Monday, September 29, 2014

This Week in 4B....

I heard lots of students had a wonderful time at Olivette on the Go :)   Here's what we are up to this week...

"In Math we are learning about composite numbers, prime numbers, square numbers, factors and multiples.  We are playing fun math games during math workshop like a factor maze, boggle and we get to do use ipads for ixl.  I like this unit better than the last unit."-Kourtney

"In Writing we are learning about Personal Narratives.  We finished our first personal narrative with Miss Bergin's help and this week we are writing a new one on our own.  Today someone from COCA came and taught us poetry it went well and I thought it was awesome!"  -Dylan (The fourth grade team has a COCA resident that will rotate between the classrooms throughout the year.  4B and 4P  start off the residency every monday for 7 weeks.  We are very excited to implement art and movement into our poetry curriculum!)

"In Reading we are doing imovie book trailers of a chapter book we read for our 30 book challenge.  We are also learning about non-fiction books and text features." -Clayton

"In Science we are learning about ecosystems.   We have learned about population, communities, organisms and how animals adapt to survive.  We learned about the prairie, forest and pond ecosystems."  -Maddie

Homework: If your child comes home with a packet they are aware of what they should be working on.  Some students have missing or late work that they must finish up with the end of the quarter approaching.  Please check with your child that they have completed their work and send it in as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me for any clarifications.  

Reminders:
Friday, October 3
Field Day, 1-3:15p.m.
Wednesday, October 8
OBPTO Mtg., 9:00a.m.
OB Diversity Committee Mtg. 4p.m.
Friday, October 10
Quarter 1 ends
Early Dismissal, (Records Day) 1:15p.m.
Saturday, October 18
OBPTO Parent Only Bowling Event @ Olivette Lanes, 7-11p.m.
Tuesday, October 21
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, October 22
Walk in the Park (during PE)
Thursday, October 23
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal, 1:15p.m.
Friday, October 24
NO SCHOOL- Conf. Compensation 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This week in 4B...

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  

In Math we took our math test and will be starting our new chapter on factors, multiples and arrays.  "The math test was good and long." -Charlie

"In Writing, we are working on our Personal Narratives which is a story you write about yourself.  So far, we learned to show not tell about our characters and to describe the setting and add dialogue."
 -Addie

"In Social Studies we finished our Missouri Regions posters and maps.  Today we took a pre-test on Ecosystems for our new Science Unit."-Olivia

"In Reading, we are working on making connections and during reading time we also do spelling and our cursive writing for centers." -Alexis

Reminder: 
-Tomorrow, Wednesday is walk in the park!  Join us at 10:10-10:40.
-Friday is picture day
-Fall conference sign up was emailed out today.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

-Miss Bergin

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This week in 4b...

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend!  Tonight is CURRICULUM NIGHT!  Come to school and see what we are working on in fourth grade!  Curriculum Night begins at 6:30, see you there!

"In Reading, we made goals using CAFE (Comprehension. Accuracy. Fluency. Expand Vocabulary).  We are doing activities about chapters in Winn Dixie so we remember what we read." -Sam

"In Writing, we are building our stamina and working on personal narratives.  We got to decorate our Writer's notebooks and we get to write stories for fun.  In Spelling we took our pre-test and got our new words.  We also started our tic-tac-toe spelling activities for the week.  We have a spelling test on Friday!" -Maddie H.

"In Social Studies, we finished writing our newspapers.  We also started learning how to use a compass rose, look at maps and use an atlas." -Zakiya

"In Math, we are learning how to solve math problems in more than one math.  We are also learning about place value because we are using numbers in the thousands!" -Lauren

Have a wonderful week and please see below a note from out PTO!


Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

The PTO’s annual adult fundraiser is fast approaching on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  To ensure the continued success of this event, we need your help.  Each class will be assigned a theme and families can send in donations to fit their assigned theme.  No item is too big or small.  Once all the items are collected and assembled, the results are fabulous baskets that are raffled off the night of the event.  This is a perfect example of how we can all do something small that has big results for our children!

The Fourth Grade parents are asked to make donations for a Caffeine Crazy basket.  This can include coffee, chocolate, tea, cups, gift certificates, etc.  Anything that seems perfect for the person who loves a caffeine buzz is appropriate and welcome.

For all grades we are asking that parents donate liquor or wine for our barrel of booze raffle.  No liquor is allowed on school grounds, therefore please drop off all alcohol donations at Michelle and Scott Tarlo’s home at 19 Stoneyside Lane (within walking distance of the school).  Donations can be left on their front porch.

In addition we are actively seeking gift certificates, use of vacation homes, tickets to theater or sporting events, golf rounds, in-home parties, etc.  Parents can fill out the attached form and return it to the PTO mailbox in the office.

We would appreciate receiving all contributions by Friday, September 19, 2014.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help out with this event or if they have questions, please contact Amy Doughty, amyleahs@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,
The 2014 Bowling for Bonhomme Committee