Saturday, November 23, 2013

No homework over break

There is no reading log for over break, but I encourage all students to continue reading for 15-30 minutes a day.

See you at conferences!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Homework for Friday 11/22

** Complete SouthEast Brochure - Put States in order, climate questions, and back page questions.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Homework for Thursday 11/21

** Complete Prime and Composite Numbers Worksheet

And bring in any spare quarters!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Homework for Wednesday 11/20

** Spelling Test on Stems and Meanings (Fill in the Blank Study Guide is homework)
** Reading Logs due

Friday, November 15, 2013

Homework for Monday 11/18

** Work on Year of the Boar Project. Due Tuesday 11/19
** We need cover(s) for our Sideway Stories from Indian Trail book. Students are encouraged (but not required) to draw or make a cover. (Examples from previous classes are below)
** Lastly, I have added a link for, a site founded by Sandra Day O'Conner that teaches students about government and civic duty through interactive games.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Homework for Friday 11/15

** Complete Math Meets Fashion Packet
** Continue working on the Year of the Boar Project, due Tuesday 11/19

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Classroom Coin Challenge!!

Homework for Thursday 11/14

** Complete math multiplication factors worksheet to the best of your ability
** Continue to work on Year of the Boar Project (due next Tuesday 11/19)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Homework for Wednesday 11/13

Students should work on their Year of the Boar project and read for homework tonight.

** If your student did not finish their short story typed rough draft today and you have computer access, they should finish their writing if possible.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Link for Friday's Math Work

Click here to get to the Math Site. 
Find your name. 
Students should take the mini-tests in this order:
1) Nums and Ops
2) Measurement
3) Nums, Ops, and Algebra

Homework for 11/12

** Reading Logs due
** Students must create 5 multi-operation math word problems along with the solutions, showing their work.

Nick has 5 pieces of candy. Darren has three times the amount Nick has. How many pieces of candy do they have total?

Nick and Darren have 20 pieces of candy total. 

In addition, I have provided a link to a new math practice site, The site looks very fun and educational. However, it appears that the site will be shutting down at the end of the year, so I will not be creating a class roster.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Homework for 11/8

** Complete brainstorm for Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Project
** Study for Spelling Test
** Study for SS test (for those students who need to re-take)


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Homework for 11/7

** complete math packet (questions 6-10)
** find 15 words for your Wednesday spelling sort

Monday, November 4, 2013

New Reading Comprehension Tool - RAZ Kids!!

On the toolbar above the blog posts, there is a new link for RAZ (Reading A-Z) Kids. This program allows students to read leveled passages and answer comprehension questions. Students also have the option to hear the passages read and to read them aloud (I believe the internal microphones on most computers will work). I have heard great things about this program, and many students were familiar with the program already.

Please check it out (go to, go to Student Log-in, type bbrandstrader in the teacher's name, click on your student, and enter the password - same as for Spelling City and written in each assignment notebook)

Supply Alert - Earbuds or Headphones!

Hello 4B parents - This year we are very fortunate to have some amazing technology to utilize in the classroom. However, many of these programs have audio components, and while our computer lab have headphones, the laptops do not. If you have an extra set of headphones or earbuds, I would greatly appreciate it if you would send them to school so your student can get the maximum benefit from these programs. (And if you have more than one set you are willing to part with, that would be amazing!)

Homework for Wednesday 11/6

** Complete the first 5 problems in the math packet
** Complete your Tuesday sort for Spelling
** Get SS NE States Test signed if you got 16 or under and prepare for re-test on Friday