Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Kick Off to the School Year" Kickball Tournament

We had a great time playing kickball on Friday morning. We practiced working as a team, encouraging others and playing fair.

What a great class!
"We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit how about YOU!"

Monday, September 24, 2012

Spelling 9/24-9/28

No Excuse: (Need to spell correctly for the rest of your life)
4th Grade Words:(Need to know meaning AND spelling)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All About Circles

Here we are pretending to be a tether ball court. Notice the centerpoint (W), radius (W), diameter (G) and circumference! (D, J, Y, P and A) Awesome job 4M!

Today in math we studied CIRCLES. We compared circles to our favorite recess sport- TETHER BALL!

If we are trying to remember the different parts of a circle, all we have to do is think of a tether ball court.

Circumference is the measurement around the court= BOUNDARY LINE

Centerpoint is located exactly in the middle of the court= POLE

Radius is from the pole to the boundary line = ROPE ON A STRING

Diameter is the line that goes straight through the pole and touches on the other side = HALF WAY LINE

Who knew learning math terms could be so much fun?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Addition Practice

Are you having a tough time with your addition facts? Check out the following websites, videos and games. 

Helpful Addition Websites:

Youtube Addition Videos:

Addition Games Online:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This afternoon we practiced math facts galore. We realize that math facts aren't the most interesting to learn, but they are CRUCIAL (another word for really, really, REALLY important) for us to know in order to succeed in 4th grade math.

I strongly encourage you to practice these facts tonight at home. Remember... the link is in the upper right. It is labeled "Math Fact Practice".

Tonight is the perfect night to curl up with a good book. See you in the morning!

-Ms. McCormick

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Searching for LINES and ANGLES in Pieces of Art

We had a great time in math today. Last week we worked on identifying different angles (our class perfected the angle dance).

Students know the difference between acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles. Students also worked on identifying different types of lines.

We can identify parallel, intersecting and perpendicular lines.

Today we applied these skills to some famous pieces of art (provided by Mr. Moore). Check it out!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

4M RAZ Kids

Here is the link to sign into RAZ Kids. I look forward to seeing how many points each of you score this month.

Our class username is 4McCormick. Once you sign in, you can find your account and read away!

-Ms. McCormick

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School

We had a great first day of school. The new 4th graders worked on the following:

* Addition timed test
* Brimhall Bengal pride expectations
* What is math? brainstorm
* Routines, routines, routines!
* Lunch pin number practice
* Bus # practice

We also had our first library session with Ms. Zbacnik. Students checked out books and are bringing them home to read tonight.

See you bright and early!
-Ms. McCormick