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Friday, January 18, 2019

T-shirt of the Day

You bet!

A Big Bite

Our week in pictures! Thank you to the Teng/Comer family for donating, Rock What Ya Got, to our class.  We will keep pn rocking!  #STAYTRUETOYOU.  Proof of our ability to ROCK is the great performance at the concert.  Well done everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Author Alert!

Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver will be at An Unlikely Book Store in Plainville on January 31. If you are a fan of  the Hank Zipzer series (or your parents are fans of Happy Days) this is an event to check out!  Ticket information for the event can be found here. Tickets go on sale today!!!

​Juicy Nibble

We will have a lunar eclipse on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  Check out this cool video!

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Big Bite

2019 is off to a great start!  We have jumped right into fractions in math and are laying a foundation for the next six weeks of math instruction.  We will take a test on basic fraction concepts next Thursday.  Speaking of next Thursday, we hope that you will be able to join us at 9:45 for our Chorus concert.  The children have been working very hard during rehearsals and are ready to perform for you.  You may heard that we have been researching different dogs in order to determine which dog will be right for each individual student.  Determining main idea with supporting details is our focus in reader's workshop and writing complete research with supporting details in order to persuade is our focus in writing.  As we like to say, "We read like writers and we write like readers."  
We have been to California to study elephant seals and Antarctica to study penguins during the last two weeks without even leaving the classroom!  Our two Skype visits have been very engaging and are a great way to begin our study of animal adaptations.  In social studies, students are completing travel brochures on Canada and have started to learn about regions in the United States.  We will be starting our travels in the Northeast.
In technology workshop, students have been setting goals for the new calendar year.  Ask your student what they will be working on in 2019.  
It's hard to believe that we have started 2019 without any significant snowfall;  there were two snow days in the first two weeks of 2018!  Might we be in a cold, yet snow free pattern?  One can only hope. 😉

You're It

Here is this week's You're It! #goodforyou #keepitup

Friday, December 21, 2018

A Big Bite

The week before holiday break is always exciting and full of special activities.  We reviewed multiplication, division and patterning in math and participated in a digital break out called, "Escape the Pyramid."  It was challenging but fun and everyone persevered.  We are embracing the mantra, "productive struggle."  We worked on stamina in reader's workshop and got caught up on reading journals and reading logs.  We continued to write information poems and conduct research on Canada in order to create travel brochures.  Our special activities included crafting, a gallery walk of the treasure maps we created in project based learning, party in a bag and a surprise from Mrs. Williams.  We will hit the ground running in 2019!
Have a wonderful holiday break.
Mrs. Williams
Nice one, mom!
Santa doughnut AND Lindt, thanks, Mom!
Leading 4th graders in a cheer to start the week!