From the Teacher's Desk

The Latest News - May 6, 2016

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BBN '15-'16 Week 25

Fort Snelling Field Trip

Last week we visited Fort Snelling where costumed guides taught us about the historical events that have occurred there. Be sure to ask your kids to tell you all about our fun time and check out our twitter pix! See the news clip above for all kinds of great details and pictures from our trip. :)

Poetry Tea

You're invited to celebrate the hard work of the poets in Mrs. Schulz, Ms. Sass and Mrs. Wenberg's 4th Grade Classes.

When: Friday, May 13th 1:00-2:30
Where: Birchview Media Center


Please bring a teacup and a tasty treat for you to eat! A variety of teas will be provided.

*In keeping with our classroom snack policy, all treats must be peanut/treenut free and cannot be shared.


Help us get a count for how many visitors will be coming. PLEASE RSVP by returning the form we sent home ASAP! :)

Track Meet Volunteers Needed!

On Thursday, May 26th we have our Track Meet at Central Middle School with a BBQ back at Birchview afterward. We really need at least 12 volunteers for 4th grade's part of the Track Meet... and so far we only have two! If you are able to come, that would be GREATLY appreciated!!



Volunteers are needed for both the track meet and for serving at the BBQ.

-In case of rain, they will both be held on Friday, May 27th-

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4DADAA2DA6FD0-4thand1 Please indicate in the Comment Section if you cannot volunteer for rain day!

Highlights from the Last Couple of Weeks

  • Done with ALL MCA testing!
  • Fort Snelling Field Trip
  • Language Arts - Continued working on poetry with Mrs. Wenberg

  • FInished Energy and Matter with Mrs. Lanz
  • SouthWest Region of the US
  • Finishing Newbury Books and Projects

Upcoming Dates


  • 5/9 - Begin World War II Book Groups
  • 5/9 - Board Meeting After School
  • 5/13 - Poetry Tea Party with Mrs. Wenberg 1:00-2:30 pm- Please let us know if you can attend!
  • 5/26 - Track Meet - Volunteers Needed!!
  • 5/27 - Assembly 3:10
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL
  • 6/2 - Choir Concert
  • 6/9 - Last Day of 4th Grade!

Usernames and Passwords for Home Access to Birchview's Ebooks!

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Twitter This Week

We have all kinds of fun updates on Twitter. You do not need to follow our class - you can simply click on this link... http://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/tami.arvig

Some helpful links for fourth graders

IXL link

Student User ID and Password is in their Take Home Portfolio.

Xtra Math - Basic Fact Practice

If you have five minutes at home, practicing those facts on xtramath is a great use of your time! Your child will learn how to log in on Monday.

Spelling City

This link takes you straight to the Birchview 4th Grade Spelling Words.

Keep in Touch

We are having fun with Twitter...hopefully, you're finding it fun and informative, too. If you need us, email is the fastest way to get in contact with us.