Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20

Character Connections Word of the week:  ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Because people are different in so many ways, it is important to be accepting of others.
• “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
• “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell
• “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy

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:

****Several parents have contacted us asking if it ok for their child to miss class on Take Your Child to Work Day April 27th.  BCS supports this learning experience if your family decides to participate.  Please email BCS attendance if your child will be absent on this day!****

 Book Orders are due April 21st.

Butzin starts Swim and Frishman starts Gym this week!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due April 25
Test in class on April 25

3rd Grade Math:
H 6-6 all
Xtra math 3 rounds with Mr. C. for 10/15 minutes
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4th Grade Math:
Equivalent Fractions handout
Compass Math for 15 minutes or more.  Choose from the Fractions and Decimals lessons only please!

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. To prepare, we are selecting a topic that we would like to become experts in so that we can teach others.  Soon, we will begin to research our topic to learn more.  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!

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!