Peek at the Week

January 11th-15th 4th Grade Mrs. Lanz

Base Camp

Thank you to all our families and students for making Base Camp such a wonderful experience! We appreciate all the support that came from our amazing families and the leadership and community demonstrated by our students. More photos will be posted on Twitter this week under #bvbasecamp.

What's Coming Up

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We had a wonderful time at Base Camp and can't wait to use our leadership and community skills in 2016. Here are some things we'll be working on over the next few weeks:


  • Using multiple methods to better understand multi-digit multiplication
  • Exploring the geography, history, and culture of the Northeast region
  • Reading a variety of mythology texts as we explore their themes and modern allusions
  • Introducing our new writing unit: Persuasive Writing
  • Work on our keyboarding skills using Keyboarding Online- see link at bottom of page
  • Developing problem solving skills during STEM Day- Thursday Jan 14th

Dates:
Library- Wed. 1/ 13
STEM Day- 1/14
No School-Monday 1/ 18

Northeast Region

It is a fourth grade standard that students learn all 50 states, capitals, and abbreviations. We achieve this through a regional focus and currently are learning the states of the Northeast region. Though students receive time at school to practice during the school day, reinforcement at home is beneficial.


One resource we use to practice in school is Quizlet. Here, students can learn and practice the location, capital, and abbreviation of each state. Students can choose other methods of practice if preferred, but I wanted to make sure families were aware of this site. Please feel free to use the quizlet link to help review.

STAR of the Week

We are excited to learn more about Brooke this week!

Birthdays

Sam- 10th
McKeana- 20th
Mason -27th

STEM Day

If you are interested in donating supplies for our STEM Day this Thursday please sign up on the sign-up genius link below. Thank you for your support.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48a5ae2baafe3-stem

Our Schedule

Specials
Day 1: Music/P.E.
Day 2: Art Library 12:40-1:10(this has just changed from Day 3 to Day 2)
Day 3: Music/P.E.
Day 4: Technology
Day 5: Spanish

Spelling Words

1.telephone


2.biography


3.telescope


4.photograph


5.microwave


6.diameter


7.barometer


8.microscope


9.headphones


10.microphone


11.autograph


12.microchip


13.telegraph


14.perimeter


15.paragraph


16.phonics


17.symphony


18.saxophone


19.periscope


20.megaphone


21.stethoscope


22.xylophone


23.cacophony


24.microorganism


25.microbe

Homework Sites

Xtra Math

Students should work on their fact skills at their own pace daily.

Spelling City

Our spelling words will be posted here weekly and students can use this as a place to practice their words.

IXL

Math skills are organized by standard and will be assigned in class and occasionally for homework.

Quizlet

I will add flashcards as we use them in class for Social Studies and other classes

Bedtime Math

Daily math activities are provided for a variety of ages. The site also includes parent blogs, games and other ideas for extending math at home. This is not homework, but an option for families and students at home.

Keyboarding Online

Students are practicing their keyboarding skills in school starting this month. They can practice lessons at home if they have time and access to a laptop or desktop computer.