Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6

Our BCS Holiday Drive to support Variety Detroit and Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW).  We are collecting Motts fruit snacks (for Variety Detroit) AND household items (for DRAW) from this Monday December 5 through Tuesday, December 20.  Click on the Variety Detroit/DRAW flyer to take to the store and shop and see below for all the details…
In the words of our students, “Variety Feeds Detroit is an organization that provides children with food to last weekends or breaks. Some children rely on the school for food, and this organization makes sure that students don’t go hungry on days that they don’t have the school food to eat. You can help give these children food by donating Mott’s fruit snacks (small 0.8oz size package). Variety Feeds Detroit will then assemble backpacks full of our fruit snacks, and other items from different schools. These backpacks will then be given to children who need that food, whether it is for a break, a weekend, or something else.  Drop off your Mott’s Fruit Snacks (0.8oz size) in the bins by the front office.”
DRAW is a disaster relief organization that helped with events such as hurricane Sandy and they need your help. DRAW is trying to collect many items to help families affected by disasters. You can help these families by bringing in:
·         Scouring pads/sponges/scrub brushes,
·         cleaning towels,
·         liquid laundry detergent (25 or 50 oz),
·         household liquid cleaner (added to water, not spray bottle),
·         dish soap,
·         clothes line/clothes pins,
·         dust masks,
·         disposable waterproof gloves,
·         work gloves with leather palms,
·         heavy duty trash bags (33-45 gallons),
·         insect repellent spray,
·         air freshener (aerosol or pump), and
·         hand sanitizer
Drop off these items in the bins by the front office.”  Once again, our collection drive begins Monday, December 5 and ends Tuesday, December 20.  Our students thank you in advance for your support of their drive.
Word of the Week:  Responsibility
responsible person is one who can be trusted to act without needing strict supervision, because they are accountable for their own behavior. Being responsible means being dependable and making good choices.   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:

Social Studies:  Your child’s quiz is came  home yesterday!  Please ask to see it!

Word Study:  
Work is due on 12-13-16 and we will take our test in class that day as well!

3rd Grade Math: 
Online quizzes due Monday
Xtra Math-3 rounds with Mr. C.

To access Think Central:
Go to 
www.thinkcentral.com (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:  
HR 3-5
Online tests due 12-7-16 (please record your scores in your folder)

Language Arts: 
In writer’s workshop, we are continuing our writing work on small moments and personal narratives.  Our writers are adding in dialogue and onomatopoeia to spice their writing up even more!  We continue to focus on incorporating sensory details into our writing.  We are also learning to add leads and endings to our narratives.  In reader's workshop, we are learning to take charge of our own comprehension.  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.  

Our second tower garden harvest will occur soon!!!  It is exciting to watch our gourmet lettuce, bok choi, 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!