Thursday, August 29, 2013
Today we looked at some great art work related to our theme of risks and consequences. In Hokusai's famous print above, the fisherman looks like he might fall in the water.
1. Spelling: write sentences for the next five spelling words: midday, claim, sailed, brave, plains.
2. Spelling: Take a practice test. Copy misspelled words correctly three times each.
3. Math: p. 31.
4. Get parent initials.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
We are learning about food chains in class. Solar energy from the sun powers the process of photosynthesis. Plants use photosynthesis to produce food. Plants are also called producers. Animals eat the plants. Plant eating animals are called primary consumers. Then, other animals eat them. These animals are called secondary consumers. When animals die, their bodies are broken down by decomposers, and nutrients are returned to the soil. Plants use these nutrients to grow, and the cycle continues.
Homework for today:
1. Spelling sentences for the next five words: grain, trail, bacon, basement, chamber.
2. Math p. 27.
3. Get parent initials.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Fourth graders are learning how to structure their writing. We have been writing essays related to our first language arts theme Risks and Consequences.
1. Spelling: Write sentences for the next five spelling words: stray, erase, female, male, state.
2. Math p. 19
3. Get parent initials.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
1. Write sentences for the next five spelling words: contact, rustic, windmill, traffic, tablet.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Yesterday's homework was to write interesting, exciting, detailed sentences using the first five words of this weeks spelling list on short vowel sounds: cactus, lettuce, doctor, punish, principle.
For your homework, always write your first and last name in the upper right hand corner. Write today's date under your name. Include a title. (In this case, Spelling Sentences.) Write neatly. Check your grammar and spelling. For today's assignment, number your sentences, underline the spelling words.
1. Write one interesting sentence for each of the next five spelling words: cockpit, minimum, solid, billion, hundred.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is the first day at our new school site! Everyone is excited to be in our beautiful brand new school. Our students are polite, enthusiastic, and positive. This is going to be a good year!
Homework for today is simple:
1. Copy over our class rules in your neatest printing.
2. Discuss the rules with your parents.
3. Have a parent sign the rules you copied.