Tuesday, January 7, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019
B-6 Parents and Students:
Be sure to look through your student’s white envelope! Inside you will find student work samples and several informational flyers. Graded items include: the rubric for your student’s Heritage/Holiday Presentation and the Mission Research project.
Also, please look for the permission slip for our Sacramento field trip - sign and return by Tuesday, 1/16!! If you would like to chaperone, be sure to include a check for $100 made out to Graystone Elementary. No student fees are due, as donations have already covered all students. The trip is Wednesday, January 30; we will depart bright and early at 7:00am and return to school at approximately 6:00pm. While in Sacramento, we visit key sites related to California studies: the State Capitol Building, the Wells Fargo Museum, the RailRoad Museum, and Sutter’s Fort.
This week’s agenda included:
Students began Module 7, this module includes division strategies, and adding fractions & mixed numbers.Literature
Students began “Rules”, emphasis is identifying perspective and understanding point of view.Writing
Students wrote short informational essays, and took the district informational writing assessment.Social Studies
Students began Chapter 4, The Golden State.
Agenda for Monday, January 14 - Friday, January 18, 2019:Math
Students will continue Module 7, this module includes division strategies, and adding fractions & mixed numbers.Literature
Students will continue “Rules”, emphasis is identifying perspective and understanding point of view.Writing
Students will begin a unit on Opinion & Persuasive writing.Social Studies
Students will continue Chapter 4, The Golden State.Science
Students will participate in Science Lab, with hands-on activities related to the Rock Cycle.Reminders and Looking Ahead:
No school Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Sacramento Field Trip - Wednesday, January 30, 7am to 6pm
Over the course of the year, I will update this page with helpful websites.
The Trumpet of the Swan “Person”, Place or Thing Research Project:Search Engineh
Philadelphia - WikiKidz
Pennsylvania - Ducksters
Pennsylvania - Fact Monster
Massachusetts - FactMonster
Boston - WikiKidz
Massachusetts - Ducksters
Red Rock Lakes - Wilderness.net
Montana - Ducksters
Montana - FactMonster
Canada - Ducksters
Canada - FactMonster
Canada - WikiKidz
California Missions Websites:
California State Parks Website: Missions
California Missions Resource Center
A Virtual Tour of California Missions
The Spanish Missions of California
The 21 California Missions
Fact Cards - California Missions
Holiday Research Project:
History Channel - Holidays
Ducksters - Holidays
Persian New Year
Chinese New Year
Harvest Moon Festival
Vietnamese New Year
Swedish Mid Summer
Korean New Year
National Geographic for Kids - Diwali
Chrismas in Armenia
Kids do Ecology
World Biomes and Ecosystems
Coral Reef Facts
Climate Types: Tundra
Early California History Research Project - Fall
Students will research an aspect of Early California History using books and internet sources.
This is an in-class project.
Ecosystems Research Project - Spring
Students will research an ecosystem using books and internet sources.
This is an in-class project.
Science Project - Spring
A detailed packet will be sent home in April or May.
The science project will be done partly at home, partly in school.
At home, students will need to conduct an experiment, and collect and record the data. Experiments should be finished no later than TBD.
All write ups, analysis of data, and assembly of the display will be done in the room.
School will provide the display board, paper, and construction paper for the display.
Families are asked to provide any necessary materials for the experiment itself.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Reading: Read 20 minutes every night .
Fall Break: October 1 - October 5
Welcome to room B-6 and Fourth Grade! I have had the privilege of being at Graystone for 20 + years, and my roles have progressed from stay-home mom of three students, to classroom volunteer, and ultimately to teacher for the past nine years.
In fourth grade, reading and meaningful writing are essential in all areas; we will work on strategies and techniques to strengthen these lifelong skills. Grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills are discovered and learned in context of non-fiction reading, short stories, and literature studies. Science curriculum spans electricity, magnetism, geology, and ecosystems. Social studies centers on California history and geography; topics include Native Americans, explorers and missions, the Gold Rush, and the economy. Math continues and expands student’s blossoming knowledge of number sense, multiplication and division, and fractions and decimals.
My goals are that each student will enjoy coming to school every day, develop strong study habits, and master fourth grade standards. I am excited to teach fourth grade this year and anticipate a rewarding year with the students.