Sunday, June 1, 2014

Well this is the last blog of your 4th grade year...
Don't forget the walking field trip on Tuesday.  Wear good walking shoes and bring your lunch. Wednesday will be our last day :(.  We will do lots of last day activities. There will be many things for you to take home in the next few days so make sure you have your backpacks.  See you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

First off…NO SCHOOL TOMORROW !!! Have a fun day off.

We will be taking the APPLL test on Tuesday so let's make sure that everyone is there.
Also on Tuesday be ready to do your demonstration.  I can't wait to see the creative things you are coming up with and the even more creative ways you are planning on doing it.

On Thursday the Orchestra will be doing a concert for the school in the afternoon.

On Friday we have several things going on:
-Your animal reports are due and we will start presenting them that day.
-The 5th grade egg drop will take place and we are invited to watch
-I think it will also probably be the last day of counting for spirit wear
-The carnival is Friday after school.

Tuesday of our last week we will have our walking field trip to the park.  Don't forget to bring your permission slip if you have not and don't forget your each lunch.
When we get back we will have our auction.  REMEMBER for any of you that bring things for the auction you will be paid for them.  We really do need some items. !!!!

Then Wednesday will be our last day-I shouldn't tell you this out loud but I'm real sad !! enough said !!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hi Guys,
Can you believe we only have 12 more days of school.  This year has gone too fast.
This week we will have SAGE testing on Monday and Wednesday.  This is the math test…then we will be done with SAGE.  Hang in there.
Tuesday we will have our last SOAR for the year.  Let's all get Soaring Highs in everything !
Friday will be our last Fun Friday-This is going to be a game day, so you can bring games from home to play and you can bring a snack if you would like.
Lots of lasts…this will be our last spelling list and vocabulary list of the year.  The test will be in 2 weeks on the 30th.

SPELLING
island
column
knee
often
known
castle
thumb
half
wring
whistle
autumn
knuckles
numb
Illinois
rhyme
climber
limb
plumbing
unwritten
clothes

VOCABULARY
astronauts-travelers in outer space
lunar-FIND THIS DEFINITION IN THE DICTIONARY AND I WILL GIVE YOU 10 EAGLE BUCKS
module-section
hatch-covered entrance
horizon-place where it seems the sky meets the earth
quarantine-separate
astronomy-study of heavenly bodies
astrology-study of how the planets may influence life on earth
astrolabe-an instrument used to predict positions of the sun, moon, and stars
astronomer-person who studies the stars

see you tomorrow

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hi All,
I hope you all are being good to your families today and have taken care of yourselves this weekend.  We all got thru a rough day on Friday, and I am proud of the way you were all there for each other.  That is the true meaning of "TEAM TODD".
As for this week, we will have Sage testing Monday and Wednesday of this week, so I hope you are all there and on time.  We did so good last week with getting the Language Arts part of the test done.  This week will be Science.  You all hung in there and did so good-I am proud of you.
For those of you who are taking the time to read this blog, if you make me either a line graph, a plot graph or a bar graph to show me something important to you, you will get a treat of some kind. Don't tell any of your friends.  Let's just see who is reading the blog !!
See you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sorry this is so late. my computer is not working so I have to do this on my laptop.
We have the reading test tomorrow that we didn't take Friday so I will give you the spelling and vocab list tomorrow. MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT SCHOOL TOMORROW FOR SAGE TESTING!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hope you all had a great break and a blessed Easter. We are on the home stretch now. This week we have the water van coming from the new aquarium. It is always a great assembly just for 4th grade.  That will be on Thursday.  Tuesday we have SOAR and Science enrichment in the afternoon. In our old ratation time (11:10-11:50 we will b having a science review with all the English teachers for 2 weeks.  You will rotate to the different English teacher and have a review on each  subject that you have covered in Chinese.  You need to really get alot out of it  because it will really help you on the end of year test that is coming up real soon.

SPELLING

stomach
science
gravel
normal
memory
remember
difficult
notify
Canada
forget
fortune
privilege
element
suppose
giant
cement
mystery
iron
architect
yesterday

BONUS
ancestors
generations
numerous
portable
elapsed

VOCABULARY
minister-church leader
ancestors-past family members
generations-about 100 year period
shielding-protecting
avoided-stayed away from
pulpit-platform
numerous-many
generator-machine that produces energy
portable-capable of being carried
generative-reproductive
porter-baggage carrier
portage-boat trip

Sunday, April 6, 2014

OK guys-make sure you all get a good night's sleep tonight because the first part of the SAGE test begins tomorrow.  Please BE ON TIME  and try your hardest not to miss school this week...especially on Monday and Wednesday because as it stands, those are the days we are doing the SAGE writing tests. Make sure you have a book to read for when you finish testing.  You will get a paper to organize your thoughts on the topics you are given.  Take your time organizing your thoughts before you ever start writing.  Then write as much as you can on the topic.  Remember whether it is a persuasive essay or an opinion, you have to be convincing enough to change the persons'  mind who has the opposite opinion.

Tuesday we will have the rotation schedule that we had 2 weeks ago.

Friday is spirit clothes day---let's see if we can win again.

You have the same spelling and vocab as last week.  We will have the tests on Friday.

See you all tomorrow.