Stern/Taylor Class News!

4th Grade~~River Place Elementary~~February 10, 2014

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Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day on Friday!!!

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Let's try this again!!! Pajama Day on Friday!!!! Wear PJ's, Bring Devices, Wear Slippers!

Students of the week will present their All About Me poster, that they made at school, to the class on Monday and on Friday may bring in a favorite item to share, read from a favorite book, or display a talent to the class.

Important Information!!!

This Week's Curriculum

Taylor's News!

This week in Math and Science/Social Studies:


This week in Math and Science/Social Studies:


Math - We will continue our Geometry unit of study with a focus on classifying triangles and quadrilaterals by their sides and angles.


Science - This week our focus will be on the Water Cycle and predicting weather. Reminder- Students should bring their moon phases tracking calendar to class every Friday for discussion.

Science Reminder: Moon tracking calendars went home. 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

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Stern's News!

This week in Language Arts:


READING: In Reading this week we will continue to look at character and the changes they undergo throughout a story. We will create a character trading card to post and share with others.


WRITING: We will spend this week working through the writing process to create a personal narrative based on the prompt "Write about a time when someone told you that you did a good job". Students will write using "bold beginnings", "Ba Da Bings~to help the reader understand what the writer is seeing, feeling, thinking, as well as the action that is occurring in the text. We will also be practicing our conclusions that draw the text to a close and leave the reader feeling as though the writing is complete.


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.

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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