1/20/2017

What An Amazing Day!

Character Connections Word of the week:  Perseverance
A person who shows perseverance works hard and never gives up.  We show perseverance when we stick with something until it is finished. We work hard at this each day!  Go TEAM!

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 at any time.

Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!


Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Complete the Waikiki calendar each day due Feb 3rd!
3rd Grade: 20+ minutes
4th Grade: 30+ minutes

Language Arts:
Word study assignment which is due February 7.

Friendly letter assignment is due February 3rd.

3rd Grade Math: 
Click here to practice elapsed time on a number line! 
JP 186 (most completed in class)
H only 3-8
Online quiz due Tuesday
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:  
 “Pop Quiz" on Monday-study the paper from class along with section 4-10
JP 160
Online quizzes due 1/23/17
Letter 1/26/17
Test 1/26/17

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for persuasive and opinion writing. To prepare, 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 busy in our unit on Government.  Right now we are talking about what a government does and why we need one.  From there we will move into our Three Branches of Government.  The kids are already reminding us of things we learned in Lansing!

Science:  
Our current science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are also going to study 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!

1/19/2017

Thrilling Thursday!

Character Connections Word of the week:  Perseverance
A person who shows perseverance works hard and never gives up.  We show perseverance when we stick with something until it is finished. We work hard at this each day!  

Go TEAM!
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:

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!

Goal Setting:
Students brought home a destination postcard for academic and character goal setting that is due on 1/20/17.  I’ve included samples on the back of the postcard.

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Complete the Waikiki calendar each day due Feb 3rd!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word Study is now due January 20.  We will test in class. We will receive our new word study lists on Friday as well!

3rd Grade Math: 
H only 3-7
JP 183-184 (Most completed in class.)
Online quiz (Most completed in class.)
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 4-10
Online quizzes due 1/23/17
Letter 1/26/17

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for persuasive and opinion writing. To prepare, 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 busy in our unit on Government.  Right now we are talking about what a government does and why we need one.  From there we will move into our Three Branches of Government.  The kids are already reminding us of things we learned in Lansing!

Science:  
Our next science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are also going to study 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!

1/18/2017

Today is the the last day for Online Book Ordering!

Character Connections Word of the week:  Perseverance
A person who shows perseverance works hard and never gives up.  We show perseverance when we stick with something until it is finished. We work hard at this each day!  Go TEAM!

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:

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!

Goal Setting:
Students brought home a destination postcard for academic and character goal setting that is due on 1/20/17.  I’ve included samples on the back of the postcard.

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Ask your child to share the informational letter with you!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes
Language Arts:
Word Study is now due January 20.  We will test in class. We will receive our new word study lists on Friday as well!

3rd Grade Math: 
H 3-6 all
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 4-9
Online quizzes due 1/23/17

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for persuasive and opinion writing. To prepare, 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 busy in our unit on Government.  Right now we are talking about what a government does and why we need one.  From there we will move into our Three Branches of Government.  The kids are already reminding us of things we learned in Lansing!

Science:  
Our next science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are also going to study 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!

How to Order Scholastic Books ONLINE!

How to Order Scholastic Books ONLINE!


~Scholastic Book Online Ordering~
Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year. 

Our book ordering will be exclusively online. 
With Scholastic Reading Club:
·         Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
·         You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
·         You'll find the best values on a variety of formats, including eBooks

ORDERING:
·         VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub (link is posted on our class blog)
·          ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code  HDPNQ
·          CREATE your own username and password to login.
·         SHOP from the many catalogs online
         ·     SUBMIT your order online (exclusive online ordering via credit card) and earn FREE Books for our classroom
All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!


Thank you for your support and have fun shopping for great books!!

1/13/2017

Fabulous Friday!

Character Connections Word of the week: CARING
A caring person treats people with kindness and generosity. I show that I care by being sensitive to people's feelings and helping others in need.  Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things!  Think of small things that you can do each day at school to show that you care.  Go TEAM!

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:

Environmental Center field trip forms and money should be turned inJ

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!

Goal Setting:
Students brought home a destination postcard for academic and character goal setting that is due on 1/20/17.  I’ve included samples on the back of the postcard.

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Ask your child to share the informational letter with you!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word Study is due January 17.  We will test in class. 

3rd Grade Math: 
HR 3-5 odd only due Tuesday
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 4-8
Online quizzes due 1/23/17

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are continuing our writing work on small moments and personal narratives.  Our writers are adding in dialogue and onomatopoeia to spice their writing up even more!  We continue to focus on incorporating sensory details into our writing.  We are also learning to add leads and endings to our narratives.  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 continue to think like geographers as we learn how to read maps.  We are learning about map grids, hemispheres, latitude and longitude, keys/legends, political maps,  population maps an creating our own map grid, key/legend.  

Science:  
Our study of force and motion is an exciting one!  We are learning about how objects change position when they move; the effects that mass, friction, gravity, and magnetism have on motion.  We are also learning the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces while incorporating these scientific words into our vocabulary:  force, friction, gravity, magnetism, motion, position and speed.


***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!

1/12/2017

Another Thrilling Thursday!

Character Connections Word of the week: CARING
A caring person treats people with kindness and generosity. I show that I care by being sensitive to people's feelings and helping others in need.  Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things!  Think of small things that you can do each day at school to show that you care.  Go TEAM!

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:

Environmental Center field trip forms and money should be turned inJ

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!

Science:  Chapter 1 test is coming home today!

Goal Setting:
Students brought home a destination postcard for academic and character goal setting that is due on 1/20/17.  I’ve included samples on the back of the postcard.

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Ask your child to share the informational letter with you!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word Study is due January 17.  We will test in class. 

3rd Grade Math: 
R3-4
Complete poster and question 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:  
HR 4-7
Online quizzes due 1/23/17

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are continuing our writing work on small moments and personal narratives.  Our writers are adding in dialogue and onomatopoeia to spice their writing up even more!  We continue to focus on incorporating sensory details into our writing.  We are also learning to add leads and endings to our narratives.  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 continue to think like geographers as we learn how to read maps.  We are learning about map grids, hemispheres, latitude and longitude, keys/legends, political maps,  population maps an creating our own map grid, key/legend.  

Science:  
Our study of force and motion is an exciting one!  We are learning about how objects change position when they move; the effects that mass, friction, gravity, and magnetism have on motion.  We are also learning the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces while incorporating these scientific words into our vocabulary:  force, friction, gravity, magnetism, motion, position and speed.


***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!

1/11/2017

Wonderful Wednesday!

Character Connections Word of the week: CARING
A caring person treats people with kindness and generosity. I show that I care by being sensitive to people's feelings and helping others in need.  Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things!  Think of small things that you can do each day at school to show that you care.  Go TEAM!

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:

Environmental Center field trip forms and money should be turned inJ

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!

Science:  We took our chapter 1 test today!

Goal Setting:
Students brought home a destination postcard for academic and character goal setting that is due on 1/20/17.  I’ve included samples on the back of the postcard.

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Ask your child to share the informational letter with you!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word Study is due January 17.  We will test in class. 

3rd Grade Math: 
H 3-4
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:  
Quick Quiz #2
Online quizzes due 1/23/17

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are continuing our writing work on small moments and personal narratives.  Our writers are adding in dialogue and onomatopoeia to spice their writing up even more!  We continue to focus on incorporating sensory details into our writing.  We are also learning to add leads and endings to our narratives.  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 continue to think like geographers as we learn how to read maps.  We are learning about map grids, hemispheres, latitude and longitude, keys/legends, political maps,  population maps an creating our own map grid, key/legend.  

Science:  
Our study of force and motion is an exciting one!  We are learning about how objects change position when they move; the effects that mass, friction, gravity, and magnetism have on motion.  We are also learning the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces while incorporating these scientific words into our vocabulary:  force, friction, gravity, magnetism, motion, position and speed.


***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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