Thursday, February 27, 2014

Natural Disaster Safety Posters

Fourth graders are making natural disaster safety posters.

Today's Homework:
     1.   Math Miss W:  p. 469-470.
           Mr. Spaulding: p. 527-528.
     2.  Practice Spelling Test.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


In our continuing study of natural disasters, fourth graders are learning about floods.  A flood is an excess of water.  How would you like to drive the car in the picture above?  Speaking of disasters, did you know that the word disaster comes from the Latin "dis" plus "astrum" and means a bad or unlucky star.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W:  p. 463-464.
                   Mr. Spaulding:  p. 497-498.
     2.  Fluency "Are You All Right?"
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Did you know that there are earthquakes every day?  Most of them are too small to notice without a special instrument called a seismograph.

     1.  Math Miss W:  p. 455-456.
                   Mr. Spaulding:  p. 515-516.
     2.  Spelling p. 104-105.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Advertising Techniques

Did you know that the average American sees about 20,000 TV commercials every year?  That's a lot of ads!  It is important for students to understand advertising techniques, the methods advertisers use to sell products, so that they can be more discerning consumers.

This week fourth graders are writing and producing their own commercials.  So what do you think this object is?

The group with Omar, Johnathan, Cynthia, Lea, Nathaniel O., and Camila are preparing a commercial to sell this object to you.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W: p. 443-444.
                   Mr. Spaulding: p. 503-504.
     2.  Spelling practice test.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Plate Tectonics

In science class we are learning about plate tectonics.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W:  p 436.
                   Mr.  Spaulding: p. 495-496.
     2.  TV commercial chart.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4,  Get parent initials.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Yearbook Winners

Our prinicipal Mr. Torres greeting students
Congratulations to the winners of our Rio Vista Road Runners picture contest:  Abigail, Alexis, Alejandro and Samantha.  Your drawings will be reproduced in this year's yearbook.
Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W: p. 429-430.
                   Mr. Spaulding: p. 489-490
     2.  Spelling p. 100-101.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day.  Students are welcome to bring cards to share.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W:  p. 423-424.
                   Mr. Spaulding:  no homework 
     2.  Study Science Review Sheet.
     3.  If you are bringing cards, prepare them.
     4.  Read for half an hour.
     5.  Get parent initials.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Alabama State Coin

Kylie brought a beautiful Alabama state quarter to share with the class today.  We have been learning about Helen Keller and her amazing life.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W:  p. 417-418.
                   Mr. Spaulding: p. 471-472.
     2.  Fluency Nell's Big Day.
     3.  Study Science Review Sheet
     4.  Read for half an hour.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Fourth graders are learning about landslides.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W:  review worksheet.
                   Mr. Spaulding: p.469-470.
      2.  Science Matching.
      3.  Science Chapter 4 Study Guide
      4.  Read for half an hour.
      5.  Get parent initials.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quotation Marks

Fourth graders are learning how to correctly use punctuation marks in direct quotations.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W: .practice test
                   Mr. Spaulding: p. 455-456.
     2.  Spelling practice test.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Erosion and Deposition

This picture shows a good example of erosion and deposition.  Fourth graders are learning about these geological processes.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W:  p.401-402.
                   Mr. Spaulding:  p. 449-450.
     2.  Fluency "What Are the Wolves Saying?"
     3.  Read for half an hour.
    4.  Get parent initials.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Koko's Kitten

Fourth graders are learning the story of Koko the gorilla and her kitten.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Miss W: p.381-382.
                   Mr. Spaulding: p.443-444.
     2.  Spelling p. 96-97.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.