Peek at the Week

December 7-11th 4th Grade Mrs. Lanz

Base Camp

The students have brought home a permission slip this week for our upcoming trip to Base Camp in January. If you'd like to learn more about the team-working activities we will participate in there, please check out their website.

What's Coming Up

Field Trip: Students will bring home a permission slip this week for our trip to Base Camp in January. If you have any questions please contact me.

Science: Students will continue their unit focusing on Rocks and Earth Materials with Mrs. Schulz for the next 2 weeks.

Writing: We have worked hard on creating all the pieces for our narrative and will work on putting them together in our first draft.

Reading: Students will learn about Pourquoi Tales and read How Night Came From the Sea. They will work in small groups to read biographies that focus on our question, What it Takes to Achieve Your Hopes and Dreams.

Math: We will continue to focus on fractions and decimals.

  • 12/11 Day of Code
  • 12/17 End of Science Unit with Mrs. Schulz
  • 12/18 End of Narrative Writing Unit
  • 12/21-12/22 Water Engineering
  • 12/22 - Assembly
  • 12/22 - Winter Party!
  • 12/23-1/3 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Holiday

Parents as Math Partners A presentation from Wayzata Schools

A presentation from Wayzata Schools sharing some math learning resources, games, apps and puzzles:

The site Bedtime Math has wonderful 5 minute activities that allow students to explore math nightly in different formats.

The Balancing Act of Supporting Math Learning at Home

STAR of the Week

We are excited to learn more about Daniel this week!


Yuktha- 12/29

Calling All Scientists and Engineers!

Birchview will once again be hosting a school wide S.T.E.M day on January 14th and we are looking for volunteers to present to our classes at 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. If you work in a field that involves Science, Technology, Engineering or Math we would love to have you.
If you are interested in presenting or would like more information to see if what you do would work for a presentation, please contact

Danielle Miller, Vision 21 teacher

(763) 745-5351

Thank you, this was an amazing experience for our students last year and many of them have stopped me in the hallway asking when our STEM day is this year.

Our Schedule

Day 1: Music/P.E.
Day 2: Art Library 12:40-1:10(this has just changed from Day 3 to Day 2)
Day 3: Music/P.E.
Day 4: Technology
Day 5: Spanish

Spelling Words

Here are the following week's words:

1. misplace
2. nonsense
3. reread
4. repack
5. misfortune
6. remove
7. mishandle
8. nonstop
9. recover
10. reseal
11. misbehavior
12. reunion
13. nonfiction
14. rebound
15. mistreat
16. readjust
17. misprint
18. nonprofit
19. nonstick
20. misquote
Challenge Words
21. misinterpret
22. mispronounce
23. noncommittal
24. reconstruct
25. reorganize

Homework Sites

Xtra Math

Students should work on their fact skills at their own pace daily.

Spelling City

Our spelling words will be posted here weekly and students can use this as a place to practice their words.


Math skills are organized by standard and will be assigned in class and occasionally for homework.


I will add flashcards as we use them in class for Social Studies and other classes