Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hot Cross Buns!!!

ATTENTION 4th Grade Parents:

The 4th grade recorders are coming to your homes after Thanksgiving holidays.

The students have been preparing for this day by memorizing the treble

clef staff and doing activities which encourage and apply this knowledge.

During the week after Thanksgiving, the students should bring home a RECORDERwith an attached neck strap, a recorder case, and a Be a RECORDERSTAR book. Taped inside the book will be the Recorder Commandments and theReward system that we will use in class.Please have your child remember to bring the recorder to school on your child’s music days- both the block time and the short 25 minute time.The book can remain at home because we have books in class. I hope you encourage your child to practice the recorder at home so that your child can progress through our recorder program quickly and confidently.

Please note for the safety and sanity of the rest of theschool: Students are only allowed to play the recorder

during music class, or when another teacher allows it,but not on the bus, or in the hallways.

If your child plays their recorder on the bus or in the hallways, all teachers and bus drivers know that they

will have permission to take the child’s recorder, and turn it into the office.
Thank you.
Julie Sykes, Music Teacher

Bar Graphs

A bar graph uses bars to show data. The bars can be vertical (up and down), or horizontal (across). The data can be in words or numbers.

Soil Focus Questions

What is soil?

How are organic and inorganic alike and different?

How do plants and animals affect soil?

Graphing Quiz on Friday!

Every pictograph has a: 
  • title 
  • pictures or symbols 
  • labels 
  • key
Pictographs use pictures or symbols to display data.

Mrs. Thompson's students asked their
moms what their favorite flower was.

How many mothers chose daisies?

Six of the mothers chose________.

What flower did the most mothers

choose as their favorite?

How many mothers chose lilies?


Monday, November 15, 2010

Science Quiz Friday!!!

Weathering, Erosion, Deposition

Study the following pages in your SBISD study guide:

  • Weathering, erosion, deposition pg. 26 .
  • Wind and wave erosion  pg.27.
  • Flood and glacial erosion pg.28.
  •  Underground caves and physical weathering pg 29.
You may also use the notes in your science journal, notes in your binder. Mrs. Janacek's classblog.blogspot.com, and your science textbook (pgs C44-C48) as resources while studying. Happy studying! :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Layers of the Earth


The three types are composite, cinder cone and shield volcanoes.  We discussed the locations of Mt. Saint Helen's, Mt. Ranier and Mt. Arenal.  Where are other volcanoes located?  What kind are they?  Does it have violent or quiet eruptions, or is it dormant?  Make sure to list the volcanoe's name and location. 

Weathering and Erosion Video


Science Quiz Nov. 19th

Weathering, Erosion and Deposition

**Friday, November 19, 2010**

Study the following pages in your SBISD study guide:

• Weathering, erosion, deposition

o Pg. 26

• Wind and wave erosion

o Pg. 27

• Flood and glacial erosion

o Pg. 28

• Underground caves and physical weathering

o Pg. 29

Our New Class Pet!

Meet our new class friend! His name is Einstein! He was generously donated by Jimmy Jongebloed and his family. PLease feel free to come by room 504 and play with him sometime. If you are a student in Mrs. Janacek's class and would love to take Einstein home for the weekend sometime, please have your parents write a note stating is fine with them to host our new friend in your home for the weekend!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Math Test on Friday

Concepts Covered:

Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000
See pages 184-185 in your textbook for examples.
2x1 AND 3x1 multiplication problems
See pages 206-211 in your textbook for examples.
2x2 multiplication problems
See pages 237-241 in your textbook for examples.