Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8th

 Character Connections Word of the week:            GRATITUDE
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.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow...Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie
“I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brene Brown
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

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:

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

3rd Grade Math:
Show your parents your math test results on line
Xtra math for 20 or more minutes
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:
SIGNED Test letter due tomorrow!
Test Friday 6-9-17 (tomorrow!)
Study tonight for 20 or more minutes!

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.

We started 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!