This last week was our first full week. Meaning, we had school every single day.
The week flew by!
Here are some highlights from the week.
Lollipop Lesson: On Monday we used the scientific method to answer the following question: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Blow Pop? Our answers ranged from 200 to over 1,000! We discussed that the reason for this must be due to the fact that some people took quick licks, while some took longer. We decided that doing our experiment didn't find the precise answer because it's different for everyone.
Creativity: On Thursday, the students worked in groups to create a skit, poster, or game to teach the rest of the class the steps of the scientific method. Our first group presented on Friday. Brooklyn R, Aralyn, Weslan, Tony, and Paige created a game show with Starbursts at the end. They did a really great job with including everyone and challenging the rest of the class if they knew the steps. Way to go!! I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the presentations next week!
Parents: Feel free to ask your child if they can remember the steps. Or, even better, use the steps to answer a question together as a family.
Happy Birthday Annie! On Friday, we celebrated Annie's birthday. Annie's mom came in at the end of the day and brought Creamies for everyone. I think we all really enjoyed those. I know I did! Thank you Annie and Happy Birthday! And thank you for not popping your balloon. :)
Happy Labor Day on Monday! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Monday, August 25, 2014
I have made some UPdates on this website. Check the tabs. The spelling list is up to date and the math assignments are up to date. If your child is in my math class, please encourage them to finish their math homework and to bring it in tomorrow. 4th grade is officially beginning and their assignments will go on their grade. After 5 days, they will receive a zero. Anything turned in late will receive a 5 point deduction each day. (Each assignment is worth around 26 points.)
For my homeroom kids:
Happy birthday today, Cristian! We had a lot of fun singing to him today. Unfortunately he popped his balloon, but it made for a good laugh. However, NO MORE POPPING BALLOONS. :)
** Today I sent home a reading calendar. I accidentally wrote that they need to read 100 minutes a month. That is incorrect. They need to read 100 minutes a week! So a total of 400 minutes per month. I will make sure to tell the students tomorrow about this mistake. Please help encourage your child to read, read, read! ***
Adventure awaits within the pages of a book!
Thanks for all your support!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Welcome to 4th grade with Mrs. Lott!
I am so excited to meet each and every one of you!
Just a few reminders:
Back to School night is Monday, August 18th from 6:00 p.m until 7:30 p.m
First day of School is Tuesday, August 18th and starts at 8:15 a.m. (Students are welcome to come in my class beginning at 8 a.m.)
Here are some helpful documents:
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org