Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  Merry Christmas Everyone!!

  Most have made and taken home their Christmas Rag Trees!  I hope you love them, and are displaying them during this holiday season!!  Thank you for providing the fabric! 
   We will be sharing our Christmas Story Book Reports on Monday, December 19!  It will also be P.J. Day!  We will have a  "Read-A-Thon" with books I am giving them for Christmas! 
  In the afternoon, we will play a couple of games, watch "The Grinch That Stole Christmas," and have snacks!  I will be sending home a permission slip to watch the movie! 
   Your child may have signed you up to provide treats for the class!  If you are unable to provide what your child signed you up for, please let me or your child know, as soon as possible, so that we can make other arrangements!  Thank you in advance!! 
  The end of the quarter is Wednesday, December 21!  Please make sure your child has turned in all missing assignments by this coming Friday, December 16, so that they can be entered into the computer before the quarter ends!  It's impossible to enter all missing assignments on the last day of the quarter!
  We have four Birthdays during the break!  Dylan and Gwen will celebrate their Birthdays on Tuesday, December 20, and Sadie will celebrate hers on Wednesday, December 21.  We will celebrate Morgan's after the first of the year, Tuesday, January 3rd!

Monday, December19 Pajama Day!  Read-A-Thon! Book Reports! Afternoon Party and Sing Around The Tree!
Happy Birthday Dylan and Gwen!! December 23
Happy Birthday Sadie! December 21
Happy Birthday Morgan! December 30
Christmas Break: Thursday, December 22-Tuesday January 2 

Monday,  December 12 6.2 Generate Equivalent Fractions
Tuesday, December 13 6.3 Simplest Form
Wednesday, December 14 6.4 Common Denominators
Thursday, December 15 Problem Solving*Find Equivalent Fractions
Friday, December 16 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint/ No Homework

Math Homework:
Corresponds with the lesson taught each day!

Finishing up The Middle Ages

Finishing up Reptiles 

Social Studies:
Finishing up Indian Tribes

                                     Have a wonderful Christmas!!  Happy New Year to all!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News December 5, 2016

Hello Everyone!
  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!  We will be starting Christmas Presents for you this week!  1/2 yard of cotton type fabric is requested!  Your child will measure and tear the fabric in order to create you gift!  Old Levis work well, as does old cotton shirt, skirts.  Please, NO T-shirt material, as it does not tear easily!  I will provide all other materials!  Thank you!
Monday 5.6  Number Patterns       Homework 5.6
Tuesday Chapter 5 Review/Test    No Homework
Wednesday Go over Review/Test  No Homework
Thursday Final Chapter 5 Test       No Homework
Friday Chapter 6.0 & 6.1  Fractions and Decimals

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News November 29, 2016

Hello Everyone!
I hope each of you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  Some of our students finished their Indian belts and Indian Dolls! Here's a picture of a couple of tribes that finished!  Students were excited to take them hoe, and have Thanksgiving with the Indians.
Shrunken Indian Head Dolls!

Weaving Belts is so much fun!

We are proud of our Paiute Indian Dolls

We are proud of our Navajo Indian Dolls and belts!

Busy weavers!                     


Tuesday, November 28 Battle Book Reports on Indian Teepee's Due!
Happy Birthday Jenna December 3!  We will celebrate Friday, December 2
Tuesday, December 6  SUU Women's Basketball Game
Wednesday, December 21 Happy Birthday Sadie!
Thursday, December 22 Happy Birthday Dylan and Gwen!!
Friday, December 30 Happy Birthday Morgan!  

Monday, November 28 5.2 Factors and Divisibility
Tuesday, November 29 5.3 Problem Solving and Common Factors
Wednesday, November 30 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint
Thursday, December 1 5.4 Factors and Multiples
Friday, December 2 5.5 Prime and Composite Numbers

Monday, November 14, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News November 14, 2016

Hello Everyone!
Here are a couple of our cute Reflection Contest Winners!
Shelby did a picture that said, "Once I Saw a Turtle That Had All Different Colors!" Megan drew a picture of an airplane and said, "I Believe I Can Fly!"
Congratulations to both of you!

Because of The Veteran's Day Assembly and a couple of other things that came up, we are back-tracking on our Math and Science!

Happy Birthday: Kyle Thursday, November 17!

Monday: Chp.4.9 Model Division With Regrouping
Tuesday: 4.10 Place the First Digit
Wednesday: 4.11 Divide by 1-Digit Numbers
Thursday: 4.12 Problem Solving*Multistep Division Problems
Friday: Chapter 4 Review/Test

Math Homework:
Correlates with the daily lesson. No Homework on Friday! 

Middle Ages

Class Reading: Hatchet

Language Arts: We have finished our Language Arts Convention Packet.  We will continue to use what we have learned, in our writing!  We still do Daily Language every morning!

Science:  Deserts and Reptiles

Social Studies:  Indian Tribes of Utah!

Book Report:  I hope you're saving your cereal boxes!  Our next book report is another Battle Book, and will be done using a cereal box!  Due, Tuesday, November 29!  I'll send the rubric home a week prior to the due date.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News November 7 2016

Hello Everyone!

We're starting yet, another week! Boy, time sure flies when you're having fun!! We have been busy, doing so many fun activities, that are integrated with our Indian Tribes of Utah and Science Units!! We are weaving Indian belts, making thankful Indian boys and writing Indian petroglyphs of what we are thankful for, reading about the five Indian tribes of Utah, then writing about our favorite!  Sharing our narrative writing with classmates, making biome pyramids, including animals that live in each zone, and many other great activities!

Book Report
Due, November 29  Battle Book in the form of a cereal box! Please save your cereal boxes! 

Monday, November 7 Chapter 4.6 Division and the Distributive Property
Wednesday, November 9  Chapter 4.7 Divide Using Repeated Subtraction
Thursday, November 10 Chapter 4.8 Divide Using Partial Quotients
Friday, November 11 Chapter 4.9 Model Division with Regrouping

Math Homework:
Monday: 4.6
Tuesday: No Homework
Wednesday: Mid Chapter Check Point 
Thursday: 4.7
Friday: 4.8 

Language Arts:
Personnal Narratives, Antonyms, Recognizing parts of Speech, Verbs.
Paragraphs on favorite Indian Tribe.

Middle Ages 

Desert Biome, Reptiles

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News November 1, 2016

     I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!!  Thank you for contributing to our In Class, Trick or Treat!  It was fun!!  We carved our Apple heads for our Indian Dolls, gave our Mystery Book Reports, and Estimated Popcorn Math, while learning about the unique contributions "Corn" has impacted our country!  Thank you for your awesome support in these activities!!  It does not go unnoticed!!

Monday, October 31 Halloween!  Mystery Book Reports due!!
Tuesday, November 1 Field Trip to Frontier Homestead State Park!  Home lunches for most!  Thank you for our parent helpers!! April Orton, Danelle Pampinella, Jane Hunt, and
Wednesday, P.E.

Monday: Popcorn Estimation Math. No Homework!
Tuesday: Field Trip No Math Homework! 
Wednesday: 4.3 Interpret The Remainder
Thursday: 4.4 Divide Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands!
Friday: 4.5 Estimate Quotients Using Compatible Numbers!

Math Homework: 
Correlates with the lesson taught each day! Please work on "Multiplication Tables" by using flashcards at home!  MASTERING THEIR MULTIPLICATION TABLES,  IS A MUST for LIFE!

Amphibian Reports/ Start to learn about Reptiles and Deserts! 

The Middle Ages 

Book Reports: 
Another Battle of The Books! Due Wednesday, November 30 

Thank you for your support at home!!  Your child, nor I, could do 4th grade without your help! 
Learning how to throw the AdelAdel

Sawing Logs!

Roping Cows!

Weaving The Maypole!

Pitching Horse Shoes!

Finding The BEST way to move water, using gravity!

Playing The game Graceful!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Megan's Flowers!
Red Ribbon week was a success!  The following are pictures of our class on Friday!  Pajamas and Crazy Hair Day!
Tyler in Blue!
Anyone care for Shelby's hairy donut?

Colin's a colorful unicorn!

Lillianna has a monster in her hair!!

Dax, is very patriotic!

Sadie's got a unicorn on her head!

Josten's all for the Broncos!!

Morgan's colorful ponytails!

Pajama and Crazy Hair Day!

Oh Ya!!!

Kelsi took the spider thing literally!!

Denym's got her hair tied in braids!

Isabelle keep her horses in her corral!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News October 25 2016!

Hello Everyone! 
     I hope you  had a great three day weekend!!  I wish it was like the good old days when we got five days off for UEA!  Oh well,  change is the name of the game!
     I sent home the rubric and brown paper bag with your child for their book report!  It is due next Monday, October 31. Halloween!!
     Speaking of Halloween, if you would like your child to participate in an in-class Trick-or-Treat, please send 30 small treats with your student to give out to the other students.  We will also be presenting our Mystery Book Reports, carving our apples for the heads of our Indian dolls, and having our class store!!
     SAGE Fall interim testing is complete!  Now it's learning time!!  We will be working hard to up our over-all scores in ELA, Math, and Science!!  

Tuesday, October 25 we will go over Chapter 3 Math Tests. No Homework!
Wednesday, October 26 Chapter 4.0 &4.1 Estimate Quotients Using Multiples.
Thursday, October 27  4.2 Remainders
Friday, October 28 4.3 Interpret the Remainder 

Math Homework:
Correlates with the lesson taught each day!

Utah's Land Zones, ( Wetland, Coniferous and Deciduous Forests, Deserts!  Amphibians and Reptiles! 

Personnal Narratives 

Social Studies: 
Indian Tribes of Utah! Utes, Paiutes, Goshiutes, Shoshone, Navajo!

Book Report: 
Mystery Book Report due Monday, October 31, Halloween!! 

Field Trip: 
Tuesday, November  1  Frontier Homestead State Park!  I have four parents helpers!!  Thank you for your help!  Please arrive at Frontier Homestead Museum at 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m. Most students voted to bring their own home lunch!  Because we aren't traveling out of town, home lunches will be permissible!

Thank you for your great support at home!!  Thank you for sending  a large apple, and a ball of yarn with your child! We are looking forward to doing fun projects in our Indian Tribes of Utah unit!!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News October 17 2016

Hello Everyone!!
     Fall is in the air!! We have started the 2nd quarter already!!  I sent home "Progress Reports," on Monday!  If your child turned in missing assignments by Wednesday, October 12, they received credit, as talked about during S.E.P.s!  The computer no longer accepts late assignments.  Please help your child stay on top of Math Homework, Book Reports, and Reading Logs, so they don't run out of time to turn it in this quarter!  Thank you in advance!
     The S.U.U. Animal Ambassadors visited our 4th grade classes last Friday!  They brought with them some fascinating animals!  A Desert Tortoise,  Soft Shelled Turtle, King Snake, Gopher Snake, Baby Boa, and Tiger Salamander!  We learned about their habitat's, adaptations, and the land zones in which each live.  This was a great opportunity!  
Tiger Salamander

Box Turtle

King Snake

Desert Tortoise

Baby Boa                                          

SAGE Testing everyday this week!                                           
Happy Birthday! Lilianna, Wednesday, October 19!!

Monday, October 17 3.6 Choose A Multiplication Method
Tuesday, October 18 3.7 Problem Solving*Multiply Two-Digit Numbers
Wednesday, October 19 Chapter 3 Review/Test  No Homework
Thursday, October 20 Chapter 3 Test/ No Homework
Friday, October 21 Chapter 4.0 & 4.1
Math Homework: 
Corresponds with the lesson taught each day!

Utah's Land Zones, ( Wetland, Coniferous and Deciduous Forests, Deserts!  Amphibians and Reptiles! 

Personnal Narratives 

Social Studies: 
Indian Tribes of Utah! Utes, Paiutes, Goshiutes, Shoshone, Navajo!

Book Report: 
Mystery Book Report due Monday, October 31, Halloween!! 
I'll be sending the rubric and paper bag home with your child, next week! 

Field Trip: 
Tuesday, November  1  Frontier Homestead State Park!  I'm still in need of two parents helpers!!  Please let me know if you are available!! 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

Thank you for your great support at home!!  Thank you for sending  a large apple, and a ball of yarn with your child! We are looking forward to doing fun projects in our Indian Tribes of Utah unit!!! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News October 10, 2016

Hello Everyone,
     Sorry,  my computer has been sick for the past two weeks! It needed a part! We're up and running now! Thank you Tech Support!!
     Our visits at S.E.P.s were great!!  I enjoyed watching your child share with you His/Her progress so far this school year!  I have to say, I'm enjoying your child in our class!!  Large, loud, but lovable!!
     Our field trip to Zion National Park, was the bomb!!  THANK YOU to all of our Parent/Grandparent helpers!!  Pictures will follow!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of you who found it in your hearts to donate a few $$ to Skyler!  His Mother passed away unexpectedly a week ago!  The money was very much appreciated!!

Thursday, October 6: Happy Birthday Berkley!!

Monday, October 10:  Field trip to Zion/Columbus Day!!
Tuesday, October 11:  Check out Mystery Book from the library for upcoming Book Report.
Wednesday, October 12: P.E. Early Out! All missing assignments are due!!
Friday, October 14:  S.U.U.'s Dr. Heyborne will be in our 4th grade classes, sharing animals from the Zoology department!/ END OF FIRST QUARTER!
Friday, October 21: 4th graders will attend a S.U.U. Women's Basketball game!!  We have met one of their STAR players, Miss Whitney Johnson!! 
Wednesday, October 26: Happy Birthday Lilliana!!
HEADS-UP!  Tuesday, November 1:  4th graders will take a bus to the Frontier House Museum.  We will eat lunch at the city park, then walk back to school just in time for Art, Library, and Music! We need Three Adult Helpers from our class!!  You would be at The Frontier Homestead from 9:00- 11:30.  If you are able, to help, please let me know ASAP!  Thank you!

Math:  Chapter 3
Monday: Field Trip! Catch-up on missing Homework!!
Tuesday: 3.4 Multiplying Using Partial Products
Wednesday: Mid-Chapter Checkpoint
Thursday: 3.5 Multiply with Regrouping
Friday: 3.6 Choose A Multiplication Method

Math Homework:  Correlates with each day's lesson.

Language Arts:
Monday:  Getting to The Root of It
Tuesday:  Facts and Opinions
Thursday: More Analogies
Friday: Still More Analogies

Utah Amphibians, Land zones,  and Plants!

Book Report:  
 A Mystery Book Report is due on Monday, October 31! Halloween!

Social Studies: 
We have divided into the Five Indians Tribes of Utah! The Utes, Paiutes, Goshiutes, Shoshone, and Navajo!
Items of Interest:  We will carve "Apples Faces" for our "Indian Dolls" on Halloween!  Each student needs the largest apple you can find!  Also, a skein of yarn, wound into a ball, then put into a Zip-lock bag!!  We will be weaving belts to wear during our Indian Tribes of Utah unit!   Thank you for your support!!

Have a great week!!! 

Weeping Rock!!!

Bridge on the trail to Weeping Rock!!

Just Sitting Like Bumps on a Log!! Haha!!
Art Work using Folding!
Reader's Theatre "Spider Showdown!!"

Rock stairs, under the bridge!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Reynolds' Raptor's News September 19,2016

Hello Everyone!

Our field trip to Navajo Lake was fantastic!!!  We learned about the Pinion/Juniper land zone,  Deciduous Forest, Coniferous Forest, and Wetlands!!  We learned about where our water supply comes from, while stopping at Cedar City's Water Shed!  We saw toads, dragonflies, damselflies, fish, sheep and a squirrel at Wood's Ranch! We learned about Utah's State Tree; The Quaking Aspen, our old state tree Blue Spruce, and  Fir. We saw deer, birds, fish, and caught Spotted Leopard Frogs, at Navajo Lake!  We got muddy, but had such a great learning time, outside of the classroom!!
Pics of our class at Wood's Ranch!!

Pics of our 4th grade classes at Navajo Lake!