Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Couple Reminders

Tomorrow is Purple Day!  Please wear whatever purple you can.

Conferences begin tomorrow evening.   Students have Friday off.  I look forward to meeting with families in the next couple of days.

Check out our newsletter for the week HERE.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We are so LUCKY!

Today was a day to do some fun word work and reading activities centered around St. Patrick's Day.  Our word for the board today was LEPRECHAUN.  We talked about all the words that have some of these same patterns.  I was so impressed with the words that the students came up with.  Some of them were because, beautiful, and causeway.   Impressive.

The second "word work" activity was to make as many words as we could from the letters in St. Patrick's Day.  In the picture above, you can see just a sampling of some of our great word possibilities.
With all the day centered around luck, we had to break out the lucky wheel.  Garrett is a PRO at knowing the lucky numbers!  

We also rehearsed and performed some fun reader's theaters about this holiday.
And every holiday needs treats so today we had some AMAZING cookies made by Brianna. They were the perfect treat for this day of green!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!  

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Did you know....

that you can check out our newsletters online each week?   Here's a link to the one for this week.

There is a link on the sidebar for NEWSLETTERS and you can access the notes from the whole year.

Please know that there is going to be a beach party on Friday, March 20, during lunch.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Fun

When I was growing up I was definitely a rule follower.  I was very quiet and never questioned anything.  If my younger sister gave me directions or an order I followed even what she told me to do.  
This week we introduced some new things.  Limericks were just one of those new things.  I am so thankful for those students that questioned a little bit of the new that I was trying to introduce.  Some of them didn't question it but they were willing to break the mild ever so slightly to be an original.
Friday afternoon we spent time reviewing math skills with some games.  In our room we did Number Top-It.  It's a great way to review place value.   This time we played with hundreds, tens, and ones.  Later we will play it with decimal places (tenths, hundredths, and thousandths).
I am proud of my 4th graders for their anxiousness to try new things this week as well as to question the rules.  They were willing to take risks and because of that they achieved far more than I had imagined.
They are  a fabulous crew.
It was also a super mail day!   A new Scholastic Book Order arrived.  I'll be reading all that I can from these new books over the weekend so that the 4th graders can start reading them on Monday.

It's going to be a great week! How will you plan for your success?