Friday, November 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week of Novembember 11

Walk Through California tomorrow! Wear costume to school; bring lunch if not purchased

Tests this week
Friday: Math CH3 test, Religion CH5 test

Friday, November 1, 2013

Quad Blogging Week 1

Read and comment on three student’s blogs. Remember to give 1 praise and at least 1 question.

Leave a question for the school.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Week of October 28

California VIP presentations will be Wednesday, October 30th. Students must come to school in their costume but bring their school uniform to change into for PE. Parents, please consider joining us from 8:15-8:45am to learn more about our CA VIPs. Make sure to sign in at the front office before coming to our classroom.

Tests this week
Today: Math multiplication quiz
Friday: Spelling Test; Vocab Test
Thursday11/7: Social Studies Test Chapter 3

Monday, October 28, 2013

Week of October 28th

Early Dismissals all week
Parent/Teacher Conferences Monday-Thursday
Wednesday- California VIP Day

Monday- Titanic Selection Test
Tuesday- Multiplication quiz
Friday- Religion Chapter 4, Spelling Week 8

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lattice Multiplication

In Math we are working on multi-digit multiplication.  I have shown the students four ways to solve these types of problems.  Today they were introduced to Lattice Multiplication and many of the students really loved it.
Here is a video for your, and their, reference:

California VIP Day October 30th

Wednesday, October 30th is our California VIP Day. Students are to wear their costume to school but need to change at recess for PE (school uniform). Please join us to visit our very important Californians from 8:15-8:45am. Students will be sharing information about their VIP during this half hour.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Guttenberg Bible

Today in Religion we talked about the Guttenberg Bible and very briefly looked at this website. The students were very fascinated and would have loved to continue exploring the website. Below is the link to The Guttenberg Bible website maintained by the University of Texas at Austin.

Blogging with Mrs. Hazel's class

Click the link to access Mrs. Hazel's class blog. Select your partner's name from the list on the right. Write a comment (praise and question) for your partner.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week of October 14

Tests this week
Tomorrow: Akiak Test
Friday: Spelling Test; Religion CH2 Test; Grammar quiz (subject/predicate)
Tuesday (10/22): Science Chapter 9 Test

Monday, September 30, 2013

Math Chapter 2 Review Answers

Today students worked on the Chapter Review for Math, pages 66-68 #1-43 odd. We had enough time to correct half of the answers. Below you will find all the answers for the chapter review. We will finish going over any questions tomorrow before the test.

P. 66-68 #1-43 Odd

1) estimate
3) factor/multiple
5) product
7)177; 160
9) 524; 500
11) 12; 10
13) 272; 300
15) 3,569; 4,000
17) 924
19) 14
21) 441
23) 354
25) 390
27) 352
29) 32
31) 19
33) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 36
35) 4
37) 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40
39) 20
41) Exact answer: 2 oranges
43) Exact answer: 21 cars

Out of My Mind Edmodo group

Log into Edmodo and enter the code "rgsye9" to join the Edmodo Out of My Mind group.

Week of 09.30.13

ITBS tests all week– Get good sleep and a good breakfast!

Tests this week
Tomorrow:  Math Chapter 2 test
Friday: Spelling, Family Life CH 9-10 Test

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Our First Skype!

Today we Skyped with a small group of students from just outside Toronto, Cananda. It was a lot of fun and the students learned a lot about the students, school, Oreo stacking strategies, and the Canadian hero Terry Fox!

OREO Sculptures

Last Friday we created sculptures using the Oreos from our stacking project. Here are some of the sculptures our class came up with.

 An Indian hut

 A car

 A flower

 A castle, complete with moat

A computer and keyboard

Monday, September 23, 2013

Week of September 23

Tests this week
Wednesday: Science Chapter 9 Lesson 2 Quiz (p. 401-405)
Friday: Family Life CH7-8, Spelling, TFGN Chapters 7-10 Test

Novel Study notebooks will be collected on Friday for final TFGN grade. Each week's assignments will be worth 5 points for a total of 25 for the entire notebook.

Family Mass tomorrow morning at 8:30. Please sit with your child and enjoy celebrating Mass with us.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Letters

Today your child wrote their second letter in their Friday Letter notebook. They should have written about some of the many activities we participated in this week. Your child should share this notebook with you. Please respond to them in letter format and return the notebook to school on Monday. Students with responses will receive stickers for the cover of their Friday Letter notebook. This notebook will be a very special form of communication during the year and an excellent way to look back at the wonderful fourth grade year they will have had.

Thank you for your support!

Genius Hour

This year students will be engaging in time each week to pursue personal passions. Many teachers around the country are beginning to build Genius Hour time into their weekly schedules to help develop a lifelong love of learning in their students. Students have submitted proposals of big questions they're planning on researching and answering in the next couple weeks. The majority of work should be done during Genius Hour in class. Here is a brief video further explaining Genius Hour.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Student Owned E-Reader Agreement

A couple of students have asked for the e-reader form. If your child plans on bringing their own e-reader to school, they must have the form filled out and returned to me.  If you need another copy, please click the link below!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


This year we will be using Edmodo. 
Please click the link below to sign up for a student account.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year and to Room 16! We're so excited for the new year and have been working hard all summer in preparation for the first few weeks.

You'll find lots of important information about happenings at SBS and in Room 16 throughout the year on this blog. There will also be links for at home assignments and lots of pictures of students in action.

Parents, I will be using Remind101 to text important updates and messages throughout the year. You can easily subscribe to this service by texting @dead5 to (747) 233-4054.

Important Dates:

School begins on Monday, August 26th. All days this week are Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM.

Wed. 8/28- 4th Grade Parent Orientation at 6:30pm
Fri. 8/30- No School
Mon. 9/2- No School/Labor Day Holiday Thurs. 9/5- School Pictures
Fri. 9/6- Early Dismissal

Remember to pick up all the supplies you need before the first day of school!

It was so nice to spend the summer at home with my two girls, Olivia and Emery. We loved playing at the park, where Olivia excitedly shouts "weeee" as she goes down the slide again and again. My cousin and her daughters visited from Brazil, so we made sure to get together a lot while they were here. Here's a picture of the girls watching Olivia's new favorite movie, Bolt.

Toward the end of July, I ran in the Run or Dye 5k in Pomona. Here's a picture of me and my cousins, who ran it with me. Even the little kids got in on dying each other. It was a lot of fun. We'll be doing the Ugly Sweater Dash in December together, too.

This summer we took the girls to the San Diego Zoo for the first time. It's my favorite zoo and I couldn't wait for them to enjoy it. Olivia's at just the right age to begin understanding that not every animal is a dog. She especially loved the monkeys!

 What a busy and blessed summer I had! I also spent some time learning about new ways to integrate even MORE technology into our classroom. I'm so excited to start creating some really awesome projects with you! 

I hope you also had a fun and relaxing summer. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your many summer adventures.