3/24/2017






Character Connections Word of the week:  PROBLEM-SOLVING
·         “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
·         “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
·         “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow

Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING SHARPENED PENCILS TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.
Compass Math 10 minutes

                              
To access Think Central:
Go to www.thinkcentral.com (linked under math on this blog) Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Michigan
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal) Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:
HR 6-10
Online tests due 3/30/17
Unit test will be 3-29-17
Unit 6 Test letter will be due on 3-29-17 (signed)

Language Arts:
In Writer’s Workshop we are just putting the finishing touches on our 5 paragraph persuasive essay.  We are learning that authors always go back to revise and edit their work to make it the best it can be.  We will be meeting with some older students to share these essays and learn from them!  In Reader’s Workshop we continue to work on our reading skills and applying our knowledge to understand what we are reading.  We are also going to begin learning about nonfiction text features.  We will learn how to use them in our reading and how to incorporate them into our own nonfiction writing.

Social Studies:
We have started our study of Economics and the kids are loving it!

Science:
We just finished our unit on Energy.  Tests will come home Friday the 24th.  Soon we will begin our next exciting science unit on Plants.  This is especially exciting as we will incorporate a lot of the knowledge we have gained from our Tower Garden project!

***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!



3/23/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  PROBLEM-SOLVING
·         “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
·         “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
·         “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow

Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING SHARPENED PENCILS TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Thursday, March 23
·         11:30 AM – Dismissal Half Day for Students – No Choice Hour

We look forward to conferences with many of you this afternoon and tonight!

Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
Go to think central and show your test results to a parent. 
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.



                               
To access Think Central:
Go to www.thinkcentral.com (linked under math on this blog) Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Michigan
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal) Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:
JP 224  HR 6-9 (all due Friday, no math tomorrow)
Online tests due 3/30/17
Unit test will be 3-29
Unit 6 Test letter will be due on 3-29-17 (signed)

Language Arts:
In Writer’s Workshop we are just putting the finishing touches on our 5 paragraph persuasive essay.  We are learning that authors always go back to revise and edit their work to make it the best it can be.  We will be meeting with some older students to share these essays and learn from them!  In Reader’s Workshop we continue to work on our reading skills and applying our knowledge to understand what we are reading.  We are also going to begin learning about nonfiction text features.  We will learn how to use them in our reading and how to incorporate them into our own nonfiction writing.

Social Studies:
We have started our study of Economics and the kids are loving it!

Science:
We just finished our unit on Energy.  Tests will come home Friday the 24th.  Soon we will begin our next exciting science unit on Plants.  This is especially exciting as we will incorporate a lot of the knowledge we have gained from our Tower Garden project!

***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!


3/22/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  PROBLEM-SOLVING
·         “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
·         “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
·         “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow

Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING SHARPENED PENCILS TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Thursday, March 23
·         11:30 AM – Dismissal Half Day for Students – No Choice Hour

We look forward to seeing you tonight and tomorrow for our student-led conferences


Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
Go to think central and show your test results to a parent. 
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.



                               
To access Think Central:
Go to www.thinkcentral.com (linked under math on this blog) Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Michigan
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal) Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:
JP 224  HR 6-9 (all due Friday, no math tomorrow)
Online tests due 3/30/17
Unit test will be 3-29
Unit 6 Test letter will be due on 3-29-17 (signed)

Language Arts:
In Writer’s Workshop we are just putting the finishing touches on our 5 paragraph persuasive essay.  We are learning that authors always go back to revise and edit their work to make it the best it can be.  We will be meeting with some older students to share these essays and learn from them!  In Reader’s Workshop we continue to work on our reading skills and applying our knowledge to understand what we are reading.  We are also going to begin learning about nonfiction text features.  We will learn how to use them in our reading and how to incorporate them into our own nonfiction writing.

Social Studies:
We have started our study of Economics and the kids are loving it!

Science:
We just finished our unit on Energy.  Tests will come home Friday the 24th.  Soon we will begin our next exciting science unit on Plants.  This is especially exciting as we will incorporate a lot of the knowledge we have gained from our Tower Garden project!

***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!


3/21/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  PROBLEM-SOLVING
·         “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
·         “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
·         “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow

Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING SHARPENED PENCILS TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Thursday, March 23
·         11:30 AM – Dismissal Half Day for Students – No Choice Hour

Please sign up for STUDENT-LED conferences on our blog in the top, right column.  Your child will come with you for the conference

DTE HOME ENERGY WORKSHEET DUE ASAP!  Your child is bringing home an energy kit today.  We learned so many wonderful things yesterday about energy from our presentation.  Ask your child to share the details with you! 

Field Trip form and money was due March 20. 


 Science Review was due Monday signed by a parent. 

Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
Signed Review due Tuesday
Study JP 293-294 and finish answering questions
Test Wednesday
Xtra Math - 3 rounds with Mr. C.
                               
To access Think Central:
Go to www.thinkcentral.com (linked under math on this blog) Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Michigan
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal) Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:
HR 6-8
Online tests due 3/30/17
Test 3-31-17

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are drafting and editing our persuasive writing. We are reading opinion articles in class to understand how an author works to convince others of what he/she wants them to think, feel, believe, or do.  In reader's workshop, we are learning to take charge of our own comprehension.  Finally, in our independent reading time, we are using all of our reading skills to help us improve our reading stamina.  We are working hard!

Social Studies:
We are still busy understanding how our governments works and how exciting the regions of our country are!  We are soon moving on to Economics!

Science:
Our science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are studying the various forms of energy.

***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!


3/20/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  PROBLEM-SOLVING
·         “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
·         “We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
·         “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow

Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING SHARPENED PENCILS TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Thursday, March 23
·         11:30 AM – Dismissal Half Day for Students – No Choice Hour

Please sign up for STUDENT-LED conferences on our blog in the top, right column.  Your child will come with you for the conference

DTE HOME ENERGY WORKSHEET DUE ASAP!  Your child is bringing home an energy kit today.  We learned so many wonderful things yesterday about energy from our presentation.  Ask your child to share the details with you! 

Field Trip form and money was due March 20. 


 Science Review was due TODAY signed by a parent.  Please turn your signed review in tomorrow if you forgot it today.


Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
H 5-11 All; R 5-11 Even only
Signed Review due Tuesday
Test Wednesday
Xtra Math - 3 rounds with Mr. C.
                               
To access Think Central:
Go to www.thinkcentral.com (linked under math on this blog) Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Michigan
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal) Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:
Compass Fractions 15 min.

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are drafting and editing our persuasive writing. We are reading opinion articles in class to understand how an author works to convince others of what he/she wants them to think, feel, believe, or do.  In reader's workshop, we are learning to take charge of our own comprehension.  Finally, in our independent reading time, we are using all of our reading skills to help us improve our reading stamina.  We are working hard!

Social Studies:
We are still busy understanding how our governments works and how exciting the regions of our country are!  We are soon moving on to Economics!

Science:
Our science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are studying the various forms of energy.

***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!


3/17/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  Courage
·         “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” – Dumbledore, Harry Potter
·         “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” – Maggie Kuhn
·         “Courage is not living without fear.  Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway.” – Chae Richardson

Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING SHARPENED PENCILS TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Please sign up for STUDENT-LED conferences on our blog in the top, right column.  Your child will come with you for the conference

DTE HOME ENERGY WORKSHEET DUE ASAP!  Your child is bringing home an energy kit today.  We learned so many wonderful things yesterday about energy from our presentation.  Ask your child to share the details with you! 

Field Trip form and money are due by March 20th but we are happy to take it early!

Science Review due Monday signed by a parent.  Energy Test Monday!

Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
JP 287-288 (most everyone completed in class)
HR 5-9  R(even only)
Signed Review due Tuesday
Test Wednesday
Xtra Math - 3 rounds with Mr. C.
                               
To access Think Central:
Go to www.thinkcentral.com (linked under math on this blog) Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Michigan
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal) Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:
HR 6-7
15 Minutes Compass Math
Online tests were due today!

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are drafting and editing our persuasive writing. We are reading opinion articles in class to understand how an author works to convince others of what he/she wants them to think, feel, believe, or do.  In reader's workshop, we are learning to take charge of our own comprehension.  Finally, in our independent reading time, we are using all of our reading skills to help us improve our reading stamina.  We are working hard!

Social Studies:
We are still busy understanding how our governments works and how exciting the regions of our country are!  We are soon moving on to Economics!

Science:
Our science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are studying the various forms of energy.

***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!


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