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Monday, September 30, 2013

Reminder on D112 Birthday Policy

Hello Parents,

Just a friendly reminder that the District no longer allows students to bring in treats, healthy or not, for birthday celebrations. This is a district wide policy. If you have questions, please contact the office for further explanation.

Homework for October 1

This week we begin our Words Their Way differentiated spelling lists. The homework for tonight is for each student to cut out their individual words and put them into the provided envelope so that we can begin word sorting work tomorrow.

Homework for Monday 9/30

The homework for Monday is for students to explain the directions and strategy for the game Twisting Dominoes, a math game that we have played in class this week. It is very important for students to be able to articulate their thinking and reasoning, so this is a practice we will be working on throughout the year.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Homework for Friday 9/27

The homework for tonight is a rounding worksheet. For extended practice, students may practice on IXL, or use learnzillion.com to watch videos about what we are learning.

Also, picture day is Monday! Please submit picture forms as soon as possible.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

No Homework for Thursday 9/26

We had an absolutely amazing day in 4B today. Students were extremely focused and we were able cover a great amount of material. Tell your students to keep it up!

Also, please turn in picture forms asap if you would like to order pictures. Picture Day is next Monday.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Homework for Wednesday 9/25

Students have a rounding worksheet to complete for Wednesday. If they are having trouble, here is a video that helps explain the concept.

http://learnzillion.com/lessons/525-round-numbers-to-a-specified-place-on-a-number-line

Also, picture packets are due as soon as possible.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Spelling Test #3 on Monday

Students will be taking their third spelling test on Monday on academic vocabulary. In order to help students study, they received a study guide packet that is also due on Monday.

If you are planning on ordering picture on Picture Day, please turn in orders as soon as possible. Picture Day is next Monday September 30th.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Homework for Friday September 20

Students have a Place Value Review Worksheet to complete for homework for Friday. Students were given twenty minutes for study hall so some students completed their homework already.

Today students also got to participate in the SkyDome activity, learning about the planets and constellations. Ask them about it tonight!! (See if they remember how many moons Jupiter has.)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homework for Thursday September 19

 In class, we are beginning to examine different cultures. For homework due Thursday, students should complete their Family Culture Survey, where they will be researching, examining, and sharing some of their family traditions.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

No Homework until MAPS testing completed

Students at Indian Trail will be MAPS testing this week. There will be no homework (except a good night's rest!) until the testing is complete.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Homework for Monday September 16

Homework: Students should complete their brainstorm graph organizer for their "Sideways" Indian Trail fictional short story.

2013 Open House

2013 Open House

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Early Release on Friday!

School ends on Friday the 13th (scary!) at 1pm.

Online Math and Spelling Practice!

Here are links to math and spelling sites for at-home practice.

Spelling - spellingcity.com/mrbrandstrader

Math - ixl.com/signin/nssd112 (students know their username and password)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mr. Brandstrader OUT Tuesday (9/3) and Wednesday (9/4)

Due to the passing of a family member, I will not be at Indian Trail on Tuesday or Wednesday. I will do my best to check email. If there is an emergency, please contact the front office.