Weekly Update

Mrs. Wenberg's 4th Grade Class

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Students created their own avatar using Bitstrips in Technology. Can you find your 4th grader?

Highlights from this week

  • Learning how to test minerals for hardness
  • Wrapping up Unit 2 in math
  • Learning to play Odd one Out
  • Beginning the Global Read Aloud and video chatting with a class in Canada
  • Finding stories that move us on the Smithsonian Tween Tribune


Thank you for all of the families that have taken time to meet and set goals for your student. I believe that these goals will have a significant impact on having a GREAT year!

If we have not yet met, I look forward to getting together soon.

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

Upcoming Dates

  • 10/12 and 10/13 CogAT Testing
  • 10/15-10/16 No school
  • 10/29 Picture Retake Day
  • 10/30 Fun Run

Fun Run

The Birchview Bobcat Fun Run is a great way for our PTA to raise much needed money to fund field trips, assemblies, playground enhancements and more. During the school day on Friday, October 30th, students and teachers will walk, run, skip--whatever they like--around the Bobcat track for 30 minutes. This event is about Birchview spirit, health/wellness and raising money for our wonderful school. For more information, click here

If you have questions, contact Leigh Doyle at leighdoyle3@gmail.com

A Look Ahead...

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

  • Continuing to learn about Bullying
  • Beginning Unit 1 in Math - Geometry
  • Keyword Notes Strategy for organizing Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Writing Narrative Stories
  • Focusing on improving in areas where we set goals

Cogat Testing

As part of the district wide identification process for Vision 21 services, Wayzata Schools will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to all 2nd and 4th graders between September 16 and October 23. Students in 3rd and 5th grade who are new to the district will also be given the CogAT during this time. Please make every effort to have your child attend school during the testing days.

Results from the CogAT tests will be used as one of the multiple information sources to identify students who will most likely benefit from the Vision 21/Gifted and Talented program. Student identification will be finalized and parents will have access to their child's results through Skyward Family Access by December 2.

For more information on the CogAT tests, click here

Homework Binders

Binders should come home nightly with the homework written down. Students are expected to complete homework nightly. Assignments not turned in by Friday will cause students to miss "Friday Fun". This is a fun activity, often times recess, that helps encourage 4th graders to complete work on time.

If for some reason homework is not written in the binder, you can find nightly assignments in PINK on my web page: http://wayzata.k12.mn.us/Page/16163

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.

Next Week's Spelling Words:





















Challenge Words:

1. segment

2. acute

3. obtuse

4. parallel

5. perpendicular