Friday, October 3, 2014

Weekly Update

This week we worked hard to round numbers to any place, use details to determine the theme of a story or text and learned a lot about the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Be sure to visit to learn more about these amazing native people of New Jersey. We read the Power of W.O.W. and learned how working together can help people accomplish great things.

We voted for our Student Council fifth grade officers and voted for classroom representatives. Congratulations to all the winners!

Next week we will practice our Unit 1 math standards, continue writing our fictional narratives and practice more geography and landforms. Don't forget Pretzel Day on Friday, October 10th!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday Update September 24th

Reminder: No school 9/25 and 9/26

This week we learned
About types of sentences like: declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory.
We also took a Study Island test on  our Chromebooks.
In math we learned subtraction and addition.
In reading we read How Tia Lola came to stay.
In writing we did our fall writing  prompt.
We learned about NJ's natural resources.
We learned about cause and effect.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Update 9/12

What a busy week we had! We learned about:
place value patterns
regions of New Jersey
squares and rectangles
long a/short a words
being respectful
we read an excerpt of the story Because of Winn-Dixie
CLAY! (It's in NJ soil)
our PBSIS expectations

We met our tiger mascot, DJ. We used our Chromebooks and took our STAR reading and math tests.

Tonight is the Ice Cream Social at 7 pm.

Next week we look forward to seeing how glaciers move, reading about Martin Luther King Jr., and comparing LARGE numbers.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Update

Our first week back at school was a busy one! We learned classroom procedures, revisited PBSIS expectations and started our fourth grade work.

We created Venn diagrams to learn what we had in common with a classmate.
In math, we began our exploration of place value. We also started using FrontRowEd.
In social studies, we started to learn about New Jersey and its location in the world.

Be sure to view our Twitter account ( and sign the Edmodo slip to activate your account.

Some reminders for next week:
Starting Monday, students in room 15 will enter school through door 4 and proceed to the classroom. They will enter the room at 8:55, and will be expected to be ready for the day by 9:02, when morning announcements begin.

If your child is leaving school early, please send in a note. That way he or she can be ready to go on time.

Friday night (September 12th) is the Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

Check this blog weekly for classroom updates and helpful links. On the right side of the page, find geography practice, math practice and more. If you find something helpful for the class, be sure to share it!