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Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 22, 2011

The students are trying to get in a good work habit established. 4th grade is a bit of a shocker for some! A bit more getting used to, but we'll get through it.
I have extended the due date for the scholastic book orders until Wed, Aug 24.
Our reading story is "Donovan's Word Jar" for this week. The following are the vocabulary words from the story: leisure, disappointment, perseverance, uneasy, compromise, and chortle.
Spelling List for week of August 22, 2011
family
husband
human
department
though
wait
support
do
clerk
guest
obtain
favor
prison
does
view
degree
o'clock
visit
engine
Mr.
guess
Mrs.
amount
Miss
regard

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 15, 2011

Welcome to the new 2011 School Year! I hope everyone had a great refreshing summer and are ready to get back to school.
Please check this blog on a weekly basis for new information for our class and especially for our week's spelling list.
Your child will be taking home a Scholastic book order this week. If you would like to order books, the orders will be due on Thursday, Aug. 18th. You can also place your orders on line at scholasticbooks.com. Please use the following activation code to order on line: GXB6Q
Vocabulary words for this week from "The Gardener"
anxious, recognizing, adore, retire, vacant, sprucing
Spelling List for week of August 15, 2011
enjoy
auto
beauty
beautiful
vacation
awe
awful
repair
mayor
important
importance
loss
entrance
spend
usual
travel
flight
complaint
carry
carried
trouble
troubling
rapid
fortune
empire

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 23, 2011

2 1/2 more days!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for your help and guidance throughout the school year. It takes teamwork to accomplish all that needs to be completed. Thanks for your positive encouragement and suggestions. I would also like to thank you for all of your generous donations in the supplies needed throughout the school year. I have surely been blessed!

Thank you Mrs. Franke for volunteering in our class once a week. That was such a great help! In addition, Mrs. Franke taught 5 lessons of Regions in Junior Achievement!

I will surely miss all of our students. We had such a great year! We will be celebrating our accomplishments with a party on Tuesday. I will bring pizza and if you are able, you may send any kind of snack to share with the class.

Again, thanks for a great year!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 16, 2011

Yipee! One and a half more weeks!

All of the students' History projects turned out awesome! I am so proud of them all. I would like to thank you parents for supporting your child with this project. They were all very creative and detailed. Thank you.

We will be working on DIBELS this week. Please look for their results by the end of the week. I will send it home with your child.

We will be planning an end of the year pizza party for next Tuesday, the 24th. I will buy the pizza and the students may bring any other treats they would like.

Last Spelling List!

praire
prepared
prevent
protection
protective
protect
quarter
quart
recognition
recognize
records
relieve
repeated
repetition
required
sacrifice
sensible
sense
shoulder
situation
slightly
solemn
spiritual
spirit
temperature

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 9, 2011

OK.....2 1/2 more weeks!

History Dwelling Project due May 13. This project is 2 test grades, (lang. hist.)
Research an Arizona Native American Tribe of your choice.

2 Big tests this week. Science open book throughout the week.
History Final on Friday. We will review all week.

Spelling List:

ordinary
mystery
modern
method
occasion
minerals
powerful
location
personality
license
mysterious
plenty
main
leisure
liquid
instrumental
physically
magnificent
planet
located
plentiful
instance
locate
ordinarily
instrument

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 2, 2011

Counting down! 3 1/2 more weeks!

Field trip coming up on Thursday. Please make sure your child dresses special for this event. We're going to the Theater! Bring a lunch.

Make sure your child is working on their AZ History Project. Dwelling and report are due May 13.

We will be reviewing long division for math for this week. Friday will be our division test.

Reading test on Friday, "The Down & Up Fall". Vocabulary words: corridor, apparently, enthusiastically, investigate, transformed, and decor.

Spelling Test on Friday
Spelling List:

heavily
innocent
inches
influence
gathering
fear
equip
future
drawn
imagine
equipment
heavy
fearful
doctor
drew
image
functional
equipped
furniture
individual
draw
function
heavier
independent
hundred

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 26, 2011

History project assingment was sent home on Friday. Build a Native American dwelling along with a research paper on the Native American tribe that was chosen.

Field trip is coming up next Thursday, May 5.

Testing schedule:

Thursday--Science Chapter 6
Friday--Math, Fractions
Friday--Reading, "I Have Heard of a Land", Vocab--arbor, fertile, harmony, pioneer, and possibilities.
Friday--Spelling

Spelling List:

columns
desirable
capitol
height
high
choice
current
cereal
coarse
desire
division
choose
ascending
correct
divide
chosen
apparent
capital
bough
extreme
basically
basic
extremely
bow
chose

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 11, 2011

FINALLY! AIMS Week! Monday will be general review. AIMS will be taken on the mornings of Tues. thru Fri. There will not be any other general testing for the students. The students will be allowed to bring in hard candy or mints to suck on during their tests. It seems to relax them during testing. (no suckers) Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest this week. All students should be present and not tardy.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 4, 2011

We are 1 week away from AIMS! We will be doing a lot of reviewing in math and in science. Testing Schedule: Wednesday--Language, adverbs Thursday----Reading, "The Gold Rush" Friday--------Math, General Concepts Friday--------Reading Vocabulary for AIMS There will not be a spelling list for this week!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 28, 2011

I hope you have been enjoying your 1 week of spring break!

March 31, and April 1 are both half days for parent/teacher conferences. Your child has already taken home paperwork regarding those conferences.

The permission slips and money for the field trip to the Child's Play Theater, are due April 1.

Test Schedule:

Wednesday-----Reading, The Red Badge of Courage
Friday-----------Spelling
Friday-----------Language, Adverbs

Spelling List:

ignore
ignorant
ignorance
plain
plane
generally
hoarse
music
musician
interfere
interference
message
messenger
icicle
leader
leadership
indicate
indication
grateful
heir
gather
identify
identified
inherit
pigeon

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 14, 2011

Last week of the third quarter! Time is flying! Before you know it, we will be taking our AIMS tests.

Book Report is due Tuesday, March 15.

Wednesday, March 16, half day.

Field Trip permission slip and money is due April 1,2011.

I will be setting up Parent/Teacher conferences for those students in need of parent contact.

TEST SCHEDULE:

Friday----Math, Standard Measures (linear and capacity)
Friday----Spelling
No Reading Test!!

Spelling List:

ceremony
excel
describe
establish
elegant
excellent
approaches
delicious
emperor
calculate
ancient
established
apiece
described
drop
attorney
disappear
dropped
attack
anyone
balance
concealed
calculation
central
establishment

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 7, 2011

I will not be in on Monday, March 7th. Mrs. Heldman will be our very capable substitute for the day. Work as usual!

Test Schedule:

Wednesday----Language, Persuasive Paragraph
Friday----Spelling
Friday----Reading, "Fly Traps"

Vocabulary Words: carnivorous, victim, boggiest, accidentally, chemicals, fertilizer, dissolve.

Spelling Words:

issue
tissue
receive
agree
agreement
achieve
achieves
acquire
elaborate
major
majority
unfortunate
mere
senate
senator
senatorial
suggest
necessary
necessity
respect
respectful
respectfully
divide
citizen
city

Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 28, 2011

Testing Schedule:

Wednesday----AZ History Chapter 7,8, and "The Lost Dutchman's Mine"
Wednesday----Math, Congruent, Symmetry
Friday----------Spelling
Friday----------Reading, "In My Family"

Vocabulary for reading story: barbecue, chile, mesquite, accordion, confetti, and culture.

Spelling List for week of Feb. 28 through March 4

ascend
ascent
descend
descent
circumstance
scene
scenery
expense
develop
envelop
envelope
response
responsible
scissors
circumference
difficult
difficulty
circle
foreign
apply
application
final
finally
material
science

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 22, 2011

No School Monday, Feb. 21.

Progress Reports went home last Friday. Please sign and return both pages with your child as soon as possible.

We did not take our math test last Friday due to not having everything covered as well as I would have liked. I want all the students to feel comfortable with the new concepts of geometry. We will take it on Wednesday.

Test Schedule:

Wednesday----Math Chapter 13, 1, 2, & 3 dimensional shapes.
Friday----------Spelling
Friday----------Reading, "Blue Willow"

Vocabulary Words: sulkily, certainty, indifferent, undoubtedly, heartily, protruded, and loathe.

Spelling List:

succeed
probable
consideration
colony
earliest
meant
sure
assure
wreath
tough
mean
whistle
wrestling
straight
colonial
probably
wrestle
early
wholesome
relief
distinguish
whistling
occupy
colonies
television

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 14, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIZONA! Our state turns 99 years old on February 14th.

Wednesday is a half day, 12:45 dismissal.

Progress reports go home this Friday, February 18th.

Test Schedule:

Friday----Math Chapter 13, One and Two Dimensional Figures
Friday----Reading "Saguaro Cactus"
Friday----Spelling
Friday----Language Pronouns

Vocabulary Words: habitat, teeming, perch, nectar, brush, spiny, topple, and decomposes.

Spelling List for week of February 14, 2011:

stationary
stationery
lilly
slipped
mass
handful
realize
ninety
massive
growth
hymn
hardly
severe
sneeze
lilies
stomach
metal
medal
investigation
slip
involved
reign
involve
medicine

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 7, 2011

February Scholastic book orders went home last week. Orders are due Tuesday.

Thank you Jerome, Krissy, and Eric for bringing in tissue boxes!

Test Schedule:

Friday---Math Chapter 23, Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Friday---Spelling
Friday---Reading "A Very Important Day"

Vocabulary Words: petitioners, certificate, examiner, enrich, apologized, obliged, and resounded.

Spelling List:

discovery
determined
chimney
favor
fuel
fought
favorable
error
err
electric
electrician
compete
discover
exact
deceive
determination
discoveries
genuine
favorite
electrical
electricity
discoveries
chair
exceptions
determine
entered

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 31, 2011

Thank you parents for your help at the field trip last week. We had such a great time. We are looking forward to planning another one soon. We will keep you informed.

Our classroom is in need of Kleenex tissues. If you are able, please send some with your child for the class to share.

Test Schedule:

Tuesday------Science, Chapter 4, Electricity/Magnets
Wednesday--Math, Chapter 22, Decimals
Friday--------Spelling
Friday--------Reading, "Fire"

Vocabulary Words: dedication, curfew, ventilate, billowing, flammable, and brigade.

Spelling List:

real
bottle
approve
available
ache
amusement
angry
really
bruise
banana
bruised
angrily
bottom
folks
chapter
Wednesday
anger
change
aches
approval
changeable
biscuits
folk
celebration
avoid

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 24, 2011

Report cards went home on Friday. Please call the school office if you would like to schedule a conference.

Tuesday is our field trip to the State Capitol and the Rock and Mineral Museum. We will leave at 8:30. Make sure your child brings a cold lunch and wears their school uniform. We should return by 2:00.

Test Schedule:

Thursday--Language, Adjectives
Friday------Spelling
Friday------Reading, "One Grain of Rice"

Vocabulary words: plentifully, trickle, famine, decreed, implored

Spelling List:

nation
recent
various
absent
decide
associate
political
business
decision
vary
accept
association
very
automobile
refer
ought
busy
confer
impossible
national
concern
entitle
minute
absence
conference

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 18, 2011

We have now entered into the 3rd quarter! 2nd quarter report cards go out Friday.

Friday, January 21, is our 100th. day of school. Our school will be drawing names for prizes! Students must be present to win.

Our field trip to the State Capitol is next Tuesday, January 25th. Students must wear uniforms and they must bring their own lunch. Please don't be late as we will leave at 8:30.

Test Schedule:

Thursday--AZ History, Chapter 5 & 6
Friday------Spelling
Friday------Reading, "Red Writing Hood"
Vocabulary Words: script, repentant, desperately, discards, acceptable, injustice, triumphantly, and circumstances.

Spelling List:

estimate
invitation
victim
traffic
argue
throughout
official
circular
wore
circle
unit
argument
summon
volume
valuable
tear
officer
accident
United States
unite
invite
organize
value
office
worn

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 10, 2011

One more week left of the 2nd quarter!

Scholastic book orders are due Jan. 14th. You can order on line through scholasticbookclubs.com and use our class activation code: GXB6Q

Field Trip permission slips are due Friday, Jan. 14th. The trip cost for students is $3.00. There are six, fourth grade classes going on three different days. Our trip will be on Tuesday, Jan. 25. We will be going with Mrs. Lippert's class.

Test Schedule:


Friday Math, Chapter 20 Fractions
Friday Spelling
Friday Reading, "In the Days of King Adobe"
Vocabulary Words: fascinated, thrifty, generous, roguish, rascally.

Spelling list for week of January 10, 2011:

social
secret
poem
poet
poetry
poetic
tails
tales
speech
produce
product
purchased
purchase
source
radio
quarrel
recess
saucer
society
successful
similar
solution
sleigh
telephone
steak