Monday, March 26, 2012

What Should I Do Over Spring Break?

There is so much to do in our lovely state over Spring Break. In order to help us decide what to do, our class is making Glogs that highlight some of the wonderful places and activities in our area. Below is Mr. Pahl's example. The students will have their Glogs done by Friday.

Please comment! What do you like to do over your spring break? Are there really fun things to do or places to go where you live?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Two Circles Art Project

I came across this fun art project that is sometimes used as an art school entrance activity. You draw sets of 2 circles all over your paper; then you draw as many different things as you can think of that would have 2 circles in them.

Here is what the class came up with!

Long Division - They're Getting It!

Carmi from Ms. Avera's class solved the following problem:

Thanks for doing this, Carmi!

Reading Minutes Update!

The latest Reading Minutes Update is pretty exciting. The most recent total of the class' reading minutes is...

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If they keep up this pace EVERY week until June, I think they are going to reach 200,000 minutes. I am so proud of how much reading my students have been doing!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rhyming Poems

There is no need for poetry to rhyme, but when it does, it is necessary for us to be able to identify the rhyming pattern. In the last week of the mini poetry unit, we read, discussed, and wrote AA BB... and AB AB... ryhming poems.

Please share your rhyming poems in the Comments! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Long Division

4th graders are learning long division and most of them are loving it! Here is a video tutorial to help you remember the steps in the process. Don't forget to check your answer using multiplication!

Friday, March 2, 2012


A Haiku is a poem with 3 lines. The first has 5 syllabes. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllabes. Kidzone has a good page on them here:

Please write your Haikus in the Comments!