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November 9th, 2017

Hello everyone!! First, let me start by saying thank you SO MUCH for the birthday wishes, sweet cards, gifts and flowers. I truly appreciate it! Secondly, we are so excited for our poetry cafe TOMORROW in room 309 at 9:30! We have been practicing our poetry and can’t wait to share with you! We enjoyed our trip to the fire safety village and I will be uploading pictures onto our Shutterfly site soon. Can you believe there’s only one more week until Thanksgiving Break?!

We wrapped up our multiplication unit in math and finished our beloved poetry unit in reading and opinions in writing. In science we learned all about light and sound and are gearing up for social studies until the end of the year.

What are we doing next week?

Math: Intro to Division

Science/S.S: Colonies

Reading: Non-Fiction research project

Writing: Text Structures

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

November 17th- Vocabulary Test

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

Ban This Book

Important Dates

STEM Day- November 17th

Thanksgiving Break- November 20th-24th


October 20th, 2017

We made it though conference week!! We enjoyed meeting with each and everyone of you and getting to brag on your super awesome students! Last week our compliment chain hit the floor and we will be voting on what we want our first compliment party to be on Monday, yay!! The Hairspray table also got enough table points to get their own specials surprise, so be on the lookout for that! Our Target students are collecting socks for their sock drive if you would like to donate. This week, we learned how to take notes on biographies in preparation to write our own next week!! Each student will be assigned a poet and given information in class to help them research their poet. We started our opinion writing unit and also learned all about sound in science. In math we continued with multiplication and are really understanding the cool new area model.

What are we doing next week?

Math: Multiplication (2X2)

Science/S.S: Sound

Reading: Biographies and Poetry inspired by famous poets

Writing: Opinion

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

October 27th- Biographies Due (IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT)

October 27th- Multiplication Test #2

October 27th- Vocabulary Test October 24 Vocabulary

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

Ban This Book

Important Dates

October 27th- In house “So you want to be a colonial kid” field trip

October 31st- Fireman come visit

November 7th- No School, Teacher Workday

November 8th- Fire Safety Village Field Trip

November 9th- End of the 4 1/2 weeks


October 16th, 2017

Good morning everyone and welcome to conference week! We are so excited to meet with all of you and brag on your wonderful children! Please remember to knock on the door when it’s your conference time as a friendly reminder in case we go over. Last week we finished our book “Love that Dog” and Mrs. Yarus and I might have shed a tear or two. We started multiplication in math and I must say that they caught on quite easily! In science we got to explore the different types of simple machines and in writing we finished our personal narratives! 

What are we doing next week?

Math: Multiplication (Multiplying by 10’s,100’s and 1’000’s, area models, estimation and rounding with multiplication)

Science/S.S: Simple Machines

Reading: Poetry Unit

Writing: Realistic Fiction (finishing by Friday)

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

October 19th- Force & Motion Test

October 20th- Vocabulary Quiz and Multiplication Test

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

Ban This Book

Important Dates

Conference Week (early release every day) – October 16th-20th


October 8th, 2017

Good evening everyone! We had so much fun at Sparkles on Friday and learned a ton about Force and Motion. We wrapped up our unit on force and motion in science, continued our poetry unit in reading and our realistic fiction unit in writing. In math we finished our time unit with almost all A’s and B’s, woo hoo!!! Please remember that we have an early release day on Thursday, 10/12. Can you believe that we are finished with our first 9 weeks of school? Wow! 

What are we doing this week?

Math: Multiplication (Multiplying by 10’s,100’s and 1’000’s, area models, estimation and rounding with multiplication)

Science/S.S: Sound

Reading: Poetry Unit

Writing: Opinion

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

October 19th- Force & Motion Test

October 20th- Vocabulary Quiz and Multiplication Test

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

Love That Dog

The Witches 

Important Dates

October 12th- Early Release Day

Conference Week (early release every day) – October 16th-20th


October 4th, 2017

Please note: We have a field trip on Friday to Sparkles skating rink for Force and Motion and there is a chance that your student will be skating if we finish all the rotations. If you DO NOT want your child to skate, please email me and let me know.

Thank You! 🙂


September 15th, 2017

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! Today we got our new class fish (name TBA) and are super excited!! This week, we wrapped up our Native American unit and learned the difference between an analog and a digital clock. This weekend, quiz your student on reading an analog clock and talk to them about elapsed time throughout your day. For example, ” Your brother has soccer practice from 3:00-4:45. If it takes us 35 minutes to get home, what time will we arrive at home”? In Social Studies we started our unit on Explorers and discussed the three R’s (ask your students). We started a super exciting poetry unit in reading and are getting very creative and learning how to write poetry without parameters. Poetry Pictures Each student has been given a copy of Love That Dog to use throughout our unit. If they bring it home, please have them them make sure that they bring it back to class everyday, because they will need it for classwork. I have placed a volunteer sign up on our Shutterfly site for our first school wide STEM day on September 22nd. Please have your student bring in ONLY two boxes (any size) on either the 21st or 22nd. As always, please email us if you have any questions or concerns. Have an awesome weekend! 

 What are we doing next week?

Math: Elapsed Time

Science/S.S: Explorers

Reading: Poetry Unit

Writing: Realistic Fiction

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

September 21st- Elapsed Time Quiz

September 22nd- Vocabulary Quiz Vocabulary List Week 2  (Remember it’s ONLY the vocabulary words and definitions)

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

Love That Dog

The Witches 

Important Dates

September 22nd- Caine’s Arcade STEM (bring 2 boxes)

Fall Break- September 25th-29th


September 12, 2017

Hello everyone!

We hope that you have all stayed safe during Hurricane Irma and enjoyed your extended weekend. This past week we wrapped up our Perimeter unit and learned even more information about the Native Americans. and ended our amazing FCIM unit. Tomorrow we will have our very first Adventures in Art session, thanks to Claire and Cole’s moms! There will be no vocabulary test this week due to the missed school days.We can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces tomorrow!  🙂

What are we doing next week?

Math: Elapsed Time

Science/S.S: Native Americans

Reading: Poetry Unit

Writing: Realistic Fiction

 

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

None

 

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

Love That Dog

The Witches


September 1st, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

First, let us start by thanking everyone who has sent something in from our classroom wishlist; we are beyond grateful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This week we started factors and multiples in math, so quiz your students to see what they’ve learned. They should know about prime and composite numbers, as well as products and quotients. In writing, we finished our personal narratives, so be on the look out for those very soon. In reading we are still working on our FCIM unit. Your students are learning how to make predictions using evidence found in the text and learning all about symbolism. Make sure you ask them about “the suitcase” and “the cage”. In social studies we kicked off our Native American unit and are having some really amazing conversations in class, yay!! We hope that everyone enjoys their long weekend. See you Tuesday! 🙂

What are we doing next week?

Math: Perimeter and Word Problems

Science/S.S: Native Americans

Reading: Following Characters into Meaning Unit

Writing: Poetry

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

Vocabulary Test (September 8th)  Vocabulary List week 1

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

The Tiger Rising

The Witches


August 27th, 2017

Happy Sunday everyone!

Mrs. Yarus and I were at a leadership meeting all day Friday, so I apologize for not updating the blog until now. We had a great week this past week and go to wrap up our units on addition, subtraction and weather. Your students should be experts on reading weather maps and should be able to add and subtract big numbers with ease. We are still working on our personal narratives in writing and following characters into meaning in writing. Please note that this week will be the last week that we have spelling words. Starting next week, students will only be tested on vocabulary, not spelling.

Please have your students wear ALL BLACK on Wednesday for Mrs. Mavity’s birthday.

What are we doing next week?

Math: Multiplication

Science/S.S: Native Americans

Reading: Following Characters into Meaning Unit

Writing: Personal Narrative Unit

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

Spelling Test (September 1st) Spelling and Vocabulary Week 4

Early Release Day (August 30th)

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

The Tiger Rising

The Witches


August 18th, 2017

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe we’re almost a month into school. Time is really flying by! We have been having some amazing discussions in reading regarding out mentor text; The Tiger Rising. Our students are very deep thinkers and offer very well thought out feedback during our reading workshop time; love it! We are weather instruments test yesterday in Science and are moving right along learning all about fronts, meteorology and air pressure next week. We have gotten a great start to our personal narratives with lots of seed ideas and are ready to put pencil to paper! In math we really got into adding large whole numbers and remembered to always add right to left. 🙂 We have been enjoying class everyday and are so excited about this year. We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! If you are traveling to view the eclipse, make sure you come back with some cool stories! We also got approved to have Friday folders (yay), so folders will be coming home on Friday, NOT Monday.

What are we doing next week?

Math: Addition, Subtraction and Estimation

Science/S.S: Weather

Reading: Following Characters into Meaning Unit

Writing: Personal Narrative Unit

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

Spelling Test (August 25th) Spelling and Vocabulary List Week 3

Weather Test (August 25th)

Addition and Subtraction Test (August 25th)

Early Release Day (August 30th)

Picture Day (August 23rd @9:15)

What Book(s) are we reading in class?

The Tiger Rising

The Witches


August 11th, 2017 

Hello everyone!

We had a great time at open house last night and want to thank you again for coming to see what our class is all about. This week we wrapped our water cycle unit in Science (grades are on synergy), finished our place value unit in math (grades will be up by Sunday) and finished our summary workshop in reading. In writing we had a recap on what should be included in a sentence and kicked off our personal narrative unit! This Monday, your student will be bringing home their Monday folder for the first time. Please remember to sign and send the folder back on Tuesday! Thank you so much for sending in items from our wish list, we are forever grateful! We hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend and we can’t wait to see smiling faces on Monday!

What are we doing next week?

Math: Addition, Subtraction and Estimation

Science/S.S: Weather

Reading: Following Characters into Meaning Unit

Writing: Personal Narrative Unit

Upcoming Assessments/Events:

Spelling Test (August 18th) Spelling and Vocabulary List

Early Release Day (August 30th)


August 5th, 2017

Hello, everyone!

We had an amazing first week in fourth grade and we hope you have heard all about it. We learned some very interesting facts while presenting Me bags and had some fun getting to know one another. This week we started learning about the water cycle in Science and place value in math. One thing we have found out this week, is our students LOVE to read!! They are also amazing mathematicians. There were so many hands in the air, we didn’t know who to call on, which is a great problem to have! We discussed study skills and different ways to study to set ourselves up for success this school year. We also started our homework club and hope that everyone will be able to celebrate being in the homework club at the end of the month. We even got to add three links to our compliment chain from displaying such great East Side Eagle behavior! Next week is going to be even more exciting as we hunker down and really get back into the swing of things. As always, please email us with any questions or concerns that you may have. We can’t wait to see all of you at open house at 6 pm on Thursday, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Upcoming Tests:

  • August 9th– Water Cycle Test (students were given a study guide last week and it’s due this Monday)
  • August 11th– Place Value Test (they will receive their study guide Monday), Spelling and Vocabulary Test (they will receive their words on Monday)

July 29th, 2017
Happy Friday everyone!

We really enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday at meet and greet and can already tell that this will be an AWESOME year! We are super excited for school next week and can’t wait to start getting to know all of our new students.

If you haven’t, please double check to make sure your child knows which bus to ride on Monday, as schedules have changed.

Don’t forget to have your child bring their Me Bag on Monday and please enjoy your weekend!

See you Monday!

Mrs. Williams & Mrs. Yarus