Weekly Update

Mrs. Wenberg's 4th Grade Class

Turkey Trouble

We need your help! A turkey came home with your 4th grader, but as you know turkeys are in a bit of trouble this time of year. Help this turkey make it safely past Thanksgiving by disguising him as anything BUT a turkey. Think of something unique or special to your family and disguise your turkey accordingly.


In addition, students will write a description of the disguise as if the turkey is talking (first person) and return it all to school by November 19th!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!!! We are still looking for postcards from the midwest region!

Our goal is to collect postcards from each of the 50 states. We will begin by reaching out to friends and relatives in the MIDWEST REGION (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.) Do you know someone who lives in or will be visiting these states? If so, you can help!


All you need to do is send them our address: A personal note is encouraged, but not required.


Mrs. Wenberg’s Class

425 Ranchview Ln. N

Plymouth, MN 55447


We will be displaying postcards on our bulletin board to help us get to know the regions of our country.


Thank you in advance for your help!

Highlights from this week

  • Worked on Factors, Multiples, and Number Stories in Math
  • Finished the Midwest Unit
  • Began work on Greek and Latin Root creatures
  • Had a video chat with a class from Canada reading Fish In A Tree (we are almost done with the book - exciting but sad too!)
  • Using a graphic organizer to plan the plot structure for our narrative stories.

A Look Ahead...

Some things that will be coming up in the next week or two:

  • Continue practicing basic multiplication facts - our goal is 90 facts in 3 minutes.
  • Our next science unit will be Water
  • Drafting Narrative Stories
  • Digging deeper to answer the focus question "What does it Take to Achieve our Goals and Dreams?"

Upcoming Dates

  • 11/19 I am NOT a Turkey Project Due
  • 11/19 Community Service Night, 6:30-8:00
  • 11/24 Assembly
  • 11/25-11/27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday

Digtal Days

Our digital day schedule is:


Day 1: Spanish

Day 2: PE/Music

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music/PE/Library

Day 5: Technology


I have changed the look of my homework calendar to make it easier to see the homework and digital days. Check it out! http://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/Page/16163

Next Week's Spelling Words:

1. alarm

2. forest

3. form

4. forward

5. garden

6. sport

7. storm

8. force

9. partner

10. garbage

11. apartment

12. argue

13. backyard

14. Florida

15. corner

16. Arkansas

17. morning

18. start

19. sharp

20. story


Challenge Words:

21. factor

22. multiple

23. variable

24. equation

25. Thanksgiving

Helpful Links for 4th Grade:

IXL- Wayzata Sign in Page

Reinforce math skills through standards-based practice.

Spelling City

Practice weekly Spelling Words Online - If you prefer to use the app, find the list by searching for username Birchview4

Scholastic Book Order

Book orders are due today! Submit your order online using the classroom code GYKDX.