Mrs. Szabo's Gazette

September 19, 2016

Notes from the teacher

Candy Corn Science: As an introduction to the Scientific Method, we conducted an experiment of the question: Which liquids dissolve candy corn? Students made hypotheses of whether the candy corn will sink/float in each liquid, change the color the liquid, and dissolve/which one would dissolve the candy corn the fastest. Check out the pictures below to see your scientists at work! :)

Powerful Characters Culminating Project: This week students were introduced to and began working on this Unit's Culminating Project, a scrapbook from the point of view of a character from a book of their choice! Stay tuned for information regarding the day and time of their Culminating Presentations!

Graded Assignments Log: Please be sure to look over your child's graded papers from this past week, sign the Graded Assignments Log, and fill it out with any questions you may have. :)

OnCampus: Students were given logins for OnCampus as well as other academic websites used in class. Have your child show you how to log on to OnCampus, MyMath, and more!

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Math: Homework pages Monday through Thursday

Reading: One appetizer, one Main Course, and one Dessert- due Monday of each week

Spelling: One square from Spelling Menu per night Monday through Thursday

September/October Dates and Events

Friday, September 30: Historical Field Trip

Tuesday, October 4: Early Dismissal 1:13, Conferences 1:30-8

Wednesday, October 5: No School, Student Support Day

Monday, October 10: No School

Friday, October 21: Quarter 1 Ends

What We Are Learning This Week

Unit Study: Powerful Characters
  • Culminating Project: Scrapbook
  • Book Study: Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  • Read Aloud: The One and Only Ivan


  • Grade 3: Chapter 2- Addition
  • Grade 4: Chapter 2- Add and Subtract Whole Numbers

Spelling Unit 4

  • Grade 3: Long e: ea, ee, ie
  • Grade 4: Abstract Vowels: ou, oi


  • Commas in a Series
  • Commas After Introductory Words

Social Sciences

  • Map Skills

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