Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30th

Character Connections Word of the week:  PATIENCE
Patience is the quality of waiting calmly without complaining. An example of patience is someone standing peacefully in a very long line. Can you think of times when patience helped in a situation? How does it feel when you are patient with others?  We work hard at this each day!  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

Here’s What We Have for You Today:

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Complete the Waikiki calendar each day due Feb 3rd!  Our Waikiki Party is February 10.
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study is due February 7.

Friendly Letter due Friday!

3rd Grade Math:

Online quiz due tomorrow (most finished in class)
R 3-11
Xtra Math 3 rounds with Mr. C.

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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:
Get test signed
10 min compass math
Online test due 2/10/17

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for persuasive and opinion writing. To prepare, we are reading opinion articles in class to understand how an author works to convince others of what he/she wants them to think, feel, believe, or do.  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 are busy in our unit on Government.  Right now we are talking about what a government does and why we need one.  From there we will move into our Three Branches of Government.  The kids are already reminding us of things we learned in Lansing!

Our science unit is on Energy.  We are learning about potential and kinetic energy and what makes energy change.  We are also going to study the various forms of energy.

***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!