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.