Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ordering a book for your child can help motivate them to read and help foster a love of reading. Scholastic book clubs offers popular titles at a highly discounted cost to students.
See the flyer sent home today. Orders are due by Tuesday SEPTEMBER 7th.
Online Ordering Information
Web address: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: GNTJN
Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child — and help us earn FREE books for our classroom library at the same time! With new online ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs, you can choose from a much wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card.
Best of all, our class earns a FREE book every time a parent places their order online. It's so simple! Here's how it works:
SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs.
On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link, then register for your own user name and password.
When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This code ensures that your order is sent to me.
SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles available online...and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts.
SEND your order to me online by the due date. This time it is September 3rd.
Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.
Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer.
Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure. Plus our whole class benefits thanks to the FREE books we'll earn with every parent online order.
Go to www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs now to get started.
DISCLAIMER: If you are not a part of Mrs. Roses' class and order books we will not send them to you. Please only order a book if you are in my class this year!
We would love to see parents tonight to meet you and explain about 4th grade. We are also planning on using some of our new technology that will let you vote on some fun questions.
Come see what students are doing at school.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The fourth grade team will be presenting about our instruction for the year. We are looking forward to meeting (or seeing you again) at open house!
Students were sent home with a reminder about open house, a class newsletter, and papers they have completed in the last week. Most items are there for you to review but do not need to be returned.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This week students took the district baseline writing assessment. Using the district writing rubric which grades on Mechanics, Spelling, Organization, and Style students are assessed to help determine areas of need in their writing.
Help with writing at home!
Have students keep a journal, write the grocery list, write and mail a letter to a family member, or write a narrative story about something that happened to them!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Students have also begun to organize their school supplies placing less frequently used materials into storage cubby boxes in the back of the room to keep desks clean!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I have a page my mom kept from second grade that said I wanted to be a teacher. Not everyone knows what they might want to do when they are only 10 years old, but anything is possible with the right attitude and hard work!
Someone in our class wants to be a
- restaurant worker
- shark scientist
- baseball player
- movie producer
- football player
- professional gymnast
- criminal lawyer
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The first few days of school involves a LOT of paperwork so please take the time tonight or in the next few days to review the documents sent home. Please fill out and return appropriate documents as soon as possible.
Thanks for coming to our blog to check it out. Expect to see 1-2 posts per week.
Monday, August 16, 2010
I sent home postcards with this beautiful Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) this week.
Included on the postcard are classroom and teacher contact information. If it works for you, place the postcard on the refrigerator or other location in case you need to contact me throughout the year.
If your family would greatly benefit from a 2nd copy please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Students will also need to transport supplies between classes as follows:
Pencil pouch with:
- pencils 2-5
- pencil sharpener
- pink eraser
- red pen
Student Resource notebook (with tabs for subjects)
Planner & Blue homework folder
Thursday, August 12, 2010
- 1 yellow highlighter
- 4 pkgs. of 12 #2 pencils, sharpen 2
- 1 pencil pouch with zipper, (fabric preferred) - To tote supplies to reading and math groups
- 1 pkg. of wide ruled notebook paper
- 2 composition notebooks, any color, 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" - a science notebook and writers journal
- 1 adult-size pointed scissors, - 4th grade, it's time to cut quickly and carefully
- 1 ruler with inches & metric, no metal parts (please)
- 4 large glue sticks - most students will need more, buy now while they are on sale!
- 1 bottle of white glue
- 1 box of 24 colored pencils
- 1 box of 24 crayons
- 1 box of washable markers (optional) - many students prefer markers for posters, projects, etc. but they are not necessary
- 1 large pink eraser
- 1 red ball point pen - used for correcting their papers. Red only please!
- 2 spiral notebooks - Notes for social studies and reading work.
- 1 clipboard, letter size 8 1/2" x 11" not legal size - working on the floor, outside, or in a different room is much easier with clipboards.
- 1 box of gallon or quart size zipper storage baggies - used to store all kinds of pieces and papers
- 1 3-ring binder (1 inch) - Student Resource notebook (vocabulary, data, etc.)
- 1 set of 5-tab dividers for 3 ring binders - Data, Reading, Math, Writing, Other.
- 2 boxes of facial tissues
- 4 pocket folders - 2 for projects, 1 handwriting, 1 poetry
- Hand held pencil sharpener
- $7.00 for Planner and Time for Kids.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
While not every piece of writing can be published, it is important to let students publish some of their work, especially ones that are important to them. I always seem to decide when it is a good time for the class to publish, and how to publish.
I was reading The Write Tools - Greiner and she suggested allowing students to choose how they would like to publish. Here are some of her and my ideas for what that might look like in my classroom.
Post in classroom
Post on board in hall
Add to a published collection of student work on bookshelf
Post on blog
Include snippets in newsletter
With the right guidelines I think some of these publishing options would be very alluring to young writers. We'll see!