Sonic’s Limeades for Learning contest has begun! I have entered a project called Bouncy Bands for Bouncy Minds to try to obtain Bouncy Bands for the desks in my classroom! You may vote once per day from each email address that you have. I’m also collecting the code stickers that you get when you order something at any Sonic location. (Don’t be afraid to ask for extra! 🙂 ) Each code counts as 2 votes! You may enter the codes yourself, or you may send them my way and I’ll do all the work! Save those stickers and spread the word!! Click on the picture above to view and vote for my project!
Thursday, Oct. 4- Field trip to LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center to see the play. Busses will leave around 11:30 and should be back at school around 2:15. We will have lunch in the classroom before we leave, so students will need to bring a lunch & drink from home (or they may purchase one from the cafeteria). Students need to wear a WO shirt if possible.
Friday, Oct. 5- Early release at 1:15 for Homecoming. Pep Rally at 2:30 in the football stadium (weather permitting).
Saturday, Oct. 6- Homecoming parade at 10:00.
What a wonderful community of learners we have in our classroom this year! I’m so excited to help our students learn and grow.
I have registered our classroom on DonorsChoose.org, an amazing website where individuals can contribute to public schools. Throughout the year, I will post requests for resources on my classroom page, https://www.donorschoose.org/Stephanie.Hunter, that will help make your child’s time at school even more engaging, dynamic, and enriching.
My current project is called Bouncy Bands for Bouncy Minds! Below is a video that will show & tell you all about Bouncy Bands. Check it out and donate if you can! Thank you!!
A reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, September 20, is picture day for those students with parental permission. These pictures will be used in the 2018 yearbook. You may visit mylifetouch.com and enter the Picture Day ID: HC018320Y0 to order and print out your receipt to give to the photographer on Picture Day if you would like to preorder.
Here are some links that can help with place value:
StudyJams Place Value:
StudyJams Expanded Form:
Games for place value models, identifying digits & values, expanded form, and comparing & ordering:
Practice reading & writing large numbers:
A smorgasbord of place value lessons, videos, & games (THANK YOU MRS. LAMAR 🙂 !!)
Book club order forms were sent home today. There are two ways to order: 1) you may pay with a credit or debit card by ordering online–just click on the picture or this link, Scholastic Book Club, and use our class code GZBP9, or 2) return the order form to school with payment. CASH payments must be EXACT CHANGE, and CHECKS must be payable to SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB.
ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, SEPT. 11.
I encourage you to attend our Parent Orientation next Monday, September 10, from 5:30-6:30. The 4th grade teachers will meet with you in the cafeteria to give important information that will help this be a successful year for your child. I look forward to seeing you there!
Image copied from http://gcmsk12.org/
We are currently working on learning to read, write, and expand numbers up to the hundred billions. We are using this place value rap to help us!
The kids’ homework folders are full of notes today! The 4th Grade Grading Policy & the multiplication fact note need to be signed and returned ASAP. The “Million Words” parent homework 😉 is not due until next Friday, Aug. 31. (The kids earn reward tickets when they are returned!)
I’m also asking parents to please enroll in my REMIND classes. I have two REMIND classes: one for my homeroom, and one for math. I use REMIND to keep parents informed about upcoming events, quizzes, etc. It’s also a great communication tool when parents need to change transportation methods or get messages to their kids. To sign up for Homeroom notifications, text the message @hunter4hr to the number 81010. To sign up for messages regarding Math, text the message @hunt4math to the number 81010.
The majority of math-related stress in 4th grade students comes from the lack of knowledge of the basic multiplication facts. It is EXTREMELY important that students become fluent in their facts so they can concentrate and spend time on the process of HOW to solve a problem, and not just spend all of their time trying to do the computation of the problem.
Below are some practice links to Quizlet. Clicking on a link below will allow many options to practice a set of facts: Flashcards, Learn, Test, Scatter, & Space Race.