Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Einstein has some new friends! WORMS! In our Soil unit, we studied how worms till soil, enrich it and give it oxygen as well. Thank you Kanaru for digging up worms in your backyard for our farm. Everyone is anxious to see the paths and patterns these guys will make in our farm.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
How do hurricanes see?
With one eye!
What does a cloud wear under his raincoat?
What type of lightning likes to play sports?
What type of cloud is so lazy, because it will never get up?
What did the lightning bolt say to the other lightning bolt?
Whatever happened to the cow that was lifted into the air by the tornado?
What did the one tornado say to the other?
Let’s twist again like we did last summer.
What did the thermometer say to the other thermome
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I hope this finds you all well!
In class, we have been working on the following:
- Reading: We are finishing up DRA testing and have been discussing and responding to fictional stories with a focus on story elements such as characterization, plot, point of view, setting, story arc, etc. Students are reading independently for sustained periods of time in class and working hard to choose books that are appropriate for their reading level. We will conclude this month with our Mystery Box presentations. Details to follow.
- Writing: We have continued to work on generating ideas in our writing journal and building story arcs. This month we will continue to read and write stories from our lives.
· Math: We are continuing to work on 2x1 multiplication, and are beginning 2x2 digit. We will begin measuring length, perimeter, and area soon. We are always building and reinforcing our problem solving skills through the SBISD Problem Solving Model and Mountain Math. Please remember to study multiplication and division math facts each night. We have also started sending Lone Star Problem Solving each Monday for homework. These are due on Friday, unless you hear otherwise.
- Social Studies: We are finishing regions and have learned the symbols of Texas. After concluding regions, we will move on to Native American tribes present in early Texas.
- Science: We are beginning to study the phases of the moon, as well as discussing tides which will conclude our unit on Space. The next unit of study will be weather: what it is, how to measure it, types of clouds, air masses, and reading weather maps. Keep track of the weather daily on www.weather.com. After studying the weather unit, your student will become a meteorologist and give a weather report presentation as a culminating weather activity.
- Columbus Day is Monday, October 8th: NO SCHOOL
- Carnival: October 27th @ Bunker Hill
- Early dismissal days are October 25th and 26th
- Look for conference sign-ups shortly via email
- Report cards go home October 29th if they are not picked up at the conference.
Thanks so much,
Fourth Grade Teachers
Monday, October 1, 2012
At Curriculum Night, we showed the parents and example of a Lone Star question and how we want it to be worked out and answered. Here is another one!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Our old Einstein began biting my students , so I took Einstein Dos to the SPCA and bought a new Einstein Tres at Petco this past weekend. He nibbled through the box we bought him in while he was in my car and escaped! After spending the night in my car, we captured him. He is now ready to go home with one of my lucky students this weekend. Write me a note or email me stating it is alright for Einstein Tres to visit your house for a weekend sometime this school year!