Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dividing by 9 Facts

Practice this game to help you learn your division by 9's facts!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fun Learning

Parents: here are a few games that will help your children with their grammer, spelling, and writing. These games with also help them prep for the coming up tests (SATS).



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Class Contest!

An exciting contest has started! How many points, stars, badges etc., can you earn on Khan Academy.

Click login and select login with google. Use the username as your email login and 4thmissb as the password. Have fun!


Everyone's password is: 4thmissb

Monday, March 14, 2011

Online Resource

Here is an excellent resource for practicing basic math skills. Remember, knowing your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts proficiently is key to understanding and excelling in math.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dress-up Time!

We had a special guest come into our class (through the internet) and teach us about our 6th dress-ups, the adverbial clause. Can you guess who? Mr. Pudewa!
He taught us that a secrect trick to remember the 7 adverbial clause words is to just to remember where, when, while, as, since, if, and although.
4th Graders: If you can say the 7 adverbial clause words in less than 3 seconds, you can qualify for a special prize!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Exciting Happenings

Latin Video:
The fourth grade are making a video to go along with the Latin story we are writing. The actors in this video are playmobile. We will be working on this project for a few weeks, so if you have any ideas please feel free to let us know!

Watch this video to get inspired!
LatinVideo-by HeadAdventure

Here are some the playmobile and props for our movie set the children brought in!
Fourth grade - we still need some trees for our silva (forest).

Fish Tanks Update:
David qualified to pick a fish! Tommy, Rodrigo, and Dan are still working on it.

Rainbow Shark - he likes to hide in the rocks and in the plant.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mathmatical Scientific Bread

Math and Science are every where! Even in your kitchen? YES!!!

Math: In order to bake or cook you need to know your basic math skills such as, addition, multiplication, and division facts. The fourth grade practiced their fraction and whole number addition to find the correct amount of each ingredient for our special bread. They also were learning the importance of following steps, reading through directions thoroughly, and cleaning up as they go! Girls had the neatest area, and the boys did the best job being thorough and making sure cleanup happened. Great Job!

Science: What makes bread fluffy and soft?
When making bread there are several main ingredient you need: water, butter (oil), flour, and yeast. Yeast is used when you want soft fluffy bread. Yeast is a fungi and it makes the bread rise. Without yeast you would have flat bread. In Exodus, God told the Israelites to make their bread unleavened (without yeast). Unleavened bread does not need time to rise because it does not have yeast. When the bread is cooked the yeast dies, so don’t worry you are not eating fungi when you have toast or a sandwich!
Gluten is found in the flour. Gluten is what makes the bread stretchy before it is baked. It also traps carbon dioxide in the dough, and when the dough is baked the carbon dioxide is released and it leaves behind small holes or air pockets. Next time you cut a piece of bread see if you can see the small hole!

Thank you Mrs. Kirk (Jane), for helping me make this fun video!
4th Grade – Great job taking interested, creative pictures!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

PowerPoints - Animals

The Fourth Grade will be creating and presenting an animal PowerPoint presenation. The boys picked their topics today and we had fabulous time finding neat and interesting facts and starting the note taking process. They need at least 5 interested facts about their animal. The National Geographic website has some very good facts and exciting videos about animals.
Parents: Here is an interesting website from The National Geographic for KidsFindFunFactHere!

David's Topic: Anaconda
anaconda 1 Anaconda

Tommy's Topic: Hammerhead Shark

Daniel's Topic:

Rodrigo's Topic: Zebra

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Unique Animals

In our computer lab class we are started PowerPoint presentations on unique animals. 

Did you know these animals exist?
The Leafy Sea Dragon

The Sun Bear 

The Pika

The Gharial

The Tapir

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Long Division

Our Class has been learning and practicing division
. We started learning long division, for example 93/4. Everyone in the class is doing well, but now we have a new challenge, dividing a three-digit number by a one-digit number. If students know (can say them quickly) the division facts this will be an easy and fun concept. Practicing the division and multiplication facts at home is very beneficial for students.
  • Parents: here are a few exciting online games that will help your child with fact memorization and speed. Any feedback is appreciated - (feel free to leave a comment!)

Time Division Facts - See if you can beat your time!

Long Division Game

Play this division game to get some practice with long division problems. Choose level B or C for a real challenge!