Classes: 4th Grade
Things you need to know: Always give your best effort in everything you do!
A Glance AheadMarch 15, 2019
Week of March 18 – March 22
What’s Up Ahead?:
Mark your Calendars for these class specific events!
Conference: If you are interested in a conference and would like to meet to discuss your student, please contact me so we can set up a time.
Early release: Friday, March 22 @ 11:30
Spring Break : March 25 – March 29
What’s Up This Week?
• Spelling Pretest: perfect papers (including perfect handwriting) skip Friday’s test!
• Spelling Dictation Test every Wednesday
• Grammar Test/Writing assessment: every week (sometimes on Thurs. instead)
• Bible/Catechism: every Friday
Printable PDF forms
1. Weekly What’s Up: spelling list/bible verse: 30. What’s Up. March 18 through March22
A Week in ReviewJanuary 18, 2019
A Week in Review
Check out the fun we had this week!
We diagnosed the meaning behind Psalm 57 and illustrated the true meaning and the “picture” that was painted in the words that David wrote. We continued to follow David’s story in 1 Samuel as he tried to keep from getting captured by Saul. The words of Psalm 57 were written during this pursuit.
We had our first “building” day for our castles. Many of us are well on our way to creating beautiful one of a kind structures!
A Week in ReviewJanuary 10, 2019
A week in Review
Check out the fun we had this week!
Castle building: part 1–Have a plan!
Students began studying the parts of a castle and listing what supplies they might want to use in order to construct their group castle. Each group went through “trash” we have collected and brought in, each selecting the perfects pieces to use in the building process.
Peer Editing: Helping each other become better writers.
We worked together to find punctuation and capitalization mistakes in our writing. Then, we worked to “publish” our writing…Can you guess what we wrote about?
On top of that fun, we have been hard at work practicing for the Medieval Festival.
We can’t wait for FEBRUARY 1st!
A Week in Review and a Glance aheadNovember 3, 2018
A Week in Review:
We have had ample practice coming up front to help facilitate the learning experience in class. Students are often given the opportunity to guide their peers through parts of lessons. That includes not only coming to the board to show work and the correct answer, but also telling “how” to do something and asking questions to their fellow classmates. This experience continues to make some of us nervous and others of us excited to be “on stage”. It makes ALL of us active participants in the learning for ourselves and others as well as building our presentation and oral speaking skills.
Extra note: We are just around the corner from the medieval festival prep time. Stay tuned for information on how you can be involved with this HUGE and FUN unit of study! A parent meeting will be coming soon:-)
A Glance ahead…
A Week in Review and a Glance AheadOctober 27, 2018
I hope you all have had a restful (or productive, or exciting, etc) fall break. We now have a solid 3 weeks left before our next break (Thanksgiving)…but, who’s counting right?
Last week we discovered our lost and found caterpillar that built a chrysalis, emerged. Our prediction was that our larva would emerge as a butterfly (since we were pretty certain, it had made a “chrysalis” not a “cocoon”). Once it emerged, we saw “butterfly” characteristics with its antennae, wing position, and body features. One of our students positively identified it as a common buckeye butterfly native to this area. I love learning from the world around us!
We also practiced eating like an insect while we tried out mouthparts used for sucking, piercing, chewing, and sponging.
The fun continues this week….What will we learn? Check it out with this glance ahead!
The Week in Review and A Look headOctober 14, 2018
Another week is in the books. Thank you parents for all your time and energy in making sure you made conferences this week. I hope that our time together was informative, encouraging, and can open up more opportunities to educate your student in the ways best suited for their individual needs. I can not express enough how special this class is! I love each and every one of your kiddos!
Here is a look ahead for the coming week!
Check out some of our pictures from class. These are some samples of us using our time wisely when finishing early or learning a new concept. There are a variety of hands on games and activities that help us reinforce skills in math, grammar, and spelling. The activities hang around for a few weeks then get put away as new skills are introduced. Students can work with friends to complete these specials learning tasks over and over to build confidence and expertise in the subject area.
A week in Review and a Glance AheadOctober 7, 2018
The week in Review
Another fun week in fourth grade has come to an end. We shared excitement with our mealworm “friends” as they showed us how they grow and change. We even have had some shed their exoskeleton (Ask your child to share about what an exoskeleton is and what it looked like). Then the shed skin disappeared…We are predicting that the mealworm ate it. Gross!!! We also found a caterpillar friend we decided to keep and observe. After two days, it created a chrysalis. We are so excited to watch and see what will emerge!
Toward the end of the week, we celebrated our grandparents (and other special family members) with our program and a special artwork portrait created by each of our fourth grade artists. We also shared our AWESOME insect projects with each other and all the guests that came down our hall at Covenant on Friday. I am so very impressed by the wide variety of insects that we collected over the past months and the bravery in pinning them for the project displays!
A Glance Ahead
The Week in Review and A Glance Ahead.September 29, 2018
At the conclusion of the week, one of our class members looked at me and said, “Wow, this week flew by. It feels like it just started”…Well, time does go by fast, and seems even more so when you are engaged and active. It make my heart smile to know a week with me doesn’t feel like an eternity…ha!
This week we received our mealworm buddies to take care of. We are keeping them safe, fed, and observing them over the next few weeks. Each of your children named their worm (hint–it is not really a worm) and will be journaling about its growth and development. We even have some predictions about what it will eventually look like after it advances through the larva and pupa stage of metamorphosis. I can’t wait to see if our predictions are correct! To take care of our 6 legged buddies, please place a few pinches of rolled oats (plain…not flavored instant oats) and a small “chunk” of apple, potato, or carrot in the container. They will feed on the oats and fruits/veggies.
We still have a bit more to learn about insects and I am so excited to see all the insect specimens come in this week. We will practice “pinning” insects in class before students pin them at home. A “tip” I have learned from former students/teachers…Complete all labeling first. Save the pinning for the last couple of days before the due date because they start to smell. YUCK!
Our day does include more than just mealworms. Click on the link below to see all the other fun we having while learning!
Weekly “What’s Up”: September 24 – 28September 23, 2018
We had a fantastic week and are really hitting our groove with our routine. Thank you for all the field trip help this week and for being so willing to experience the trip “out Wayne” to view some awesome bee colonies!
Click on the link below to see “What’s up” this week
Weekly “What’s Up”: September 17 – 21September 15, 2018
Our newest Weekly “What’s Up” is loaded and ready for you to view. I combined the spelling list onto the page in a new format that I hope you enjoy. I am looking forward to a fun week of experiments, games, the bee farm, and a “Sounder” celebration!
Weekly “What’s UP”: September 10 – 14September 8, 2018
Weekly “What’s up” September 3-7September 6, 2018
Hi families! I am working on catching up and using this page for classroom information. Click on the following link to view what we covered this week.