Friday, December 9, 2011

Last week of school before Winter Break

During the week of December 12th, we will be celebrating Christmas holidays with a different theme each day.  Children are not required to participate in the activities.

Monday, December 12th - Reindeer day (wear brown)
Tuesday, December 13thSanta day (wear red and white)
Wednesday, December 14th  Elf day (Be creative)
Thursday, December 15th Polar Express day (wear appropriate pajamas, please keep stuffed animals and blankets at home)
Friday, December 16th  Wear Christmas clothing

Monday, December 5, 2011

Protractor Practice

In math, we are currently working on how to measure angles with a protractor. This is a fun skill that the students are enjoying. If you would like some additional practice with this skill, you can use one of the websites below. I have included a few fun websites that the students will find entertaining and educational

Happy Practicing!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Typing Practice Website

Animated Computer

With technology becoming an extremely important aspect of all classrooms, it is important that we help students develop skills that will help them become more successful. In our classroom, the students are using all types of technology to expand their understanding of the standards. We are also working on helping students become more efficient typers. The following website is a neat resource for learning how to become a better typer. Each of the lessons focus on using the home keys to become more effective. There are different levels and games that the kids can select. I hope you enjoy! Happy Typing!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Events

Just a friendly reminder that students are out of school tomorrow, November 8th, for elections. This will be a staff workday. One of the items that we are voting on is the ESPLOST. For more information check out the following link with information provided by the Douglas County School System.

ESPLOST Information

ESPLOST Informational Video

The Water Cycle map--Text links are listed below
The Water Cycle Projects are due this Friday, November 11th. The students are to make a model of the water cycle, any way that they choose. They should label condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and collection. I am looking forward to seeing your hard work and creativity!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Videos and Songs to help remember content

I have inserted two videos that we have watched in class. The first video is a cute song about the water cycle. The students have made up some motions to go along with it to help them remember the water cycle. The second video is about the early European Explorers. The students love to sing this song. I hope you enjoy, and that you are singing along!

The Water Cycle Song

Discovering America

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Exciting Events at Holly Springs!

<em>Breast Cancer Ribbon</em> Magnet Large 4"x8"
Tomorrow is our school's first PINK OUT day! We encourage you to remind your child to dress up in as much pink as possible tomorrow. We are supporting the search for the cure. Our school will also be releasing balloons tomorrow afternoon. Your child can purchase a balloon to release for $1. The proceeds will go to our school's Relay For Life fund. *No child will be penalized for non-participation.

Don't let math or technology trick you! Next Thursday, October 27th is Trick or Treat Night – PTSO Math and Technology Night 
 This event will be from 6:00 – 7:30 – we will have three 20 minute rotations with the last 15 minutes to trick or treat time to each teachers door.  Students are allowed to wear their costumes to school. (No masks or scary costumes allowed) This will be a fun night to learn some great games to help with math! We will also be showcasing student technology. Our classroom has been working diligently on Native American PowerPoints, and we would love for you to stop by and see them!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Water Cycle

We have just wrapped up our first Science Unit, Ecosystems. The students loved having the opportunity to participate in fun experiments! We built a classroom ecosystem, and did research on different types of ecosystems. Our next unit is weather. We will begin by discussing the water cycle.

I have included a few websites that have interactive activities on the water cycle.

Interactive Water Cycle

Water Cycle Game

NASA Video on the Water Cycle

Happy Studying!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ecosystem Activities

We are finishing up our unit on ecosystems and animal adapations. For some extra practice, click on the links below. These are fun games to review the topics covered in class!

Food Chain Game

Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

Monday, September 19, 2011

Scholastic Book Orders

Hawk Eyes are coming home tomorrow! Make sure you check for important information and forms. You will also find a Scholastic Book Order Form. This is optional and no child will be penalized for non-participation. If you choose to participate, please make sure you submit your order before September 30th. All orders must be submitted online. The books will still be delivered to the school, and will be passed out to the students. The log in directions and code are listed on the form. This is an excellent opportunity to not only provide your child with new books to read but to also increase our classroom library. With each online purchase made, we will receive a free book for our classroom! WOW! Thank you for all that you do!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Multiplication Mania!

Please remember to study those multiplication facts each night! I know that everyone is so busy during this time of year. One suggestion is to practice in the car. As you are going to school, practice, the grocery store, etc., you can quiz your child on the basic facts. By studying 10 minutes each day, you will notice drastic improvements. I am including three links below which will enable you to practice facts online. These are just a couple of many. Happy studying!

This website has activities, and an option to print your own flashcards.
This is an interesting website that allows you to take timed multiplication tests. The timer is set, and you answer the questions, it grades your answers at the end. Remember, our goal is to be able to answer 100 questions in 5 minutes!
This is my favorite website, Math Magician. This website has many fun games that you can play while practicing your facts!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Welcome Back!

Wow! What a fantastic first day! I am so honored to have your wonderful children in my classroom this year! We had a great first day! The students were eager to come back, and they were anxious to show me everything they know! I know we will have a productive year! Please remember to return the forms you received at our Sneak A Peek asap. I would also like to thank you for the many supplies that we received. I so appreciate your generosity, and the students do as well! We are off to a great start!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

Welcome back to school! I know you are excited for the adventures ahead! I hope everyone had a fun and safe summer! I cannot wait to see you all! Make sure you are prepared for fourth grade by studying those multiplication and division facts!