Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8

Character Connections Word of the week:            FLEXIBILITY
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.
“You must always be able to predict what's next and then have the flexibility to evolve.” – Marc Benioff
“The hearts of the great can be changed.” – Homer
“Action and flexibility create opportunity.” – Garrison Wynn

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:
THIRD GRADERS ARE ALL DONE WITH M-STEP!  FOURTH GRADERS HAVE AN EXTRA SECTION OF TESTING ON THE 10TH AND 11TH NEXT WEEK.  There is nothing your child needs to do to prepare, however, there are practice items linked to my blog.  It is always best to get a good night’s rest, eat a good breakfast, and bring interesting books to read for when your child completes a section of the test!

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

Language Arts:
Word study due May 9 (tomorrow!)
Test in class on May 9

3rd Grade Math:
H 6-10
R 6-10 only
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:
HR 7-7 and HR 7-8

Language Arts:
In writer’s workshop, we are gearing up for informational writing. We are researching 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!