We Are... Room 304!

Miss Anderson's Weekly Scoop

September 28-October 2, 2015

DON'T FORGET...

September 28th-October 2nd ~

  • Tiger of the Week ~ Chase B.

September 30th ~

October 2nd ~

  • Titus Tiger Spirit Day
  • Race for Education - Stamp Donations Due
  • Unit #2 Spelling Quiz

October 4th ~

October 5th ~

  • Tiger of the Week ~ Ryan B.

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Box Tops... Box Tops... Calling All Box Tops!

Our collection bin was overflowing this past month! Thank you for clipping all of your box tops in September!

Don't forget to send in your Ziploc bag full of Box Tops by Friday, October 23rd!

A few quick things about this week...

Reading

This week we will be starting our first LEAD 21 unit and learning about our heritage. Students will be focusing on determining important information and author's purpose while reading.


As part of our "4th Grade 20 Book Challenge," students need to complete a completed book form to receive credit for their completed independent reading book. Forms are available at school, but a link is also located on our website, and below to print out. Our goal is for students to read 5 books per marking period.


This past week, we practiced leaving tracks of our thinking while reading on post-its in our books, so students should be leaving 2-3 tracks nightly during their 20 minutes of reading!

Writing & Spelling

This week, the writers in room 304 will begin choosing their topics for their first written piece of fourth grade. We will be discussing the difference between "seeds" and "watermelon" ideas, while also outlining our personal narratives to begin drafting by the end of the week.

Students should be writing at home 2+ times per week. All "at home" entries should be dated and marked with an (H) to clearly identify an "at home" entry. Remember... the more they write, the better writers they will become!


Spelling Homework - Unit #2

*Each week's spelling list will be posted on our class website!

Math

We are beginning Unit #2 - Using Numbers & Organizing Data. This unit will be focusing on the following skills:

  • Place Value
  • Organizing Data using Graphs
  • Identifying the Median
  • Adding & Subtracting Multi-Digit Numbers

Science ~ Electricity

It's electric! This week we will continue to explore electricity by discovering how current electricity works to light light bulbs! A quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th. Important Book pages 5-7 should be completed by Wednesday. Remember, everything you need to study can be found on our class website!

Students may be finishing pages of the Important book project at home this week. Expectations are as follows:
  • Students correctly fill in the blanks in their white packet using the purple paper.
  • Words should be spelled correctly, because the words are on the purple paper!
  • All illustrations should relate to the content on the page, be neat, and colored.
*Important Books will be collected at the completion of our unit on Electricity!

We are... a PEANUT & TREE NUT safe classroom!

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