Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #15

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Happy Birthday: Damien 2,  D.J. 4, Jason 23!

I can't believe it's that time of year already!!  Time goes by fast..........when you're having fun!!!
I hope you're all ready for Christmas and New Years!!  I want to Thank Everyone for your great support this year!!  I love your child, and appreciate the help you give them at home!!  Believe me.....it shows!! A giant THANK-YOU to our reading helpers!!

Book Report:  Doesn't need to be an actual book!  It will be telling of an Indian Legend!  The rubric is simple, yet interesting!  Students will present them on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Friday, December 19 will be "Pajama Day!"  We will have a Read-A-Thon in the morning.  In the afternoon , we will watch "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," and play a game, and eat snacks!  Your child may have signed you up for a snack item.  If you are unable to supply it, that's fine!  Thank You! I'm sending home a permission slip  for you to sign, in order for your child to watch the movie.

Spelling: Leaf, leaves, wolf, wolves, potato, potatoes, roof, roofs, family, families, library, libraries, journey, journeys, hero, heroes, ditch, ditches, quotient, remainder .

Math:  Chapter 6 Test  Chapter 7, Add and Subtract 7.1 Add and Subtract parts of a Whole, 7.2 Write Fractions as Sums, 7.3 Add Fractions Using Models, 7.4 Subtract Fractions Using Models.

Math Homework:  Correlates with the lesson taught each day! 

Science:  Soil and The Soil Profile!

Social Studies:  Finish our Indian Tribes of Utah Unit

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #12

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Book Reports:  Biography Book Reports were awesome!!  Thanks for your support!!  The next book report will be that of an Indian Legend!  Your child may google a story or check out an actual book from the library.  It will be due, December 19. 

Reading:  Please remember that your child needs to be reading at least 30 mins. each night!  15 mins. should be read out loud to an adult for vocabulary and clarification purposes!  A few students have still not returned their October Reading Log!  We have finished reading Hatchet, By Gary Paulsen, and will start Brian's Winter !

Spelling: Cleaner, cleanest, bigger, biggest, earlier, earliest, quicker, quickest, busier, busiest, rougher, roughest, heavier, heaviest, happier, happiest, lazier, laziest, Christmas, fractions.

Math: Students should practice multiplication tables for 10-15 mins. per night!!  As I said before, our students are struggling with the basic math facts!
6.0 Fractions and Decimals, 6.1 Equivalent Fractions, 6.2 Generate Equivalent Fractions, 6.3 Simplest Form, and Common Denominators, 6.4 Common Denominators.
Math Homework: Correlates with the lessons taught each day!

Science:  Soil and the "Soil Profile."

Social Studies:  Indian Tribes of Utah!  We wove belts, and dressed our Indian dolls. Bud and LaRee Garfield did an amazing presentation for us , on the American Indians!

Students will be making a Christmas present for you!  I have supplied everything except 1/2 yard of fabric!  The gift is a decoration for your home!  I would like all of the fabric to be here by this Friday, so we can get started!  The fabric needs to be able to be torn!  Otherwise, your student will have to cut out by hand.  Old levis or cotton shirts work well also.  Just so there is at least 1/2 yard, per student!  Thank You!!
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #11

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving!!  We are in school this week, and two days next week!  Our Thanksgiving break begins, November 26, and goes until Monday, December 1!

Book Reports:  Biography Book Reports are due, next Monday, November 24!  Your child will either dress-up like the person they are reporting on, or bring props.  Ex. Helmet, mitt, soccer ball, jersey,  pictures, e.t.c.  The rubric is being sent home today!

Reading:  Please remember that your child needs to be reading at least 30 mins. each night!  15 mins. should be read out loud to an adult for vocabulary and clarification purposes!  A few students have still not returned their October Reading Log!  We are finishing Hatchet, By Gary Paulsen!

Spelling: Lived, living, rattled, rattling, studied, studying, traveled, traveling, changed, changing, appeared, appearing, raced, racing, hoped, hoping, wrapped, wrapping, Indian, Thanksgiving.

Math: Students should practice multiplication tables for 10-15 mins. per night!!  As I said before, our students are struggling with the basic math facts!
5.4 Factors and Multiples, 5.5 Prime and Composite Numbers, 5.6 Algebra, Chapter 5 Review/Test.  6.0 Fractions and Decimals, 6.1 Equivalent Fractions, 6.2 Generate Equivalent Fractions
Math Homework: Correlates with the lesson taught each day!

Science:  Soil and the "Soil Profile."

Social Studies:  Indian Tribes of Utah!  We are weaving belts, and are about to dress our Indian dolls.

Students will be making a Christmas present for you!  I have supplied everything except 1/2 yard of fabric!  The gift is a decoration for your home!  I would like all of the fabric to be here by this Friday, so we can get started!  The fabric needs to be able to be torn!  Otherwise, your student will have to cut out by hand.  Old levis or cotton shirts work well also.  Just so there is at least 1/2 yard, per student!  Thank You!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #10

Hello Everyone!
  Our field trip to " Frontier Homestead," was awesome!!!  Thank you Lisa Anderson for helping us pack the wagon!!  We participated in some very fun activities:  Packed a game called "Stage Coach", "Lassoed" Animals with rope, learned about "Mining" in Iron County, panned for "Gold," shot the "Adladls", played a game called "Double-Ball",  and "Ground corn"!!
 We then, walked to the city park, and ate a sack lunch!!  We played for a little bit on the playground equipment, then walked back to school!! I hope you enjoyed all of the pictures I posted last week! 

November 12  Happy Birthday  Ian!!!!

Math:  I want to emphasize the fact that our kids need to have the "Basic Math Facts," mastered!
If you are able to go to " Dollar Tree" and pick up some Multiplication,  Division,  Addition, and Subtraction Flash Cards, that would be very helpful!  I would suggest that your child work on memorizing the basic math facts, by using those flash cards every night, for 15 min.  It would be fun for them, if you could use them as a game!
  I would also suggest, that you help your child with the math homework.  Use the easiest method for you and your child.  Remember, there's more than one way to cook an egg!
Math:  4.9 Model Division with Regrouping, 4.10 Place The First Digit, 4.11 Divide by 1-Digit Numbers, 4.12 Problem Solving.
Math Homework: Correlates with the daily math taught in class.  Plus, 15 min. working with flashcards on Basic Math Facts!
Math Workshop for Parents:  Thursday Night , November 6, at South Elementary, 7:00 p.m.!!

Spelling:  Didn't, that's they're, you're, couldn't, haven't, o'clock, we're, isn't,  I'm, it's, who's, they'd, could've, they've, you'll, don't, aren't, Goshiute, Shoshone.

Social Studies:  The Indian Tribes of Utah!

Science:  Finishing up Rocks and Minerals.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #8

Hello Everyone!

     I hope all of you had a great, fall break!!  I know I did!  The end of the quarter was Wednesday, October 15.  Your child's "Progress Report" should come home with them today! 

     Our field trip to Zion National Park was amazing!!  We now know where all of the bucks are hiding out, during the deer hunt!  We saw five huge bucks, eight or so does, and a fawn!  Other animals seen were: A Blue Heron,  a group of turkeys,  a squirrel,  and a Big Horn Sheep!  I personally felt like our class was on their best behavior, following all of the rules and regulations in a National Park!!  Thank you for teaching your child respect and obedience!!  The trip was very enjoyable, as well as educational!  Thank you Lynnette Roundy for helping us on this field trip!!

     The Frontier Homestead will be our next field trip!  It will be on Friday, October 31! (Halloween) We can use your help with the centers that will be taught there!  If you are able, and would like to participate, please let me know!  We will leave by bus at 9:00.  At noon we'll walk to the city park and eat lunch!  After lunch we will walk back to the school, and share our "Mystery Book Reports!"  It should be a great day!!

     Spelling:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, January, February, July, August, September, November, month, year, holiday, autumn, season, calendar, second, minute, multiplication, division.

     Math:  4.4 Divide Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands.  4.5  Estimate Quotients Using Compatible Numbers.
     Math Homework:  Correlates with the lesson taught each day.

     Science:  Rocks and Minerals We will discover the properties  different objects possess.  We will also, do scratch, luster, and chemical tests on rocks brought into the classroom!

     Social Studies:   We have divided into the five Indian tribes of Utah!!  They are:  Utes, Paiutes, Goshiute, Shoshone, and Navajo!  We will be weaving belts to wear, and making Indian dolls.  Please send a skein of yarn, wound into a ball, in a gallon-sized zip lock bag. Please make sure your child's name on it!  Your child will also need a large sized apple for the Indian doll head!!  Also, two pieces of felt!  Thank you for your support!!

     Thank you to our reading helpers!!!  I couldn't do it without your help!!   It takes a village, to raise a child!!!




Friday, October 3, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #7

Hello Everyone,

Our field trip up The Canyon Park, was fun!!  Your child learned about indigenous plants of Utah.  They also were exposed to different rock forms and the process of erosion and weathering!

SEPs:  It sure was nice getting to visit with each of you during SEPs!  You have great kids!!  I absolutely love each and every one of them!  I thought each of them did a great job, presenting their data folders and portfolios to you!

Book Reports:  The book reports were awesome!! Thank you for your help with them!!  Your child should now be reading a "Mystery Book."  The book report for the mystery book is due, Friday, October 31.  I have already shown our students how to present them, but won't send home a rubric, until a week before the report it due!

Reading Logs:  Thanks to those of you who remembered to send the reading calendars back to school!  Remember that 900 minutes of reading is due, in order to earn the "Pizza Hut" award! 

Field Trips:  Next Monday, October 6, we will be walking to The Braithwaite Fine Arts Museum.
Monday, October 13, the 4th grade classes will be taking a trip by bus to Zion National Park! 

Spelling:  Follow, matter, summer, million, dollar, scissors, cattle, address, office, suppertime, blizzard, penny, wrapper, wallet, occurrence, village, collide, battle, deciduous, coniferous.

Math:  Chapter 3 Review Test, Chapter 4 Divide by 1-Digit Numbers, 4.1Estimate Quotients Using Multiples, 4.2 Remainders, 4.3 Interpret the Remainder.
Math Homework:  Correlates with the math lesson taught each day. 

Science:  It's pretty evident that most of my class, love science!!!  Maybe that's because I do too!!
We have been studying Rocks and Minerals.  We will learn about Fossils and soil!! Quiz your child about what they've been learning! I think you might be surprised at what they know;)

Picture Retakes:  Thursday, October 9 is picture re-take day!!

Reflections:  This years theme is:  The World Would Be A Better Place If...........................They are due Wednesday, October 29. 

Have a great week!!

Here's a way to look at the new Utah Common Core for Math: There's more than one way, to cook an eggSo I woke up this morning and got ready to go to work, and decided to make myself some eggs for breakfast since my wife was still asleep. My mom taught me how to cook eggs, but it had been so long since I've done it, that I decided to pull out a recipe book to get some help. Finding "egg recipes" in the index, I was blown away! There was a list of over one hundred different ways to cook an egg!! I found that to be absolutely absurd! WHY would someone go through all the work and trouble to learn how to cook eggs all these fancy and complicated ways, when there's one basic way to do it! What a waste of time and energy. Besides, there were all these fancy words like poached, boiled, coddled, omelette, creamed, Benedict, scalloped, scotch..... frittatta??.... I don't even know what these mean! Guess I better go ask my wife for help. On second thought, nah..... Well, this is just way too much... someone needs to do away with all this new-fangled fancy confusing stuff. Just stick with scrambled. A cooked egg is a cooked egg, right? 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Reynolds'Raptor's News #6

Hello Everyone!!
   The PTA has scheduled tonight! Monday Evening, September 22 from 5:00-7:00, as Dinner & a Movie Fundraiser night!!  You may use the tickets purchased for the Back to School Bash, or buy new ones!


     Field Trip to Canyon Park, Friday morning, September 26.  Just the morning.  We'll be back to school, for lunch!

   September 29-October 3 S.E.P.s.  School dismisses at 2:30 each day, including Wednesday. 

   Battle of The Book Report Due, September 29.  I'll send the rubric home today.

   Spelling: Strong, wrong, copy, clot, problem, October, whole, explode, control, shown, bowl, bottom, smoky, coach, throat, toast, doughnut, foe, indigenous, elevation.

    Math:  Chapter 2 Test,  3.0 Multiply 2-digit Numbers , 3.1Multiply by Tens,  3.2 Estimate products,   3.3 Area Models  and Partial Products,  3.4  Multiply using Partial Products.
    Math Homework:  Correlates with  lesson taught  each day!

     Science:  Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks!  Indigenous plants of Utah!  Land Formations. 

Reading:  Your child should be reading at least 30 mins. every night!  The reading calendar is due   Wednesday, Oct. 1.  Our class is reading Hatchet, by Gary Paulson.

Reading helpers:  Start the week after SEPs.  I'll cll to remind those who have signed up!!

Have a great week!!!



     

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #5

Hello Everyone!!
   The PTA has scheduled next Monday Evening, September 22 from 5:00-7:00, as Dinner & a Movie Fundraiser night!!  You may use the tickets purchased for the Back to School Bash, or buy new ones!

   September 29-October 3 SEPs.  School dismisses at 2:30 each day, including Wednesday. 

   Battle of The Book Report Due, September 29.  I'll send the rubric home this coming Friday. 

   Spelling: Since, which, inch, string, title, shrimp, picnic, mind, wild, decide, why, skyscraper, buy, right, lightning, write, cypress, bicycle, indigenous, sedimentary, metamorphic. 

   Math: Lesson 2.9 Multi-step Multiplication, 2.10  Multiply Two-digit Numbers with Regrouping, 2.11 Multiply 3-Digit and 4-Digit numbers with Regrouping, 2.12 Algebra Solving Multistep Problems using Equations, Chapter 2 Review Test.

   Science:  Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

   Reading Groups:  We've started our  Reading Groups!

   Classroom Reading Book: Hatchet By Gary Paulson 

Language Arts: We've been studying the use of apostrophies!  Sometimes used as a contraction, sometimes used s a possessive.

Have a great week!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Reynold's Raptors' news #4

Hello Everyone!!

We're off to a great start!!  Remember picture day is this coming Monday September 8, 2014!!
Also, don't forget our "Back To School Bash,"  That night!!  Buy your tickets in advance to receive a discount!!  Thanks to the P.T.A. for putting this affair on for South Elementary!!


Happy Birthday
Mikayla Halterman 18

Science:  The Living Plant Museum will be visiting our 4th grade classes on Monday September 8, to teach us about land forms!!  This fits right along with our earth science studies.  We will also be learning about the different classifications of rocks!!

Spelling: Then, else, edge, when, tenth, empty, sketch, easy, eager, sneakers, mean, fifteen, receive, piece, believe, spelling, people, squeeze, Utah, Raptors.

Math:  2.4 Estimate products,  2.5 Multiply Using the Distributive Property, 2.6 Multiply Using Expanded Form, 2.7 Multiply using Partial Products,  Mid-Chapter Checkpoint.
Math Homework:  Correlates with each lesson taught that day.  Mid-Chapter Checkpoint doesn't have homework.
Multiplication Tables:  Some of our class are behind on mastering their multiplication tables!!  This concept cannot be stressed enough!!  Your child must know them, backwards and forwards!!  Please work at home with them on accomplishing this life-long learning task!!  Thank You!

Reading:  Please remember that your child has their first book report due, Monday, September  29.
They should be reading a Battle of The Books Book!!  You may read along with them;)
Please remember that your child should be reading every night for at least 30 mins. 15 mins. should be read out-loud to an adult, for clarity and vocabulary.  The September Reading Log should have come home the 1st of September.  Please keep it in plain site so that your child  can keep a record of their reading time.  At the end of the month, please sign, total the time, and return with your child to school!  Thank you!!

Language Arts:  We have been studying the difference between Common and Proper Nouns, Plurals, and this week; Abbreviations and Compound Words! 

Have a great week!!!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #3

Dear Parents,
It's hard to believe that we're already on our 3rd week of school!!!  Everything is moving right along!!  Your child has been bench marked for their new reading level. Thanks to Linda Marriot and her crew!
The PTA is asking that all parents sign up for the South Elementary Alert system, so that you will receive texts on your phone about events at our school.  The three options are as follows:
3 options to sign up for PTA alerts:

1. APP:  download "Remind101" app and enter code: @southel
2. TEXT:  send a text to (435) 238-4868 with the message: @southel
3.  EMAIL:  send a blank message to southel@mail.remind.com
Happy September Birthday!!!:
Dylan O, 1
Nicole Hedges, 3
Mickayla Halterman 18th.

Picture Day:  Monday, September 8
Back To School Bash: Monday, September 8  Get your tickets early, at a discounted price!!
 

Spelling: Fact, began, clasp, rapid, able, later, space, stranger, grade, display, main, explain, freight, neighbor, weigh, vein, April, ankle, mountain, valley.
Math:  Completed Chapter 1   Lessons Intro Chp. 2  Multiplying By One Digit Numbers 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Math Homework correlates with the lesson taught each day.

Science:  We've learned about the parts of the earth and how volcanos really erupt.  We have started our Rocks and Minerals unit.  We know that all rocks are a combination of one or more minerals.  We know that minerals are used in our every day lives.  We will disect a Chocolate Chip Cookie to find the minerals (Choc. Chips) within.  We will learn about crystals and our birthstones.

Please make sure to access your child's Powergrades once a week!!  This will inform you on what your child is doing, and how well they're doing it!

I have a wonderful class!!  Thanks for giving me this opportunity to teach your child!!  Have  great week!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #2

WOW!!!  What a wonderful class!!  We've made it through an entire week already without any problems!!  Thank you for giving the awesome opportunity to accompany you in teaching your child!!  The following is an outline for the week:
Birthdays:
Happy Birthday  Megan!
Happy Birthday  Luke!
Happy Birthday  Emma!
Happy Birthday Dylan O.!

Math:  We have completed lessons 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.  Homework for these lessons have already been sent home, returned, and checked!
We will continue with lessons, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and Chapter 1 Review Test.
Math Homework: Correlates with the lessons taught each day.

Spelling:  Attach, where, sandwich, change, watch, singer, slippery, spring, gather, these, thread, athlete, worth, thirsty, whisper, whistle, awhile, nowhere, dinosaur, volcano.

Science:  Land Before Time  Parts of The Earth, Pangea, Mountains, Valleys,  Volcanos. Dinosaur environment.

Social Studies:  All about "Me" activities!!

Library, Music, and P.E. have already started!  We have a new Art Teacher, Debbie Davis, who has a masters degree in Art!  We will go to Art this coming Thursday!  Cheryl Savage is our new Music teacher, but not new to our school!!  Welcome to South Elementary!!

Have a great week everyone!!!  Remember, No School on Monday, September, 1,   Labor Day!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome Back To School! 2015

               Welcome To Mrs. Reynolds’ 4th Grade Class!
                             Reynolds’ Rockin’ Raptors


I am thrilled to have such a wonderful group of students coming to my class this year!  Fourth Grade is very exciting!  During this year, many concepts are introduced, reviewed, and built upon from the previous years!  I believe that the first step for a successful school experience is helping each child discover that he or she is a valued person and member of the classroom body.  I pledge to treat your child with dignity and respect. It is important to me that your child love school!  If, for some reason, you notice your child is not feeling this way, please let me know. I am more than willing to do what I can to help with the situation. I look forward to working with you and your Fourth Grader! Together we can make this one of the most successful and memorable years ever!

Class Blog: If you access our class blog once a week, you will be informed on everything you need to know.  If you do not have the internet, please let me know and I will give your child a hard copy.
I would appreciate your email address written on the 3x5 card I gave you. To access my blog: go to Iron County School District. Click on Schools, click on South, Click on teachers, click on Mrs. Reynolds picture.  My email address is karla.reynolds@ironmail.org

Reading:  It is important that your child read at least 30 mins. each day, from a book on his/her level. 15 mins. should be read out loud, to an older person for clarification of vocabulary etc. and 15 mins. in silence. Mark the time read each day on the monthly reading calendar. At the end of the month, please total the minutes read, add a parents signature, and turn it into me on the first day of the following month. We will learn about the different genre of reading.

Book Reports: Book Reports will be given on a different genre each month.  The first report will be a “Here’s The Scoop” Book Report. It will be due the last week of September. It will be from our “Battle of The Books” list. I will inform you well in advance, what type of genre, how, and when the  report will be given.

Spelling:  A “Spelling List” will be sent home each week and also put on the blog. We will work in class on spelling and vocabulary. The weekly “Spelling Test” will be given each Friday.  Sorry, but spelling tests can not be made up. :( Vocabulary words will be used from our Math, Science, Social Studies, and class reading books. We will be having a grade level, as well as a school wide “Spelling Bee,” at the end of the year.

Math:  Our math program is called “Go Math” I’m excited about this program, because it will be accessible to you at home through the internet. We use Go Math Practice Book as homework. Both books will stay at school.  If needed, Google: thinkcentral.com your child’s name is the user name and go math is the pin number. Your child can work online, copy and bring it back to school.  Using a variety of math resources will assist students in learning the Utah State Core for 4th grade. We also have a “Multiplication Tables Chart” that will be tested on each Friday!

Science: We will start the year exploring “Land Before Time.”  We will explore the Scientific Method. We will study the Earth, different Land Zones, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Rocks and Minerals, Indigenous Plants of Utah,The Water Cycle, Weather, Animals and Insects.

Social Studies:  We will study Utah’s history.  Starting with the symbols and counties of Utah. We will move to American Indians, Spanish Explorers, Mountain men, and the Utah Pioneers.  Utah Studies Weekly is a fantastic newspaper addition that teaches these topics.

Language Arts & Writing: Students are given Daily Language lessons, Mountain Language, and writing activities. We will write letters, poetry, Journal Jots, stories, persuasive advertisements, tall tales, compare/contrast, descriptive, haikus, cinquains, and writing of students individual interests. We will use Six-Traits to improve writing skills. Monthly Journal Jots will be done in class, then taken home for you as a parent, to critique and send back to class each month.

Personal Items:  Please make sure your child's name is on everything sent to school!  Please do not allow your child to bring toys or irreplaceable items from home!  The school, or I will not be responsible for any personal items brought to school, that are lost stolen, or broken!





Classroom Management:  I have many reward systems in place!  If for some reason your child does not adhere to any to them, I have a three strikes....your out policy!  After three warnings or chances to adhere, your child will be asked to move their desk to the back of the room. They become an "Outlier"  Mathematical term for alone.  If three strikes are again earned, your child will call you, then be sent to the focus room, and possibly be referred to the "Skills Program."  They may also earn their way back into the "Cluster," another Mathematical term for (Group)
Your child has ample time to finish the required work in class!  If they don't finish what is expected, they will stay in from all breaks until finished.  If the work is still not finished by the end of the day, it will come home, and be added homework.


Homework:  Nightly reading, one page of math from the practice book, are the homework requirements on a regular basis.  Typing and spelling words as needed. 

I hope this will be one of your child’s favorite school years yet!!  We are Reynold’s Rockin’ Raptors!!  Thank you for the privilege of being your child’s teacher and advocate for a successful year!!  You may email me anytime at karla.reynolds@ironmail.org.  Call or text me at 435-704-1091.
Thank you in advance, for a great year!!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Reynolds' Rockin' Raptor's News #33

Here are some pics throughout the year!  I love these kids!!    I'm sure going to miss them!!!!
















Sunday, April 27, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News # 32

Hello Everyone!

I'm including a calendar of important dates, that I thought would be helpful these last fews weeks of school!
April 26 & 28 Happy Birthday Kaden and Cooper.
April 30 Happy Birthday Kaysha!!
May 9 Happy Birthday Daxten!
May 10 Happy Birthday Laura!
May 12 Happy Birthday Mrs. Reynolds!
We have finished our Spelling program.
Library Books Due: Tuesday, April 29!
May 1 Thursday:  Science Test 1:00-2:00.
May 2 Friday:  Science Test 1:00-2:00.
May 2 Friday:  CVHS Hershey Track Meet Registration!
May 5 Monday:  Math Test 10:30-11:30.
May 5 Monday: Reading Celebration! Afternoon!
May 5 Monday:  Book Report Due! Newberry Award Winner on Cereal Box!  Sorry, I sent home the wrong rubric, so I put the due date back another week!  The new rubric should be more clear!
May 6 Tuesday: Math Test 9:00-10:30.
May 9 Friday:  Move It Day! 4th Grade is incorporating The Meeting of the Rails at Promontory Point.
May 12 Monday:  Battle of The Books! 9:00
May 16 Friday: 4th Grade Field Trip to The Aquatic Center! $2.00 each.  School Packed Lunch!
May 19 Monday: 4th Grade Memory Day and Open House. 2:30.  Room B-9
May 19 Monday: South and Enoch, Battle of The Books 1:00 at South Elementary!
May 22 Thursday:  Field Day at CHS Track!  4th and 5th Grades only!
May 23 Friday:  Last Day Of School.  Meet New Teachers 9:30. Schools out at 2:30!
Math: Lessons 12.7 Metric Units of Mass & Liquid Volume.  12.8 Units of Time.  12.9 Problem Solving and Elapsed Time.  12.10  Mixed Measures.  Test Prep.  12.11 Algebra  Chp.12 Review Test
Math Homework Correlates with the lessons taught above.
Science: Finsih up Weather/Birds. Start Rocks/Minerals.
Reading: In Class, Night of The Twisters
Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast on testing days!  Also, please make sure your child attends school on testing days!  Thanks for all you do!!
I love your child, and feel very blessed to have been their teacher this year!!
Having fun with the Pinwheels we made!!!





Monday, April 21, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #31

Hello Everyone!
      It seems like forever ago that I wrote something here!  But, I guess I only missed one week! LOL!!
As many of you know, I went in to surgery April 8 for a cornea transplant.  What should have taken two hours, took six.  The pressure in my eye was extreme, causing Dr. Edwards to laser some holes in the cornea to relieve the pressure.
      The next day, the transplant had slipped out of place, so another five hour surgery. There were concerns about going from a lower altitude, to a higher altitude, resulting in more pressure, so I was prescribed some drops and a pill to help with the pressure, should it become extreme again.
     All went well until midnight, when the pressure began to escalate!  The drops didn't seem to help, so the pill was taken, this made me immediately vomit!  I was scared that it knocked the cornea out of place again.
     A call to the on-call Dr. told me to continue the drops until I felt relief!  Finally, the pressure subsided, and I went to another appointment that morning.  Everything was in place and working great!! Thank goodness!!
     Mrs. Boggess was my substitute for six days, and did a great job!!  I hope each of you had a wonderful Easter break!!  Thank you so much for your contribution to our "Easter Candy Hunt!"
     On Thursday, April 17,  I was released to drive, and do most of my regular activities!  I'm so happy to be back to school!!
     Today, Monday, April 21, I made pancakes for my class, (A yearly tradition) before taking our language arts test.
      Happy Birthday McKenzie!!
     Spelling:  Multiply, imagination, favorite, computer, citizenship, invisible, undercover, enjoyment, discussion, America, unusual, example, melody, temperature, understanding, experiment, explanation, oxygen, feather, beak.
     Math:  Make up lessons that they didn't get to, with our substitute.  11.5, Chapter 11 Review Test,
12.2, 12.3.
     Science: Weather/Birds
     Book Report:  Newberry Award Winner Due; April 29.
Thanks for all that you do!! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #30

OMGosh! This year is going by quick!!
     Congratulations to: Blakely Cyphers on being the 4th grade winner of the Year Book Cover!
Laura Stephenson on taking 3rd place in the Science Fair among 4th graders!  Craig Whittaker won Honorable Mention!!  Great job!!  Reynolds' Rockin' Raptor's!!
     The Living Planet Aquarium came to visit our 4th grade classes today!  They brought a Wetland Model, Bulrush, Cattail plants, a Tiger Salamander, Red Spotted Frog, Garter Snake, and King Snake.   It was a great review for our End of Level Science Test!
     We will be taking the writing test this week!! Students will read three articles, then form an "Opinion," and write about it!  They will read two-"Informational" articles, then write about them. They must write at least three paragraphs for each piece and then type them!!  Good luck Raptor's!!!!
     Noah Denhalter will be performing in Pirates of Penzance!  Our class will be attending on April 11, at 10:00.  If you are able to donate $2.00 for this great opportunity, it would be very much appreciated!!  A giant THANK YOU to Jennifer Denhalter for arranging the time, and paying for our tickets!!
     April Birthdays:  Happy Birthday!! 3 Abby,  18 McKenzie,  23 Brody, and  25 Kaden!!!!
     Spelling Words:  Hopeless, careless, homeless, tireless, hopeful, fearful, cheerful, cheerful, careful, graceful, happily, friendly, angrily, swiftly, suddenly, darkness, goodness, sadness, kindness, thermometer, hygrometer.
     Science: Weather/Birds
     Math: 10.3 Parallel Lines and Perpendicular Lines, 10.4 Classify Quadrilaterals, Mid-Chapter Checkpoint, 10.5 Line Symmetry, 10.6 Find and Draw Lines of Symmetry, 10.7 Problem Solving.
     Math Homework:  Correlates with the lessons taught above.
     Reading:  Battle of The Books,  Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech.  Your child should also be reading a Newberry Award winner.  Their book report will be due April 25.
     Battle of The Books:  April 12th!!
Have a great week!!!
    

Monday, March 24, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #29

Hello Everyone,
     What a busy, but fantastic week we just finished!!  The Ancestor Reports were amazing!  It was so interesting, to learn about your ancestors!  Remember that this writing assignment, doubled as an Ancestor Book Report!  Your child did a great job!  Now it's up to The Son's of The Utah Pioneers to decide winners from our school!
     The Science Fair was wonderful!!  It always makes me sad when some of the BEST ones, weren't judged, but presented in class!  Remember that the Science Fair Project doubled, as an Informational Book Report!  Congratulations to each and every one of you who put forth the effort to do a project!!  They were fascinating!!  You are all winners!!
     We have been busy, getting ready for the three-day writing test, that our class will take the first part of April!  Students will be required to type one opinion, and one informational piece.  They will read articles and decide what information to use in their writing!  Please allow your child to practice typing as much as they can!
     MATH:  Lessons 9.6 Add Fractional Parts of 10 and 100,  9.7 Compare Decimals, Chapter 9 Review/Test, Chapter 10 Two Dimensional Figures, 10.1 Lines, Rays, and Angles.
     MATH HOMEWORK:  Correlates with the math lessons above.
     SPELLING:  Quiet, quite, angel, angle, already, all ready, desert, dessert, weather, whether, pitcher, picture, loose, lose, aisle, isle, dairy, diary, Deseret, metal.
     SCIENCE: Weather/Birds  Your child will be bringing home their Water Cycle Chamber to do their final test on the Water Cycle.
     READING:  In class we're reading the Battle of The Books, Ruby Holler,  By Sharon Creech.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD BE SUCCESSFUL!!  YOUR CHILD IS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU AS THEIR PARENT!  I"M BLESSED TO HAVE THEM AS MY STUDENTS!



Saturday, March 15, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #28

Hello One and All,
     Happy St. Patricks Day!!  Don't forget "Art's Night," tonight, Monday, March 17.  Also, the author of the Fable Haven series,  Brandon Mull, is visiting our school today!!! We are so excited!!! You may take your child to Deseret Books tonight, for signing of his books.
     The Ancestor reports were wonderful!!  I will be submitting them to The Son's Of The Utah Pioneers today, for a final judging!! Congratulations!! Your child did a great job!! These reports will  be beneficial next year in 5th grade!  They will do a History Fair, on an ancestor!  It's much like our Science Fair! The hardest part, is already done!!! YAY!!!
     Our next book report is the Science Fair project!   It doubles as an informational book report!  Please remember the Science Fair is this coming Friday, March 21.  Those participating in the actual fair, will set up in the gym, first thing in the morning.  Those who turned in their registration late, will do their project in class that same day!  Thank you for your great support!  This is the last time, our school will be doing a Science Fair!
     Happy Birthday to:  Craig, on the 18th, and Blakely, on the 27th.
     Spelling:  Herd, heard, clothes, close, hour, our, two, too, their, there, ceiling, sealing, shoot, chute, strait, straight, medal, meddle, cumulus, cirrus, nimbus.
     Math:  9.2 Relate Hundredths and Decimals, 9.3 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals, 9.4 Relate Fractions, Decimals, and Money, 9.5 Problem Solving * Money, Mid-Chapter Checkpoint.
     Math Homework: Correlates with the lessons taught above.
     Social Studies: Finish up Spanish Explorers with a"Treasure Hunt."
     Writing:  Opinion writing
     Reading:  Ruby Holler , By  Sharon Creech
Have a great week!!!

    

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor News #27

Hello Everyone!!
     Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Megan, and Spencer!!!  The Green Eggs and Ham were delicious; enjoyed by most everyone in the class! Also, thank you for the Oreo's Mrs. Nakken and Ellie on Oreo's 102nd Birthday!!
     I sure enjoyed your child's SEP!!  Each of them did a great job!! I hope you enjoyed seeing the things your child values most about 4th grade this year!!  I appreciated the positive comments that you made concerning your child's progress!!  I have a great class!! I enjoy them every day!!
     We are going to the Iron County "Water Fair" on Monday, March 10, at 9:00; reading helpers will not be needed that day! Thank you!
     Please remember the "Science Fair" is March 21!!  If your child turned in their registration slip by February 14 they will participate in the Fair! If not, they will still present their project to the class.
     Congratulations to Ellie and Kaden, for doing a great job in the Spelling Bee!
     The Compare/Contrast story your child did, was wonderful!! Great job, editing their work!!
     Most students have turned in their ancestor reports!! They are fabulous!!  A few have shared their reports with the class!! Thank you for your support with these.
     Spelling:  Lazy, volcano, flavor, piano, recent, really, item, pilot, triangle, climate, gigantic, program, obey, puny, prepare, vacant, pulley, menu, science, mathematics.
     Science:  Finish Water Cycle. Start Weather and Birds .
     Social Studies:  Finish Spanish Explorers.  Start Mountain Men.
     Math:  `8.4  Multiply a Fraction or Mixed Number by a Whole Number.  8.5  Problem Solving*Comparison Problems with Fractions.  End of Chapter Test.  9.0 Relate Fractions and Decimals.  9.1  Relate tenths and Decimals.
     Math Homework:  Correlates with the lessons taught above.
     Happy Birthday to:   Craig and Blakely on the 18 and 27!!
Thanks for all of your support!
Have a great week!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #26

Hello Everyone!
     I hope you enjoyed the wonderful spring weather, over the weekend!  I sure did!!
Your child should have brought home a compare contrast piece for you to critique last week.  They were given the assignment to put it altogether over the weekend.  They should have an opening statement, the body, and a closing statement.  It may be typed, or handwritten.  Thank you for your help with this.
     Happy Birthday Megan! February 26  Happy 1/2 Birthday Cooper!  February 27!
     Also, keep in mind the Ancestor Book Report due, February, 28.  It is a combination of an ancestor's report for the Son's of The Utah Pioneers, and a book report.  It should have a cover page, including the title, student's name, school, and my name.  It should be the students own work, either typed or best hand writing.  It needs to have at least 300 words.
     The Science Fair registration was due February 14.  If your child did not return it on time, they may NOT participate in the Science Fair!  However, the project doubled as an Informational Book Report that will be presented in class!  In other words, they must still do the project! Due, March 22 it just won't be judged, or put on display for parents and the school to see.  They will get classroom credit only!
     SEP Week March 3-7!  Please watch for your appointment time to come home Monday,  February 24th!   I hope to see each of you there!  Your child will be taking charge of their own conference!
     Spelling:  Calf, walked, ghost, gnawed, climber, wreath, listen, island, scent, wrench, judge, fasten, wrist, doubt, knock, answer, knelt, sign, common, factors.
     Math:  7.6 :  Rename Fractions and Mixed Numbers.  7.7:  Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers.
7.8:  Subtract with Renaming.  7.9  Fractions and Properties of Addition.  7.10:  Problem Solving* Multistep Fraction Problems.
     Math Homework:  Correlates with math lessons above.
     Science:  Water Cycle/Birds
Have a great week!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #25

Hello Everyone!
     I hope everyone enjoyed President's Day!  We will start this week off with Green Ribbon Week!! We will walk around the school carrying a torch and wearing gold medals around our necks!!  The theme is: Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle, One Day at a Time!! We are commemorating the 2014 Winter Olympics!!  It should be fun!!
     Happy Birthday to Bryce!!!  Congratulations to Ellie, Kaden, and Ashtyn (Alternate) for moving on to compete in the Spelling Bee!!  You have two more weeks to practice, and do your best to win!!! I was very impressed by our students ability to spell!  We had seven who actually scored a perfect 100%, the first go around! We took another test, and lowered the number to three.
      Also, each student received an award for their Valentine's Container!!  The top three winners were Madeleine, Noah, and Sadie!!! Congratulations to each of you for your creative ability!!!  Thank you for all of your thoughtful Valentines!!!  We had a fun day!!!
      Our students are in charge of Flag Duty, Hall Monitors, and Lunch Workers this week.
     Book Report:  Due February 28th.  Ancestor Report!!
     Science Fair:  The registration Forms were due February 14th.  If your child didn't turn it in, they will not be able to participate in the school wide Science Fair.  It is still required as an informational Book Report due:  March 22.
     Spelling Bee:  Friday, February 28, 2:00 South Elementary Gym!!!
     Spelling:  Frighten, flight, brighter, flashlight, mighty, delight, tighten, nightly, brought, ought, thought, fought, sight, caught, daughter, taught, naughty, fault, numerator, denominator.
     Math:  7.2 Write Fractions as Sums,  7.3 Add Fractions Using models,  7.4 Subtract Fractions using Models, 7.5 Add and Subtract Fractions.
     Math Home Work:  Correlates with the math lessons above.
     Science:  Water Cycle, Birds
     Social Studies:  Spanish Explorers
Have a great week!!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #24

Hello Everyone,

     We're going strong this third quarter!  If you are reading this, congratulations!! You're one of the few!!  Thanks for making the effort!! It really helps me and your child out a lot!!  Besides, you are informed as to what your child is doing in class, and what is expected! Please visit your child's Power School account also! Thinkcentral.com is a great math site where you can access GoMath!
     Happy Birthday!!!!: 5th 1/2 Alexa, 12 Sadie, 16 Bryce, 26 Megan
     Valentine's Day:  We will exchange Valentines with everyone in the class.  If you choose to let your child participate, here are the names of our students: Brock, Daxton, T.J., Blakely, Tasha, Noah, Brody, Kaysha, Ashtyn, Alexa, Linden, McKenzie, Ellie, Spencer, Abby, Bryce, John, Austin, Cooper, Laura, Laurinda, Madeleine, Sadie, Craig, Kaden, Megan, Julian.  We will also have a     
     Valentine Container Contest!  Please help your child make a unique Valentine container to bring to class on February 14.
     Math: 6.7 Compare Fractions, 6.8 Compare and Order Fractions,  Chp. 6 Review/Test, 7.1 Add and Subtract Fractions, 7.2 Write Fractions as Sums.
     Math Homework:  Correlates with the lesson taught each day.
     Spelling Bee Test:  Congratulations to the following students for scoring a perfect 100% Ellie, Ashtyn, Kaden, Abby, Blakely, Megan, John, and Brody!!!!  We will do another test to eliminate all but three, to qualify for the Spelling Bee!
     Spelling: Enough, tougher, fifty, pharmacy, alphabet, nephew, trophy, paragraph, telephone, photograph, giraffe, forest, figure, refrigerator, draft, phrase, traffic, chief, Valentine, February.






     Science: Water Cycle.  Water Cycle Chambers.  A giant THANK YOU to Julie Workman for donating the water cycle chambers containers!!! Thank you Julie!!!  A salt dough recipe will come home today! Please use this recipe, not your favorite one.  This is particular to what we need to build our water cycle chambers! Thank you!
     2014 Winter Olympics Kick-Off "Ice Melt Off": Congratulations!!!  Gold: Maddie, Tasha, McKenzie, Craig, Noah, and  Bryce.  Silver: Kaden, Austin, Blakely, Megan, Kaysha, and T.J. Bronze: Abby, Cooper, Alexa, Sadie, Ellie, and Ashtyn. Copper:  Brody, Dax, John, Laurinda, Laura, and Spencer.
     Science Fair:  March 22. Doubles as a research/experimental Book Report.
     Social Studies:  Spanish Explorers.
     Book Report:  Due February 28  Son's of The Utah Pioneers .  Ancestor Report.  Please follow rubric.
Thanks for your great support in all that your child does!! I love each and every one of them!!  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be their teacher, and your advocate!
Have a fantastic week!!!  You Rock!!!
    

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #23

Hello Everyone,

     We're going strong this third quarter!  If you are reading this, congratulations!! You're one of the few!!  Thanks for making the effort!! It really helps me and your child out a lot!!  Besides, you are informed as to what your child is doing in class, and what is expected! Please visit your child's Power School account also! Thinkcentral.com is a great math site where you can access GoMath!
     Happy Birthday!!!!: 5th 1/2 Alexa, 12 Sadie, 16 Bryce, 26 Megan
     Valentine's Day:  We will exchange Valentines with everyone in the class.  If you choose to let your child participate, here are the names of our students: Brock, Daxton, T.J., Blakely, Tasha, Noah, Brody, Kaysha, Ashtyn, Alexa, Linden, McKenzie, Ellie, Spencer, Abby, Bryce, John, Austin, Cooper, Laura, Laurinda, Madeleine, Sadie, Craig, Kaden, Megan, Julian.  We will also have a Valentine Container Contest!  Please help your child make a unique Valentine container to bring to class on February 14.
     Math: 6.1 Equivalent Fractions, 6.2 Generate Equivalent Fractions, 6.3 Simplest Form,  6.4 Common Denominators, 6.5 Problem Solving, Midchapter Checkpoint, 6.6 Compare Fractions Using Benchmarks.
     Math Homework:  Correlates with the lesson taught each day.
     Spelling Bee Test: Caffeine, artichoke, odyssey, teriyaki, etiquette, crimson, buffalo, caribou, nirvana, ambivalent, Caesar, bayou, mahatma, blithe, influenza, yacht, bungalow, theism, karate, daffodil.
     Science: Water Cycle.  Water Cycle Chambers. 
     Science Fair:  March 22. Doubles as a research/experimental Book Report.
     Social Studies:  Spanish Explorers.
     Book Report:  Due February 28  Son's of The Utah Pioneers .  Ancestor Report.  Please follow rubric.
Thanks for your great support in all that your child does!! I love each and every one of them!!  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be their teacher, and your advocate!
Have a fantastic week!!!
    

Monday, January 27, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #22

Hello Everyone,
     We are back for another great week!  Linden and Spencer did a fantastic job with the flag raising ceremony!  Kaden did awesome with his report on MLK!  The entire 4th grade classes sang beautifully!  We had a great MLK program!!  Thanks 4th graders!!!
     Mr. Macklin, from Southwest Behavorial Health Center, is following up his presentation today! He always does a fantastic job!  The kids, love having him come!  We have two new students, Kaysha and Israel! We are happy to have them in our class! We're sorry to see Linden leave our school!
     Social Studies: Spanish Explorers, Father Escalante, and Father Dominquez.
     Spelling Words:  Voice, oyster, voyage, annoy, choice, avoid, appoint, enjoy, moisture, noise, drown, amount, fountain, crowded, southwest, thousand, flour, pronounce, riparian, perspiration.
     Math: Fractions and Decimals  6.1 Fraction Equivalence and Comparison,  6.2  Generate Equivalent Fractions, 6.3  Simplest Form, 6.4  Common Denominators.
     Math Homework: Always correlates with the math lesson finished in class.
     Science:  Water Cycle.  Please be thinking about a science project that would work well for you and your child.  We don't have word yet, but I'm thinking it will be in March.  The project is required, and counts as a informational book report.
     Reading:  We are reading "Snow Treasure," By Marie McSwigan, as a class.  Your child should be doing research on a ancestor that is at least two generations away.  It will double as a book report, and Son's of The Utah Pioneers writing competition.  Due February 28.  I'm sending the rubric home today.
     Book Reports:  Report on Ancestor,  Due February 28.
                              Science Fair Project,  Due March 17.
I love your child!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to being one of your child's advocate's!!
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reynolds' Raptor's News #20

Hello Everyone!
     I can't hardly believe that we've been in school over half of the school year!!  Your child is amazing!!  Most everyone, has improved in all aspects of learning over these past two quarters!  We do have an after school tutoring program in place, if any of you are interested in signing up your child for extra one-on-one math time.  Also, don't forget Think Central. com!  Everything you may want to learn about Go Math is on that web site!  There are fun games and activities that I'm sure your child would enjoy!  Also, remember to access your child's grades and assignments through Power Grade.
     Math:  5.1 Factors, Multiples, and Patterns, 5.2 Factors and Divisibility, 5.3 Problem Solving Common factors, 5.4 Factors and Multiples 5.5 Prime and Composite Numbers.  Math Homework correlates with the math lesson taught that day.
     Spelling: Cinder, circle, cardinal, cereal, cycle, concert, dancer, celebrate, twice, dangerous, strange, ledge, damage, geography, gentle, signal, regular, sugar, evaporation, condensation.
     Science:  Fish and Water Cycle
     Reading:  Brian's Winter
     Book Report:  The next Book Report will be on an ancestor.  Students should interview family members, research information about an ancestor.  The report will be due by February 14, 2014.  I will send home the rubric, January 25.
     Social Studies:  Spanish Explorers.
A giant THANK YOU!! goes out to all of our reading helpers!! You RoCk!!!
Have a great week!!!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Reynold's Raptors' News #19

Happy New Year Everyone!!
     I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break!  I want to thank each and every one of you, for the most thoughtful gifts and cards!!  They really made my holidays brighter!  Thank you for your awesome support with our Christmas party!!  We really had a great time!!!
     The end of the second quarter is this coming Friday, January 10.  I'm sending home another missing assignments list with your child.  I told them it is their responsibility to check their desks and backpacks for any missing work.  They were also told to finish work that is at home, and bring it back to school before Friday, so that I can enter it into power grade.  Remembering to put their name on their work has been quite an issue this year!  Hopefully, they will remember to put their name on their work;)
     Happy Birthday:  Noah  January 7th!
     Book Report:  Due, January 9th!  I pushed it back four days!
     Spelling Words:  Also, bought, cough, almost, false, officer, soft, stalk, halt, faucet, saucer, caution, lawyer, awesome, stall, crawl, awful, because, happy, New, Year.
     Math:  4.10 Place the First Digit, 4.11 Divide by One Digit Numbers, 4.12 Problem Solving*Multi step Division Problems, Chapter 4 Review and Test. Chapter 5.1 Factors, Multiples, and Patterns.
     Math Homework: Correlates with Math lessons completed in class.
     Social Studies:  Finishing up Indian Tribes of Utah.  Start Spanish Explorers.
     Science:  Finished Amphibians.  Started Fish, and The Water Cycle.
     Reading:  In class we're finishing Brian's Winter , By Gary Paulsen.  We will continue the book I gave them for Christmas, and Battle of The Books, book,  Snow Treasure, By Marie McSwigan.
Have a great New Year!!!