Week 35 (May 13-17, 2013)

iPads and chargers (with cords) will be returned this week. Students will turn in their iPads and charger blocks on Thursday, April 16 Tuesday, May 21. You will be billed for the cost of any missing equipment and your child’s report card will be held as ransom until it is paid (Hey, I’m just the messenger).

MAP testing results for the academic year 2012-13 will be emailed to you this week. While results were already distributed with the 3rd quarter report cards and discussed with virtually all parents, if you have any lingering questions about how to decipher the information, please contact me before May 22.

An email with the link to complete the online permission slip to attend the May 22nd field trip to the Paint Mines was sent last week to all fourth grade parents (the deadline to complete it is Monday, May 20th). Only one email bounced back to me because of a funky email address. If you were that person (you’ll know because you didn’t receive the email), please contact Mrs. Koenen or me. Once the form is completed online, all that is required of you is to send $9 for your student’s bus fare (parent volunteers ride for free).

1 minute party

For your calendar:

  • Monday. After today, your student becomes a fifth grader in 7.5 “school” days.
  • WednesdayLibrary books are due.
  • Thursday. iPads and chargers are returned by students.
  • Friday. All school Dress of Choice
  • May 13-17 (all week) Spring MAP testing (language, science; make-ups), for an hour each morning..
  • May 22 (Wednesday), Paint Mines field trip, Calhan, 8:30-2:30.

Left Brain Right Brain

iPads. Please make certain your student brings a fully-charged iPad each morning.

How we’re working in the classroom:

  • Spelling. No spelling this week. Instead, they will create a story using 20 carefully selected spelling words and phrases.
  • Vocabulary. The class will study for their vocabulary test using their black and white notebooks.
  • Reading. Please have your student listen to the story at least one time at home during the week before iPads are turned in.
  • Math.  Ask your student to show you her/his progress in Moby Max. They took another baseline test to see their growth since January. I think you will be pleased. Also, write down and save their Moby Max username and password so they can continue to use it on their home computer or other device.
  • Science. All work will be done in the classroom using Discovery Education.
Liquid nitrogen plus 1,500 ping pong balls. What could go wrong?

Liquid nitrogen plus 1,500 ping pong balls:  what could go wrong?

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Week 28 (MAR 10 – 14, 2008)

My progress reports will be sent home Monday.

CSAP testing for fourth graders occurs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Tutorials in Math 54 will be held from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. It’s a grand opportunity for those students missing work to get some help.

Each week, parents should look for these two things:

  • *This Week’s Assignments (in the sidebar on the right), and
  • the current issue of my classroom newsletter, Mr. T’s Tattler

Absolutely no nuts, raspberries, pineapple, or baked goods containing milk in the classroom at anytime. This includes products your kids bring in daily for their snack. Airborne particles and residue on hands, clothing, desks, and in waste containers are of dire concern. Thanks for your help.

Fun Friday Snack Helpers are Britin (drinks) and Meagan (snacks). We start at 2:30 p.m., have 24 students, and there can be no nuts, raspberries, pineapple, or baked goods containing milk.

Math 54. Due to CSAP testing, Math 54 will meet only two days this week: Monday and Friday. As a result, there will be no new homework or testing this week. HOWEVER, many students will work on missing or uncorrected assignments and tests on both days. Students, you know who you are…

Shurley Grammar. Students will continue classifying pattern 3 sentences. There will be no quiz this week.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows:

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll test on the sentences edited each morning in class. Click on the links for:
  • Practice sentences
  • Answer key (available now)
  • Spelling. Students will test only upon the words they misspelled on Monday’s pretest. They will be exempted if their pretest score is at least 95%.
  • Spelling list (available Monday night)
  • Vocabulary. A pretest will be given Monday. Students will be exempted if their pretest score is perfect.
  • Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
  • Open Court. We will read the next selection, but the weekly reading comprehension exam will be cancelled this week due to CSAP testing. HOWEVER, students will work on missing Open Court assignments and tests throughout the week.
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (is not available online)

Week 27 (MAR 3 – 7, 2008)

Some of my progress reports will be sent home Monday.

CSAP testing for fourth graders occurs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Tutorials in Math 54 will be held from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the next two weeks.  It’s a grand opportunity for those students missing work to get some help.

Each week, parents should look for these two things:

  • *This Week’s Assignments (in the sidebar on the right), and
  • the current issue of my classroom newsletter, Mr. T’s Tattler

Absolutely no nuts, raspberries, pineapple, or baked goods containing milk in the classroom at anytime. This includes products your kids bring in daily for their snack. Airborne particles and residue on hands, clothing, desks, and in waste containers are of dire concern. Thanks for your help.

Fun Friday Snack Helpers are Eli (drinks) and Callie (snacks). We start at 2:30 p.m., have 24 students, and there can be no nuts, raspberries, pineapple, or baked goods containing milk.

Math 54.  Due to CSAP testing, Math 54 will meet only two days this week:  Monday and Friday.  As a result, there will be no new homework  or testing this week. HOWEVER, many students will work on missing or uncorrected assignments and tests on both days.  Students, you know who you are…

Shurley Grammar. Students will continue classifying pattern 2 sentences. There will be no quiz this week.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows:

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll test on the sentences edited each morning in class. Click on the links for:
  • Practice sentences
  • Answer key (available now)
  • Spelling. Students will test only upon the words they misspelled on Friday’s pretest. They will be exempted if their pretest score is at least 95%.
  • Spelling list (available Monday night)
  • Vocabulary. A pretest was given last Friday. Students will be exempted if their pretest score is perfect.
  • Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
  • Open Court.  We will read the next selection, but the weekly reading comprehension exam will be cancelled this week due to CSAP testing.  HOWEVER,  students will work on missing Open Court assignments and tests throughout the week.
  • The Big Wave (is not available online).