Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Homework for 5/1

*** Students must complete their "Bucket List" of things they would like to accomplish in their lifetime. Students must list 10 things they would like to do, with a short reason why they want to accomplish this goal.
*** Students should go to (Daniel Miller's Independent Research Project) and review the site. Once they have looked it over, please leave a comment with thoughts and advice for Daniel. (All comments must be appropriate and kind)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Homework for 4/30

*** Complete rough draft of Bud Not Buddy Perspective Paper
*** Complete fractions to decimals worksheet
*** Read and log!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Homework for 4/29

*** Read for 30 minutes and log your reading with a comprehensive summary (4-6 sentences minimum) 
*** Create a short story using all of your assigned spelling words. Students must use all words properly, so students must look up any words you do not know. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Homework for 4/28

*** Read and log! (I will be checking logs on Monday)
*** Write 1-3 paragraph proposal for the Independent Research Project. Questions to be answered:
1) What is your topic/idea?
2) What do you know about the topic already?
3) What do you hope to find out?
4) How are you going to find the information you need?
5) What actions will you take to complete your project? (What's your plan?)
6) What materials will you need to complete your project?
7) What obstacles do you think you might face in this project?
*** We are going to start a perspective project on Bud Not Buddy. The story is told through Bud's perspective. Bud comes across many characters, and some he does not like. But maybe Bud's opinion is wrong! Choose one character from Bud Not Buddy who you think may have been misunderstood by Bud. You will be writing an alternative version of the story from that character's perspective.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Homework for 4/25

*** Complete Decimals Worksheet
*** Complete Thursday/Friday Word Sorts (if not completed in class)
*** Complete the following on your blog...
Read through the following Big Theme Questions. Choose one question that you would like to answer. This is a DEEP question….you really need to think about how the events of Bud, Not Buddy connect to life in the real world.
1. Read all of the questions
2. Pick one that you would like to answer.
3. Write a thoughtful answer, using examples from the story and real life to support your answer. You need at least two examples.  
Big Theme Questions 
1. What is family? What are the special qualities that shape a family?
2. What is home? What characteristics make a place feel like home?
3. How do people cope with loss? What are some positive ways to cope with loss?
4. Is it possible to find something that you didn’t know you had lost? If so, describe some examples from literature or real life.
5. How does it feel to discover something that’s unexpected but very valuable?
6. How is life like a journey? Why are journeys important?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Homework for 4/24

*** Complete Adding/Subtracting Mixed Fractions Word Problem packet
*** Read and log!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Homework for 4/23

*** Complete Opinion Writing Outline
*** Read and log!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Homework for 4/22

*** Complete Math Division Worksheet
*** Complete Book Review
*** Read for 30 minutes and log!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Homework for 4/21

*** Read and log - I will be checking logs on Monday. Every student should have 5 entries over the past 7 days.
*** Complete St. Louis Arch and Mt. Rushmore brochures. Students do not need to cut or fold the brochures. We will do that in class.

Have a splendid weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Homework for 4/17

*** Make corrections to fractions check in quiz
*** Study for spelling test
*** Read and log

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Homework for 4/16

*** Study for Midwest Map Quiz! Remember, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and Mississippi River will be on the quiz!!

*** Read and Log!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Homework for 4/15

*** Complete Midwest Map Review for Wednesday's Quiz
*** Read and log!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Homework for 4/14

*** Complete Mall Project! (Students will have 2-5 minutes before presenting to tape/staple/put together.
*** Read and log! Reminder: Summaries should be 4-6 sentences.

Friday Fun with Science!

Today we learned about sound, waves, and frequency during our Hi Touch Hi Tech science time!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Homework for 4/11

*** Study for Spelling Test
*** All reading logs from the week are due
*** Based on our UL field trip, discuss fire evacuation plan with your household
*** Complete your rough draft of your mall

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homework for 4/10

*** Complete improper fractions worksheet
*** Complete any spelling work not completed in class
*** Read and log!

Remember, tomorrow is our field trip!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Homework for 4/9

*** Complete list of stores for your mall.
*** Complete the regions worksheet I shared with you.
*** Read for 30 minutes and log!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Homework for 4/8

*** Read for 30 minutes and complete log
*** Create short story using all assigned spelling words PROPERLY
*** Complete any questions from Bud Not Buddy that were not completed in class

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a program on Thursdays during lunch and recess for 3rd and 4th graders where the kids will work with a team to complete scientific based experiments.  There is no cost for this activity and will run from April 17 - May 29.  Please sign up by Wednesday, April 9th.

In Class Assignment - Bud Not Buddy Chapters 6-8

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. How did Bud get breakfast when he arrived at the mission after the attendant closed
the line?

2. What does Bud say is the most serious mistake you can make in the library?

3. How did the lady in the library break Rule Number 16?

4. Where does Bud live?

5. Why does Bugs come to the library in search of Bud?

6. How did Bud and Bugs become “brothers”?

7. What was “Hooverville”?

8. How does Bugs outwit Bud when they’re going to fl ip a coin and he says, “Heads I
win, tails you lose”?

9. Why is every cardboard jungle called Hooverville?

10. Why is Bud sure he’ll remember Deza Malone?

11. What happens to Bud and Bugs’ plan to ride the rails together?

Welcome Back!

Just a reminder that our field trip to the Underwriters' Laboratory is this Thursday! Please submit all permission slips as soon as possible!