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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Homework for Friday October 30th

1) Read and Log
2) Complete Spelling Packet, Word Poster, and study for quiz

And best wishes to our California bound student Ben. We will miss you and we are very jealous that you will miss this winter!!
Also, congratulations to our award winners and great debaters! 



Tomorrow's Craziness

Our school Halloween parade will begin at 1:50pm  Kindergarten will begin the parade~ exiting through the front doors with all classrooms following. We are hoping for good weather and will parade south on St. John, turn left on Elm Street, turn left on Sheridan Rd. and left into bus lane. We will all enter school through the front door. 

We should finish the parade around 2:15 followed by classroom parties until 3:00


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Homework for Thursday October 29th

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Read and Log
3) Practice for Tourist Location Video

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Homework for Wednesday October 28th

1) Read and Log
2) Practice your Tourist Script as we will be shooting our videos this week. 

Congratulations to our great debates and debaters today! Keep it up tomorrow! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Homework for Tuesday October 27th

1) Read and Log
2) Complete 20 minutes of math work on either XtraMath or Aleks. If there is a subject you are stuck on for Aleks My Path, please make a note of the problem or screenshot
3) Complete your final edits on your opinion paper. They will all be submitted tomorrow.
4) Begin thinking about your Tourist Location Commercial. Try to memorize as much as possible and bring any props you think are necessary.

PARENTS:
1) There is a field trip form coming home regarding our trip to HPHS Thursday for a high school performance. Please sign the form as soon as possible.
2) There was a case of head lice in our room. Be alert and stay clean!
3) Please disregard due dates on Google Classroom. Currently, Google Classroom is simply used to keep electronic class documents organized, and the due dates are not accurate.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Homework for Monday October 26th


  1. Read and Log (I will be checking logs on Monday)
  2. Practice/Prepare to film their Tourist Location Videos
Reminder to Students: Complete all assignments posted on Google Classroom on the personalized document created for you. The reason we use Google Classroom is to make sure all electronic assignments are organized and easy to find for you and me. 
  1. DO NOT create a different document for the assignment
  2. DO NOT share documents with me without my direction to do so 
  3. DO NOT submit your work on Google Classroom if you are not finished!!  I can always see your documents and your progress. By submitting your work, you are telling me that you are done with your assignment and you will no longer be able to make changes. 

Schedule for Friday October 23rd

8:50-9:20 HOMEWORK CHECK
(Melissa, Ariana, Ricky, Jose E go to Ms. Sokol)
  • PresentWord Mini-Posters
9:20-9:50 INDEPENDENT/PAIRED READING
(Jon goes to Mr. Brauer)
9:50-10:20 SHARE/PRACTICE TOURIST LOCATION SCRIPTS, SNACKS
  • Eat snack, do your class jobs, and open your Tourist Location Scripts on your Chromebooks. Share or “practice” your script for the class and edit/listen to any feedback for your real performance next week.
10:20-10:50 BUDDIES
10:50-11:20 MUSIC
11:20-11:50 SPELLING TEST
  • Take spelling test on Spelling City. When you finish, you can read quietly at your seat, or go to Nitrotype or ixl.com/ela and work QUIETLY at your seats.
11:50-12:45 LUNCH
12:45-1:45 MATH
(Cooper to Mr. Phillips)
  • Get water, go to bathroom, and then begin Math on Chromebooks. You have a “Progress Check for Friday October 23rd” on Aleks. Work quietly. When you finish, you may work quietly on multiplication.com or another math site or read quietly at your desks.
  • Once all students are done, you may work on your math posters if you have them, play a box car game or continue working on a math site. Students may sit around the room but must be respectful and calm.
1:45-2:15 READ ALOUD
2:15-2:45 PE
2:45-3:15 FRIDAY FUN

Be good and calm, and congratulations on your hard work!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Homework for Friday October 23rd

1) Complete Math Homework (Daja, Melissa, Jordan C., Jose E - on Aleks)
2) Read and Log
3) Complete all spelling work for the week, including your Mini Word Poster, and study for the spelling quiz.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Homework for Thursday October 22nd

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Read and Log
3) Work on Opinion Paper
4) Finish any Wednesday Spelling Work that was not completed in class
5) Finish typing 1st Draft of Tourist Location Script if you haven't already.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Homework for Wednesday October 21st

1) Read and Log
2) Type up Northeast Region Tourist Script (1st Draft) in the Doc provided in Google Classroom.
3) Finish any Spelling work that was not finished in class.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Homework for Tuesday October 20th

1) Complete Aleks Homework
2) Read and Log
3) Complete Tourist Script Outline, making edits based on today's discussion
4) Finish any Spelling work (Monday's only) that was not completed in class

Scholastic Orders will be place Friday.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Homework for Monday October 19th

1) Read and Log
2) Complete Outline for Northeast Region Tourism Location Script

Congrats to our award winners! Keep up the great work Briar and Ben!

Immigration Interactive Website

Check out this link!

Tenement.org/immigrate

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Homework for Friday October 16th

1) Complete Math Worksheet
2) Read and Log
3) Think of a location in the Northeast that you would like to feature in your Tourist Commerical Video. The more research and effort you put in, the more likely you will get your first choice!

Also, today we had an amazing Author Visit by Geoff Rodkey, author of Tapper Twins!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Homework for Thursday October 15th

*** Parents, we have had an epidemic of uncharged Chromebooks at school. I have asked students to leave their charger at home in a location where they will remember to plug in every night, as a fully charged Chromebook will easily last a full school day without needing to be plugged in. Thanks for your support. 

1) Complete Math Worksheet
2) Read and Log
3) On a doc or piece of paper, answer the following question in complete sentences. "What are three qualities or character traits that you think a good president should have? Why?"

EXAMPLE: I think a good president should be kind, honest, and smart. A president should be kind because___________________. A president should be honest because _______________. Finally, a president should be smart because_________________. 

New Resource!

Ixl.com/Ela is here! 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Homework for Wednesday October 14th

1) Read and Log
2) NE Make Up was rescheduled for Wednesday to give students more time to prepare.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Homework for Friday October 9th

1) Complete Math Addition Worksheet
2) Complete Thursday Spelling work, including word mini-poster, and study for quiz
3) Read and log

Early Release tomorrow at 1pm, and Chromebook Insurance is due as well or students can not take their Chromebooks home.

Example of Word Mini Poster:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Homework for Thursday October 8th

1) Complete Wednesday Spelling work
2) Add details for each paragraph/reason in the Persuasive Essay Graphic Organizer
3) Read and Log
4) Math Homework CANCELLED (due to Cubs Game)

PICTURE DAY tomorrow at 10:10!! Look sharp, people!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Homework for Wednesday October 7th

1) Complete Monday and Tuesday Spelling (Do your best, I can answer questions tomorrow)
2) Complete first half of Graphic Organizer for Opinion Paper (Opinion and three reasons only)
3) Read and Log

Monday, October 5, 2015

Homework for Tuesday October 6th

1) Read and log
2) Complete a session on XtraMath

Please remember that Thursday is Picture Day, so please submit your forms if you wish to order pictures.

Great Opportunity for 4th graders!

Beginning September 1st, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass atwww.everykidinapark.gov. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

Coat and Boat Drive


Friday, October 2, 2015

Homework for Monday October 5th

1) Show your parents your blog! (When creating their blogs, students were allowed to try different functions and gagdets, but should have removed anything too silly or non-school related)
2) Add your parents as readers! (Currently, students' blogs are only accessible by the student and myself)
3) Read and Log!!

Parents, Scholastic Catalogs were sent home today. By ordering books through Scholastic, you get great deals and the class gets points towards free classroom books!

How to Upload Your Video and Add Readers

How to Upload Your Video
PART 1
1) Go to Drive
2) Go to Shared with Me
3) Click on your Video
4) Download



5) Download Anyway

PART 2
1) Go to your blog
2) New Post
3) Title: My Book Review
4) Click Upload



5) Upload
6) Click file in Downloads
7) Publish (might take a minute)

How to Add Blog Readers
1) Go to Blog
2) Go to Design
3) Go to Settings
4) Go to Blog Readers
5) Click Private - Only these readers
6) Add readers
7) Enter your parents emails

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Homework for Friday October 2nd

1) Read and Log (I will be checking logs tomorrow)
2) Complete ALEKS homework
3) Prep for Book Review if you have not filmed yours
4) If you would like to share something with the class, I have set aside some time tomorrow to do so.

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