Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22

Character Connections Word of the week:            CREATIVITY
Infuse this word into your conversations/lessons and share these quotes with students as a character education focus. There will be a new word every two weeks.
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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:

***Choice hour forms are due on June 5th!  They are already busy planning for next year’s first quarter!

****Please turn in all library books and pay all fines by this Friday the 26th so we can earn a party in the media center!!!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due May 23
Test in class on May 23 (tomorrow!)

3rd Grade Math:
R 7-1
Xtra math 10 minutes
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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 273-276 (275 is the only one we didn’t do in class)
HR 8-1
Ask your child to share the notes we took today!
Unit 7 tests are coming home today.  Please sign them so I can see that you have seen the tests!!!

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are finishing up our research and the kids are getting ready to start creating their e-books!!  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 enjoying our learning around nonfiction text features.  We are learning to use them in our reading and how to incorporate them into our own nonfiction writing.

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!