Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homework for 3/28

*** Complete Midwest States Map
*** Read Chapter 8 of Bud Not Buddy
*** Study for Spelling Test

Please turn in field trip forms as soon as possible! Also Yearbook ordering ends April 1.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Field Trip to Underwriters Lab on 4/10

Field Trip Forms going home today!

Homework for 3/27 -- Bud Not Buddy Questions - Chapters 3 - 5

Please copy this questions and paste them into your blog in BOLD. Then answer the questions on your blog using complete sentences AND citing the page number where you found the answer.

1. Use the clues about Bud’s current age, the date of the poster, and how old he was 
 when Momma brought the poster home, to find the year.

2. How did Bud’s friend Bugs get his nickname?

3. What happened when Bud tried to whack the “bat” down from the ceiling?

4. How does Bud turn Todd’s lie around to punish him?

5. What are two things that Bud remembers Momma being upset about when she looked 
 at her picture as a child on the little white horse?

6. Why doesn’t Bud let people call him Buddy?

7. What saying of Momma’s makes Bud worry about ghosts?

In - Class Assignment

Please copy this questions and paste them into your blog in BOLD. Then answer the questions on your blog using complete sentences.

1. Why do you think the boy’s father didn’t tell his son and his wife that he didn’t have a job?

2. Why was seeing his Dad selling apples so difficult for the boy?

3. Jacob is a very creative newsie!  What was his creative idea?

4. Do you think that the boy’s father would be upset that his son got a job as a newsie?  Why or why not?

5. Most neighbors usually just let you borrow things when you need them.  Why do you think the neighbor charged the boy to borrow her baby carriage?

6. Do you think that it was right for the boy to spend some of his money on the tickets to the baseball game?   Why or why not?

7. How can you connect this book to the other things that we have learned about the Great Depression?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Indian Trail School Fine Arts

Dear Parents,
Today, I visited your child’s classroom as part of the PTO’s continuing Fine Arts Education program. I presented the artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985).
Chagall created a long and unique career in virtually every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. His work is difficult to categorize into any one movement (e.g. cubist, surrealist, fauvist, etc.).
Marc’s childhood years, his family and his Russian village had a huge impact on the subject matter and style of his art. He is best known for taking ordinary scenes and transforming them into dreamlike worlds, and for his extraordinary use and understanding of color.
He is considered one of the most successful Jewish artists of the twentieth century.
Ask your child to tell you about the “X” technique Chagall used to tell multiple stories in a single painting.
Visit the Art Institute of Chicago to see Chagall’s beautiful stained glass windows (“America Windows”).

Fine Arts Committee Member

Homework for 3/26

*** Complete mixed and improper fractions worksheet.
*** Log your reading!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Homework for 3/25

1) Students should craft a short creative stories using all of their spelling words.

2) Write a paragraph A) stating an opinion and B) three reasons supporting your opinion.

--- Please try to post on your blog. If you cannot do that, you may use paper.

3) Read for 30 minutes and log!!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Don't miss out on the 2013-14 YEARBOOK. 

From the first day of school to the last field trip, wonderful memories have been captured of all the Indian Trail students. Yearbooks are $20 each and can be ordered through today. 

Please note, yearbook ordering was NOT part of the back to school registration in August--this is your FIRST AND ONLY opportunity to order one!  

Deadline is April 1 (no foolin'!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Homework for 3/24


*** Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Bud Not Buddy
*** Read for 30 minutes and log!!! Reading logs completion has been terrible since ISATs. We need to turn this around!! I expect 4 entries between now and Monday.

Conference Schedule

Monday, March 17, 2014

Homework for 3/19

*** Read Chapters 1-3 in Bud Not Buddy.
*** Complete Presentation for Conferences

Friday, March 14, 2014

Homework for 3/17

*** Complete Math Packet - if you do not understand something, please put a ? and move on... but please attempt all problems
*** Complete Presentation for conferences
*** Complete "pins"  (4 total)
*** Write a short essay (7-10 sentences) on what you hope to accomplish in the last three months of 4th grade. What goals do you have? What do you want to learn? What do you want to create? Most importantly... Why??

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homework for 3/14

*** Complete Historical Context and Author Biography Packet along with questions.
*** Complete Pinterest pages (4 total)
*** Study for Spelling Test
*** Read and log!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Homework for 3/13

*** Complete Spelling assignments on Spelling City
*** Complete Math Packet from class
*** Complete 2 "pinterest" topic sheets
*** Read for 30 minutes and log!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Homework for 3/12

*** Complete Multiplication Review worksheet
*** Read for 30 minutes and log on your blog

Friday, March 7, 2014

St. Jude's Fundraiser

›Attention, Attention!!!

Would you like to help the St Jude Hospital
Would you like a jelly bean jar?
$1 for 1 ticket to guess how many jelly beans!
If you guess the right amount you will win a new razor spark scooter 2.0 and a jelly bean jar!
And if we raise $200$ Mr. Keer will wear an Elmo suit for a whole day!
All donations go to the St. Jude Kid Cancer organization.
If you guess within 10 of the amount will get a small prize!
From March 10-19    
Brought to you by the Giving Loot Foundation
If there is more than one person who guesses the correct amount, there will be a second raffle for the winners

Yearbook Ordering

Don't miss out on the 2013-14 YEARBOOK.  From the first day of school to the last field trip, wonderful memories have been captured of all the Indian Trail students.  Yearbooks are $20 each and can be ordered through today.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are ordering more than 1 yearbook you will get a discount if you order all quantities for one child instead of one for each child. Purchase (2) for Sara and (0) for Jessica and you will get a $2 discount on the second book.  It doesn't show up if you purchase (1) for each child.   
Deadline for ordering is April 1st (no fooling).

Monday, March 3, 2014

Performance Videos!

Congratulations to all 4th graders for their fantastic performance last Thursday. In case you missed it, video of the entire performance can be found at Mrs. Lucci's website.