Thursday, December 19, 2013

Spelling Bee

Today we had our first official spelling bee. All students did a great job- we are the first class to have EVERYONE choose to participate. Way to go 4M!

Congrats to our final four: Hannah, Tom, Jake and Michael. We look forward to seeing Michael compete in the first ever school wide spelling bee on January 17th! Way to go!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Spelling Week 15

1. about
2. invited
3. masses
4. each
5. countries
6. nerves
7. will
8. committed
9. instead
10. wolves
11. millions
12. do
13. worrying
14. losing
15. shared
16. donkeys
17. oxen
18. potatoes
19. estimation
20. structure

**setting
**character

Monday, December 9, 2013

Spelling Week 14

1. clown
2. skis
3. up
4. orbit
5. counter
6. compass
7. aware
8. bulletin
9. promise
10. how
11. follow
12. rough
13. repair
14. them
15. beauty
16. cougar
17. quantity
18. stomach
19. villain
20. hero

BONUS WORDS:
    **princess
    **kingdom

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Spelling List 13

1. argue
2. practice
3. struggle
4. aid
5. imagine
6. surround
7. many
8. continue
9. galloping
10. then
11. appear
12. comfort
13. exercise
14. city
15. she
16. notice
17. receive
18. succeed
19. sum
20. difference

BONUS WORDS:
   *product
   *quotient

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kendama Guest Speaker

Today our friend Marshall Covert came in to teach us about Kendama. We practiced asking good questions and focusing on the speaker. Marshall then signed autographs- it was so exciting!


Thanks Marshall!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Spelling List 12

1. their
2. sent
3. pour
4. peace
5. apple
6. other
7. flower
8. cereal
9. patience
10. they're
11. pore
12. but
13. cent
13. piece
15. there
16. scent
17. patients
18. serial
19. multiple
20. factor

Bonus Words
    homonym
    evaporation

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Homophone Tree

We are getting ready for our Pear Pair Tree tomorrow... A big thanks to C and his assistant M for helping to create our tree. It looks great!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Spelling Week 11

1. temple
2. her
3. shower
4. swallow
5. present
6. diamond
7. has
8. atmosphere
9. buffet
10. cobbler
11. stable
12. more
13. batter
14. pupil
15. into
16. scour
17. column
18. neutral
19. impact
20. climate

Bonus Words:
    **homophone
    **precipitation

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Spelling Week 10

1. see
2. puny
3. quiet
4. two
5. answer
6. ideal
7. perfect
8. examine
9. familiar
10. him
11. weak
12. delicious
13. noisy
14. like
15. tasty
16. response
17. inspect
18. strange
19. tenth
20. hundredth

Bonus Words:
    **synonym
    **antonym

Friday, October 25, 2013

Variables

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Spelling Week 9

1. system
2. energy
3. alphabet
4. Internet
5. again
6. research
7. puzzle
8. dictionary
9. mystery
10. neighbor
11. glossary
12. make
13. time
14. reference
15. no
16. could
17. thesaurus
18. vocabulary
19. latitude
20. longitude

Bonus Words:
     *almanac
     *visualize

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spelling Week 8

1. Everglades
2. Mexico
3. Canada
4. been
5. Pacific Ocean
6. than
7. Jupiter
8. Lewis and Clark
9. first
10. Challenger
11. American
12. soon
13. Cuba
14. Congress
15. Frankenstein
16. Antarctica
17. Thomas Edison
18. Parliament
19. Atlantic Ocean
20. Minneapolis

Bonus Words:
**geography
** terrain

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shades of PANTONE Adjective Art

Check out what we worked on today:

1. We talked about color shades:

2. We sorted our pantone postcards into color schemes:
3. We found matching mediums:


4. We colored our wordles with our matching shades:


5. We posted our work:




Friday, October 11, 2013

Mill City Museum Field Trip

Today we went to the Mill City Museum. We had a blast.



A very special thank you to our volunteer chaperones. We so appreciate you coming with us today!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Spelling Week 6

1. explode
2. mistake
3. suppose
4. did
5. telephone
6. describe
7. had
8. believe
9. climate
10. female
11. made
12. baseball
13. evening
14. beside
15. sunshine
16. parachute
17. freestyle
18. lightning
19. character
20. substitute

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Partial Differences Subtraction

Today we practiced a whole new kind of subtraction. It's called the partial differences method. Check out this VIDEO for a review. 


FALL KICKBALL TOURNEY 2013

Cheering on our teammate J

GO 4M!

Cheering with our pom-poms (thanks to the PTA!)

We've got spirit!

Focused team players...
Thanks to our friend Dan for pitching. We appreciate you!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Spelling Week 5

1. matter
2. snuggle
3. women
4. only
5. way
6. chapter
7. floppy
8. market
9. thunder
10. find
11. habit
12. doormat
13. use
14. giggle
15. acrobat
16. cotton
17. penguin
18. threaten
19. brainstorm
20. punctuation

**input
**output

Monday, September 23, 2013

Spelling Week 4

1. water
2. grip
3. restrict
4. stump
5. long
6. brisk
7. one
8. plastic
9. applaud
10. craft
11. probably
12. spinach
13. clever
14. dentist
15. traffic
16. may
17. drainage
18. splendid
19. first person
20. third person

**addition
**subtraction

Friday, September 13, 2013

Spelling Week 3

Focus: Initial Consonants

1. family
2. patio
3. reason
4. just
5. valley
6. building
7. weather
8. phase
9. decimal
10. called
11. very
12. monster
13. calendar
14. poem
15. after
16. subtract
17. science
18. wrist
19. polygon
20. multiplication

**quadrilateral
**equilateral 
**intersection

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Parent Information Night

iPad Haiku Deck Media Lesson

We had a great time learning how to create a Haiku Deck presentation on the iPad with Ms. Zbacnik. We practiced taking pictures on the iPad and searched for appropriate graphics using important key words. Students will have a chance to share their presentation on the Smartboard next week.


Thank you Ms. Zbacnik! Check out her blog post about our iPad project.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Spelling Week 2

Focus: Short Vowels

HW:    
   Tuesday: Write each word four times
   Thursday: Choice


1. exotic
2. these
3. magic
4. pencil
5. rabbit
6. number
7. all
8. most
9. travel
10. show
11. chicken
12. began
13. common
14. happen
15. guitar
16. jealous
17. leopard
18. question
19. line segment
20. angle

Monday, September 2, 2013

Spelling Week 1

Homework:
    Tuesday: Print each word four times
    Thursday: CHOICE

1. fourth
2. Brimhall
3. Elementary
4. safety
5. respect
6. best effort
7. care of property
8. responsibility
9. math
10. reading
11. social studies
12. science
13. library
14. fall
15. September
16. homework
17. classroom
18. friends
19. community
20. classmates

BONUS:
   Ms. McCormick

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome 4th Graders!

It was so nice meeting some of you at "Meet your Teacher" night. I look forward to meeting the rest of you on Tuesday. It looks like we have a great group of kids this year. I couldn't be more excited!

STUDENT NEWS:

PARENT NEWS:

  • If you haven't signed up for fall conferences yet, please do that here. Conferences this year are ONLINE SIGN UP ONLY. Reserve your spot today! 
  • The best way to reach me is via e-mail- sheila.mccormick@isd623.org


Helpful hint: Once you select the conference time you would like, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "REQUEST HIGHLIGHTED TIME"