Friday, May 31, 2019

Homework for Monday, June 3rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and record your minutes on your reading log. All May Reading Logs due Monday.
2) Read through the printed copy of your creative short story, as well as the feedback from your peers, and make the appropriate edits and changes.

**Orchestra Students: On Monday, you will go to orchestra at your regular orchestra LUNCH time for a special event and to receive summer music, but there are no pull-out small group lessons during the day. Students do not need to bring their instruments to school for practice on Monday UNLESS
you rented your instrument from Cassandra Strings or Deerfield Music. If you did, then you DO need to bring your instrument to leave in the orchestra space for the vendors to pick it up.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 31st

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes. Reading logs due Monday, but you can turn yours in early if you have reached 400 minutes
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Read-A-Lot Day! Bring your favorite books to read in class!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 30th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes. Students may submit their May Reading Logs when they reach 400 minutes for the month
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy or XtraMath for 10-15 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Quiet Day!
*** If you are going to be missing any days at the end of the year, please let me know!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, May 29th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your minutes on your May Reading Log. You can turn in your reading log if you have reached 400 minutes.
2) Make final edits to your Citizenship Essay
3) Be prepared to share your creative short story

** Tomorrow is PAJAMA day!!! (And Bennett's birthday!)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, May 28th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes on your May Reading Log
2) Finish your Rory Deutsch Citizenship Essay

Have a nice weekend!
** Tuesday is Old School Day

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 24th (11:40am)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes
2) Work on your Citizenship Essay

Reminder, the following items are due tomorrow: Library Books, Box Tops, and Change for the Tiny Hearts Society

** Tomorrow is Number Day and an early release at11:40am!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 23rd

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading on your May Reading Log
2) Work on your kindness card if you didn't finish in class
3) Work on your Rory Deutsch Citizenship Essay (due next Tuesday - sorry for the confusion)

Reminder: Friday is a very early release (11:40am)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

No Homework for Wednesday, May 22nd

Students did a fantastic job staying focused and working hard during testing today!!

1 change and 2 reminders:
* The Rory Deutsch Citizenship Essay due date will be pushed back to TUESDAY, MAY 28th so that students have the weekend to finalize/polish/edit their essays.
* ELA MAP Testing will start at 9am tomorrow morning.
* Friday's Early Release is at 11:40am, not 1:00pm.

4B News and Notes (All about Friday)

This Friday....

1) ... is a very early release at 11:40am.
2) ... Box Tops are due.
3) ... All checked out books are due back to the library.*
4) .... Change for the Tiny Hearts Society is being collected.**

*Library books are due back on May 24th. If your student has a lost library book, Mrs. Grost will ask for payment to replace the book. When a student has returned all of their library books, their 2018-2019 library card will be sent home with them to keep.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Grost kgrost@nssd112.org

**Saving tiny Hearts Society (StHS) (http://www.savingtinyhearts.org) was founded by Indian Trail parents, Francie and Brian Paul, after their son Joshua's 2nd open heart surgery, when he was 3 months old (- he has had 3 heart surgeries). StHS funds heart defect research to uncover hidden causes, discover cures and find answers to the world’s #1 birth defect, Congenital Heart Defects. StHS has no paid employees so every dollar raised goes to support this lifesaving research. Your student brought home information about the fundraiser and a Change For tiny Hearts coin box along with a heart to decorate for a child in the hospital. If they would like to participate, please have your child return both the box and heart to their teacher by 5/24. As a reward for our participation, the school will earn a PJ Day!

Monday, May 20, 2019

No Homework (MATH MAP TEST)

Get plenty of sleep! Testing begins at 9am tomorrow.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Homework for Monday, May 20th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy for 10-15 minutes. Take screenshots of any confusing questions and I can answer them on Monday!

*** MAP Tests will be on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, both starting at 9am. Students should bring their chargers to school on Monday as they will be leaving their Chromebooks at school on Monday and Tuesday nights.

*** No Orchestra on Monday

*** Starting next week through the end of the year, I will begin sending home unused (and lightly used) student folders and materials, so students should continue to bring their backpacks to school.

*** Monday is Jersey Day!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 17th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Work on your creative story and be prepared to share part of it tomorrow in class
3) Charge your Chromebook! 

*** Tomorrow is "I can do" Day, so if you have a talent, you will have a chance to shine! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 16th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Work on your creative story. Feel free to share with your parents and see what they think!

*** The citizenship essay is due next Friday, May 24th. Instructions can be found here, and were sent home today. (I apologize if there are any spelling errors, I had to write up rather quickly and wasn't able to do a final edit to be sure everything was correct.)

*** Tomorrow is Hat and Crazy Hair Day!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

No Homework for Wednesday, May 15th (Orchestra Concert at Edgewood)

Break a leg 4B musicians!

*** Tomorrow is Green Day (and in 4B, I am allowing gum to be chewed in class so long as it does not distract from learning.)

*** Keep bringing in your Box Tops!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, May 14th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy or XtraMath for 15-20 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Formal Day!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Homework for Monday, May 13th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes and log your minutes
2) Complete ALL of your sentences in your Vocabulary book (Most students finished in class this week)

*** Monday is Extra Recess Day. Fingers crossed for nice weather!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 10th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Practice math on KhanAcademy or Xtra Math for 15-20 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Dozens Day! If you have a collection you would like to bring in, you will be able to share!
*** We are starting our last Box Top collection of the year! Bring them in and help support our school!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 9th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading
2) Practice math for 15-20 minutes on KhanAcademy or XtraMath

*** Tomorrow is Card Day.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Homework for Wednesday, May 8th

1) Read for 20 minutes and log your reading (We read Ch. 16 of Lunch Money in class)
2) Practice Math on KhanAcademy or XtraMath for 10-15 minutes

*** Tomorrow is Backwards Day!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Homework for Tuesday, May 7th

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your May Reading Log.
2) Complete your Non-Current Event organizer. Students that are ready will film tomorrow.
3) Complete your Plot Graphic Organizer if you didn't in class. All you need is a sentence or two for each part of the plot chart.

Tomorrow is ANIMAL day! Check out all of the 4B ABC Countdown here! 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Homework for Monday, May 6th

1) Read for at least 20 minutes (Today we read ch. 14 of Lunch Money in class)
2) Think about your "non" current event - a historical event that you think every 4B students should know about. Think about what happened, when it happened, where it happened, and why it's so important
3) The ABC countdown will begin next Tuesday. The link to the tentative schedule is here. This is completely optional, and every activity or outfit must not distract from learning. Students, if you have ideas that you think the entire class would enjoy, have them ready Monday when we finalize our list!

Please note that Spring MAP tests will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22, starting at 9am.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Homework for Friday, May 3rd

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your May Reading Log
2) Practice math for 10-15 minutes

* Tomorrow is Black/White colors to conclude Star Wars Spirit Week!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Homework for Thursday, May 2nd

1) Read for 20 minutes and record your minutes on your May Reading Log
2) Practice math on Khan Academy for 10-15 minutes