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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Homework for Thursday October 1st

1) Read and Log
2) Work on ALEKS MyPath. Complete as many sections as you can until you need assistance. Please take a screenshot (ctrl shift [ ]]]) and share it with me. bbrandstrader@nssd112.org.
3) Prepare for your Book Review video if you haven't filmed yours yet.

Please complete Chromebook Insurance and submit Picture Day from as soon as possible.

If your student brings their Chromebook home, please leave the charger at home and charge every night.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Homework for Wednesday Sept 30

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Read and Log
3) Prepare for Book Review

Monday, September 28, 2015

Homework for Tuesday September 29th

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Read and Log
3) Work on Book Review. We will be shooting over the next 3 days.

Northeast Region Quiz Make ups will be on Friday for those that missed Friday or still need to finish.

Please complete Chromebook Insurance Forms and Picture Day Forms as soon as possible.

And congrats to our brand new award winners! Keep working hard 4Bers!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Homework for Monday September 28th

1) Read and log

Hope to see a lot of 4Bers out at the Fun(d) Run tomorrow! And a big congratulations to our award-winning mathematicians Aidan and Ben! Keep up the great work guys! 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Homework for Friday September 24th

1) Complete Math Homework on Aleks
2) Read and Log (2 logs AT LEAST)
3) Study for Northeast Region Quiz. Make sure to complete Northeast Region Geo Challenge and practice spelling the region's terms correctly on Spelling City.

*** Please turn in Picture Day Forms and complete Chromebook Insurance as soon as possible.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

No Homework for Thursday September 24th due to Holiday

However, if students are looking to keep their minds sharp, they can practice:
1) Spelling the Northeast Region Terms on Spelling City
2) Practice Math Facts on XtraMath or ALEKS (Quicktables or My Path)
3) Try and solve some more equations on 50 Board Wipe Out Sheet
4) Work on their Book Review
5) Read!


Parents, please submit Picture Day forms and complete Chromebook Insurance as soon as possible!

Please complete Chromebook Insurance as soon as possible

Please visit one2onerisk.com to renew your Chromebook insurance. You will need your student's ID number, which was written on the insurance flyer you received at Open House or your student brought home Friday afternoon (Sept 18th)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Homework for Tuesday September 22nd

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Complete NE map, listing State and Abbreviation. Want a challenge? Add the capitals!
3) Read and log (I will be checking Reading logs again on Friday)

Reminder: Northeast Region Quiz is on Friday. TAP MAPS QUIZ is a very fun app to use for practice!

Also, students are coming home with Picture Day (Oct. 8th) forms in their Blue Folders.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Open House Presentation

Thanks to all of the parents who made it to Open House on Thursday night. Below is the presentation from the Open House.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Homework for Monday September 18th

1) Complete your three paragraph first draft of your book review summary, and make the following edits:

  1. No Bold, Underlined, or Crazy Fonts.
  2. Capitalize names, I's, places, and the first word in each sentence. 
  3. Complete sentences are necessary! 
  4. Indent all paragraphs. 
  5. Write your summary as if the reader has never heard of your book. 
  6. Describe all of the characters you mention. 
2) Read and Log
3) Northeast States Quiz will be next Friday. Students will be given a blank map with the states numbered. They must identify the state and correctly spell the state name and its abbreviation. Capitals will be extra credit. 

I'm sorry for the delay in the Open House Presentation, but it is forthcoming. For parents who requested assignment notebooks, I am working on getting them. Please complete Chromebook insurance at your earliest convenience. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Homework for Friday September 18th

1) Read and Log

All students left their Chromebooks at school for parental use at Open House. For any parent who is unable to make it to Open House, don't worry, all information will be posted on this website.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Homework for Thursday September 17th

1) Complete three paragraph rough draft of your summary for your Book Review
2) Complete Aleks homework
3) Read and log


* Open House Tomorrow night!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Homework for Wednesday September 16th

1) Read and log
2) Complete Identity Flapbook

* Orchestra starts tomorrow!
** Students who did not complete (or start) Math MAP testing will do so tomorrow or Thursday.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Homework for Tuesday September 15th

1) Complete My Identity Brainstorm/Draft
2) Create your own Flag based on your identity

*** Tuesday is Math MAP testing. Do not worry if you will not be at school on Tuesday due to the holiday. There will be make ups throughout the week.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the outtakes from our first photo shoot!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Complete Family Culture Survey
3) Read and Log
4) Pick your favorite book for your first book review!

*** If you have not turned in your green recorder form for Music, please do so immediately!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Link for Survey

http://www.bgfl.org/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/ict/multiple_int/questions/questions.cfm

We are all smart in different ways. What smart are you? Take the survey to find out!

Please take a screenshot of your results (ctrl + 3 window icon (in the middle of the top row)) and we will discuss tomorrow!

Homework for Thursday September 10th

1) Complete Aleks Homework (In Class Assignment AND Homework)
2) Read and Log
3) Charge your Chromebook
4) Bring your headphones. All students need a dedicated pair of headphones (earbuds) for school.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Homework for Wednesday September 9th

We have MAP Testing (Reading) tomorrow morning, so there will be no homework aside from reading and logging. We do have our Week 2 Spelling Quiz over math terms, but we have been working on these words for over a week and students had extended time to work on them today so they should be ready.

MAP Math testing will be next Tuesday.

Today, students created accounts on iCivics.org, a civics oriented website created by Sandra Day O'Conner and others to teach young people about our government. The site has some great interactive games that utilizes reading skills. Take a look with your student!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Homework for Tuesday September 8th

1) Read and log. Reading logs will be checked Tuesday morning. You should have at least 5 entries.
2) Week 2 Spelling (Math Terms) will be on Wednesday, so practice!
3) Practice Math on ALEKS. You may work on QuickTables or Your Path

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Homework for Friday September 4th

Thanks to all of the students for persevering and working so hard in the heat today. Due to your great effort, tonight's homework is only to read and log (And hydrate!).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Homework for Thursday September 3rd

1) Complete Current Event Assignment
2) Read and log
3) Practice on ALEKS for 5-10 minutes and show your parents!
4) Finish/Submit your "My Amazing Life" presentation

Parents,
1) Today we set up our Class Dojo accounts, and students have sheets in their home folder to help you sign up. Class Dojo is a behavior management site where students get points for positive behaviors (much like our Tiger Stripe system). Please let me know if you have any trouble signing up.

2) We are having an issue with water bottle run off or "sweating". If you have a coaster or small towel or bandana at home that can be brought to school, I would really appreciate it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Homework for Wednesday September 2nd

1) You have an assignment on Google Classroom. Create a Google Slides presentation about yourself. Use at least 3 slides, make it fun, and show me who you are!

2) Read and log! Remember to record all information and to write a summary of at least 3 high quality sentences!

*** Parents, the main goal of tonight's tech homework is to 1) make sure we can access Google Classroom at home and 2) become familiar with using it. Including reading, tonight's homework should not exceed an hour unless the student is enjoying the process. Too early and way too hot for tears! 

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