OUTDOOR ED (posted by Robyn Hunt; 12/09/16)
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(posted by Robyn Hunt; 08/19/16)
WELCOME!
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! The 4th grade staff is looking forward to an incredible year. You will receive bi-weekly newsletters with information regarding your students weekly breakdown, upcoming assignments, class news, field trips, and projects.
ASSIGNMENTS
All assignments, tests, and upcoming projects can be found on Infinite Campus. Ms. Hunt, Ms. Sampson, Ms. Hoehn, Ms. Anderson, and Ms. Billings will post spelling lists to our personal pages. All other information regarding graded assignments, tests, and projects is located in Infinite Campus only.

(posted by Robyn Hunt; 11/12/16)
MATH
As the year is progressing students are starting to be challenged with more difficult concepts. Every little bit of practice done outside of the classroom assists the students to become more successful in their math practices. A good portion of the first trimester has been spent on revisiting concepts learned last year. Students have had the opportunity to brush up on old skills or simply master skills that may have presented a challenge in the past. Students will have math homework assigned each evening, with classroom time given to start the lesson. Some classes will also utilize IXL as an additional tool. Be sure to keep an eye on Infinite Campus for assignments and due dates.

(posted by Robyn Hunt; 03/24/17)
Literacy

Hake Grammar Textbook Password: babyparrots27
Ms. Hunt's Lit Blocks
Over the next several weeks’ students will continue to focus on their writing skills through a prompt based scenario that utilizes multiple sources. The students have shown great improvement with their last two writing pieces and I am looking forward to reading their next pieces. We will continue to focus on Hake Grammar and spelling words. After we complete our PARCC testing, the students will begin reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. This should be on Monday, April 10th. Third trimester book reports are due by Friday, May 12th.
Ms. Sampson's Lit Blocks
For the rest of the school year, if a student gets a 100% on their spelling pretest for the week, they will get an automatic 100% in the grade book for the test on Friday. These students will not have to take the spelling test on the following Friday. I have also created a Quizlet account and had all of my students join. I will be assigning one spelling assignment in Quizlet every week that we have spelling. The students need to login and find the spelling words for the week. They need to pick the "Spell" activity and do the activity until they complete the activity. I can see in my account when the activity is completed. They do not need to do any of the other activities for the spelling words. The students who got a perfect score on the spelling pretest will not have to do the activity in Quizlet. I am going to start assigning more Hake homework each week. The extra lesson will always be two after the test (ie. 82, 97, 102). The students who get an 92-100% on their Hake test from the last week, will be able to skip the extra Hake lesson for the week. They will receive an automatic thirty out of thirty in the grade book for that extra assignment. Third trimester book reports will be due Friday, May 12th. We will not be reading another novel in class until after PARCC testing. We will spend the next couple of weeks working on evaluating short literary works by writing essays about them and answering questions about the literary devices used in these short literary works. We will also focus on finding the meaning of vocabulary words in short literary works by using context clues.
Ms. Billing's Lit Block
I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Spring Break! We have been practicing writing responses to questions in preparation for PARCC testing. We have finished working on context clues and will focus on inferences when we return from break. We will also begin our novel, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Book Reports are due May 12. Pease continue to check my web site weekly for information on Spelling and Phonogram Tests. Students need to continue with 30 minutes of weekly istation practice at home, due each Monday, except for the week of PARCC testing.

(posted by Robyn Hunt; 03/26/17)
History
Our Young AmeriTowne field trip is finally coming up! After the field trip, we will get our Economics & AmeriTowne unit all wrapped up, and then we'll delve into our Colorado History unit. Enjoy the rest of your break! See you at AmeriTowne!

(posted by Robyn Hunt; 03/24/17)
Science
In science this week we finished up our study on electricity and electromagnets with a test. Overall, it went pretty well! The kids are growing so much in their science knowledge this year. It really is impressive. When we return from break, we will start to study energy in terms of motion and potential and kinetic energy. The kids made “cootie catcher” games today with 16 words to become familiar with for our next test. I hope everyone enjoys their Spring Break!
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