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Friday, September 25, 2009

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This week we had a lot of fun. We were able to build our Puff-mobiles and are looking forward to testing them and the race next week. Mrs. Y came in and taught a math lesson with Mrs. W for us, it was interesting. We built our terrariums and learned about latitude and longitude in Social Studies. Our first English test was easy. Reader's workshop continues to go well. So far, we have read 121 books-that is a lot! We read poems by Walt Whitman and are finishing our Bio poems. Our class pet has gotten as big as it is going to get and we will have to "grow" something new next week. I wonder what it will be? One of our classmates won the good citizen award for September! Next week is a short week , but I am sure that we will still do a lot of work! Have a great weekend!
From,
Laura

Friday, September 18, 2009

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It was another spectacular week in room 23. We started English and had English homework. In reader's workshop we built our book bags and we have been reading many books so far. The reading show, Bubblemania, was bubblelicious (see picture below). We did a plant and soil experiment in Science and on the 17th we learned about the Constitution for Constitution Day. MR. Adams, the Kennedy School Engineer, came to talk to the fourth graders about the engineering process and he helped us to get started on our Puff-Mobiles. That's him, in the yellow, working with one of the groups. He is Mrs. Adams' husband. We took our first math test and it was pretty easy. We'll see! In art we are making castles out of shapes next week. In music we are working on the musical alphabet. We also had a music demonstration on Friday. Next week we will be making terrariums and starting an enrichment project in math. Over the weekend we will be doing many activities, like playing soccer, football, hockey, cheerleading, field hockey and Karate! This week was awesome!

By Laura

Thursday, September 17, 2009

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As a way to celebrate the summer reading program, today we had a bubble show performed by Casey Carle. One of our classmates was chosen from the audience to be part of the finale. He was put inside a giant bubble! It was so cool. We all have instructions on how to make our own bubbles. The website is http://www.bubblemania.com/.

By Laura

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Today we did our first Science Experiment. We are trying to see what type of soil will make the grass seed grow best. Will it be soil, sand or a mixture? Stay tuned!
by Laura

Friday, September 11, 2009

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It was another great week in room 23! 4th grade is in full swing. This week we learned many new things. In math we learned more about geometry and use a compass for the first time! In science we learned about the scientific method and in social studies we made puzzle maps of the world. We also were able to listen to the President's speech on Tuesday with the other fourth and fifth graders. In writing we wrote ten goals for the school year. Reader's workshop is fun and more people are starting to like reading more. We have been doing DRAs and increasing our independent reading time. We read for 42 minutes on Friday. As a class, we have read 33 books so far this year-that's a lot of books for only the second week of the school year! Hamlet is getting very interesting, we can't wait to see what the Prince will do next. Today, Mrs. W read September 12th, We Knew Everything Would Be Alright. It was written by a first grade class and told the story of how the kids knew that the country would survive after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It was a really good book and written well, especially for first graders. Next week we will have Constitution Day and the Reading Show! It will be our first full week of school and we are excited!
Have a great weekend!
From Kiran, Ellie and Julia

Friday, September 4, 2009

At the Core

At the Core posts are primarily for parents . These posts may be about upcoming events, general information or classroom needs. With that being said...

The fourth grade teachers will be showing the President's speech to children on Tuesday. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or some other political party, conservative or liberal in your thinking, it is important to respect the office of the President of the United States. With that being said...

We, the students in Room 23, will not be doing any of the activities associated with the speech. We have so much to do already! Please see Mrs. Toye's notice in your child's folder today for more information about the President's Speech.

A Big Bite

The first week of fourth grade was awesome! We did many exciting things. We retired the words "I can't," and had a party with cookies and cupcakes to celebrate. No one will ever say that again! One night for homework we decorated puzzle pieces to look like ourselves. We have started geometry in math. We are excited and looking forward to reader's workshop. The playground has been good. It was fun catching up with our friends about the summer. What will next week bring?
By Gracie and Kiran

Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Thanks to everyone who was able to make orientation today-it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to meet some new families! Ask your child about Hamlet-see what they can tell you about one of the most tragic literary characters of all time!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Another great day! Everybody came back! Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning for arientation at 7:55.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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What a terrific first day! Everyone did such a wonderful job! I am looking forward to a great year together. Aren't these faces just beautiful? And everyone was smiling, imagine that!