• Winter Family Resources

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 11/20/2020 2:00:00 AM

    Our counselor, Ms. Scholle, just compiled a huge list of family resources, videos and digital books you may want to check out this winter. These resources cover everything from getting a turkey for your holiday meal, to energy and housing assistance, to great winter read alouds to share as a family. Check it out!

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  • Remote Work due 12/1 and 12/3

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 11/19/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 12/1 (A-K) or 12/3 (L-Z).

    Students do not need to work over Thanksgiving Break EXCEPT for their daily moon journal. 

    The online assignments for the November 30 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, November 19. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading November 3- on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday. 

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • What we're learning in November

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/30/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Here's what we're doing in November!

    Math

    • Multiplication and Division
      • Explore the meaning of Multiplication
      • Develop models for multiplying (pictures, arrays and square tiles)

    Assessments: End of Unit 1 test (week of November 2); Lesson 4 quiz (week of November 16)
    Multiplication / Division - Grade 4

    English Language Arts

    • Reading: Nonfiction Text Features
      • Using nonfiction text features to locate information
      • Using nonfiction texts to research an animal 
    • Writing: Revising, editing and publishing a mystery narrative
    • Writing: Collecting research for an information essay
    • Daily 3: Building our stamina for independent reading and independent writing

    Assessments: Final mystery narrative (due week of 11/9); Animal research (due week of 11/16)
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    Science

    • Animals
      • Traits of the animal kingdoms
      • Habitats, predator and prey
      • Animal adaptations

    Assessments: None planned


    Upcoming Events:

    November 2-15: Rattlesnake Book Fair at Fact and Fiction (see Ms. I's wishlist here: https://www.factandfictionbooks.com/wishlist/135)

    Mondays: Remote Learning Days

    November 16-23: Parent-Teacher conferences (via Zoom or phone) - look for more information via email soon

    November 23-27: NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

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  • Remote Work due 11/3 or 11/5

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/28/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 11/3 (A-K) or 11/5 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the November 2 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, October 29. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading November 2 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • Subtraction Place Value Strategies

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/21/2020 5:00:00 PM

    We just started our unit on Subtraction with Regrouping. This week we're focusing on using Place Value strategies to subtract. The two strategies we used most in class were Base 10 models and Expanded Notation. Please watch the videos below to learn more. 

    Base 10 Model Video

    Expanded Notation Video

    In coming days, we'll connect the Place Value strategies to the Standard Algorithm. These place value strategies are more time consuming but they build value number sense and show how the algorithm works. 

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  • I-Ready and Clever

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/21/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Want to know more about I-Ready and Clever? Watch the videos below.

    What is I-Ready? video

    What is Clever? video

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  • Remote Work due 10/27 and 10/29

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/21/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/27 (A-K) or 10/29 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the October 26 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, October 22. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading October 26 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • Halloween

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/13/2020 4:15:00 PM

    We'll celebrate Halloween at school on Wednesday, October 28 (A-K students) and Friday, October 30 (L-Z students). Our celebration will be a little different this year given our need to work within certain safety and health constraints.

    Here is what students can look forward to:

    • In class that day, we'll do a STEM project to wrap-up our non-fiction study of bats. 
      • Please note, the majority of our day will be a regular school day! 
    • The Rattlesnake PTA has generously donated a healthy treat for each student, which kids will bring home at the end of the day. 
      • Please do not send any additional snacks or candy. 
    • Students may wear a costume, PJs or their regular clothes to school.

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    If your student chooses to wear a costume, please help them follow these guidelines: 

    • Come to school in costume and wear it all day (this will minimize clusters of students changing in the restroom)
    • Make sure your costume is comfortable enough to wear all day.
    • Since you'll be in costume all day, please no blow up/air filled costumes and no facepaint.
    • Please wear your cloth or paper mask all day, just like normal.
     

    Additionally the student handbook says:

    • Costumes must conform to the Rattlesnake School Dress Code.
    • Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disabilities, gender, or individual (staff or student) at the school.
    • Costumes may not cause a disruption or distraction to the school program.
    • No weapons, toy weapons, or props replicating weapons (sorry no light sabers either!) are to be brought to school.
    • No costumes are allowed that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. Hazmat suit, gorilla suit, "Scream" character. No facepaint. 
    •  No full face costume masks are permitted (they may not be worn OR carried)

    I'll talk about this with students the week of October 19. Free Jack O Lantern Clipart Pictures - Clipartix

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  • Remote Work due 10/20 and 10/22

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/13/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/20 (A-K) or 10/22 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the October 19 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Thursday, October 15. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading October 19 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

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  • Remote Work due 10/13 and 10/14

    Posted by Sara Ibis on 10/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Click here to view the Remote Work that is due 10/13 (A-K) or 10/14 (L-Z).

    The online assignments for the October 12 remote learning day will go live on Google Classroom on Friday, October 9. Please note that assignments are organized according to the established Monday remote day schedule. This week's assignments are organized under the heading October 12 on the Classwork page. 

    Students may complete online learning assignments any time over the weekend (if they choose) or on Monday. If your student chooses to work over the weekend, please know that I will not be able to answer questions posted in Classroom or email until Monday.

    If you need assistance accessing online assignments, please see thie post from September 23 entitled "Remote Learning Day and Accessing Google Classroom and Clever at home."

     

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