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Friday, December 30, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HW week of Dec19-22

Grade 4: Read and summarize chapters 5-the end of the story Sarah Plain and Tall by Friday.
Grade 5: Finish Tuck Everlasting by Friday.

HAVE A WONDERFUL VACATION!!! Mrs. K

Monday, December 12, 2011

HW week of Dec 12-15

Grade 4: cont. to read Chocolate Fever, and summarize nightly.
Grade 5: Cont. to read Tuck Everlasting
Mon: Chapters 15-16
, Tues Chapters 17-18, Wed Chapter 19-20 and Thurs Chapters 21-22
Also, 5th graders need to study their Greek/Latin roots cards for a test on Friday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Marie Celeste Ghost Ship

HW Dec 5- 8

Grade 4: Cont. to read and summarize a chapter a night in Chocolate Fever.
Grade 5: Mon: chapters 9& 10
Tues: Chapters 11 & 12
Wed: Chapters 13 & 14
Thurs: Please have your child check the summaries to make sure they are all done. I will look at chapter 2-14
on Friday. No reading assigned on Thurs. Please use it as a catch up day. I would also like them to watch the Mary Celeste video at home. We are studying the mystery in school. Mrs. K

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Garden of Happiness

http://old.escambia.k12.fl.us/schscnts/mpark/reading%20activities/gardenhappsum.html
The 4th graders are reading The Garden of Happiness. Here is an interactive site about the story. Mrs. K

Monday, November 28, 2011

HW Nov 28-Dec 2

Grade 4: Read and summarize a chapter per night of Chocolate Fever
Study for your Social Studies test
 on Thurs.
Work on DC monuments project

Grade 5: Read and summarize 2 chapters a night of Tuck Everlasting

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monuments of DC project

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/index.html
Here is a site for grade 4 students to find into about their Social Studies project. Reminder: I will also be available next Monday after school for help on this project if your child needs it. Mrs. K

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HW Nov 21 and 22

Grade 4: PROJECT on the Washington DC monuments will go home on Monday the 21st. Due Dec 5.
If you have trouble completing this at home I will be available on Mon, Nov 28 for extra help from 2:15 to 2:45 in the computer lab.
TEST on the Middle Atlantic states will be on Dec 1. A study guide will go home on Monday the 21st. Your child should take the Social Studies book home to begin to prepare.

Grade 5: Finish Among The Hidden this week. We will be starting a new book on Nov 28.
Extra credit: I introduced the 5th graders to a program called Glogster in the computer lab. If your child would like to earn extra credit in either Reading or Social Studies they can produce a GLOG at home and bring it in to show the class. A Glog is like a poster that you can produce using www.glogster.com
Have them add 4 or  5 text features (pictures, maps, fact boxes, a summary, a timeline). The topics for Reading would be: elements of poetry,  Among The Hidden or My Side of the Mountain. The topics for Social Studies would be Jamestown or Roanoke, The Lost Colony. They could also pick an explorer that we didn't learn much about (not Columbus or Magellan). Mrs. K

Sunday, November 13, 2011

HW Grade 5 Nov 14-17

Grade 5: Among The Hidden read and summarize
Mon: Chap 25
Tues: Chap 26
Wed: Chap 27
Thurs: Chap 28
Also, we will be having a test on our poetry terms on Thursday. The children all have poetry boxes with the terms and examples inside. They should study those terms at home nightly.

Grade 4Homework Nov 14-17

Grade 4: Biography project. (This is just like the one you did in school on Ben Franklin.)
Mon: Read the biography you chose to an adult and discuss
Tues: Complete worksheet (brainstorm)
Wed: write one page report on your famous person using the worksheet as a guide
Thurs: design your cover (you can draw or get a picture from the computer) and have your report ready to pass in on Friday.
MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON THE FRONT COVER
I posted a Youtube video on Ben Franklin that I would like you to watch. It is below the post on music class.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Benjamin Franklin in a Nutshell

The 4th graders have been learning about Ben Franklin in class. Please have them watch this Youtube video about Ben's life. Mrs. Kennedy

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Grade four hard at work!

Reading the play The Baker's Neighbor together




HW Nov 6-9

Grade 4: We will not be starting a new book this week. I will give a S.S. map each night for HW. Also, I would like the children to work on Study Island to finish up the ELA assignments.

Grade 5: Continue to read Among The Hidden a chapter a night. Also, we will be having a S.S. test on the book Discovery of the Americas on Thursday. The book and a study guide went home last Friday.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanks for the crowns!

Great job on the crowns girls! Mrs. K

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween pumpkin carving website

Here is the online pumpkin carving site we couldn't use in school because it was blocked.
http://www.spookathon.com/halloween/online-pumpkin-carving.php
Have fun!!! Mrs. K

Sunday, October 30, 2011

HW for Oct 31- Nov 3

Grade 4: continue to read Lily and Miss Liberty a chapter a night
Study your Social Studies flashcards: states and capitals of the Middle Atlantic region -test on Friday

Grade 5: Continue to read Among The Hidden a chapter a night
Social Studies: an Explorers map went home last Friday  along with directions and a CD. Please complete the maps and send the kits back by Friday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween 2011 on PhotoPeach

Halloween parade and party







Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guitar lessons and some great news

Miss Cohen is teaching us how to play



Here's the good news: Its a girl!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Statue of Liberty Art Project

Here are some examples of the Statue of Liberty art projects that I sent home with the 4th graders. Have fun. Mrs. K.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Statue of Liberty Deconstructed

You can use this Youtube video to help you with your webquest. Mrs. K.

Webquest for the Statue of Liberty

Grade 4: Use the following websites to answer the questions on your worksheet:
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/buildingofstatueofliberty.htm
http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2512-statue-of-liberty-fun-facts
 http://www.statueofliberty.org/Fun_Facts.html
You can also use the following Youtube video about the Statue of Liberty to help you. Mrs. K

HW Oct 24-27

Grade 4: Please start our new book Lily and Miss Liberty. Read a chapter a night and summarize
Mon: chap 1
Tues: chap 2
Wed chap 3
Thurs: chap 4
I also gave the children a character traits paper with stickers to complete at home as well as a webquest on the Statue of Liberty. The webquest needs to be completed by Friday. I will post the websites to use.


Grade 5: Among the Hidden read and summarize
Mon: chapters 12 and 13
Tues: 14 and 15
Wed: 16
Thurs: 17
Both classes can work on Study Island assignments. Bake Sale on Tues. Summer reading ceremony on Tues.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dates to remember

Tues, Oct 25 grade 4 bake sale and Summer Reading ceremony
Fri, Oct 28, Halloween parade and party
Tues, Nov 8 No School...Professional Development Day
Thurs, Nov 10 Veteran's Day program 1 pm
Fri, Nov 11, No School Veteran's Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Museum of Science

Ask your child about the Museum of Science visit. What is static electricity? (gr 4) What are the 3states of matter? (gr 5) Mrs. K










Holiday party assignments

Halloween
Jesse A. - chips, popcorn or pretzels
Samantha C. - paper goods ( plates, cups and napkins)
Kyle F.- nutritious snack
Brandon S. baked goods
Julia B. - Juice

Monday, October 17, 2011

Social Studies study guide gr 4

Chapter 3 lessons 1-4
Please reread the chapter with an adult and focus on:
mountain ranges, promontories, bogs, the ocean, climate, types of farming, potato, cranberry and dairy, lobster fishing
natural resources like: water (waterfalls as a power source)
timer- wood products and pulp
stones- quarries, slate , granite
Samuel Slater - textile mills...cloth
metropolitan area
high tech industries
ethnic neighborhoods

Saturday, October 15, 2011

HW Oct 17-21

Grade 4: Keep reading and summarizing Jake Drake
a chapter a night.
Mon: chapter 7
Tues: Chap 8
Wed: chap 9
Thurs: chap 10
Social Studies test on Chapter 3, The New England region on Friday. A study guide went home. Please reread the chapter with your child and discuss the words on the study guide. The test is about 20 multiple choice questions.
We are reading about Amelia Earhart in class. I posted a Youtube video about her that I would like the 4th graders to watch. It is below this post.

Grade 5: We will continue reading Among The Hidden
Monday: read chapters 5 and 6 (short chapters)
Tuesday: chapter 7
Wed: Chapter 8 ( we already read this in class) and chapter 9
Thurs: chapter chapter 10 and 11

Both classes: I have added Study Island assignments in ELA
The Science Museum will be visiting our school on Wed. I will try to post some pictures.
Mrs. K

Friday, October 14, 2011

Amelia Earhart, 1897 to 1937

The 4th graders are reading Eleanor and Amelia Take a Ride in their Trophies books this week. They had lots of questions about Amelia Earhart. Please have them watch this Youtube video about her. Mrs. K

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hw week of Oct 11-14

Grade 4: read and summarize Jake Drake. Also, study S.S. flashcards (yellow cards in binder) on the states, capitals and abbreviations of the N.E. states. Test on Friday.
Tues: Chapter 4
Wed: chap 5
Thurs: chap 6

Grade 5: A new book will be going home: Among The Hidden
We will start it on Tues. I am unsure which chapters they will have for HW. We may get to read all of Chapter one together Tues. If not, they will start with chapter one for HW on Tues.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home & change of departure time

Folks,
The camera came home with Mrs. Zukas yesterday.  Sorry to disappoint.

The class will eat lunch at 11:00 and then depart.  The children are leaving Nature's Classroom in Charlton MA @ 11:45.  Depending on traffic we are expecting them back at the park on Great Woods Road between 1:15 -2:00.  Please be sure that someone is there to meet them.  They will need a shower and lots of rest over the week-end!

  I know that they still have another night..... but I know I speak for all of the chaperons  when I say the 5th graders went beyond our expectations in terms of behavior and maturity.  It was a huge responsibility and they handled it exceptionally well.  I am extremely proud of them.  I hope I have not jinxed us!  Enjoy the long week-end. 
Mrs. Fritz

Greatest Sports Legends- Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech

Grade 4 please watch this Youtube video about Lou Gehrig. Mrs. K

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday

So today we said good bye and thank you to Mrs. Zukas and hello to Mrs. LoGiudice.  Mrs. Zukas told me that the kids have been amazing and last night was very smooth.  Tonight is the Under Ground Railroad experience.  I will keep you posted as I talk to Mrs. Lo.
 Waiting patiently for his turn at the hoop.
 Watron Duty
 Relaxing after breakfast
 Our after lunch entertainment
 Carter made a boat that floats.
Skylar made the United States out of Rice Krispies.....yummy.  She shared afterwards too!