Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Garden of Happiness
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
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
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.
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.
Have fun!!! Mrs. K