Monday, November 30, 2015

Math: P5-1
practice x and / facts
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                   Return Blue slip
                                     Spelling activity
                                       
                                   
Other: 1/2 day on Wednesday
           Santa Secret shop on Friday
return report card envelope

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 25, 2015

Dear Workers,

Hello!  I am so sorry I can't be here with you today. I will be thinking of you for sure!  Please order your lunch, read the message and wash your hands.  Next, I'd like you to spread out your homework.  Finally, please update your reading status.  After that, you can have a few minutes to read quietly at your desk.

Thank you for being your best today.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Math: practice x and / facts
rounding page 4th grade side
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       capitalization page
                                         
                                    
Other: 
November 24, 2015

Dear Character Creators,

Hello!  I can't wait to meet your other character.  As you are getting settled this morning, please put your writer's notebook on the side table and put your library books on the cart.  You should also order your lunch, read the message and wash your hands.

This morning, I'd like you to meet with a partner to read "The Worm Turns" on pages 11-15 in the Storyworks magazine.  You may have already read it, but I'd like you to read it again.  We will be discussing this story during reading time today.

I'm looking forward to a great day with you!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Monday, November 23, 2015

Math: practice x and / facts
rounding page
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       build character chart
                                         
                                    
Other: return library books
November, 23, 2015

Dear Weekenders,

Hello!  I hope your weekend was terrific.  I am looking forward to Thanksgiving this week.  I'll bet you are too!  Please visit the easel this morning to record your favorite Thanksgiving food!

After you have ordered your lunch, washed your hands and read the message, please put your writer's notebook on the side table.  While you're there, pick up the new poem and read it.  Finally, you should underline the nouns in the poem.  I hope to have morning meeting shortly after Morning Movers.  Thank you for being efficient!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, November 20, 2015


Math: practice x and / facts
correct Math test
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       share poetry folder
                                         
                                    
Other: 
November 20, 2015

Dear 1/2 Dayers,

Hello!  I know we only have a half day, but we are going to fill it up fast!  Thank you for being here today.  _Reid______, _Paige________ and ___Hunter_______ will share today.

Please wash your hands, read the message and move your stick to "bringing."  Next, you should finish page 96 in your PC. Finally, please put a heading on a piece of paper for your spelling test.

We will start Morning Meeting shortly after Morning Movers.  I am counting on you to be ready!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Math: practice x and / facts
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       Spelling activity
                                         
                                    
Other: 1/2 day tomorrow (dismiss at 12:00)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 19, 2015

Hello Students,

I am glad you're here today!  Korey_____, ________ and _______ will share today.  Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  After that I'd like you to update your reading status and finish Quick Check 4-6.  When you are done with all of that, please use ixl.com to practice skill B.8.  You will be practice estimating addition problems.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:

Math: take practice test at pearsonsuccessnet.org
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       Spelling activity
                                         
                                    
Other: 
November 18, 2015

Dear Careful Readers,

Hello.  Please use your growth mindset as you read these directions carefully!  Please do your First 3 and spread out your homework.  Next, you should update your reading status.  After that, I'd like you to solve the following problems.  Please estimate the answers by rounding to the nearest hundred.

423 + 196 = ____                         1,724 - 731 = _____

Once that is done, I'd like you to complete Quick Check 4-5, page 15  in your blue packet.

_____Jeremy___, __________ and __________ will share.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tonight's Homework:

Math: P4-5, evens only!!! Check by adding back
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       Spelling activity
                                         
                                    
Other: 
November 17, 2015

Dear Writers,

I understand you began your narrative writing piece yesterday.  I look forward to reading your work; we will finish these today.

Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  While you are up, please put your library books on the cart. Next, you should update your reading status.  Finally, please solve these problems in your Math log.

Estimate.  Round to the nearest ten.
894 + 321 = ____                    379 - 243 = ____

_Grace D._______, ________ and __________ will share today.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

Dear Students,

Hello!  Welcome, Trinity!!! We are so excited to meet you and teach you our class routines.  I hope you have a great day filled with friendly faces.  I am sorry that I can't be here today with all of you.  I will pop in when I can.  Thank you in advance for being your very best!

Please order your lunch, wash your hands and read this message.  While you are up, please pick up your PC from the side table.  Your first job is to solve these two problems in your Math Log:

Estimate these answers by rounding to the nearest hundred:
780 + 135 = ____                      451 - 289 =  _____

Next, you should read the new poem.  Finally, please illustrate the poem before putting it in your clips.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, November 13, 2015

When you finish your test, please check over your work.  Place your completed test on the Elmo.  Then you should record your assignments.  Finally, you can have some free ipad time.  Be sure to use earbuds!

Tonight's Homework:

Math: 
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       Share Poetry Folder
                                         
                                    
Other: 
November 13, 2015

Dear Superstitious Kids,

It is Friday the 13th...some people believe this is a bad luck day!  Are you superstitious?  I hope not; I want to have a great day with you!

Please take care of your First 3 and update your reading status.  After that, please number the next page in your spelling folder for a pretest.  I know it's unusual to do this on a Friday, but I have a plan!
I'd like to get started with the pretest right after Morning Movers.  While you wait, please study for today's Science test with a partner.  Speaking of Science, I am sure you are aware that we had some harsh weather yesterday.  Check out these pictures that were taken not far from here.  Can you imagine the effects this powerful water had on the area?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tonight's Homework:

Math: P4-1, evens only!!!
Science: Study for test on 11/13
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       
                                         
                                    
Other: studystack.com
November 12, 2015

Good morning,

It almost feels like a Monday today, doesn't it?  We will keep busy today with all of the subjects! Please complete your First Three and then update your reading status.  After that, I'd like you to work on ixl skill B.1.  You will be adding large numbers.

____ALEX!___, _Kenny_____Matthew___ and Olha ___________ will share today.  I also would like to share a book with you this morning, so let's be efficient and start morning meeting shortly after Morning Movers!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tonight's Homework:

Math: place value page
Science: Study for test on 11/13
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                       
                                         
                                    
Other: studystack.com
November 10, 2015

Hello Workers,

I hope you enjoyed yesterday; it was a great day!  I put some pictures and videos up on the blog.  If you have a chance check them out.

Please do your First 3 and put your library books on the cart.  I noticed many of you didn't do the pearsonsuccessnet work last night.  I am going to assume there was a problem with the site.  If you didn't do your practice test last night, please do it now.  Those of you who did do the work will be thanked accordingly!  I'd like you to work on ixl skill A.6.  It is rounding; this will be good review for today's test.
 _Maddie_______, ___________ and __________ will do a free share.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey


Monday, November 9, 2015


     
Iroquois Hunting Lodge Day

It was a perfect day for Iroquois Lodge building.  We started out in the woods where the students worked to dismantle last year's lodge.  It was in pretty rough shape.  The children made quick work of  hauling away the large sticks and boughs.  They cleared the old lodge out of the way, leaving behind just the ridge poles.  
Students helped John do the "butt-drop" test to ensure that the ridge poles were sturdy.



When we were done, we had built the skeleton of the new lodge.






Scott entertained and informed us about Iroquois life using a number of artifacts.

Trevor learned to make the call of a moose.











The Clan Mother gathered her female cronies for guidance in choosing the next chief.


The girls were charged with choosing a chief who was fair, honest and kind.  








Paige was selected to speak for the women.


The women chose the honorable Logan as chief.  






Scott introduced various weapons of destruction.













video
video

video
Our class in front of the finished product!



The children were asked to make their scariest faces.


Kerri told us an Iroquois story, and she instructed us in two Iroquois games. 


Inside the lodge...

The other groups had time to construct a smaller store house.

video

Tonight's Homework:

Math: Topic 3 practice test on pearsonsuccessnet.org
Science: Study for test on 11/13
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read 
                                         Finish LCB work
                                         
                                    
Other: studystack.com
November 9, 2015

Hello Builders,

Today you will have a chance to learn about the Iroquois.  You will build like they built, hear their stories and see the tools and supplies that helped them survive.  I am excited to do all of this with you.  I thank you in advance for being hardworking, tough, considerate and logical throughout the day.

Please move your stick to bringing and head to your desk.  Leave your coat on and take your take home folder, poetry folder and planner out of your bag.  The only thing in your bag should be your lunch and extra clothes and shoes.  No toys or other trinkets should be in there!!

As you wait for announcements and morning movers, please study for Science with a partner at your group.

I expect to hear a wonderful report from Mrs. Olsen about how well you all followed directions.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015

Happy Election Day,

Today we will vote for our Student Council representative.  I can't wait to hear all of your letters.  I admire each of you who has been a risk taker and run for this position!  If you have written a letter, please hand it to me before the announcements.

After you have complete the First 3, please pull our your homework.  Next, I'd like you to update your reading status.  If you didn't finish it yesterday, please do the a/an page on the back table.  Finally, please take a few minutes to make sure your desk is organized.  We will move to Morning Meeting right after Morning Movers so it is important you take care of all of your duties right away.

_Cordelia________, _Olha____, ____Hunter :]____, Grace D____Matthew, RobbiE Megan______ and ___Grace C.____ will share a letter at morning meeting.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

p.s. If your ipad lives on the bottom shelf of the cart, please pick it up from the back table and put it away.
November 5, 2015

Good Morning Students,

I am feeling conflicted this morning.  I am sad that I can't be with you, but I am excited to learn more about teaching writing.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!  Thank you in advance for your quality work today. Grace, Robbie and Karlea will share today!

Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  After that, you should update your reading status.  Next, please complete the Rounding Big Numbers page on your desk.  Be sure to read each section carefully.

If you are having your pictures retaken today, please give your photos to the substitute.  If your ipad "lives" on the top rack of the cart, please find your ipad on the back table and put it away.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:

Math: P3-5
Science: Study for test on 11/10
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read Book Club book
                                         work on LCB
                                         
                                    
Other: Picture retake tomorrow
gregtangmath.com
Student Council letter
            

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

Dear Erosion Experts,

Good morning!  I have high hopes for what we can accomplish this morning.  Please take care of your First 3 and then follow these directions carefully.

As a group, I need you to collect your homework in two piles- one for the a/an page, one for math.  Leave these on one person's desk.  Everyone else should clear off their desk completely.  Then, work as a group to get your stream table set up for our rain experiment.  Set out the white cloth and the stream table.  Then, work together to get your stream table into starting position.  Do NOT get your water yet...you have to earn that!  If all goes well, we can make it rain after Morning Movers!

___Grace C.__________, __Robbie________ and _Karlea___________ will share today.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tonight's Homework:

Math: P3-4
Science: Study for test on 11/10
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read Book Club book, complete response
                                         work on LCB
                                         a/an page
                                    
Other: Picture retake 11/5
            Ask Mom and Dad to check email
            

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 3, 2015

Hello!

I am sad that I cannot be with you this morning, but I will be here half way through Math today.  Thank you in advance for doing your very best work this morning.  Please Read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, you should spread out your homework.  Finally, please complete DCCR 3-4 in your blue packet.  I think it is page 13, but you should double check!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:

Math: P3-3
Science:
Social Studies:
Reading/Language Arts: Read Book Club book, complete response
                                         work on LBC

                                    
Other: Picture retake 11/5
            Ask Mom and Dad to check email
            return library books
November 2, 2015

Hello Students,

I hope your weekend was terrific and candy-filled.  Thanks for being here today for another week of work!  ___Cordelia,  Ella________, ____Logan______ and ____Sydney_____ will share today.

The Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series!
Please take care of your First 3 and have your poetry folder on your desk.  You should also read through the new poem a few times.  After that, take some time to fill in your "Books Read" list. Remember, a book only counts if you have the title written correctly and the author's name as well as the number of pages.  Take a minute to pay attention to those details.  Once your list is updated, you can illustrate your poem.  I hope to meet with you this morning to see how many books you read last month!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey