Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What do you do when it is rainy outside?

What do you do when it is blustery and rainy outdoors, but you have 7 spry children who need to get their wiggles and energy out?

The Rubber Band Dart Game!

Watch this video to learn how to shoot a rubber band farther with better accuracy

Psalm 34: 1-11

Friday, October 22, 2010

Best Breakfast Ever

"Oh, this was the best breakfast ever!" shouted the 4th graders, as they thankfully gobbled up every last crumb of their scrumptious, morning feast.
Crepes filled with sugared stawberries and whipcream then drizzled with maple and cholocate syrup

mouthwatering, cripsy bacon sizzled to perfection

sugared strawberries
two dozen of the finest crepes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

25 Points

Tomorrow, the 4th Grade qualify to have their breakfast goal.

crepes (Mrs. Stephenson's recipe)
whip cream

We will be sure to post a picture of our scrumptous breakfast!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OOey GOOey Ball

Science: OOey GOOey Ball

Facts to Remember:
A scale is used to measure weight.
A balance is used to measure mass.

Conservation of Mass:
God can only create matter and energy. Matter and Energy cannot be created or destroyed, they can only change form. This law is the first law of Thermodynamics.

Changing the form of something does not change the mass.

Experiement: The Slime Ball

If you would like to conduct this experiment at home, click on the link below.

Memory Verse: Preamble


          New Recitation: Psalm 34                 1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
   2My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
   3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
   4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
   5They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
   6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
   7The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
   8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
   9O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
   10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
   11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Welcome Home Mr Hill

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Today's Highlights

Have You Ever Heard of Yummy Math?

Todays' math lesson was on fractions. Fractions are very exciting because we use them in our life all the time. When you share your candy bar with your brother or sister and cut it in 1/2, you are using fractions. You also are learning about fractions when your teacher brings in a pizza cookie and you need to cut the cookie in equal parts!!

Delicious Fraction Cookie

The Last Bite!!

Break Time
(work off those cookies 4th graders)

Preamble Memory Verse -

Crystal, David, Molly, Katherine, and Tommy
Excellent job memorizing the preamble and reciting it to the class.

Two- Minute Club:
When the 4th graders can finish their 100 addition fact page under 2 min. with 2 or less errors, they qualify to be in the two-minute club.
David and Katherine

Monday, October 18, 2010


4th Grade Made Their Breakfast Goal:
We will be having our breakfast soon. The exact date is still being determined.

Latin Lesson #3

Practical Latin:
Surge - stand up (one person)        Surgite - stand up (more than one person)

Latin Prayers (The Sanctus)
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabbaoth
Pleni Sunt caeli et terra gloria Tua.

navigo                    I sail
porto                      I carry
oro                          I pray
laboro                    I work
specto                     I look at

Science  -
Words to remember for next class
Weight is a measure of how strongly one thing is attracted to another by gravity.
Mass is how much of something there is.
The metric system unit for weight is the newton - named after Sir Isaac Newton.

Challenge Words:
In the English system mass is measured with the unusual unit called a slug.
The unit for weight in the English system is the pound for larger weights, and the ounce for smaller weights.

Friday, October 15, 2010

All Day Fun

M&M Relay Races!!

How do those M&Ms taste David?

Double the Fun

Boys P.E. w/ Mr. O'Connor

Who wants to make another goal next week?
 Bring in ideas on Monday of a new goal.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


4th Grade - memorize the preamble by October 11th


Crystal 10.12.10
David   10.14.10

Look What We Learned Today!

Writing Class -

The following students typed their stories and qualified to post them on our blog. We are learning about adjectives and how to include quality adjectives in our stories to catch our readers' interest.

The Foolish Fox
Once there was a sly fox and seeing some bread and meat left by shepherds in the hollow of a tree, he slyly walked over and got inside, and had a hearty meal. But when he tried to get back out he saw that he couldn’t, and mournfully and madly began to lament his fate. Then an hour later another fox came by and walking passed the tree inquired after his friends complaining. Then the swollen fox told his friend what had happened, and pleaded him to find a way to get him out. But then after thinking a while his friend only said” you’ll have to wait until you shrink.
                                                                         by Molly Hier

                                                            The Humongous Fat Fox

Once upon a time, in a forest far away there lived a greedy fox. This fox’s name was Red. One day, Red crept to a hole of a tree looking inside he found a large yummy meal. Red crawled inside and started eating. When he was finally finished with his meal Red tried to climb back out. Out came his head, out came one front paw, out came the other front paw, and – Oh no! Red’s belly was stuck! Red moaned and groaned, he cried and sighed, but to no avail he was stuck like a cork in a bottle. After a while, Grey the Wolf came trotting by and hearing crying he went to find out what was wrong. Grey noticed Red’s head sticking out of the hole in the tree and said, “What is the matter with you Red? Why are you crying?” Red sniffled and said, “I found a huge meal of Buttered Rolls, Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, and Candy Canes so I climbed in here and ate every single bit of it. After I was done and tried to get back out but my stomach got stuck! Grey shook his head and stated, “You greedy little pig, I am afraid that the only way you are going to be able to get out of that tree is to wait till you lose some weight.” With that Grey the Wolf shook his head and trotted away leaving poor greedy Red to wait till his stomach shrunk to size.
                                                    by Rodrigo (and Malina too)
Fox Coloring Contest due tomorrow -
Contest Entries

Tommy Stephenson - nice job! 

Rodrigo Martinez - fabulous shading

Today's Writing Project -

Creepy, Crawly, Critters

There are many types of spiders. All spiders start as eggs. After the mother lays the eggs she usually dies. Sometimes there are thousnads of babies in on egg sack, bu only one or two actually live. It doesn't take long before the eggs hatch and the baby spiders start to grow. They look just like their mother except tey are usually lighter in color. Soon the baby spiders will be able to spin their own webs and capture their own food.

As we were learning about spiders, we spotted a small spider making his home in our classroom.
Watch this video to learn more about spiders!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fun Friday!

Game Time!

School started with some exciting games such as Wii, Twister, Mouse Trap, Battle Ship, Sorry, and Monopoly! Because the 5th-6th graders also made their goal, we combined our classes and played games together. While the boys were busy playing Wii with Miss Williams, the girls were playing board game with me and then we stwitched. Check out these pics!!!

Writing Time:
Optional Fun Work: type out your Swollen Fox stories and email them to me.  go-sue@comcast.net

Miss Blanchard's Story:
Don't Be Too Greedy!

          In a green forest on a bright summer day, a red fox was roaming through the woods when he spotted in a hole in his favorite tree, a pile of fresh French bread and numerous juicy, mouth-watering, t-bone steaks. As soon as he saw this delectable treat he hurried into the hollow of the oak, where it was hidden, and heartily devoured the entire meal. When trying to leave the hole, he quickly discovered that he had stuffed himself with so much food that he couldn't fit back through the hole! The sorry fox began to lament his fate and loudly started complaining. Presently, another fox, who was a close friend, came charging toward the hole in the old oak trunk and was greatly surprised when he found his friend twice as large as usual and stuck in a hole in a tree. The wondering friend inquired after the poor fox's story. After listening intently, the only advice the friend could give was the terrible truth that the greedy fox would just have to patiently wait until his form was reduced to its normal size.  

Whooo, Whooo Everyone!

Mr. Owl flew into our classroom last night. He likes our tree so much that he decided to stay here for the winter!