February 5, 2016
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Thank you to all of you who have signed up to donate items for the upcoming party.The friendship party will be on February 10. We will be making something in class to collect Valentines. I have included a list in this newsletter with the names of the students.
I have included a link for the root word projects the students created. Next week we will use these projects to help review what was learned in the unit.
If you would like to order some books from Scholastic please click on the link below. I will be placing the order on Sunday.
Literacy by Danny
Unfortunately, our literacy reporter was out at the end of the week so this portion has been written by Mrs. Price.
This week the students read the tall tale "Paul Bunyan" and learned about the features of tall tales, hyperbole, and generalizations. Since the students were learning about the features of tall tales, they are not writing a snippet of a tall tale. Mrs. Sheahan, formally Miss Finnan, came in and helped the students learn how to use a new technology tool, Storyboard That. This will be were the tall tales are written look for more to come with the tall tales. To practice the vocabulary this week each student used Google Drawing and wrote sentences with this week's words. Please see the included link for these projects.
There will be no spelling next week since it is a review week.
Mrs. Price's Math Class
Mrs. Hassels's Math Class by Kalyn
* A note from Mrs. Hassles - Please take a look at our Angle Clarisketches. In order to watch them, click on view original.
P.E. by Eros
This is the P.E. newsletter.On Monday,we did fit day which is where we do stretches and exercise.We wear our pedometers to count the steps we take and the M.V.P.A. which means Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity.On Tuesday, we played a teamwork game called river rafts in the 4th grade multipurpose room.On Wednesday,there was no substitute for Mr.Lebar so we stayed in the classroom and did literacy and gonoodles. On Thursday,we played river rafts again but in the big gym.On Friday, we did a game called hula huts where we put hula hoops together to make a little hut and we try to knock it down with dodge ball balls.That's all we did this week.
Class List for Valentines
Young Authors is in full swing for the year. Completed books are due to your child’s school no later than Friday, February 26th. Judging by community volunteers will take place the following week. Winning students who will represent Community District 158 at the Young Authors Conference will be notified prior to spring break. Below, please find guidelines for book submission, along with some general judging criteria. Please let your grade level representative know of any additional questions you may have.
Click HERE Guidelines & Judging Criteria.
Click HERE for sample writing frameworks.
Mrs. Christy Gibbs K-2 (firstname.lastname@example.org 847-659-5858)
Mrs. Laura Brummer 3-5 (email@example.com 847-659-3543)
Mrs. Tammy Carpenter 6-8 (firstname.lastname@example.org 847-659-4440)