Stern/Taylor Class News!

4th Grade~~River Place Elementary~~February 3, 2014

Important Information!!!

This Week's Curriculum

Taylor's News!

This week in Math and Science/Social Studies:


Math: Lines, Angles, and Polygons Oh My! We are continuing our Geometry unit of study with some really fun hands on math manipulatives to help us remember all those vocabulary words and concepts! Keep practicing those math facts though, we don't want too get rusty!


Science: Moon tracking calendars went home last Friday. Each night in February students should sketch the phase of the moon and bring it to class each Friday for discussion. Follow the link for the calendar:


http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?NicoleTaylor/Homework

Stern's News!

This week in Language Arts:


READING: In Reading this week, we will continue to look at characters, their relationships and the changes they undergo. We will create a character trading card to review our favorite characters in the computer lab.


WRITING: We will be sharing our personal narratives and expository texts from the last two weeks and we will critique our own work based on the rubrics.


SPELLING: This week's spelling words come from Unit 20. Our spelling concept focuses on using consonant blends at the beginning of words, ie. cr, br, dr, fr, st, tr, scr, str, adn thr. They will note that when consonants are together their separate sounds are blended. Spelling words for the week will be recorded by students in the far right column of the week's agenda. Pace Language Arts students will have an extra 8 words per week. Any students wishing to include the pace words into their spelling test may do so.

Click below for our Language Arts homework site!

All homework can be accessed online through our class websites (see homework links above). We will have 2 pages for Math and 2 pages for Language Arts each week. If you are unable to print the pages, students are encouraged to put answers on regular notebook paper and bring in the answers on Friday. If you won't have access to a computer during the week, please let your homeroom teacher know early in the week. ;)


This Week's Spelling Words are from Unit 20!

If your child would like to practice their spelling words in a fun way, have them go to the Spelling Practice Link below:

http://school.elps.k12.mi.us/donley/classrooms/berry/sitton_spelling_activities/4thgrade_spelling/core_word_units.htm

Class Blogs!

Students can access their homeroom's class blog from home. The blog gives them an opportunity to practice writing and communication skills in an ever expanding digital world. We have discussed the importance of students using their best "netiquette"! Manners online are just as important as in person. "Treat others how you want to be treated!"


Mrs. Stern's Homeroom:

http://kidblog.org/SternsStarsBlockB/

password: Birthdate: yyyymmdd


Mrs. Taylor's Homeroom:

http://kidblog.org/SternsStarsBlockA/

password: Student ID#



Joanne Stern

room: 2208

phone: 512-570-6900

email: joanne.stern@leanderisd.org

website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Joanne%20Stern/Home

twitter: @sternsstars2013



Nicole Taylor


room: 2210

phone: 512-570-6900

email: nicole.taylor@leanderisd.org

website: http://classroom.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?Nicole%20Taylor

twitter: @taylorsclass