Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News March 20, 2017

Hello Everyone!!
     I just want you to know how much I am enjoying your child this year!!  I will hate to see them move up to 5th grade, as I have them where I want them now!!  LOL!!
     Thanks so much for helping your child succeed with their  "Inventions!"  I was amazed!!  Some of them need to be patented!! No lie!
Save your ears, face and neck from the curling iron burns!

Homemade Camelpack! Phone Holder too

     We have started learning our Mountain Man song!!  This class, sure loves music!  Our skills helper, Mr. Nelson, will be performing for the 4th grade classes,  the "Grass Dance."  He will wear his homemade "Kapote!"  I will be sharing with all 4th grades, my Father's Kapote, Possible's Bag, Beaver Hats, Moccasins, and other Mountain Man items.  We will watch  a Mountain Man video from the history channel, and write Tale Tales!  Your child will bring home a Mountain Man paper doll that will need to be dressed and accessorized, then brought back to school!  We will also have  Mountain Man  Rendezvous Math (Measurement) and a Mountain Man Rendezvous! 

Mountain Man Rendezvous! 
*Your child has been earning Dinosaur Dough!
*They will have the opportunity of spending it at the Rendezvous!
*Instead of me furnishing all of the goods to be sold at the Rendezvous,
*All items sold will be items that your child brings to sell! 
*These may be homemade items!
Our students will have such a fun time selling, buying, and (Trading) items homemade, or bought.
The date has not been established yet, just giving you a heads-up!! 

Monday, March 20 Mountain Man demonstration!
Monday, March 20 Talent Show Registrations Due! 
Happy Birthday, Kelsi!! Friday, March 24!
Happy Birthday Dax!! Monday, March 27!
Happy Birthday Tyler!! Tuesday, March 28! 
4th Grade Math Challenge Competition, in class Wednesday March 29! You will be contacted if your child is one is three top winners among our 4th grade classes!
4th Grade District-Wide Mathe Challenge winners Competition Friday, March 31 2:00 Three Peaks Elementary! 

Monday, March 20 Chapter 11 Math Review/Test  No homework!
Tuesday, March 21 Chapter 12 .0 Relative Sizes of Measurement Units & 12.1 Measurement Benchmarks.
Wednesday, March 22 Chapter 12.2 Customary Units of Length 
Thursday, March 23 Chapter 12.3 Customary Unis of Weight
Friday, March 24 Chapter 12.4 Customary Units of Liquid Volume

Math Homework:
Correlates with the lesson taught each day! 

Our Inventions topped-off The EUREKA unit
We will start Geology unit 6

We will finish up our Weather Unit, and start Rocks and Minerals to correlate with our CKLA unit!
We have finished up our Bird unit, and will start our Mammal unit

Book Report:
Together as a class! Hatchet!  (Battle Book)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News March 6, 2017

Hello Everyone,
      I hope you all made it through the weather, over the weekend!!  How Ironic, that we are studying the weather in our class!!  We have reinvented the Barometer, Anemometer, Rain Gauge, and Thermometer.  We've been checking and predicting the weather everyday!  We even got to eat  Cumulous Clouds (Divinity) and Stratus/ Cirrus Clouds (Cotton Candy.)

      The Ancestor Reports were fantastic!! It will be hard for the Son's of The Utah Pioneers to chose winners!!  Thank you for your support with these!!  Your child absolutely loved learning about their ancestor!! 
Monday, March 6 Happy Birthday Luke!!
Tuesday, March 7 Happy Birthday Denym!!
Wednesday, March 8 Happy Birthday Hannah!!

Tuesday, March 7 Chapter 10 Test
Wednesday, March 8 Chapter 11.0 & 11.1 Angles and Fractional Parts of a Circle!
Math Homework due: Monday, March 13 11.1

Eureka Inventions:
Due Wednesday, March 15
Please keep these simple, but useful!!

We weathered the weather on Monday, and walked to the Heritage Center, where we participated in The Utah Water Fair! I was so proud of our class for knowing so much about the Water Cycle. 

Conserving our water supply!

Cool experiments using water and fire!
Shaun's brother Austin was one of the presenters!

Pretty cool organisms found in Parowan waters!
Observing macroscopic organisims from Yankee Meadow!

Don't put chemicals on our lawns, or we will pay the price, when they percolate into our ground water!

We did very well in the Water Jeopardy Game!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News week February 21, 2017

Hello Everyone!!
     Thank you for all of the wonderful Valentines!!!  I appreciate your thoughtfulness!!
     I hope you had an enjoyable three-day weekend!!!  Water Cycle Chambers and booklets should have come home!  I trust that your child shared this fun project with you as they demonstrated all of the elements of the water cycle!  Please make sure that they return the booklet!  This is where they will be graded, on what they know!

Tuesday, February 21 Water Cycle Chamber Booklets Due!!
Friday, February 24  Happy Birthday Miles!! on the 25
Monday, February 27 Happy Birthday Luke!!!
Tuesday, February 28 Ancestor Book Reports Due!!!
Thursday, March 2 Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!
Monday, March 6 Utah Water Fair at The Heritage Center!!

Tuesday, February 21 10.2 Classify Triangles
Wednesday, February 22 Parallel Lines and Perpendicular Lines
Thursday, February 23 Classify Quadrilaterals
Friday. February 24 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint & 10.5 Line Symmetry

Math Homework: 
Correlates with the math lesson taught each day. 

Eureka!!  Student Inventors! 
Students filled out biography cards on several famous inventors!  They even worked together to creat a way to movve a ping-pong ball, from person to person, without touching it, using only 14 rubber bands, and 6 tissues!!  Eureka!!!  They made it happen!!!  Pictures will follow!

Beautiful Birds, and Weather 

Social Studies:
Spanish Explorers 

Have a great week!!!  Thank you for your great support with homework and book reports!!  It couldn't be done without your help!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Reynold' Raptor's News February 13, 2017

Hello Everyone!

We are happy to be back to our normal schedule!! Monday, February 13, our class will have a Valentine's Party!  I will supply everything, so no worries!!  We will also make Valentine containers in class on Monday! Again, no worries, I will supply all materials! However, on Tuesday, February 14, Valentine's Day, your child may participate in a Valentine exchange!  I sent home a class list with your child!  If you don't have the class list, just have your child put his or her  name on the back of each Valentine! 

Monday, February 13 Make Valentine Containers in class!  Valentine's Day Party!
Tuesday, February 14 Happy Valentine's Day!! Class Valentine Exchange !
Friday, February 17 President's Day Assembly!  3rd grade in charge!
Monday, February 20 President's Day!  No school!
Tuesday, February 28  Book Report on our Ancestor is due!!

Monday, February 13 Mid-Chapter Check Point & 9.6 Add Fractional Parts of 10 and 100
Tuesday, February 14 9.7 Compare Decimals
Wednesday, February 15 Chapter 9 Review/Test No Homework!
Thursday, February 16 Actual Chapter 9 Test  No Homework! 
Friday, February 17 Chapter 10.0 & 10.1

Math Homework:
Correlates with the lesson taught each day !

Have finished most of our Poety Unit!  I can hardly believe what great Poets we have in our class!!
We will start Unit 5 EUREKA!  Student Inventors!  Finish up Poetry with another unit!

Weather & Birds

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News February 6, 2017

Hello Everyone!

It was great meeting with each of you for SEPs!!   I can't believe how fast this year has flown!! 

Friday, February 3:  We will walk to the new, Southern Utah Art Museum, (SUMA) and to the Frehner Museum of Nature at SUU.  We will leave at 9:00a.m. and return by 12:00p.m.
Monday, February 6:  Our school "Spelling Bee," at 2:30 p.m. in the gym.  Our class winners are Sadie McNeel and Addison Pampinella!!  Congratulations to both of these smart spellers!!
Congratulations Addi and Sadie!!  Good luck on the school wide "Spelling Bee!"

Book Report: Ancestor Book Report due Tuesday, February 28! 

Friday, February 3            Chapter 8 Test. No Homework!
Monday, February 6         Chapter 9.0 & 9.1 Relate Fractions and Decimals. Tenths as a decimal.
Tuesday, February 7         9.2 Relate Hundredths and Decimals.
Wednesday, February 8    9.3 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals.
Thursday, February 9       9.4 Relate Fractions, Decimals, and Money
Friday, February 10          9.5 Problem Solving with Money.

Making Decorative Boxes at SUMA!

Animals at Frehner Museum of Natural History!

SUU Frehner's Museum of Natural History!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News January 23, 2017

Hello Everyone!
     I hope you and your child have started working on The Sons of The Utah Pioneers Ancestor Reports!  A fun thing to do as your child researches their ancestor, is to ask questions of their grandparents, or other relatives about their ancestors!  It's surprising, how fun this activity will be for you and your child!  They will learn things about their roots!  Stories that may have never been shared within your family, can now be told!  I'm excited for you and your child to be able to bond together, with your parents and grandparents!  Please follow the lavendar colored rubric, when putting together the Essay/Book Report!  It's not due until February 28, but please don't put it off!!

January 26 Happy Birthday Jackson!!! 
January 30 Book Report/Stone Fox is Due!
January 30-February 3 SEP's
February 3 Field Trip to SUU/Southern Utah Museum Animals

Monday, January 23 7.10 Problem Solving
Tuesday, January 24 Chapter 7 Review/Test  No Homework!
Wednesday, January 25 8.0 & 8.1  Multiplying Fractions by whole Numbers & Multiples of Unit Fractions 
Thursday, January 26 8.2 Multiples of Fractions
Friday, January 27 Mid-Chapter Check Point No Homework!

 Math Homework:
Correlates with the lesson taught each day!

Finished Fish, still working on the Water Cycle!

Poetry Unit 

Social Studies:
Spanish Explorers 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News January 18, 2017

Good Morning Everyone!

     I hope you enjoyed the MLK three-day weekend!!  Our 4th grade classes did a marvelous job, presenting to our school, a program about Martin Luther King!  We had a flag raising ceremony, featuring our own Dax Merrium as the Color Guard Caller, and our own Color Guard, William Colin Taylor presenting The United States of America Flag! 
     We sang songs: "The National Anthem", "What About Martin?", "Brown Eyes Black Eyes", and "Let There Be Peace On Earth."  
     Each class presented their dream!  Our class' dream is:  That There Will Be No More Child Abuse, or Pornography!!  
     Each student created a Gingerbread Person, that was glued onto a large piece of Bulletin board paper, with the words: What's Your Dream painted on it, and is taped up in the foyer across the sand sculpture!  
     We watched a DVD about Martin Luther King!  I brought "Moon Pies" for the entire 4th grade students as a reward for doing such a great job!!

Tuesday, January 18 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint and 7.6 Rename Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Wednesday, January 19 7.7  Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers
Thursday, January 20 7.8  Subtraction with Renaming
Friday, January 21 7.9 Fractions and Properties of Addition

Math Homework:
Correlates with the math lesson taught each day!  Please work one on one with your child in order to help him/her understand the concepts taught!  Thank you!

Sons of The Utah Pioneers Book Report:
Please help your child research one of  his/her ancestors.  Follow the instructions on the lavender rubric sent home last week!!  This assignment isn't due until the end of February, but please don't wait until then, to do the assignment!  Five essay's from our class will be chosen to go on to compete in The Son's Of The Utah Pioneer essay contest!!  Last year, my class won all three cash prizes!!  This is a great opportunity for your child and you, to get to know your ancestors!!  Thank you for your help with this project!

Book Report:
Stone Fox book report is due Monday, January, 30!  It is the book that I gave your child for Christmas!  They were told to read the book over the holidays!  I will send home the rubric today!

Fish/The Water Cycle

Unit 3 Poetry 

Social Studies:
Spanish Explorers

Reading Calendar:
Please remember that your child needs to read at least 30 minutes each night, in order to receive the Pizza Hut Certificate for a free pan-sized pizza!  Thank you for adding up the number of minutes, and signing the calendar!

Have a great week!!  I'm looking forward to visiting with you and your child during SEPs January 30-February 3!