Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015

Hello Everyone!!

These are pictures of our class Investigating Rocks!!  Your child has become a Rock Hound!!  They checked their rocks for size, color, shape, luster, scratch ability, what happens when adding water, and vinegar!
Checking for luster!! Oh how they shine!!

Doing the vinegar test!  Did we see bubbles?  Did our chalk dissolve?

Writing down data!!

Checking for luster!  Are there any sparkles!!

Writing down data!

Doing the water test!!

Our Elf on a Shelf brought us Taffy today!!  We used pressure and heat to make Metamorphic Rocks!! 
Science:  We will be finished with our Rock unit this week!!


Math: We will finish chapter 6
Monday: 6.5 Problem Solving*Find Equivalent Fractions
Tuesday: Midchapter Checkpoint and 6.6 Compare Fractions Using Benchmarks
Wednesday : 6.7 Compare Fractions
Thursday: 6.8 Compare and Order Fractions
Friday: Chapter 6 Math Test 

Math Homework:  Correlates with each day's lesson!

 Sing Around the Tree:  Everyday this week, we gather in the gym and sing Christmas Songs!!  It's always a fun and exciting time of year!!

On Friday, December 18, we will have "Pajama Day" and a Read-A-Thon!  No need to bring treats!  I will provide them!  In the afternoon we will watch "The Grinch" and have our 
Christmas Party!!   Your child will sign you up to bring some kind of treat!  If you are unable to do so, please let me know.

I sure enjoy your child in my class!!  They are a delight!!!  Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year too!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 7, 2015

Hello Everyone!

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts visited our 4th grade classes.  They brought wonderful pieces of Native American Artwork with them.  We put on white gloves, so that we could handle the pieces without depositing oils from our hands on them.
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Native American Woven Horse Blanket

Native American Straw Basket

Native American Coil Pot

Native American Shoulder Bag

Native American Beaded Necklace

I hope you're enjoying your Christmas Presents!!

I think these turned out beautiful!!
Your child spent a lot of time an effort in making these Rag Trees for you!!
Our class Christmas Tree sporting an Elf on a Shelf!!  He brought us Cookies and Cuties to help us learn about fractions!!

A Native American "God's Eye" is topping our tree!

Math:  Chapter 6 Fractions and Decimals
Monday: 6.0 & 6.1 Introduction * Investigate* Equivalent Fractions
Tuesday: 6.2 Generate Equivalent Fractions
Wednesday: 6.3 Simplest Form
Thursday: Common Denominators
Friday:Problem Solving * Find Equivalent Fractions
Math Homework:  Correlates with the lesson taught each day. 

Reading:  There has been some miscommunication on the amount of time spent of reading each month.  Your child needs to read a total of 900 minutes to get full credit, and a personal sized pizza from Pizza Hut.  30 min. each day is required. Your child should have checked out a Battle of The Books book from the library this week.  They have been invited to a Read-A-Thon with Mr. Oldroyd in the gym, Monday 14th.

Science: Finishing up Rocks and Minerals

Language Arts:  Unit 3 Poetry

Social Studies: Finishing up In Tribes of Utah!
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Reynolds' Raptor's News December 1

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!  We have been busy researching information about The Five Indian Tribes of Utah, and have written reports on each! We also made Indian Villages for each tribe!  We had a lot of fun!  This group of 4th graders are so creative!

Happy Birthdays:
December 6 Madelyn
December 8 McKinley

December 1 November Reading Logs are Due!
December 1 SUU Women's Basketball Game!
December 3 Iron County Museum of Art will teach us about The Five Indian Tribes of Utah!

Math: Chapter 5 Factors, Multiples, Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers.
Monday 5.0 & 5.1
Tuesday 5.2
Wednesday 5.3
Thursday 5.4
Friday 5.5
Math Homework correlates with the lesson taught that day!

Language Arts Unit 3 Chapter 2 Poetry

Science: Rocks and Minerals

Have a great week!!!