Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 2nd, 2016

     This week was really eventful! On Monday, when we went up to assembly, Nate's mom came to talk to us about the auction. We all thought it was funny when she came in riding a bull! Remember to sell your raffle tickets! This week we also finished reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. On Friday, we had a Winn-Dixie party and watched the movie. Finally Mrs. Ullman visited our classroom and continued our study about the brain. We reviewed stuff like a Mig moment, Buster bams and what our brain seeks and avoids. I wonder what we will do next week!
By James

One thing we do in Fourth Grade is science experiments! We did one called Will a Mountain Last Forever?  In this experiment, we shook sugar cubes to see what happens when rocks roll down from the top of a mountain. Another thing we did this week is write ways to say the Ten Commandments in a positive way. We recently did our first math test. In it was expanded form, greater than and less than and rounding. 
By Tate

          This was another packed week in Fourth Grade! We continued our study of the Birth of Rocks in Science this week . In Social Studies, we have begun to look at the 9 federally recognized tribes of Oregon. This week the Fourth Graders will be researching and writing about a tribe in Google Classroom. The students watched Caine's Arcade this week and the class will be participating in the Cardboard Challenge. I hope you saw the sheet in Friday Folder explaining more about the process. All building will be done in school with the products being presented to the students at recess on Friday! 

     This Thursday, October 6th The Madeleine School will be celebrating St. Francis of Assisi with our annual Blessing of the Animals at 3:00. Please meet us at the circular driveway near the entrance to the Parish Hall with your pet. Students are encouraged to bring in a photo of your pet if your pet can't make the blessing. 

     Tomorrow is our Friendship Family picnic, rain or shine! Please pack a sandwich plus 6 servings of cookies/chips to share. Thanks!

    Heads up~ The Fourth Graders will be reading a Mystery Book for their October book report. The books need to be shown to me by next Monday, October 10th. We will look here in our classroom library and the school library as well. I expect students to choose a book they haven't read before and that is some challenge to them. The report will be due on Wednesday, November 2nd. We will go over the guideline in class this week and they will go home soon. 

God Bless, 


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