Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23

Character Connections Word of the week:  PROBLEM-SOLVING
“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow

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:

We look forward to conferences with many of you tonight!

Reading Homework:
3rd Grade: 20 minutes
4th Grade: 30 minutes

Language Arts:
Word study due March 28

3rd Grade Math:
Go to think central and show your test results to a parent.
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C.

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:
JP 224  HR 6-9 (all due Friday)
Online tests due 3/30/17
Unit test will be 3-29-17
Unit 6 Test letter will be due on 3-29-17 (signed)

Language Arts:
In Writer’s Workshop we are just putting the finishing touches on our 5 paragraph persuasive essay.  We are learning that authors always go back to revise and edit their work to make it the best it can be.  We will be meeting with some older students to share these essays and learn from them!  In Reader’s Workshop we continue to work on our reading skills and applying our knowledge to understand what we are reading.  We are also going to begin learning about nonfiction text features.  We will learn how to use them in our reading and how to incorporate them into our own nonfiction writing.

Social Studies:
We have started our study of Economics and the kids are loving it!

We just finished our unit on Energy.  Tests will come home Friday the 24th.  Soon we will begin our next exciting science unit on Plants.  This is especially exciting as we will incorporate a lot of the knowledge we have gained from our Tower Garden project!

***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!