Week 32 (April 12 – 16, 2010)

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Science.  With a couple of exceptions, the feedback from the students following the lung lab last Wednesday was overwhelmingly positive.  Thanks to Mmes. Kieca and Townsend and Mr. Berkenkotter for their help wrangling students during the in-school field trip.

Lung lab, Mr. T's 4th grade, 4.7.10 IMG00764

Callie and Kelly prepare to learn the role snot plays in respiration during last Wednesday's Lung Lab.

Your kids will become 5th graders in 25.5 school days.

Star of the WeekEvery Wednesday, for the remainder of the year, the class will interview its Star of the Week.  The Star can bring in photos and artifacts about her/him for display on Monday and must remove them by Friday.  This Wednesday’s Star of the Week is Braydon.  On deck (Wednesday, April 21):  Kelly.  In the hole (Wednesday, April 28):  Lonnie.

Download Mr. Tallent’s  “Week 32 for Parents” .zip file here from YouSendIt. It contains the:

  • Open Court vocabulary words and story (the story, “Koko’s Kitten,” is available online)
  • Mr. T’s spelling list

Daily Oral Language (DOL). There are no more weekly practice sentences or tests for the remainder of the school year. They will, however, continue to have a weekly DOL quiz beginning after Spring Break.

Math 5. Problem sets 91 – 94 will be due as homework this week. They should have plenty of time in class to complete homework. They will test this Friday.

Spelling Testing this Friday.

Vocabulary. Testing this Friday.

Shurley Grammar. No testing this week, however, students will be classifying pattern 3 sentences.

Rewriting. Students will finish “The 15-Sentence Portrait,” a guided descriptive writing exercise.

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