Monday, September 11, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News September 11, 2017

Hello Everyone,

Today we will talk about the" Twin Towers" and how we are grateful to have those who fight for our freedoms!  We will also have some Japanese visitors and a program presented by them.  Picture Day is Thursday, September 14th. We have been reading about "Changes in The Earth" and "Dinosaurs!" We've made a "Dinosaur Timeline, " a "Dinosaur Times" newspaper, a 3-D Earth Model, and a 3-D Volcano!  We made a volcano using pressure and heat in the classroom!  Each Student contributed some magma to the experiment!    

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcome Back To School!
      It looks like we have a  great class this year!  I'm excited to get to know each and every student!
We have been working on a lot of class activities that will help us get to know each other! 4th Grade ROCKS! They are all "Of fish ally" Reynolds' Rockin' Raptors! 
     We started out with: Welcome Back To School Booklet, Wacky Introductions,  Oil Pastel Art, Bio Poems, Life Cycles,  Utah Song, Dinosaur Poem, Interdependence Rap, Water Balloon Toss, Pangea, or Land Before Time, and Dinosaur Timelines!
     Read "Chrysanthemum", Investigated our names, graphed our names, wrote information about our Birthdays, Experimented with an Ice Globe, Did M&M Math,  Estimated how many Dinosaur Eggs were in the jar,  Celebrated Dylan's Birthday, Cracked The Code, Did a People Hunt,  All About Me This Summer!

August 22, Happy Birthday Dylan!!
August 27, Happy Birthday Claire!!
September 1, Happy Birthday Lucy P. !!
September 4. Happy Labor Day! No School!
September 20, Happy Birthday Ryder!!

Tuesday, August 22,  Chapter 1 & 1.1 Place Value
Wednesday, August 23,  1.2 Read and Write Numbers
Thursday, August 24 1.3 Compare and Order Numbers.
Friday, August 25 1.4 Round Numbers
Monday, August 28 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint & 1.5 Rename Numbers
Tuesday, August 29 1.6 Add Whole Numbers
Wednesday, August 30 1.7 Subtract Whole Numbers
Thursday, August 31 1.8 Problem Solving * Comparison Problems with addition and Subtraction
Friday, September 1 Chapter 1 Review/Test 

Math Homework: 
There will be NO Gomath Homework!  The District has asked us not to send home Gomath homework, as it frustrates parents!!  I will be sending home Times Tables Charts to be filled out be each student every noght and returned to school each day!

CKLA:  Unit 1 Personal Narratives Childhood Memories! Daily Language Activities!

Science:  Land Before Time/ Changes of The Earth/ Volcanos/ Dinosaurs!

Social Studies:  Utah! This is The Place!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News May 17, 2017

Hello Everyone!!
The Color Run was a great success!!! Students collected $10,000, different businesses around town donated $12,000, and the PTA threw in another $10,000!!!  A total of $32,000 towards Google Chrome Books for our school!!!  Yay!!!  Thank you to everyone who participated!!!  The Color Run was a blast!!!  The kids had a great time!!  Thank you to our PTA, for a job "Well Done!"

                               Our 4th Grade Program was a hit!!! Great job 4th Graders!!
 Front Row, left to right: Hannah, Isabelle, Jackson, Colin, Berkley!
Second Row, left to right: Skyler, Luke, Dax, Aydan, Megan, Addison P.
Third Row, third cowboy hat to the right: Josten, Miles, Morgan, Lilianna, Tyler, Shaun, Kelsi! 
Back Row, left to right, after the gap: Shaylee, Denym, Gwen, Jordan, Dylan, Nick!
Jenna and Sadie are doing Arials in front of the group! 
Cash Award Winners of The Son's of The Utah Pioneers!!

  Josten $20.00,  Shelby $10.00, and Addi D. $5.00

Winner of next year's South Elementary Yearbook Front Cover!!  Congratulations, Lilianna!!

Presidential and national Fitness Winners!!  Congratulations!!
 What a fantastic group of students!!  Thank you for giving me the awesome privilege of being their teacher!!!  I love each and every one of them!!  Have a great Summer!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Reynolds' Rockin' Raptor's News!! May 12, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Here are pictures of our Battle of The Books Teams!
The Nifty Nerds!! Denym, Shelby, Lilianna, Shaylee, and Sadie!

The Nerdy Readers!  Nicky, Addison P. Morgan, Jordan, and Tate!

The Banana Bookmarks!!  Hannah, Kelsi, Tyler, Miles, and Dax!

The Red Readers! Luke, Berkley, Jena, and Ayden!

The Cheesy Readers! Gwen, Jackson, Luke, Colin, and Josten!

Reynold's Raptor's Reading Pack!!  Dylan, Isabelle, Megan, and Shaun!
 We didn't win the Battle, but we had the cutest dress-ups and most creative Posters!!
Thank you for coming to our 4th grade Program!!  Our kids Rocked it!!!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News May 1, 2017

Hello Everyone!
     I hope everyone enjoyed the week long Spring Break!!  I know I sure did!!
All Library books, excluding Battle Books, are due Tuesday, May 2.  All Leveled Library Books are also due!
     Our first SAGE Test is Monday, May 1 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Also Thursday 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Please make sure that your child has had a good night's sleep, and a healthy breakfast, on those days!  Please talk to them about taking their time, and doing their best!

Monday, May 1 SAGE Reading Test 9:00-11:30
Tuesday, May 2 Library & Leveled Library Books (except Battle Books) are Due!
Wednesday, May 3 Color Run 12:45 White T-Shirts, Sunglasses preferred!
Thursday, May 4 SAGE Writing Test 1:00-3:30
Friday, May 5 SAGE Writing Test 9:00-12:00
Monday, May 8 Happy Birthday Megan!!
Tuesday, May 9 Happy Birthday Colin!!
Tuesday, May 9 4th Grade Battle of The Books!
Wednesday, May 10 Happy Birthday Ayden!! 
Friday, May 12 Happy Birthday Mrs. Reynolds

Monday 13.5 Problem Solving Finding Area /Finish Math Book!
Review all previous taught Math lessons.  Prepare for SAGE Testing!

Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Soil Profile, and Fossils!   Review all previous taught Science topics!
Prepare for SAGE Testing!

Social Studies
Utah Pioneers!

Investing our Rocks!!  Looking for Luster, Hardness, Chemical Reactions, E.T.C.

Fun At Bard's Birthday Bash!!

The PTA did a great job with our Reading Celebration!!Thank You PTA!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News! April 13, 2017

  Thank you for your wonderful participation in our Mountain Man Rendezvous!!  We had a great time!!  Your child participated in some fun activities outside, such as: I Have A Little Doggie!, Three-Legged Races, Gunny Sack Races, e.t.c.!  Then, we came inside and set up our own personal items that we wanted to buy, sell, or trade!!  We made "Possibles Bags," that your child used to hold their Dino Dollars!  Some students dressed up!!  We had Mountain Men, Pioneers, and Indians!!  What a great time!!
We hand sewed these "Possible Bags"

Bought, sold, traded items at Rendezvous!

We even sold Cotton Candy!

Some of us dressed-up!!
Calendar: April 5 Happy Birthday Jordan!
                April 6  Happy Birthday Shelby!
                April 12  All Color Run Money is Due!
                April 14 All Teacher Requests for next School Year are Due!
                April 17-21  Happy Easter!! No School!
                April 24 Happy Birthday Addi D.!
                April 25 Happy Birthday Shaylee!
                April 27 Happy Birthday Nicky!
                April 28 Happy Birthday Shaun!
                April 28 Battle Book Report Due!

Math:      Just finished Chapter 12!
Science:  Rocks and Minerals
CKLA:    Geology

We had fun erupting this volcano in class!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reynolds' Raptor's News March 29, 20017

Hello Everyone!!
     Thanks so much for helping your child with their Mountain Man Paper Doll!  This should have been another project, you could bond together doing!!  They look great, and are on display in the glass cabinet in our hall!
     Your child has written a Tall Tale, and posted it to a Tall Mountain Man Figure! They are adorning our bulletin board in the hall!
     We will be making "Possible Bags," on Friday, March 31!  Your child needs 1-2 sheets of felt.  $0.23 each @ Walmart!  We will also be doing  "Rendezvous Math" the same day!  Activities will include measurement!

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)

Can you name the type of clouds in the background?

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!