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