini assessment.
ELA/Writing– This week we will finish up our chick writing project.  The project and chicks will be going home with your child.  Our grammar focus this week will be 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 May 7, 2018

Important Dates:
Friday, May 11th: Field Day
Friday, May 18th: Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks
Tuesday, May 22nd: Early Release
Wednesday, May 23rd: Early Release and last day of school

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen: sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes
Debusschere/James: Dry Erase Markers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– We will focus on division this week.  Students will have a test on this concept on Thursday.
Social Studies/Science– We will continue our unit on the Solar System.  We will focus on the relationships of the Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Reading- Library books are due to the Learning Commons on Monday.  Please help your child remember to bring them to school.  This week we will continue reading Number the Stars.
ELA/Writing– This week we will continue with our chick writing project.  We will be finishing up our narrative writing on them.  Our grammar focus this week will be quotation marks.

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 April 30, 2018

Important Dates:
Thursday, May 3rd: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM)
https://bigshantygardengala.weebly.com/Friday, May 11th: Field Day
Friday, May 18th: Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks
Tuesday, May 22nd: Early Release
Wednesday, May 23rd: Early Release and last day of school

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen: sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes
Debusschere/James: Dry Erase Markers

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– We will focus on division this week.  Students will have a test on this concept on Thursday.
Social Studies/Science– We will continue our unit on the Solar System.  We will focus on the relationships of the Earth, Moon, and Sun.
Reading: Students will be taking the RI (Reading Inventory) on Tuesday.  I will place your child’s results in his/her Thursday Folder.  This week we will continue reading Number the Stars.
ELA/Writing– This week we will continue with our chick writing project.  Our grammar focus this week will complex 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 April 16, 2018

Important Dates:

April 23rd – April 27th:  Book Fair 

April 27th:  Progress Reports go home

Friday, April 27th:  Dads and Daughters (and sons) breakfast:  7:15 – 8:00

Thursday, May 3rd: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM) 

https://bigshantygardengala.weebly.com/

Friday, May 11th:  Field Day

Friday, May 18th:  Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Early Release

Wednesday, May 23rd:  Early Release and last day of school

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

Debusschere/James:  Items for our treasure box

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– NO HOMEWORK!!!  Be on time to school, eat a healthy breakfast, and get plenty of rest so that you are ready for the MILESTONES!

Social Studies/Science– NO HOMEWORK!!! Be on time to school, eat a healthy breakfast, and get plenty of rest so that you are ready for the MILESTONES!

Reading:  This week we will be starting a new book unit:  Number the Stars!  We will also be working on some RACE’s that correlate with our year long bee project!

ELA/Writing– This week we will be starting an exciting new writing project.  Ask your child about their new chick!  Our grammar focus this week will be 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 April 16, 2018

Important Dates:

April 16th – 17th: Milestone Testing (Math)

April 20th: Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 21st: COMCAST CARES DAY!!!!! Please join us as we work on our Fourth grade BEE GARDEN: “THRIVE IN THE HIVE”!!! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are ALL WELCOME!!!!! You can even bring your friends and neighbors. We will have several projects to complete in the BEE GARDEN. BRING YOUR TOOL BELTS and YOUR GARDEN GLOVES!!!!

April 23rd – April 27th:  Book Fair 

Friday, April 27th:  Dads and Daughters (and sons) breakfast:  7:15 – 8:00

Thursday, May 3rd: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM) 

https://bigshantygardengala.weebly.com/

Friday, May 11th:  Field Day

Friday, May 18th:  Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Early Release

Wednesday, May 23rd:  Early Release and last day of school

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

Debusschere/James:  Items for our treasure box

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– NO HOMEWORK!!!  Be on time to school, eat a healthy breakfast, and get plenty of rest so that you are ready for the MILESTONES!

Social Studies/Science– NO HOMEWORK!!! Be on time to school, eat a healthy breakfast, and get plenty of rest so that you are ready for the MILESTONES!

Reading:  We will finishing up our book George Washington’s Socks next week.  We will also be working on some RACE’s that correlate with our year long bee project.

ELA/Writing– We will be integrating some Social Studies into our writing these next few weeks.  We will be learning about the Westward Expansion.  Our grammar focus this week 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 April 9, 2018

  • Georgia Milestone Testing schedule for the next two weeks:                                 
  • Tuesday, April 10th – Thursday, April 12th:  ELA                         
  • Monday, April 16th – Tuesday, April 17th:  Math
  • Cell phones, smart watches, or other electronic devices are not allowed and must be left in backpacks or collected by the teacher during End of Grade Test
  • Helpful Reminders for testing:
    • Go to bed early
    • Eat a healthy breakfast
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    • Get to school on time
    • Don’t stress, you will do Awesome!!!!!

Important Dates:

April 10th – April 20: Milestone Testing (window)

April 20th: Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 21st: COMCAST CARES DAY!!!!! Please join us as we work on our Fourth grade BEE GARDEN: “THRIVE IN THE HIVE”!!! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are ALL WELCOME!!!!! You can even bring your friends and neighbors. We will have several projects to complete in the BEE GARDEN. BRING YOUR TOOL BELTS and YOUR GARDEN GLOVES!!!!

Thursday, May 3rd: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM)

https://bigshantygardengala.weebly.com/

Friday, May 11th:  Field Day

Friday, May 18th:  Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Early Release

Wednesday, May 23rd:  Early Release and last day of school

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

Debusschere/James:  Items for our treasure box

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– NO HOMEWORK!!!  Be on time to school, eat a healthy breakfast, and get plenty of rest so that you are ready for the MILESTONES!

Social Studies/Science– NO HOMEWORK!!! Be on time to school, eat a healthy breakfast, and get plenty of rest so that you are ready for the MILESTONES!

Reading:  Milestone tests for English Language Arts (ELA) will be Tuesday – Thursday of this week.  We will NOT be checking Reading Logs this week.

ELA/Writing– Milestone tests for English Language Arts (ELA) will be Tuesday – Thursday of this week.

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 March 26, 2018

Important Dates:

Tuesday, March 27th:  Spring Picture Day

Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 6th: Spring Break/ NO SCHOOL

April 10th – April 20: Milestone Testing

April 20th: Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 21st: COMCAST CARES DAY!!!!! Please join us as we work on our Fourth grade BEE GARDEN: “THRIVE IN THE HIVE”!!! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are ALL WELCOME!!!!! You can even bring your friends and neighbors. We will have several projects to complete in the BEE GARDEN. BRING YOUR TOOL BELTS and YOUR GARDEN GLOVES!!!!

Thursday, May 3rd: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM)

Friday, May 11th:  Field Day

Friday, May 18th:  Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Early Release

Wednesday, May 23rd:  Early Release and last day of school

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

Debusschere/James:  Items for our treasure box

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will continue with our unit on geometry.  Students will have a test on Friday.  Study guides were stapled into students’ agendas today.   Please watch the following slideshows on STUDYJAMS for more information on these topics:  http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-quadrilaterals.htmand http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-angles.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 be reviewing for the MILESTONES during our social studies/science segment.

Reading: This week we will be continuing to review over text structure.  There are five different types of text structure:  compare and contrast, description, sequence, problem and solution, and cause and effect.  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 in writing we will continue to look  at old writing milestone tests and using the rubrics to grade them.  Our skill in grammar this week will be prepositional phrases again.

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 March 19, 2018

Important Dates:

Wednesday, March 21st:  Report Cards go home

Friday, March 23rd:  Eagle Awards for the 3rd Nine weeks (in classroom)

Tuesday, March 27th:  Spring Picture Day

Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 6th: Spring Break/ NO SCHOOL

April 10th – April 20: Milestone Testing

April 20th: Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 21st: COMCAST CARES DAY!!!!! Please join us as we work on our Fourth grade BEE GARDEN: “THRIVE IN THE HIVE”!!! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are ALL WELCOME!!!!! You can even bring your friends and neighbors. We will have several projects to complete in the BEE GARDEN. BRING YOUR TOOL BELTS and YOUR GARDEN GLOVES!!!!

Thursday, May 3rd: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM)

Friday, May 11th:  Field Day

Friday, May 18th:  Eagle Awards for 4th Nine Weeks

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Early Release

Wednesday, May 23rd:  Early Release and last day of school

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

Debusschere/James:  Items for our treasure box

Check out what we are learning in the B-Hive:
Math– This week we will continue with our unit on geometry.  Students will have a test on Friday.  Study guides were stapled into students’ agendas today.   Please watch the following slideshows on STUDYJAMS for more information on these topics:  http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-quadrilaterals.htm and http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-angles.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 be reviewing for the MILESTONES during our social studies/science segment.

Reading: This week we will be reviewing over text structure.  There are five different types of text structure:  compare and contrast, description, sequence, problem and solution, and cause and effect.  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 in writing we will continue to look  at old writing milestone tests and using the rubrics to grade them.  Our skill in grammar this week is prepositional phrases.

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 March 12, 2018

Important Dates:

Wednesday, March 14th:  Early Release’

Friday, March 16th:  St. Patrick’s Day Dance (2:30-3:30)

Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6: Spring Break/ NO SCHOOL

April 10 – April 20: Milestone Testing

April 20: Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 21: COMCAST CARES DAY!!!!! Please join us as we work on our Fourth grade BEE GARDEN: “THRIVE IN THE HIVE”!!! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are ALL WELCOME!!!!! You can even bring your friends and neighbors. We will have several projects to complete in the BEE GARDEN. BRING YOUR TOOL BELTS and YOUR GARDEN GLOVES!!!!

Thursday, May 3: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM)

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

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 LIGHT.  Please watch the following STUDY JAMS video for more information on this topic: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light.htm

and

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light-absorb-reflect-refract.htm

Reading: This week our skill we will be focusing on is how to determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem.  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 in writing we will continue to look  at old writing milestone tests and using the rubrics to grade them.  Our skill in grammar this week is subject and predicate.

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 March 5, 2018

Important Dates:

Friday, March 9th:  Talent Show
Wednesday, March 14th:  Early Release’

Friday, March 16th:  St. Patrick’s Day Dance (2:30-3:30)

Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6: Spring Break/ NO SCHOOL

April 10 – April 20: Milestone Testing

April 20: Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 21: COMCAST CARES DAY!!!!! Please join us as we work on our Fourth grade BEE GARDEN: “THRIVE IN THE HIVE”!!! Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters are ALL WELCOME!!!!! You can even bring your friends and neighbors. We will have several projects to complete in the BEE GARDEN. BRING YOUR TOOL BELTS and YOUR GARDEN GLOVES!!!!

Thursday, May 3: Garden Gala (6:00 to 8:00 PM)

 

Items Needed:
Weidner/Allen:   sharpened pencils, Chlorox Wipes

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 LIGHT.  Please watch the following STUDY JAMS video for more information on this topic: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light.htm

and

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/light-absorb-reflect-refract.htm

Reading: This week we will continue to focus on Point Of View.  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 in writing we will be looking at old writing milestone tests and using the rubrics to grade them.  Our skill in grammar this week is homophones (focusing on differentiating between “their/there/they’re”).

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