Thursday, May 25, 2017


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


End of the Year 2017



Thank you!  It has been a pleasure to spend this year with your child.  I hope you have seen growth, both academic and personal.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.



IXL

Once again, IXL is available to your student throughout the summer.  I highly recommend your student review and sharpen math skills this summer.  Each student has his or her own username and password in the agenda. 

Science
Bones and Muscles
Heart
Respiration

Carlos State Park

Our end of the year field trip is scheduled for May 31.  We will learn some great things at Carlos State Park.

Dates

May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 30 - Bonus Point Store
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 2 - School Family Games
June 5 - Last Day of School

Friday, May 19, 2017



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


May 22, 2017



Literacy
Read Aloud - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
4th Grade Portfolios

Spelling
Lesson 14
Pretest Monday
Final Test Thursday

Math
Students will use their understanding of place value and properties of operations to solve problems
Students will find equivalent names for numbers
Review Unit 8
Test Unit 8

Science
Germs and their impact on people
Nutrition

Carlos State Park

Our end of the year field trip is scheduled for May 31.  We will learn some great things at Carlos State Park.

Dates

May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 2 - School Family Games
June 5 - Last Day of School

Thursday, May 11, 2017



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


May 15, 2017




Literacy
Read Aloud - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
4th Grade Portfolios

Independent Reading:

AR goal for April/May
If your student did not get his/her goal before May 12, we will be reading during recess until your child has met the goal.

Mrs. Cronk requested all books be returned to the library by May 12. Students will have access to my library and that will be a great time to read some books that are patiently waiting that you may have at home.

Spelling
Lesson 7
Pretest Monday
Final Test Thursday

Math
Students will multiply fractions by whole numbers to solve number stories
Students will convert liquid measurements and solve problems involving fractions
Students will solve problems with fractions and conversion of units of measure
Students will use their understanding of place value and properties of operations to solve problems
Students will find equivalent names for numbers

Science
Germs and their impact on people

Carlos State Park

Our end of the year field trip is scheduled for May 31.  We will learn some great things at Carlos State Park.

Spring Concert
Friday at 1:00
The line up is:
Band first
Grades 4 and 5

Grades 1 - 3
Charlie Martin Award
If you want to take your child home after his/her performance you need to pick him/her up from the classroom and let the office know.


Dates


May 19 - Spring Concert
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 5 - Last Day of School

Friday, May 5, 2017





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


May 8, 2017




Literacy
Read Aloud - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
STAR reading - Monday
4th Grade Portfolios

Independent Reading:

AR goal for April/May
Only one more reading goal to achieve!  Students have a minimum goal of 7 AR points with a due date of May 12.  

Mrs. Cronk will request all books be returned to the library by May 12. Students will have access to my library and that will be a great time to read some books that are patiently waiting that you may have at home.

Spelling
Final Maintenance Test
Lessons 22, 23, and 24 will be on Tuesday
Lessons 25, 26, and 27 will be on Friday

Math
Students will use a compass to inscribe a hexagram
Students will compute with fractions and mixed numbers as they apply a perimeter formula for rectangles in mathematical problems
Students will solve number stories by converting decimals to fractions
Students will find the area of rectangles using fractions and mixed numbers
Students will multiply fractions by whole numbers to solve number stories

Science
Inventions and Technology - and its impact on society
Engineering

Students have been given a project assignment.  Written directions have been sent home. The due date is May 9.

Roger gave our class a tour of the heating system in the school.





We had tons of fun at the Kids' Water Festival.





Carlos State Park

Our end of the year field trip is scheduled for May 31.  We will learn some great things at Carlos State Park.

May Birthdays

May 17 - Taylor
May 22 - Kyle
May 23 - Whitney

Dates

May 8, 9, 10, 11 - Book Fair
May 12 - All books are to be returned to the library
May 19 - Spring Concert
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 5 - Last Day of School

Thursday, April 27, 2017



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


May 1, 2017


MCA Testing Dates:
Math Test Dates:  May 1, 2, and 4

It is important that your child gets enough rest prior to testing.  A good breakfast also helps brain function. Attendance is important on test days.  Please visit with your child and let them know you expect them to try their hardest.  

Literacy
Read Aloud - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Vocabulary

Independent Reading:

AR goal for April/May
Only one more reading goal to achieve!  Students have a minimum goal of 7 AR points with a due date of May 12.  

Mrs. Cronk will request all books be returned to the library by May 12. Students will have access to my library and that will be a great time to read some books that are patiently waiting that you may have at home.

Spelling
Pretest on Monday
Final test on Friday 

Math
MCA tests

Science
Inventions and Technology - and its impact on society
Engineering

Students have been given a project assignment.  Written directions have been sent home and we have discussed criteria in class.   

Dates

May 1, 2, and 4 - MCA Math Test
May 3 - Kid's Water Festival - Runestone Center
May 5 - Last day to check out books from our library
May 8, 9, 10, 11 - Book Fair
May 12 - All books are to be returned to the library
May 19 - Spring Concert
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 5 - Last Day of School

Friday, April 7, 2017



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


April 10, 2017


MCA Testing Dates:
Reading Test Dates:  April 10, 11, and 12
Math Test Dates:  May 1, 2, and 4

It is important that your child gets enough rest prior to testing.  A good breakfast also helps brain function. Attendance is important on test days.  Please visit with your child and let them know you expect them to try their hardest.  

Literacy
Read Aloud - Island of the Blue Dolphins
Compare and Contrast   Also Stone Fox

Independent Reading:

AR goal for April/May
Only one more reading goal to achieve!  Students have a minimum goal of 7 AR points with a due date of May 12.  

Mrs. Cronk will request all books be returned to the library by May 12. Students will have access to my library and that will be a great time to read some books that are patiently waiting that you may have at home.

Spelling
No spelling this week.  

Math
Unit 7 - Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number and Measurement
Students will apply their understanding of the additive nature of angle measures to real-life situations.
Students will apply knowledge of line symmetry to create symmetric shapes and quilting patterns.
Students will make line plots and add and subtract mixed numbers to answer questions regarding the data.

Science
Inventions and Technology - and its impact on society
Engineering

Targeted Services Dates
April  11 Last time this year!!

Junior Achievement

Hunter Haggenmiller from our high school has volunteered to present the Junior Achievement lessons to my class this year.  The lessons focus on economics.  The dates are April  11, 18, and 20.  

Dates

April 10, 11, and 12 - MCA Reading Test
April 13, 14 and 17 - No School - Spring Break
April 21 - Introduction to 5th grade band and mouthpiece testing
May 1, 2, and 4 - MCA Math Test
May 3 - Kid's Water Festival - Runestone Center
May 5 - Last day to check out books from our library
May 8, 9, 10, 11 - Book Fair
May 12 - All books are to be returned to the library
May 19 - Spring Concert
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 5 - Last Day of School

Thursday, March 30, 2017



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


April 3, 2017


It was great to visit with all of you at conferences.  Thanks for coming and sharing your child with me this year.

MCA Testing Dates:
Reading Test Dates:  April 10, 11, and 12
Math Test Dates:  May 1, 2, and 4

Literacy
Read Aloud - Island of the Blue Dolphins
Compare and Contrast 

Independent Reading:

AR goal for April/May
Only one more reading goal to achieve!  Students have a minimum goal of 7 AR points with a due date of May 12.  

Mrs. Cronk will request all books be returned to the library by May 12. Students will have access to my library and that will be a great time to read some books that are patiently waiting that you may have at home.

Spelling
Pretest - Monday
Final Test - Friday

Math
Unit 7 - Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number and Measurement
Test Monday and Tuesday
Unit 8 - Fraction Operations, Applications
Students will apply their understanding of the additive nature of angle measures to real-life situations.
Students will apply knowledge of line symmetry to create symmetric shapes and quilting patterns.

Targeted Services Dates
April 4, 11

Always Changing Class
On Tuesday, April 4 the students will have the Always Changing Class.  Girls will meet with Ms. Serie (health teacher from the high school) and boys will meet  with Mr. Noga.  

Junior Achievement

Hunter Haggenmiller from our high school has volunteered to present the Junior Achievement lessons to my class this year.  The lessons focus on economics.  The dates are April 4, 7, 11, 18, and 20.  

Dates

April 5 - No School - There is a music contest at the high school
April 6 - Art with Grandma Cookie - Have your picture of your favorite bird
April 10, 11, and 12 - MCA Reading Test
April 13, 14 and 17 - No School - Spring Break
May 1, 2, and 4 - MCA Math Test
May 3 - Kid's Water Festival - Runestone Center
May 5 - Last day to check out books from our library
May 8, 9, 10, 11 - Book Fair
May 12 - All books are to be returned to the library
May 19 - Spring Concert
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
May 31 - End of the year field trip at Carlos State Park
June 5 - Last Day of School