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Friday, May 22, 2015

A Big Bite

Getting ready for Tie Dye Tuesday!
4th grade is so much fun!  We are working on so many exciting units, reading great books like Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and learning about the West region of the United States.  We finished all of the PARCC testing on Friday and are looking forward to the many fun activities that happen at the end of 4th grade like; line designs in math, electricity in science, finishing the regions of the US in social studies and learning all about immigration, and not to mention the Poetry Coffeehouse! We are amazed that there are less than 25 days of 4th grade left.  WOW!!!
Have a great weekend. :)
Mrs. Williams

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

T-shirts of the day

There were some very positive affirmations on the shirts today!👕

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Big Bite

We have been creating poetry these past two weeks and it has been wonderful.  Our time with Ms. Liz was magical and we can't wait for her to come back in June for the Coffeehouse celebration.

The girls celebrated reading  Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo, by having a breakfast book club meeting with the dads and moms.  We had a wonderful discussion about the story and all agreed that the best part was spending time with our parents.  The breakfast treats were great too!   
Miss Barry finished her senior project this week with us and we said good-bye to her today.  We will miss her but we know that she will be a great teacher one day!  Good luck Miss Barry!

Rock poetry was 'rockin.  I am wearing a Journey T-shirt and the girls have on Taylor Swift and The Beatles. We heard some great poems and created great visual imagery dictionaries.  Andrew presented "Juke Box Hero," by  Foreigner, which was Mrs. W's first concert!  Oh, the memories!
We will be wrapping up all of our units during the next few weeks and will be participating in several grade level activities.  Keep up with the important dates gadget, it contains a lot of helpful information. 
We CANNOT believe that there are less than 30 days left in the school year.  Where has the time gone? 
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Williams

T-Shirt of the Day

They just keep getting better and better!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Juicy Nibble

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and for making teacher appreciation week so special!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Big Bite

May 1st is college signing day.  Miss barry, a senior st FHS who is completing her senior project with us, will be attending SNHU this fall.  We know how to show our college spirit!
Tess had QUITE the snack today. I have NEVER seen a snack that large in all my years of teaching.  I wonder what Grace and Tyler thought when they came home to an empty cupboard?

It was a great week back from vacation, full of laughs and learning.  From Nikki's exploding water bottle that got on everything EXCEPT the ChromeBook on her desk, to Tess and the snack that would feed all of us and Emma announcing herself as the Ringmaster, we laughed all week.  I really do have the best job in the whole world.  To be able to belly laugh, every day, more than once a day,  is a wonderful experience. :)
We are continuing to work on poetry and are preparing for our visit with Ms. Liz next week.Poem in your pocket day was a success and we enjoyed sharing our poems with each other and the second graders.  We are printing the expert pieces and using the Chrome books daily.  In math, we finished the first part of the unit on measurement and have begun the second part of the unit which Mrs. Merten has dubbed "Measurement and Geometry Boot Camp."  We have started with telling time on an analog clock and computing elapsed time.  In this digital age, children sometimes struggle with telling time on an analog clock.  Everyone could use practice with this skill. Click here for a link to a basketball time game and for other links for telling time games.  In social studies we have almost finished the Midwest and will have a test on Friday.  We have studied the jet stream in science and will be learning about wild weather in the next few weeks.  We have read two more novels in verse this week and are focusing on identifying elements of poetry in the novel.  It is fun to listen to these books read aloud on the CD.  In addition, our focus tracking area this week in independent reading is time and computing elapsed time.  We love it when our curriculum areas connect!  In December, several of the boys chose to participate in a mother/son book club, reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Now the girls are reading a book with their dads called Because of Winn Dixie,also by Kate DiCamillo.  It is just as fun now as it was in December.
Have a great weekend, and laugh with your child.  They are a funny group!  Trust me, I know!
Mrs. Williams