Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pictures of Room 308

Some of our scientists demonstrating their sound instruments

Check out these cuties from the Roaring 20s dance

AESF Gator Gallop:
Join us for the 4th Annual Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Runs on Saturday March 24, 2018. Race Schedule: 8am - 5K, 9am -Bubble Tot Trot, 9:15 – K-2nd Bubble Fun Run, 9:30 - 3-5th Bubble Fun Run *Awards to follow. Races are open to all students, friends, family and community members. Visit http://addisongatorgallop.com/ for more information and registration.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please consider signing up to help us make this event a success! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4ba8a92aa6fe3-gator

We will have a test on moon phases tomorrow (3/14), and a unit test over stars and planets on Friday (3/16). Students can use their science journals and quizlets on Love That Link. In math, there will be a quiz on equivalent fractions on Thursday (3/15). We will continue with ordering fractions, switching improper fractions to proper - and mixed fractions to improper, and comparing fractions. We will test the fractions unit late next week. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Greetings from room 308, Earth, the third terrestrial planet from the sun, in the Milky Way Galaxy. We've been learning about the differences between stars and planets, how advances in technology have impacted what we know about space, and we're continuing with moon phases.
In reading, we have been learning about the characteristics of, and differences between, Prose, Poetry, and Drama. We are learning different types of poetry. Students will be writing some poetry of their own! In language arts, we've been learning about figurative language. Hyperbole, simile, personification, metaphor, and idioms. Students were encouraged to look for key words, ex: simile - comparing two things using like or as; metaphor - comparing two things using words such as: is, or was. We have been working on adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, and turning an improper fraction into a mixed number. Our test on fractions will be this Friday.
We did spelling this week, so we will be doing grammar during morning work, and for homework, next week. Our spelling words can also be found on the Spelling City link on Mrs. Sattelmeier's blog

There are several students who consistently forget to bring a snack. We share what we have, but we often run out. Please encourage your child to pack their snack the night before.

We are lucky to have access to computers from laptop carts, and some I-pads. Unfortunately, many students have lost or broken their earbuds or headphones they brought at the beginning of the year. We have headphones for our classroom computers, but frequently come up short when students need to listen to something individually. Please check with your child to see if they need to get new earbuds.

Gator Gallop Update!
Join us for the 4th Annual Gator Gallop 5K & Fun Runs on Saturday March 24, 2018. Early registration has been extended! EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY MARCH 9th. Register online by Friday the 9th to be guaranteed a race shirt! Races are open to all students, friends, family and community members. This event benefits the AESF Science Lab. Visit http://addisongatorgallop.com/ for more information and registration. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dr. Champion would like this message passed to 4th grade parents:
“The fourth grade recorder concert has been postponed to Thursday, March 15th. More information will be forthcoming as the performance date approaches. Thank you for your understanding.”

Here are some dates to be aware of:
STEAM night- February 1st
Picture Day- February 6th
February Break- Feb. 19th-23rd

Friday, January 26, 2018

Happy Friday!We have survived a whole 5 day week in school. We are attempting to make up for the three days of lost time. We have finished patterns and in/out boxes in math, and we're moving on to partial quotient division, and interpreting remainders. We have completed primary and secondary resources in reading, and will begin learning about allusions using Greek Myths. We will test causes of the Revolution Monday, 1/29, for social studies. Next, we will learn about major battles of the Revolution, and the Declaration of Independence. In writing, students will be doing a research piece on Greek Gods/Myths, or a key figure of the American Revolution.

Our STEAM night has been re-scheduled for Thursday, 2/1. There are about 55 projects on display in the Learning Commons. We are excited about our first science fair!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy New Year! We welcome a new year, and a fresh start with a new grading period. We have begun working on expository (how-to) writing in language arts. In reading we're working on primary and secondary sources, and first-hand and second-hand accounts, which will lead into point of view. We're currently working on patterning in math, and will begin in-out boxes soon. We're learning about colonies in social studies. There are two links on Love That Link that are useful for learning the colonial regions, and practice with labeling the colonies on a map.

Spring picture day will be Tuesday, Feb 6.
Science Fair projects are due this Friday, Jan 12. Our first Addison STEM/STEAM night will be Jan. 18 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.