Monday, August 31, 2015

This week in 4B...

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends!  Here's what we are learning about this week...

Math: Place value, subtracting from zeros
         -Math flash cards will be coming home this week please be practicing nightly!

Writing: Personal Narratives (We are focusing this week on paragraphs; indenting, topic sentences, supporting details and when to start a new paragraph.)

Reading: We are reading the book Wonder as a read aloud and working on how to discuss books with peers.  Remind your child to be reading nightly and working on their 30 Book Challenge.

Social Studies: Mapping Unit

This week reminders:

-Picture Day is tomorrow!
-Friday: Early Release at 1:15
-We still need snacks for the following weeks.  Thank you to those of you who have signed up!  Please email me and let me know if you are interested.


*Our first snack will be from Jack B. beginning next week.  Just remember to check the labeling for peanut free and peanut free facility.

Thank you!

Monday, August 24, 2015

This week in 4B....

Happy Monday!  I can't wait to see you all tomorrow night!

Here's what we are up to this week in 4B: 

Reading: We have started our reading workshop and students are working on building their reading stamina as well as choosing a just right book.

Writing:  We have started our Personal Narrative Unit.  Help you child brainstorm some possible experiences that they may enjoy writing about. (Their brainstorm page is in the back of their writer's notebook so we can easily find ideas when we need to write.)

Math: We have already tackled a few topics such as place value, subtracting while borrowing across zeros and rounding up to one hundred thousand.  Please check your child's assignment notebook nightly.  They typically have math homework.  Our entire unit's workbook pages are in the math section so they can work through them for extra practice if needed. 

Social Studies: We have began our mapping unit where we are talking about hemispheres, longitude, latitude and how to find specific places using the degrees. 

Science: We will begin our Rocks & Minerals Unit Wednesday with a guest speaker!  

Spelling: Sentences & Definitions due Friday, test Friday 8/28
Math: worksheet
Social Studies: (If they did not finish) p. 6 & 7
All About Me Posters- due today, if you happen to have them at home please send them tomorrow so I can have them hanging in the hall for tomorrow night.  :)  

  • Students should be reading nightly to help build their fluency and comprehension as readers.  Try reading the first chapter of a book to get them interested.
  • We have Library on Tuesday. (Remind your child to bring their school library books back so that they can check out new books.)
  • I am missing a lot of homework and forms that are due this week.  Check your child's take home binder for picture order forms, spelling tests that need to be signed and returned, the RSA buzz book form, and our "Friday note." 

Upcoming Dates: 

Tuesday      Curriculum Night 6:30
Friday          Author's Visit (opt out form went home Friday)
Sept 1          Picture Day
Sept 4          Early Release
Sept 7          Labor Day (No School)
Sept 10        Picture Day
Sept 11        Author Visit Follow-Up for 4B, 4G, 4R, and 4H.
Sept 13        No School for Students / Prof. Development Day
Sept 18        Panther Day
Sept 21        After School Clubs begin
Sept 25        Panther Day (Rain Date)

Have a Wonderful Week!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Welcome Back!

It was wonderful meeting many of you this evening!  I am very excited for this upcoming year.  Please remember to bring your tennis shoes and a snack this first week of school.  More information regarding snack and our classroom will be coming home this week in our take home folders.  Get a good night sleep!

-Miss Bergin