4/27/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK
•  “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
• “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope
• “Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi


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:

Tomorrow  we go to the DSO at 9:00am.  Bring a Bag Lunch Labeled with your name!  We will return in time for GYM!  You may also bring a device for the bus!

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

3rd Spanish:  You have a project due on Friday, May 2nd.
4th Spanish:   You have a test next week.

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

Language Arts:
Word study due May 9
Test in class on May 8

3rd Grade Math:
R 6-7 all
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.
Compass Math 16 min
                       
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 247   *Must show equivalent fractions
Fact challenge due 5/2/17 (green sheet must be signed and can be turned in early)
Online tests due 5-2-17

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. We are researching our topic to learn more.  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:
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!

4/25/2017

Bring a Bag Lunch tomorrow! You may also bring a DEVICE for the bus! We leave at 9:00 for the DSO!

Character Connections Word of the week:  COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK
·          “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie
·         “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope
·         “Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi


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:

Tomorrow  we go to the DSO at 9:00am.  Bring a Bag Lunch Labeled with your name!  We will return in time for SWIM!  You may also bring a device for the bus!

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

3rd Spanish:  You have a project due on Friday, May 2nd.
4th Spanish:   You have a test this Thursday the 27th.

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

Language Arts:
GET FINISH STRONG EDITED and return signed by a parent tomorrow!
Word study due May 9

Test in class on May 8

3rd Grade Math:
R 6-7 all
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.
Compass Math 16 min
                         
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 247   *Must show equivalent fractions
Fact challenge due 5/2/17

Online tests due 5-2-17

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. We are researching our topic to learn more.  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:
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!

4/21/2017

Get your Finish Strong paragraph edited this weekend!

Character Connections Word of the week:  ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Because people are different in so many ways, it is important to be accepting of others.
• “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
• “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell
• “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

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:

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

 Book Orders are due April 21st.

Butzin starts Swim and Frishman starts Gym this week!

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

Language Arts:
Due Monday:  FINISH STRONG paragraph edited by a parent (Google Classroom)

Word study due April 25
Test in class on April 25

3rd Grade Math:
H 6-6 all
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.
Study facts 10/15 min


                         
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:
Equivalent Fractions handout
Compass Math for 15 minutes or more.  Choose from the Fractions and Decimals lessons only please!

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. To prepare, we are selecting a topic that we would like to become experts in so that we can teach others.  Soon, we will begin to research our topic to learn more.  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:
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!

4/20/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Because people are different in so many ways, it is important to be accepting of others.
• “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
• “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell
• “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

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:

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

 Book Orders are due April 21st.

Butzin starts Swim and Frishman starts Gym this week!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due April 25
Test in class on April 25

3rd Grade Math:
H 6-6 all
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.
Study facts 10/15 min


                         
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:
Equivalent Fractions handout
Compass Math for 15 minutes or more.  Choose from the Fractions and Decimals lessons only please!

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. To prepare, we are selecting a topic that we would like to become experts in so that we can teach others.  Soon, we will begin to research our topic to learn more.  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:
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!

4/19/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Because people are different in so many ways, it is important to be accepting of others.
• “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
• “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell
• “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

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:

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

 Book Orders are due April 21st.

Butzin starts Swim and Frishman starts Gym this week!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due April 25
Test in class on April 25

3rd Grade Math:
H 6-5
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C. for 10/15 minutes
Study X and / facts for 10-15 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 7-4
Study + - X / facts for ten minutes or more!

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. To prepare, we are selecting a topic that we would like to become experts in so that we can teach others.  Soon, we will begin to research our topic to learn more.  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:
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!


4/18/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Because people are different in so many ways, it is important to be accepting of others.
• “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
• “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell
• “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

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:

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

 Book Orders are due April 21st.

Butzin starts Swim and Frishman starts Gym this week!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due April 25
Test in class on April 25

3rd Grade Math:
H 6-5
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C. for 10/15 minutes
GO to thatquiz and study facts for 15 minutes (+, -, X, /)
                           
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 240
Study + - X / facts for ten minutes

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. To prepare, we are selecting a topic that we would like to become experts in so that we can teach others.  Soon, we will begin to research our topic to learn more.  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:
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!


4/17/2017

Character Connections Word of the week:  ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Because people are different in so many ways, it is important to be accepting of others.
• “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
• “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell
• “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

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:

Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!

 Book Orders are due April 21st.

Butzin starts Swim and Frishman starts Gym this week!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due April 25
Test in class on April 25

3rd Grade Math:
R only 6-4
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C. for 10/15 minutes
GO to thatquiz and study multiplication and division facts
                           
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 7-3
Study + - X / facts for ten minutes

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. To prepare, we are selecting a topic that we would like to become experts in so that we can teach others.  Soon, we will begin to research our topic to learn more.  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:
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!


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


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