Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21

Word of the Week:  HONESTY

We celebrate honesty in everything we do and honor those who have lived by this character trait!

Always choose honesty. Go TEAM!


Please check your child's Blue Take Home Folder each day to check for mail, homework, and important information.



PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE!!! This helps a lot, so he/she does not have to leave the room when thirsty! Your child is also welcome to keep healthy snacks in our classroom to eat any time


Your child will have reading homework each night.  They are free to read anything they want as long as it is approved by you!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes


Here’s What We Have for You Today:


Word Study:  

The current assignment is due tomorrow.  We will take our test  tomorrow in class.  Please do not complete the final test at home.  The assignment should be signed and returned on Nov. 22. 


Social Studies:  Last week your child brought home a review (it may need to be finished at home).  He/she should study this review until our quiz on December 1st.  Please sign the review before your child turns it in on December 1st.  


3rd Grade Math: 

HR 2-10 odd only

Xtra Math-3 rounds



To access Think Central:
Go to (linked under math on this blog)
Log in with this info on the drop down menu:
Birmingham Public School District
Birmingham Covington School
Check the ‘remember me’ box
Username with tc at the start (ex.tcsb07) password  (animal)
Click My Scores - The most recent test will be at the top

4th Grade Math:  

15 min compass math



Language Arts:  In reader's workshop,  we are learning to take charge of our own comprehension.  We are also continuing our writing work on small moments and narratives.  Finally, in our independent reading time, we are using all of our reading skills to help us improve our reading stamina.  We are working hard!


Social Studies:  

We continue to think like geographers as we learn how to read maps.  We are learning about map grids, hemispheres, latitude and longitude, keys/legends, political maps,  population maps an creating our own map grid, key/legend.  


Science:  Our second tower garden harvest will occur soon!!!  It is exciting to watch our gourmet lettuce, bokchoi, basil and mint quickly grow in the tower garden.  Mint was transplanted from soil to our garden and are in awe of the way it has adjusted after we cut roots.  We share this garden with other classes who will put the finishing touches on it this week!  We are having the best time learning what successful scientists do!



***Often we post things on our class SeeSaw accounts as well on our Google Classroom accounts.  Ask your child to show you what he/she has done so far!