Sunday, February 26, 2012

HW Feb 27-Mar 1

Grade 4: An MCAS packet with specific instructions will go home with your child on Mon. It is due completed on Fri.
Grade 5: Read and summarize a chapter a night of The Cay Mon: chap 5, Tues: Chap 6, Wed: chap 7 Thurs: chap 8. We will also be having a spelling bee on Thurs or Fri. I will send home a list of words for your child to study. The winner will represent the class in the Item Spelling Bee in March.

Computer lab fun!

This is the Symbaloo the 4th graders use in the computer lab. It is a bookmarking site helps us navigate the web easily. I frequently add new links that have to do with what we are studying.
This is a site on our Symbaloo that helps us learn about the oceans, rivers and mountain ranges in the U.S.
We've been reading about wolves in our Trophies anthology. This is a site we visited to learn more about the different types of wolves and see video of them.

We have also been learning about Greek myths. This site allowed us to read a book
This is also a great site we visit if we have time

Thursday, February 16, 2012

We dissected owl pellets in class today. The children went on in the computer lab to do a virtual dissection before they did the real thing. They loved the song from the Youtube video. Mrs. K

Owl Pellets song

Owl pellets!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

HW Feb 13-16

Grade 4: Cont. reading A Family Under the Bridge  and summarize
Mon: chap 6, Tues: chap 7, Wed: chap 8, Thurs: chap 9 (finish)
Grade 5: Start The Cay
Mon: Chap 1, Tues: chap 2, Wed: chap 3, Thurs: chap 4 read and summarize
Bake Sale Tuesday

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feather girls

The 4th grade girls came in to school on Monday with these adorable new hairdos! I learned later this all came from Mackenzie's birthday party!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

HW week of Feb 6-9

Grade 4: New book: Family Under the Bridge please read and summarize a chapter a night.
Grade 5: We are learning about owls and their adaptations. A National Geographic for Kids magazine about owls will be coming home with several worksheets. Please have the children read the article and complete the worksheets on Monday and Tues. On Fri we will be having a quiz on the terms (Chapter 1 only) from a book we are reading about owls in class. I will send it home with them so they can reread chapter one and study the terms on Wed and Thurs. Next week we will be dissecting owl pellets. What fun! Mrs. K