Thursday, October 30, 2014

Welcome to our HOUSE PARTY!

      Welcome to our classroom!  It's Open House night (and the night before Halloween)!  We have studied many things so far this year.  We have learned about monarch butterflies and their life cycle.  Visitors should check out our Work in Progress folders to see our pre-published butterfly books.
     In addition to studying butterflies, we have begun our study on the layers of the earth.  There are 4 layers that we study.  The inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.
In social studies, we have learned about maps.  We started by reading Me on the Map and made our very own Me on the Map books! After that, we pulled out small globes. These are models of the big model!  The students have reviewed the continents and oceans.  In addition, they worked on mini maps and globes books where they learned about the Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, and lines of latitude and longitude.
   Math has been a whole new experience for us!  The district adopted Envision Math last spring and our fourth graders love it!  W'eve studied place value, rounding, multiplication, and number patterns.     Today we finished reading The Saturday Boy  by David Fleming.  The students are working on a journal entry about the story.  We've also been working on reading articles in Time for Kids and StoryWorks.  In Time for Kids we read about coding computers and in StoryWorks we read about the Lochness Monster.
   We hope you enjoy exploring our classroom.  Please be sure to sign in using the dry erase markers.  Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wacky Wednesday!

Hello dear followers!  Today is Wednesday, October 29th and boy, has it been wacky!  We made layers of the Earth models this morning.  You'll get to see them tomorrow night at Open House.  Remember Open House is from 6-7 at Mount Leb!  Hope to see you there.
We had an all fourth grade meeting today with Officer Partham. He talked with us about using threatening language and threatening behavior.  He reminded us of the language we should and shouldn't use when working with peers and adults in our school.
Halloween is on Friday.  Mount Leb. will celebrate by having a Halloween masquerade parade at 2 on Friday.  We'll have a lunch party at 12:20 as well.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Funny Feet

One of the loveliest things about being a student at Mount Lebanon School is that you get to be in chorus AND it's part of your academic day!  All students in third and fourth grade get to participate in singing with friends AND they don't have to give up recess to do it!  Mrs. Greenough, our MOST AMAZING music teacher has been working hard putting together her next program.  The students learned a new song today called "Funny Feet."  Guess what!?  There's a dance to go along with this GREAT song.  Here's the link for all of my student followers to help them get their groove on! Funny Feet

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One More Popsicle

4th graders are TRYING to earn 12 paper popsicles to earn a popsicle party.  Many of the students tried to earn that last popsicle, but didn't.  We're still struggling with raising our hands.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a popsicle-earning day.
Today we had our first NWEA test.  Some children finished the reading portion and others did not.  Some students found it fun, others found it boring.
During morning meeting we brought back "On This Day in History".  We learned that Henry Ford designed a assembly line to make a car in three minutes flat!
Forward march!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Math Rules!

Ms. Skiffington, a former Mount Lebanon second grade teacher has changed jobs!  Ms. Skiffington now works as a math coach!  Here's a helpful link to her website! Math Rules