Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Treatment

Fourth graders are reading the book "Wringer" by Jerry Spinelli.  In the book, Palmer gets The Treatment when he turns nine years old.  One of the older boys in the neighborhood hits him on the arm nine times, once for each year of his birthday.  This is a local tradition.  Palmer's mother doesn't approve, but Palmer is happy to be one of the guys.

1.  Math:  Mr. Spaulding p. 35-36.
                Miss W: p. 31-32.
                Mrs. Thompson:  p. 31
2.  Writing:  What do you think of the The Treatment?
3.  Read for half an hour.
4.  Get parent initials.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Feel the Rhythm!

All fourth and fifth grade students at Rio Vista are getting regular instruction in art and music.  This week students are learning to count and clap some fancy rhythms.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math Mr. Spaulding: p.33-34.
                    Miss W: p. 28
                    Mrs. Thompson p. 27-28.
     2.  Draw a literal and a figurative picture of "He flew down the stairs."
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What Makes a Coward?

Today's homework:
     1.  Ask five people "What makes a coward?"  Write down their responses.
     2.  Math:  Mr. Spaulding p. 27-28.
                    Ms W p. 27
                    Mrs. Thompson: p. 21 (at least one problem.)
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.

Monday, August 25, 2014

What Makes a Hero?

Today's homework:
     1.  Ask five people "What makes a hero?"  Write down their responses.
     2.  Math:  Mr. Spaulding:  p. 21-22
                    Ms W: p. 21-22.
                    Mrs. Thompson: p. 15-16.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Get parent initials.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Come to Back-to-School Night

Don't forget to come to Back-to-School Night from 5:30 to 7:00.

Today's homework:
     1.  Come to Back-to-School Night.
     2.  Colors worksheet.
     3.  Read for half an hour.
     4.  Study world map.
     5. Get parent initials.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Fourth graders are learning about how white light divides into the different colors of the rainbow.

Homework for today:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Study world map.
     3.  Math:  Mr. Spaulding 13-14.
                     Ms W p. 16.
                     Mrs.  Thompson:  no homework/
     4.  Memorize poem (optional)
     5.  Get parent initials.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Welcome Back to School

Today's homework:

1.  Read for half an hour.
2.  Math:  Mr. Spaulding: p. 15-16
                Miss W: p. 13-14
                Mrs. Thompson: no homework
3.  Study world map.
4.  Memorize color poem (optional.)
5. Get parent initials.