Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Last Day!

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In honor of this wonderful year, here is a poem for you...



NOW ENJOY YOUR LAST DAY!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Movin' on Up!

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Congratulations 5th graders!


Enjoy middle school and keep in touch!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Finish Strong!

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Hey there! HAPPY LAST WEEK!

Please check the gradebook this morning to see if there are any grades that you need to work on. Whatever the gradebook says today at 5:00 PM is what will be written on your report card. 

If your Composition grade is low, make sure you turned in your Memoir and Editorial. They are worth 250 points combined! If one of those assignments is missing, send it to me before 2:00 today, so I have time to score it and add the grade to the gradebook. 

Open the gradebook and then click on the individual course link to see the list of scored assignments.






If you have a low grade in a course, it may be because...
  • You have lesson assessments and unit tests that were not mastered at 80% or higher.
  • You skipped lessons that were not optional.
  • You are behind in that course. As of today, all courses should be around 97% complete.
  • There are missing teacher-graded assignments in that course. (NOTE: All teacher-graded assignments were due on 6/9 with the exception of the Memoir and Editorial).
The last day of school is June 16. Continue schooling through Friday! All courses should be at 100% by the end of the week.













Finish STRONG!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Choose Kind

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I am so excited that one of my all-time favorite books, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, has been turned into a movie! I don't usually get too excited about the movie-version of books. After all, it's not easy to translate an amazing 300 page novel like Wonder into a 2 hour movie. However, I have to say that this trailer has sparked my interest. I'm looking forward to the movie next fall!

Check it out and let me know what you think.




If you haven't read Wonder, put it on your Summer Reading List. 
Then you can watch the movie in November and compare the two! 

I promise you'll like the story. Pinky swear.  


The audio version is great too!

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Henry Huggins Final Project

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(click on the images to ZOOM in)




"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.



Character traits are all the aspects of a person's behavior and attitudes that make up that person's personality. Everyone has character traits, both good and bad. Even characters in books have character traits





Here is an example of a 100 point project
(from a different novel study)...

Notice the neat writing and carefully colored illustrations?
That's what I'm looking for! 







CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PROJECT...

and then, GET TO WORK!

I'm excited to see what you come up with!

Washington State - Famous People

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Hey Washingtonians! Great job today! Here is today's lesson on Famous Washingtonians. You can use the information in this lesson to complete your poster.



Play, pause, and rewind as needed.
(this video has no sound)


In addition to accurate information on your project, I am also looking for neat writing and colorful drawings. The area for drawing is small, so please color in the background too!



Here are a few more helpful websites that might come in 
handy as you finish your project...

50 States - Washington



This is the scoring guide for your Washington State Project. A printable version was sent via e-mail.







You will mail your finished project AND Grading Sheet to me. I will admire its awesomeness and fill out the scoring sheet. Then, I will send it back to you this summer. 



Please put your project in the mail by May 26! I'd like to have everyone's by June 1!


I can't wait!



Monday, May 15, 2017

Washington State Economy

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Hey Washingtonians! Great job today! Here is today's lesson on Washington's Economy. You can use the information in this lesson to complete the "Economy" section of your project.



In addition to accurate information on your project, I am also looking for neat writing and colorful drawings. The area for drawing is small, so please color in the background too!



You can find more information in a book, encyclopedia, atlas, or online. You can also find a ton of information on Grolier's Encyclopedia, which can be found on your OLS Homepage under Quick Links.





This is the scoring guide for your Washington State Project. A printable version was sent via e-mail.





We will finish our posters next week! Then mail them to me on or before May 26.

I can hardly wait!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Washington State Geography

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Hey 4th graders! Nice job in class! I really, truly enjoyed seeing your Washington State Projects on the webcam today! WOW! Your awesomeness astounds me! Keep up the great work! I look forward to the completed projects later in the month. 


Here is this week's lesson... chock full of cool Washington places!

Complete your state map using the information in the video below.





Label, outline, and color the following physical features on your map before Friday:

Olympia
 Mt. Rainier
 Puget Sound
Cascade Mountains
 Columbia Plateau
Columbia River
Mt. St. Helens
 Olympic Mountains
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
 Oregon, Idaho, Canada
Your town!

This interactive map of Washington is AWESOME (and helpful).

Physical Map of Washington




Here's a look at a student sample...

[click on the image to enlarge]

May Day! May Day!

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Happy May Monday!

Here is this month's calendar. Check your e-mail for a printable copy.


(click on the image for a closer view)

PLEASE NOTE:
  • I will be "out of the office" helping with state testing on the days in blue. No CCs are scheduled for those days. Use that time to catch up, if needed.
  • Our End of Year CC Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 & 23. No Math CCs are scheduled for those days. Check the calendar for your day/time.
  • Washington Posters need to be in the mail by May 26. (4th grade)
  • Henry Huggins final projects are due on May 30. (more info coming soon)
  • The last day of school is June 16. All courses must be completed by that date.
Have a MARVELOUS MAY!