From the Teacher's Desk

The latest news - Nov 20, 2015

Turkey Trouble

Thank you for your help creating these cleverly disguised turkeys! I think they have a GREAT chance of making it past Thanksgiving!


Here are just a few of the fun disguises...there are more on our twitter site!

Highlights from The Last Couple of Weeks

  • Enjoyed reading The Giving Tree - If you give Kindness, you get Happiness!
  • Finished the Midwest Unit
  • Wrapped up Unit 3 in Math - Factors, Multiples and Number Stories
  • Began a new science unit with Mrs. Lanz: Water
  • Read Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
  • Finished our Global Read Aloud
  • Began drafting scenes for narrative stories
  • Celebrated the last Fun Run Reward - Extra Recess with Sven!

Fun Link: Bedtime Math

Need a fun way to talk math with your 4th grader? Check out these 5-minute math problems. Last week's problem is titled "MATH-Y MOUSTACHES"


http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-mathy-moustaches/

A presentation from Wayzata Schools sharing some math learning resources, games, apps and puzzles:

The Balancing Act of Supporting Math Learning at Home

Upcoming Dates

  • 11/23 Unit 3 Math Test
  • 11/24 Assembly
  • 11/25-11/27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday


  • Monday - Technology
  • Tuesday - PE/Music

Calling All Scientists and Engineers!

Birchview will once again be hosting a school wide S.T.E.M day on January 14th and we are looking for volunteers to present to our classes at 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. If you work in a field that involves Science, Technology, Engineering or Math we would love to have you. Click here for more information.

Twitter This Week

To see our daily updates on Twitter, you do not need to follow our class - you can simply click on this link... http://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/tami.arvig

Some helpful links for fourth graders

IXL link

Student User ID and Password is in their Take Home Portfolio.

Xtra Math - Basic Fact Practice

If you have five minutes at home, practicing those facts on xtramath is a great use of your time! Your child will learn how to log in on Monday.

Spelling City

This link takes you straight to the Birchview 4th Grade Spelling Words.

Keep in Touch

We are having fun with Twitter...hopefully, you're finding it fun and informative, too. If you need us, email is the fastest way to get in contact with us.