Mrs. Wenberg's 4th Grade Class
Getting Back Into the Swing of Things
Some of this week's highlights include:
- Becoming geologists as we observe and break down Mock Rocks.
- Learning to add and subtract big numbers
- Small group and partner reading work
- Finally being able to download apps on our iPads!
- Our read aloud book Fig Pudding
- Using a Flow Map to retell a story using only important details
What we've been up to...
The Walker Challenge
Ask your student the challenges of using a walker to navigate all of the obstacles in the classroom.
We had fun breaking down our mock rocks trying to identify the minerals. We have the grey matter in vials waiting for further analysis...
WE GOT OUR APPS!
Thank you all for taking time to set up your Apple ID's. The process turned out to be more complicated than we realized, but we are glad to be up and running.
The Walker Challenge
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
A Look Ahead...
Some things that will be coming up in the next week or two:
- Learning about Bullying
- Graphing and analyzing data
- Reading Strategies we can use in challenging texts
- Writing Narrative Stories
- Continuing to work on classroom procedures and expectations
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
Conference Scheduling through Family Access
Please note that the site will shut down on Sunday, October 4 at 10:00 pm. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, please do so before this time.
You must be signed up with Family Access BEFORE you can schedule your conference time. If you have not signed up, you must first click on "Forgot Your Login/Password". Now submit your email address to request your log in information.
Please take the time to follow these important procedures. Family Access is the link to connect you with ALL important information regarding your student and their school. If you have further questions, please contact the Family Access Help Desk at 763-745-6014.
Akeelah and the Bee
Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 9:30am
2400 3rd Avenue South
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:
Practice weekly Spelling Words Online - If you prefer to use the app, find the list by searching for username Birchview4
Book orders are due today! Submit your order online using the classroom code GYKDX.