November Newsletter

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November 2013

Welcome Back Letter 2013-2014

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It’s that time again!  I can’t wait to see you all on Tuesday, September 3rd.

You who-where are you??

You who-where are you??

Learning about minimum, maximum, and the middle (aka the median)

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Math, Uncategorized

The kids learned all about how to figure out the minimum, maximum, and middle of a set of data by measuring their head sizes and their arm spam.  They then had to get themselves in order from the minimum (smallest) to the maximum (largest) size.  The HUGE challenge was to do it without any talking.  This was challenging at first but they quickly got the hang of how to communicate about numbers without any words.  Once they were in order, I had them sit down starting with the minimum and the maximum, the next minimum and maximum, until we got to the median value.

All sorts of pictures

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As promised, here are some of the pictures I have taken this year.

Making Waves exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts:

Career Day 2013

Look who I found!

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While updating our blog I found these old pictures from the year you all were in kindergarten.  If you were in Mrs. Adam’s class you were Book Buddies with my fourth grade class.  Look at how little you were then and how grown up you are now!

Monday, January 21st-No School

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There will be no school held on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

Math MCAS is Coming

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Math MCAS for 4th grade students at Mullen Hall will be on May 15th & 16th.  Please make sure your child comes to school on time, gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and brings a water bottle and snack to school those days.

It’s MCAS and We Know It!

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Here’s the link I promised to the MCAS rap song we listened to in class yesterday. I know it gets me up and moving-enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWinNGuatcc

The Lorax Movie

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Today the entire 4th grade attended a private showing of the movie version of The Lorax by Dr. Suess.  The themes of taking care of the environment and one person being able to make a difference were presented in an engaging and entertaining manner.  When we returned to the classroom the kids designed their own “thneed” t-shirt and wrote a paragraph explaining their design.  Stop by our classroom and checkout the bulletin board with  their designs.

Interesting/Food for Thought

Author: kkruse  //  Category: Language Arts, Uncategorized

I came across this tonight when I was looking for interesting and fun activities to go along with our reading skills and strategies for the week.  See if you can read it!

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in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!