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Friday, October 27, 2017

A Big Bite

We continue to love book talks and sharing our love of books in Room 23.  Finding just right books is a skill that we are all still working on.  Getting recommendations from friends and previewing interesting books with a partner is one way to determine if a book is just right.  Keep reading and sharing great books!!!
We prepared for the Map test by playing, "Ring that Bell," with Mrs. Merten's class.  It was a lot of fun.  Many students used the Quizlet link to study at home, great job!
Debating Mr. Popper's Penguins.  Did you like the ending, yes or no?  A GREAT first debate.
During the unit on patterning, we used manipulatives to practice the concepts being taught.  Here we are using Unifix cubes to build geometric patterns.
Class poll on
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Chocolate ladybugs are yummy!  Thanks, Makena!
Black and White Day was a great way to celebrate the end of Mr. Popper's Penguins, We participated in many cross curricular activities in math, writing, reading, science, word study and art.  The quote of the day comes from Alex who said, "I LOVED ALL OF THE ART ALL DAY!"

Watching March of The Penguins to learn how penguins adapt to the harsh climate of Antarctica.
We earned the Golden Broom from Mr. Rousseau for a neat and clean classroom!

You're It

Here is this week's "You're It!" #takeabow

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Juicy Nibble

Mrs. Merten found some live penguin cams, check them out!

Juicy Nibble

This is the video that we watched today on air pressure.  Remember to have a parent help you if you are going to try the experiment at home.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A Big Bite

It was a short week but a fun one!  We had the Puff Mobile race of Tuesday and it went well! All of the team work and cooperation paid off.  We will use these skills in Project based learning with Mrs. E as we work on building weather stations.  Ask your student for more information about this project.
We are finishing the multiplication unit and will have a test on Tuesday; the study guide was sent home this past week.  Speaking of study guides, the study guide for the map skills test on 10/24 was sent home this week as well.  We will continue to review these skills in school before the test.
We have made good progress with Mr. Poppper's Penguins and area LOVING the story.  Ask your student to tell you all about it.  We have been writing narratives in writer's workshop and writing list poems in poetry workshop.  Check out the Twitter Feed to see the list poem we wrote about Mr. Banks, it's really great!
As a class, we have set two school learning goals.  First, we are going to focus on perseverance. Working hard and not giving up at the first instance of difficulty can be challenging but we will get there!  Also, listening and following oral directions and reading and following written directions is a goal for us.  Our specialists have said that we all work well as a team but experience challenges when it comes to directions.  We will continue to work on this and I am certain that we will improve in the coming weeks. 
Tomorrow is the Ladybug 5k.  I hope to see you there. Have a great weekend!
Mrs. W
Here is a fun video about cardinal directions

Here is another one!

T-Shirt of the Day

And she is one of the coolest!

T-Shirt of the Day

He's got the right idea!

You're It!


Friday, October 6, 2017

A Big Bite

A post dedicated entirely to Open House!  It was great to see so many families.  The students LOVE to show off all of their hard work and  accomplishments thus far in 4th grade, and they should!  They have accomplished so much all ready!  Thanks for posing for pictures.  We hope that you had as much fun as we did!

Oh Pastor Travis, you made us laugh!!!! Sadie especially. :)