Friday, December 15, 2017


Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


December 18, 2017



Literacy


Students continue to read books for The Battle of the Books.  The contest will take place Tuesday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m.
Reading – Author Study on Chris Van Allsburg  Project instructions have been sent home.  Posters are due Wednesday, December 20.

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas, First Person Point of View Writing (Autobiography)


Independent Reading – AR goal for December - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.


Spelling

Lesson 13
Pretest on Monday
Final Test on Thursday

Math

Unit 4 - Multi-digit Multiplication
I can multliply 2 digits by 2 digits using partial products multiplication
I can play multiplication wrestling using the basic principles of multiplication with multi-digit numbers'
I can find the area of rectangles and rectilinear figures using multi-digit computation
I can solve multi-step multiplication problems and use estimation to see if my answer is reasonable

Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners 
Projects will be presented Wednesday

Coming Up!

Dec. 19 - Battle of the Books
Dec. 19 - Bonus Point Store
Dec. 21 - Last day of school before Christmas Break
Jan. 2 - Back to School!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


December 11, 2017




Literacy


Students continue to read books for The Battle of the Books.  The contest will take place Tuesday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m.
Reading – Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners  and Author Study on Chris Van Allsburg  Project instructions will be sent home about Wednesday. Students have written note to help them with the project.

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas, First Person Point of View Writing (Autobiography)


Independent Reading – AR goal for December - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.


Spelling

Lesson 12
Pretest on Monday
Final Test on Friday

Math

Unit 4 - Multi-digit Multiplication
I can solve multiplication problems by partitioning rectangles
I can convert liters to milliliters
I can use the partial products method to multiply numbers
I can convert kilograms to grams
I can solve number stories involving money

You can see from the multiplication objectives that it is expected students are fluent with multiplication facts.  Your child is bringing home 50 fact multiplication practice sheets titled Mad Minute if your students is in need of more practice.  These should be timed for 3 minutes.  Mark the last work completed within the 3 minutes.  Facts should be corrected by an adult or older sibling or by the student with a calculator. I also ask for an adult to sign the practice sheets, Students need immediate feedback.  If your student is not bringing home practice sheets, fluency has been demonstrated.


Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners 
Information regarding a project will be sent home mid week.

December and June Birthdays

Dec. 1 Mason
Dec. 4 Brody
Dec. 12 Brant
June 4 Adam

Coming Up!

Dec, 13 - Book Mobile
Dec. 15 - Elementary Christmas Music Program for students at 9:00 and for the community at 1:00,  Only Grades 1-3 and the Band will perform
Dec. 21 - Last day of school before Christmas Break
Jan. 2 - Back to School!

Friday, December 1, 2017



Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


December 4, 2017




Literacy


We are having another reading celebration because the entire class obtained their reading goal and many far exceeded the minimum goal!  We plan to watch a Christmas Movie Friday afternoon.  Students are invited to bring a small blanket upon which they may sit to watch to movie.  Students may bring an extra snack for movie time.  We will also eat lunch in the classroom.  It is a big deal when 26 students all meet a reading goal.  Congratulations 4th graders:)

Reading – Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners  and Author Study on Chris Van Allsburg

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas, First Person Point of View Writing (Autobiography)


Independent Reading – AR goal for December - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.


Spelling

Lesson 11
Pretest on Monday
Final Test on Friday

Math

Unit 3 - Fractions and Decimals
Test - Monday
Unit 4 - Multi-digit Multiplication
I can use a rule for solving multiplication problems involving multiples of 10 and 100
I can make estimates and evaluate the reasonableness of my answser
I can solve multiplication problems by partitioning rectangles
I can convert liters to milliliters


Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners 
Information regarding a project will be sent home.

December and June Birthdays


Dec. 1 Mason
Dec. 4 Brody
Dec. 12 Brant
June 4 Adam

Coming Up!

Dec. 7 - Moms and Muffins 7:30 (this is for any adult)
Dec. 21 - Last day of school before Christmas Break
Jan. 2 - Back to School!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


November 27, 2017



Literacy


Interactive Reading – The Wizard of Oz, Compare and Contrast and Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas


Final Play Project - Students will create an informative brochure.  We will compare and contrast the story in book format, movie, and the play. 

Independent Reading – AR goal for November - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.


Spelling

Lesson 10
Pretest on Monday
Final Test on Friday

Math

Unit 3 - Fractions and Decimals
I can read and write decimal numbers to hundredths
I can explore decimals in the context of measurement
I can convert centimeters to millimeters
I can compare decimals using greater than, less than, and equal to
I will review Unit 3


Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners 


Coming Up!

Nov. 30 - Art with Grandma Cookie (December Lesson)
Dec. 21 - Last day of school before Christmas Break
Jan. 2 - Back to School!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


November 20, 2017



Literacy


Interactive Reading – The Wizard of Oz, Compare and Contrast and Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas


Final Play Project - Students will create an informative brochure.  We will compare and contrast the story in book format, movie, and the play. 

Independent Reading – AR goal for November - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.


Spelling

No new spelling list this short 3 day week.

Math

Unit 3 - Fractions and Decimals
I can demonstrate an understanding between fractions and decimals
I can model decimals with base 10 blocks
I can read and write decimals to the hundredths


Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners is our social studies focus right now. I hope to start this book this week.  We've really been working on the play.


Coming Up!

Nov. 20 - Conferences 3:20 - 7:30
Nov. 21 - Conferences 12:30 - 7:30
Nov. 23, 24 - No School
Nov. 30 - Art with Grandma Cookie (December Lesson)

Friday, November 10, 2017



Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


November 13, 2017




Literacy


Interactive Reading – The Wizard of Oz, Compare and Contrast and Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas


Play Preparation - Thursday, November 16  we will be attending The Wizard of Oz, at MSUM in Moorhead.  We will compare and contrast the story in book format, movie, and the play. 

Independent Reading – AR goal for November - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.


Spelling

Pretest - Monday
Final Test - Friday

Math

Unit 3 - Fractions and Decimals
I can explain why fractions are equivalent
I can compare fractions in number stories
I can use strategies to order fractions and place them accurately on number lines
I can understand the relationship between fractions and decials


Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners is our social studies focus right now. We will get to this soon.  We've really been working on the play.



Coming Up!

Nov. 13, 14, 15, 16 - Book Fair
Nov. 13 - Western Dress Up Day
Nov. 13 - Art with  Grandma Cookie (rescheduled date)
Nov. 14 - Ag in the Classroom Guest Speaker
Nov. 16 - Field Trip to MSUM
Nov. 17 - Battle of the Books starts
Nov., 20, 21 - Conferences
Nov. 23, 24 - No School
Nov. 30 - Art with Grandma Cookie (December Lesson)

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Here's What's Happening in Mrs. McBrady's Classroom


November 6, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray!  Our pumpkin tied for 2nd place at the community Halloween Party!  Our class won $50.00!!

Literacy


Interactive Reading – The Wizard of Oz, Compare and Contrast and Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners

Literacy - Theme, Notetaking and Main Ideas


Play Preparation - Thursday, November 16  we will be attending The Wizard of Oz, at MSUM in Moorhead.  We will compare and contrast the story in book format, movie, and the play. Your child should return the permission slip and the $5.00 donation before Friday, November 10. 

Independent Reading – AR goal for November - 5 points to meet the goal
Please remind your child to read at home. 4th graders should read at least 20 minutes per evening.

Reading Celebration
Everyone in the class met his/her reading goal in October.  That calls for a celebration!  So, on Friday, November 10 the class will watch the movie, Shiloh.  We read the book as a read aloud and it was very popular.  It is a PG movie because there is a man who is mean to his dog (very mild violence).  The students are already aware of the story, so they are expecting it.  If you prefer that your child does not watch, please let me know.  

Also, your child is welcome to wear pajamas that day!


Spelling

Student levels have been assessed and re-evaluated.  If your student is changing spelling levels, he or she has been told.  
Pretest - Tuesday
Final Test - Friday

Math

Unit 3 - Fractions and Decimals
I can solve number stories involving equally shared quantities
I can use an area model to recognize and generate equivalent fractions
I can use a length or number line model to recognize and generate equivalent fractions
I can use an equivalent fractions rule


Social Studies

Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners is our social studies focus right now.


November Birthdays

Nov. 14 - Connor
Nov. 16 - Isaac
Nov. 29 - Justin


Coming Up!

Nov. 6 - No School - Teacher Workshop
Nov. 13, 14, 15, 16 - Book Fair
Nov. 13 - Western Dress Up Day
Nov. 14 - Ag in the Classroom Guest Speaker
Nov. 16 - Field Trip to MSUM
Nov., 20, 21 - Conferences
Nov. 23, 24 - No School
Nov. 30 - Art with Grandma Cookie (December Lesson)