Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11

Character Connections Word of the week: CARING
A caring person treats people with kindness and generosity. I show that I care by being sensitive to people's feelings and helping others in need.  Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things!  Think of small things that you can do each day at school to show that you care.  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:

Environmental Center field trip forms and money should be turned in

Kids are excited about raising money for Jump Rope For Heart!

Science:  We took our chapter 1 test today!

Goal Setting:
Students brought home a destination postcard for academic and character goal setting that is due on 1/20/17.  I’ve included samples on the back of the postcard.

Reading Homework:
***We have our reading incentive, “Reading to Waikiki”, going on right now.  Ask your child to share the informational letter with you!
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word Study is due January 17.  We will test in class.

3rd Grade Math:
H 3-4
Xtra Math 3 rounds with Mr. C.

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Go to (linked under math on this blog)
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Birmingham Covington School
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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:
Quick Quiz #2
Online quizzes due 1/23/17

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 study of force and motion is an exciting one!  We are learning about how objects change position when they move; the effects that mass, friction, gravity, and magnetism have on motion.  We are also learning the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces while incorporating these scientific words into our vocabulary:  force, friction, gravity, magnetism, motion, position and speed.

***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!