Monday, December 19, 2016

This week in 4B...

I hope everyone is staying warm! :) 
Here's what we are up to this week!

-Unit 8 Math test tomorrow (there is a "test prep" page coming home tonight).  They have had lots of practice in class and should rock this test!

-Social Studies test Wednesday (Study guides are coming home tonite to begin studying) Again, we've been working on this a while so they should do great. :) 

-We have an opinion writing assessment on Wednesday.  Check out their current writing piece on their google drive.  We have been working on staying organized and editing our work.  Feel free to give them feedback. 

*PJ day Wednesday (To relax after all of our hard work & we earned a reward party)  :) 
*Our holiday party is on Thursday from 12:15-1 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hour of Code!

Thank you Mrs. Prachee from Monsanto for helping us today!  We had so much fun and loved hearing about your career! is a great coding resource!

Monday, December 5, 2016

This Week in 4B...

We have an early release day and field trip to LMS Friday!

In Math we are continuing to work on long division and interpreting remainders in word problems.  We will finish off the week by estimating quotients.  Please make sure you are practicing math facts nightly.  We will complete our x10, x11 and x12 tests this week. Check planners nightly, your child will have what test they are working on.

In Reading we are working on non fiction and the text structures compare/contrast, sequencing, cause/effect and problem/solution.

In Writing we are working on using organizers to help our opinion pieces clear.  Please remind your child to write in their writer's notebook each night.

In Science students are still learning all about Mixtures and Solutions with Mrs. Rigdon.

We are finishing up our unit on Early Missourians in Social Studies and will have a quiz on Thursday.

*This week is Hour of Code.  We will have a Monsanto representative come in an tell us a little about their career and teach us some fun coding activities.

*Our Winter Party is scheduled on 12/22 from 12:15 -1 (4th Grade) Just a reminder our recess/lunch is 11:10-11:50.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This Week in 4B...

I hope everyone had a fantastic break! Here's what we are up to this week!

We are moving our focus from fiction to non fiction reading.  Please encourage your child to "stop and jot" or ask them questions about their reading.

We are still working on opinion writing up until our winter break.  We are getting the hang of how to organize our ideas before we write.

In Social Studies we are finishing up our unit on Early Missouri History.

We have Mrs. Rigdon for our science unit Mixtures & Solutions.  We will switch for science units to prepare for all of the switching next year.

In Math we are continuing with our multiplication tests.  Our x8 test is Wednesday and our x9 test is Friday.  Students can take more than one test if they need to get caught up.  I've sent home practice pages to help with their fluency as well.  Our next unit is Multiplication and Long Division (with lots of word problems).  As always, initial the homework if it is too challenging or has a different way then you learned.  I will gladly help out the following day.

-Please sign and return Unit 3 Math tests
-Encourage your child to slow down and write or discuss what they are reading.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This Week in 4B...

Happy Tuesday!

"In Math we are learning how to do division with remainders.  We have a study guide due Thursday and our test is Friday.  We need to study and practice each night.  We are also taking our X7 fact test this week."  -Will

"In Reading Mrs. Bergin is reading us Fish in a Tree and we are practicing writing down as we read and we also practice with our own books." -Kate

"So in Writing we are doing opinions and some people are doing favorite restaurant, do cell phones belong in school or their favorite vacation.  We have learned how to start our essays, how to state our opinions and give reasons why."-Sarah

"In Social Studies we have learned about the Missouri Indians and also made a Missouri Fact book about how they lived." -Carter

"We are doing our split unit in PE (Football & Tumbling).  We are working on running and passing drills.  For tumbling we are practicing how to do back bends." -Paul & Sarah

Important Dates:
-Mark you calendars! Our Jeff City Trip will be May 3rd-more details to come!
-Permission slips are going home today for our music trip to the middle school (in December).  Please send them back to school as soon as possible.
-FRIDAY is our Math test on Unit 3 (please let me know if you will be out of town and when you would like your child to test, I tried to avoid testing the following week because many of you have travel plans)
-11/23 we have no school and begin our Fall Break.

Thursday, October 27, 2016


It has been so wonderful seeing all of you this week! Here are a few reminders before our long     weekend...
-We have no school tomorrow 10/28
-Pumpkin Day is Monday,  please send your child with a pie pumpkin
-Monday is also our parade and party beginning at 2:30.  Please send your child with their costume to change into for these activities and feel free to join us.  :) 

Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, October 17, 2016

This week in 4B....

We are very excited about the warm weather and that we are starting all new units!

Math: We are beginning our multiplication and division unit.  It is very important that your child is practicing their math facts each night.  They have flash cards and websites that they know about to help them with this. :)
Writing: We will be starting our Opinion Writing Unit.  Be prepared for some amazing suggestions at home backed by counter arguments and claims.  We will have a persuasive letter coming home at the end of the week. 

Reading: We are moving onto other elements in fiction and finishing up our read aloud Fish In A Tree.  We have reading partnerships and write reading responses weekly. 

Social Studies: We are working on our Missouri Regions Unit. We still have a few weeks to focus on this before we move back into Science. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This Week in 4B...

"In Math we are having a test on Thursday so we're reviewing a lot in class and the divisibility rules." -Will    (Our lovely divisibility song is here  )

"Our field trip to Onondaga Cave was exciting!  There were a lot of rooms in the cave and we saw stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws and cave coral deposits.  The highest river in the cave was 2ft.  We even saw a bat!  The water made the rocks reflect and made the cave look huge."
-Georgia and Sarah

"We are finishing our personal narratives in Writing using Google Drive so that we can publish them.  Today we edited with partners and made corrections."-Paul

"This week in Reading we are still learning about characters and how the writer shows us what characters are like without telling us.  We can learn a lot by their actions and the way the talk to other people.  Our read aloud book is Fish in A Tree I really like it."  -Kate

Upcoming Dates: 
-Early Release Friday 14th (also PJ day in 4B) Make sure they still have shoes for recess. :)
-Sign &return Rocks and Minerals Test
-Math test this Thursday (study guides are coming home tonight!)
-We have pumpkin day on Halloween (more info to come, please send your child with a pie pumpkin that day.)

Onondaga Cave!

Panther Day!