Week 7 (Sep 26-29, 2011)

No school for students, Friday, September 30.

Kaitee, Dulaney; Ellie, carpool, 9.23.11

Student email accounts cannot currently be used to send or receive email, but can and have been used to set up individual accounts on a variety of educational sites including:

  • FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme.  FreeRice has two goals:
    • Provide education to everyone for free (presently, students can choose topics in math, humanities, geography, english, chemistry, or foreign languages)
    • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.  This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise through the site.
  • PicLits is a creative writing site that provides pictures and a word bank for students to create an enriched sentence(s) about the image. “The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.”

Mrs. Waide's science class viewing the Khan Academy video, "Scale of Earth and Sun" on their iPads, 9.23.11

Communication from Mr. T. On a weekly basis:

On a daily basis:

In order to view, download, and print almost anything on the fourth grade blog, you must download copies of a:

Mr. T's 4th grade, Picture Day, 9.23.11

Some “conventional” homework is likely this week. Please check the blog and their planners each night:

Math 4 and 5. We will continue with assignments and assessments in the classroom. The classwork becomes homework if it’s not completed in class.  They should, however, have plenty of time in class to complete their work. They will test this week.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two sentences daily in class and will test on some of the same sentences each Friday. Additionally, students will edit two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).

Spelling. A copy of their spelling list is sent home in their Monday Folder and a duplicate list kept at school.

Vocabulary. All students take a five word vocabulary test every Friday.

Please note: the DOL answer keyand the spelling and vocabulary lists will be available by Monday evening.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows (again, you can download printable study guides for reading and language arts at “Week 7″ in the sidebar on the right):

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll practice test on some of the sentences edited each morning in class. Look for:
  • –Practice sentences, and
  • –Answer key (available Monday night)
  • Spelling
  • –Spelling list (available Monday night)
  • Vocabulary.
  • –Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
  • Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It is always an “open book” test.
  • Mae Jemison, Space Scientist (study guide available online)
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