Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Week In Review

Week In Review:

**We had some technical difficulties when recording our video this week. I will make sure we get an updated video posted early next week. Thanks for understanding.

We Need Your Help:

The Gumballs will be participating in a STEM challenge on the last day before Winter Break. We are still in need of a few supplies. If you can help us out, please sign up on the digital sign up sheet. Thank you so much for your consideration! Click here to help us out.

Please Welcome Mrs. Cavaness!

I am excited to announce that we will be welcoming a student teaching on January 18th. Miss Cavaness will be with our class until the end of the school year. Please take some time to read her introduction letter.

Spirit Week is Coming Up!

Next week will celebrate the last week of school in 2016 with a Barretts Spirit Week, the days are listed below.

Monday - Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday - Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday - PJ Day
Thursday - Winter Wardrobe Day

News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • Winter Parties will be on December 22nd from 11:45-12:45pm.
  • December 22nd is a Half Day, students will dismiss at 1:05pm.
  • Winter Break is coming up! NO SCHOOL Decemeber 23rd-January 6th. School Resumes on January 9th.
  • January 11th is a Late Start Day.
  • January 16th - No School (Martin Luther King Day)
  • Love Law? Interested in an essay writing contest with a cash prize? For more information, contact Mrs. Wood.



I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

-Mrs. Wood

Friday, December 9, 2016

Week In Review

Week In Review:



We Need Your Help:

The Gumballs will be participating in a STEM challenge on the last day before Winter Break. We are still in need of a few supplies. If you can help us out, please sign up on the digital sign up sheet. Thank you so much for your consideration! Click here to help us out.


News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • Winter Parties will be on December 22nd from 11:45-12:45pm.
  • December 22nd is a Half Day, students will dismiss at 1:05pm.
  • Winter Break is coming up! NO SCHOOL Decemeber 23rd-January 6th. School Resumes on January 9th.
  • January 11th is a Late Start Day.
  • January 16th - No School (Martin Luther King Day)
  • Love Law? Interested in an essay writing contest with a cash prize? For more information, contact Mrs. Wood.



I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

-Mrs. Wood

Monday, December 5, 2016

Math Stations: 12/5-12/10

Gumballs,

Below are the math stations you will work in after you've completed your assignment for the day. Check the math board to see which station you should be working on. For each station you will be required to show your work in your math notebook. I will be collecting math notebooks at the end of the week.

Last week you did an awesome job, you earned our class 3 certificates! Two individuals earned certificates for themselves too! I can't wait to see what this week has in store :)

UPDATE (12/7): You have been working so hard! Take a look at all of the certificates you earned this week.

UPDATE (12/8): Great work! You earned 2 more certificates yesterday!! 







Group 1: Multi-Step Word Problems




Group 2: Addition & Subtraction Algorithm Practice


Addition Practice: Click here to begin.

More Addition Practice: Click here to begin.

Subtraction Practice: Click here to begin.

More Subtraction Practice: Click here to begin.


Group 3: Division Facts to 12


IXL (Word Problems): Click here to begin.

Math Playground: Click here to begin.

Quick Flash: Click here to begin.

Division Demolition: Click here to begin.


Group 4: Find the Area Practice


Find the Area: Click here to begin. (beginner)

Find the Area Between Two Rectangles: Click here to begin. (medium)

Area and Perimeter Word Problems: Click here to begin. (hard)

Find the Area of Complex Figures: Click here to begin. (advanced)


Group 5: Line Plot Practice


Create Line Plots: Click here to begin. (medium)

Create & Interpret Line Plots with Fractions: Click here to begin. (hard)




Group 6: Multiplication Word Problems


IXL: Click here to begin. (hard)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Week In Review

Week In Review:



News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • December 7th is a Late Start Day.
  • Winter Parties will be on December 22nd from 11:45-12:45pm.
  • December 22nd is a Half Day, students will dismiss at 1:05pm.
  • Winter Break is coming up! NO SCHOOL Decemeber 23rd-January 6th. School Resumes on January 9th.
  • January 11th is a Late Start Day.
  • January 16th - No School (Martin Luther King Day)

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

-Mrs. Wood

Monday, November 28, 2016

Math Stations - 11/28-12/2

Gumballs,

Below are the math stations you will work in after you've completed your assignment for the day. Check the math board to see which station you should be working on. For each station you will be required to show your work in your math notebook. I will be collecting math notebooks at the end of the week.

UPDATE (12/1): Keep working hard! As a class you've earned two certificates from IXL.com. You guys are unstoppable!

UPDATE (12/2): Wow! You have earned ANOTHER certificate. Way to go Gumballs!






Group 1: Multi-Step Word Problems




Group 2: Addition & Subtraction Algorithm Practice


Addition Practice: Click here to begin.

More Addition Practice: Click here to begin.

Subtraction Practice: Click here to begin.

More Subtraction Practice: Click here to begin.


Group 3: Division Facts to 12


IXL (Word Problems): Click here to begin.

Math Playground: Click here to begin.

Quick Flash: Click here to begin.

Division Demolition: Click here to begin.


Group 4: Find the Area Practice


Find the Area: Click here to begin. (beginner)

Find the Area Between Two Rectangles: Click here to begin. (medium)

Area and Perimeter Word Problems: Click here to begin. (hard)

Find the Area of Complex Figures: Click here to begin. (advanced)


Group 5: Line Plot Practice


Create Line Plots: Click here to begin. (medium)

Create & Interpret Line Plots with Fractions: Click here to begin. (hard)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Week In Review

Week In Review:


News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • NO SCHOOL on November 23rd-25th.
  • There will be a PRETZEL SALE next week. Pretzels are $1. Students may bring money to purchase a pretzel Monday-Thursday. Pretzels will be delivered on Friday.
  • Book Orders are due on December 2nd.
  • December 7th is a Late Start Day.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the break! 

-Mrs. Wood

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the Thanksgiving learning games below!


The object of the game is to swap the locations of the turkeys and the pigs with as few moves as possible. You can move each tile by clicking on it. A tile can be moved to the empty space that is immediately beside it.

Turkey Anagrams - Word Puzzles


Read more about The First Thanksgiving. You can even take a virtual Field Trip!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Week In Review

The format of our Week in Review is changing a bit. Students will take turns writing and sharing our Week In Review. 

Week In Review:

News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • NO SCHOOL on November 23rd-25th.
  • Book Orders are due on December 2nd.
  • December 7th is a Late Start Day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Service Learning: Ronald McDonald House Charities

As we begin our service learning project in 4th grade please take some time to familiarize yourself with the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Click the link to learn more. https://www.rmhcstl.com/

Here are some of the interesting things we learned:


Friday, November 4, 2016

Week In Review

We had a fun-filled week in 4th grade! We started off the week with an awesome Halloween party. Below are some of the pictures I have from the event. Do you have more? I'd love to add them to our class collection, just send them over via email.


News & Notes:

  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • NO SCHOOL on November 7th & 8th.
  • Our annual Veteran's Day assembly will be held on November 11th. Please have your student wear red, white & blue on this day.
  • NO SCHOOL on November 23rd-25th.


Take a look at our Week in Review! 

Writing Workshop

"Persuasive Essays"

  • Halloween Opinion Writing - Mrs. Wood should be             for Halloween!
  • Persuasive Topic Research
  • Drafting Our Persuasive Essays

Social Studies

"Early Settlement"

  • Early Settlement Study Guide Work Time
  • Review Day - Kahoot!
  • End of Unit Assessment
**Students also participating in Kids' Voting this week. We spent some time learning about the history of election day, how the presidential election works and researching each candidate. To see our full lesson, click here. Results will be live at the end of the day on Tuesday.

    Reading

    "Navigating Nonfiction"

    • This week we continued our study of the structures of nonfiction texts. Students studied the following structures:
      • Cause/Effect
      • Problem/Solution
      • Compare/Contrast
      • Chronology
    Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

    Math

    "Multiplication & Division"

    • Mental Math - Using Compensation to Multiply
    • Arrays & Partial Products
    • Using Partial Products to Multiply
    Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    -Mrs. Wood

    Kids' Voting

    Gumballs,

    Work through the series of videos and links to familiarize yourself with the election. It is important to be an informed voter and to cast your vote based on what you know about each candidate.

    First take some time to learn about Election Day.


    Next, learn about two of the most popular political parties in our country.


    Now it's time to meet the candidates for this year's election. Take the time to read about both candidates. 

    Democratic Party:

    Presidential Nominee, Hillary Clinton & Vice President Nominee, Tim Kaine

    Click HERE to read about Hillary Clinton.
    Click HERE to read about Tim Kaine

    Republican Party:

    Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump & Vice President Nominee, Mike Pence

    Click HERE to read about Donald Trump.
    Click HERE to read about Mike Pence.


    Finally, you need to be sure you understand the issues. Read to find out where Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump stand on some of the biggest issues of the 2016 election.

     
                                      Economy & Jobs                       Taxes       

                                           Education                        Health Care

    Now that you are fully informed it's time to vote!


    Image result for i voted sticker on shirt
    When you're done voting, place your Chromebook in the middle of your table, check in with Mrs. Wood for an "I Voted" sticker, then read silently.

    Friday, October 28, 2016

    Week In Review

    News & Notes:

    • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
    • Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.
    • Halloween Parties are right around the corner, please be sure to reference our Barretts Food Policy before sending in any edible treats. You can more information in our 4th grade letter HERE.
      • The Halloween Parade will start at 2:20pm
        • Students will change into costumes before the parade. Please do not send students to school in costumes.
      • Classroom Parties will start at 2:40pm
    • Wednesday, November 2nd is a Late Start day.
    • Picture Retakes are happening on Friday, November 4th.
    • NO SCHOOL on November 7th & 8th


    Take a look at our Week in Review! 

    Writing Workshop

    "Persuasive Essays"

    • Narrowing Our Ideas
    • Organizing Our Schema
    • Turning Schema into Reason
    • Strengthening Our Evidence with Facts
    • Persuasive Topic Research

    Social Studies

    "Early Settlement"

    • Louisiana Purchase - Internet Scavenger Hunt
    • Opinion Writing - Should Jefferson Purchase the Louisiana Territory?
    • Lewis & Clark
    • Time Warp Trio
    • Lewis & Clark - Survival Skills

      Reading

      "Navigating Nonfiction"

      • This week we began our study of the structures of nonfiction texts. Students studied the following structures:
        • Cause/Effect
        • Problem/Solution
        • Compare/Contrast
        • Chronology
      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

      Math

      "Multiplication & Division"

      • Mental Math - Multiply by Multiples of 10, 100, 1,000
      • Mental Math - Round to Estimate Products
      • Using the Distributive Property to Multiply
      • Open Arrays to Multiply
      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Friday, October 21, 2016

      Week In Review

      Missouri Day was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make it an awesome day for our students. Below are some of the pictures from our day.



      News & Notes:

      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Interested in participating in a Pokemon Party?! The 4th Grade Teachers and Mrs. Davis are hosting a PTO Party on October 27thClick here for more information. 
      • Scholastic Book Orders are coming home, please submit your orders online or turn in catalog orders by Friday, October 28th.
      • Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.
      • Halloween Parties are right around the corner, please be sure to reference our Barretts Food Policy before sending in any edible treats. You can more information in our 4th grade letter HERE.
        • The Halloween Parade will start at 2:20pm
        • Classroom Parties will start at 2:40pm
      • Wednesday November 2nd is a Late Start day.
      • Picture Retakes are happening on Friday, November 4th.
      • NO SCHOOL on November 7th & 8th

      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Persuasive Essays"

      • Essay Boot Camp - Boxes & Bullets
      • Grammar Boot Camp - Auxiliary Verbs & Vivid Verbs
      • Opinion Cold Write
      • Immersion - Debate Topics (uniforms at Barretts, eliminating pizza days, etc.)
      • Collecting Ideas

      Social Studies

      "Early Settlement"


      Reading

      "Navigating Nonfiction"

      • This week we continued our practice of finding Main Idea and Identifying Key Details.
        • Students can practice Identifying Main Idea with games on the blog. Click HERE to play.

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

      Math

      "Multiplication & Division"

      • Factor Practice
      • Identifying the Difference in Factors & Multiples
      • Topic 7 Assessment
      • Topic 7 Vocab & Reteaching

      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Friday, October 14, 2016

      Week In Review

      I hope that everyone had a very restful Fall Break. Thank you so much for coming to your Fall Parent Teacher Conference. I enjoyed meeting with you and sharing what great things we've got going on in 4th grade.

      News & Notes:

      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. We are still in need of many volunteers. Please contact Jennifer Darrough (jensharp100@yahoo.com) if you're able to volunteer.
      • Interested in participating in a Pokemon Party?! The 4th Grade Teachers and Mrs. Davis are hosting a PTO Party on October 27thClick here for more information. 
      • Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.
      • Halloween Parties are right around the corner, please be sure to reference our Barretts Food Policy before sending in any edible treats. You can more information in our 4th grade letter HERE.

      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Poetry"

      • Revising
      • Editing for Commonly Confused Words (wood/would, there/their/they're, etc.)
      • Editing for Spelling & Punctuation
      • Publishing
      • Writing Celebration - Check our published poems in the slideshow below.

      Social Studies

      "Early Settlement"

      • Read Encounter - the story of Christopher Columbus arriving in North America from the perspective of the Native Americans
      • Early Missourians
      • Late Missouri Tribes
        • Research Project - Students worked in groups to develop a presentation on one of the 4 tribes
          • Osage
          • Iowa
          • Missourians
          • Sac & Fox

      Reading

      "Navigating Nonfiction"

      • This week we continued our practice of finding Main Idea and Identifying Key Details.
        • Students can practice Identifying Main Idea with games on the blog. Click HERE to play.

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

      Math

      "Multiplication & Division"

      • Understanding Factors
      • Finding Factors
      • Prime & Composite Numbers
      • Finding Multiples

      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Kindness Survey

      Gumballs,

      Please complete the Kindness Survey for our school wide goal. Think back on your experiences in September as you complete this.


      Image result for kindness quotes

      Tuesday, October 11, 2016

      Math Stations

      Gumballs,

      The following games are available to play during this week math stations. These games should only be played once you have finished your assignment for the day. 

      Thursday, October 6, 2016

      Week In Review

      Thanks for checking out our class Week in Review! It was a very busy, but short week in 4th grade. We did a lot of great work in our Leadership Binders. Those are coming home tonight, be sure to check them out and sign off on the necessary pages.

      News & Notes:

      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Fall Break is 10/7-10/10. Enjoy your break!
      • Dr. Hackworth is organizing our another Pretzel Sale! Pretzels will cost $1. Students can place their order October 11th - 13th. Pretzels will be delivered to classrooms on October 14th.
      • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. Please contact Jennifer Darrough (jensharp100@yahoo.com) if you're able to volunteer.
      • Interested in participating in a Pokemon Party?! The 4th Grade Teachers and Mrs. Davis are hosting a PTO Party on October 27th. Click here for more information. 
      • Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.

      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Poetry"

      • Mentor Author Writing Reflection
      • Message Beyond the Literal Meaning
      • Repetition
      • Transferring Poems to Google Docs

      Social Studies

      "Checks and Balances: Government in the Show-Me State"

      • Study Guide
      • Review
      • Digital Flash Cards
      • End of Unit Assessment

      Reading

      "Navigating Nonfiction"

      • What is the Main Idea - Helping Out the Trout
      • What is the Main Idea - Penguins in Action
      • Identifying Main Idea - Animal Helpers

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

      Math

      "Multiplication & Division"

      • Timed Test
      • Array Review
      • Composite Numbers
      • Prime Numbers
      • Square Numbers 

      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.


      Have a wonderful week and enjoy your Fall Break!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Sunday, October 2, 2016

      Week In Review

      Good Evening! We had a fantastic week in 4th grade. Thank you to all of our wonderful Field Day volunteers, pictures will be coming to the blog soon.

      News & Notes:

      • Our Social Studies End of Unit Assessment is coming up on Thursday, 10/6. Study guides will be coming home on Monday, 10/3.
      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Parent Teacher Conferences are this week. Sign up for your spot or check your appointment by clicking HERE.
      • Fall Break is 10/7-10/10. Enjoy your break!
      • Dr. Hackworth is organizing our another Pretzel Sale! Pretzels will cost $1. Students can place their order October 11th - 13th. Pretzels will be delivered to classrooms on October 14th.
      • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. Please contact Jennifer Darrough (jensharp100@yahoo.com) if you're able to volunteer.
      • Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm. More information about the event can be found HERE.

      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Poetry"

      • Personification
      • Alliteration
      • Onomatopoeia
      • Line Breaks
      • Stanzas

      Social Studies

      "Checks and Balances: Government in the Show-Me State"

      • State Government - Who am I?
      • State Government - States Rule Webquest
      • Local Government Note Taking
      **End of Unit Assessment is coming up this week, 10/6.

      Reading

      "Interpretation"

      • Finding Meaning in Reoccurring Images, Thoughts & Details
      • A Seed to a Theme 
      • End of Unit Assessment
      • Engagement Inventory

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

      Math

      "Addition, Subtraction & Place Value"

      • End of Unit Assessment "Fix Its"
      • End of Unit Reflection
      • Math Workshop Setup
      • Math Workshop Practice

      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.


      Have a wonderful week!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Friday, September 23, 2016

      Week In Review

      Over the last few weeks we have been working hard to develop a classroom plan to reach our school wide goals. As a school we have set two goals for this school year...

      100% of students will be "on track" in reading by the end of the year.
      100% of students will give and receive random acts of kindness.

      The Gumballs and I have decided our action steps to reach these goals will be tracking reading minutes and 2 "focus" kindness acts each month. Take a look at the data we've collected so far. 


      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Studying the Craft of Language Through Mentor Authors"

      • Writing Celebration - Reader's Buffet

      "Poetry"

      • Immersion - What do you notice?
      • Similes and Metaphors
      • Personification

      Social Studies

      "Checks and Balances: Government in the Show-Me State"

      • Federal Government Fortune Tellers
      • State Government - Note Taking
      • State Government - Situations, Who do you contact?
      • State Government - Who am I?

      Reading

      "Interpretation"

      • ELA Benchmark Assessment
      • Looking At the Whole Story
      • Connecting Thoughts to Build Interpretation
      • Finalizing Interpretations
      • Independent Reading Assessments (IRAs)

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 

      Math

      "Addition, Subtraction & Place Value"

      • UPS Check - Strategy for Solving Word Problems
      • Word Problem Practice
      • Study Guide Work Time
      • End of Unit Assessment

      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

      News & Notes:

      • Field Day is coming up! Field Day will be on Friday, September 30th. 
        • Students will eat lunch in the classroom on this day. The cafeteria is serving crackers & cheese, apple sauce, rice crispies and a milk/juice. Feel free to pack a sack lunch on this day.
      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Heads Up! There is a day coming up that I will be out of the classroom.  
        • September 30th - Mrs. Davis will be out guest teacher.
      • Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Sign up for your spot by clicking HERE.
      • Dr. Hackworth is organizing our another Pretzel Sale! Pretzels will cost $1. Students can place their order October 11th - 13th. Pretzels will be delivered to classrooms on October 14th.
      • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. Please contact Jennifer Darrough if you're able to volunteer.

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Friday, September 16, 2016

      Week In Review

      We had a great week in 4th grade. We were excited to welcome our J.A. in a Day guests from Panera Bread. We enjoyed learning all about economics, opening and running a business.

       



      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Studying the Craft of Language Through Mentor Authors"

      • Revise - Transitions
      • Revise - Leads
      • Revise - Endings
      • Edit - Nonnegotiables

      Science

      "Structures of Life"

      • End of Unit Reflection

      Social Studies

      "Checks and Balances: Government in the Show-Me State"

      • Federal Government Review
      • Take Me To Your Leader - Identifying Responsibilities of Each Branch of Government
      • Branches of Government Foldable

      Reading

      "Interpretation"

      • Finding Complications in Characters
      • Debating to Prompt Rich Book Conversations 
      • Grounding Evidence Back in the Text
      • Looking Beyond Characters
      • Independent Reading Assessments (IRAs)

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! Students will start tracking reading minutes in Leadership Binders next week. 

      Math

      "Addition, Subtraction & Place Value"

      • Subtraction Practice
      • Topic 2 Assessment
      • UPS Check - Strategy for Solving Word Problems
      • Word Problem Practice

      Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home, information on how to set it up went home on Monday.

      News & Notes:

      • Field Day is coming up! Field Day will be on Friday, September 30th. 
        • Students will eat lunch in the classroom on this day. The cafeteria is serving crackers & cheese, apple sauce, rice crispies and a milk/juice. Feel free to pack a sack lunch on this day.
      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Heads Up! There are a few days coming up that I will be out of the classroom.  
        • September 21st (1/2 day math professional development) -  Ms. Massey will be our guest teacher.
        • September 30th - Mrs. Davis will be out guest teacher.
      • Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Sign up for your spot by clicking HERE.
      • Dr. Hackworth is organizing our another Pretzel Sale! Pretzels will cost $1. Students can place their order October 11th - 13th. Pretzels will be delivered to classrooms on October 14th.
      • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. Be on the look out for more information regarding this day. 

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Mrs. Wood

      Friday, September 9, 2016

      Week In Review

      We had a great week in 4th grade! We are really looking forward to the new S.A.L.T. committees this school year and we're excited about welcoming our new student to our classroom this week.


      Take a look at our Week in Review! 

      Writing Workshop

      "Studying the Craft of Language Through Mentor Authors"

      • Write a Narrative Plan
        • Choose a Seed
        • Setting
        • Characters
        • Beginning, Middle & End
      • Draft on Chromebooks

      Science

      "Structures of Life"

      • Performance Task 
      • Study Guide
      • Review Game - Zap!
      • End of Unit Assessment

      Reading

      "Interpretation"

      • Developing Significant Ideas About Characters
      • Growing Grounded, Significant Ideas by Noticing Author's Craft - Finding Meaning in Repeated Details
      • Improving Theories by Reaching Precise Academic Language 
      • Independent Reading Assessments (IRAs)
      • Fountas & Pinnell Assessments (F&Ps)

      Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! Students will start tracking reading minutes in Leadership Binders next week. 

      Math

      "Addition, Subtraction & Place Value"

      • Estimating Sums and Differences
      • Traditional Algorithm for Subtraction
      • Subtraction Across Zeros - Magic Penny!

      Remember to practice math facts nightly!

      News & Notes:

      • Tomorrow, September 10th is the Manchester Parade! 
        • If you plan on participating please be there by 8:15am. Judging begins at 8:30am. Contact Mrs. Zimmermann with questions.
      • S.A.L.T. Committee applications are out! 
        • Applications are due by next Friday. Information will be coming home tonight with your student. 
        • The link to the online application is here - http://tinyurl.com/2016SALT
      • Field Day is coming up! Field Day will be on Friday, September 30th. 
        • Students will eat lunch in the classroom on this day. The cafeteria is serving crackers & cheese, apple sauce, rice crispies and a milk/juice. Feel free to pack a sack lunch on this day.
      • Barretts Spirit Wear can still be ordered online through Monday, September 12th.
      • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
      • Heads Up! There are a few days coming up that I will be out of the classroom.  
        • September 21st (1/2 day math professional development) -  Ms. Massey will be our guest teacher.
        • September 30th - Mrs. Davis will be out guest teacher.

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Mrs. Wood