Tuesday, June 12, 2018




Final Thoughts from 4th Grade

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. 

Reading

I hope your child continues to read throughout the summer.  Reading skills must be practiced to maintain or grow.  

Decorah Eagles

We had been watching the bald eagle nest by the fish hatchery near Decorah, Iowa.  Here is the site:

https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

I haven't spent a lot of time recently, but I understand the eagles are branching and will fledge very soon if they haven't already done so.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful summer.  I look forward to seeing you and your children again in the fall.

Friday, May 4, 2018


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


May 7, 2018





Our class attended the 25th Kids' Groundwater Fetival.  To kick off the event here was a  contest and students were invited to design the logo.  Each class sends in their best designs and a committee selects one winner. The theme was Take Back the Tap: Refill not Landfill. This year Cailin's design was selected! Over 500 students who attended all received a t-shirt, along with presenters, volunteers, and teachers.  This is only the second year Parkers Prairie has had a design selected.  

Literacy

Interactive reading - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH 
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 14.

Spelling

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

Science

Inventions and Technology - and its impact on society

Engineering

Junior Achievement

Hunter Haggenmiller, a senior at Parkers Prairie High School, is our Junior Achievement volunteer.  He will present 5 lessons on economics.

Dates to Remember:

May 7 - Junior Achievement
May 9 - Junior Achievement
May 16 - Bookmobile
May 16 - Canoe and Water Safety Field Trip, Carlos State Park
May 18 - Music Program
May 30 - Bookmobile
May 31 - Last Day of School

Friday, April 27, 2018


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


April 30, 2018


MCA Testing Dates:

Math Test Dates:  April 30, May 1 and 3

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

Interactive reading - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH 
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 13.

Spelling

Pretest - Monday
Final Test - Friday

Science

Kids' Water Festival, Wednesday, May 2 at the Water Treatment Plant and Runestone Community Center

Inventions and Technology - and its impact on society

Engineering


Junior Achievement

Hunter Haggenmiller, a senior at Parkers Prairie High School, is our Junior Achievement volunteer.  He will present 5 lessons on economics.

Dates to Remember:

April 30 - Junior Achievement
May 2 - Bookmobile
May 2 - Kids' Water Festival
May 3 - Last Book Orders are Due
May 3 - Junior Achievement
May 4 - Donuts With Dads
May 4 - Petting Zoo
May 7 - Junior Achievement
May 9 - Junior Achievement
May 16 - Bookmobile
May 16 - Canoe and Water Safety Field Trip, Carlos State Park
May 18 - Music Program
May 30 - Bookmobile
May 31 - Last Day of School

Friday, April 6, 2018



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


April 9, 2018


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:  April 30, May 1 and 3


Literacy

Interactive reading - Island of the Blue Dolphins
We are updating our vocabulary notebooks and focusing on literacy vocabulary words in preparation for our MCA assessments.

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 18


Spelling
Pretest - Monday
Final Test - Friday

Math

I can use probability to evaluate fairness and expected results in an experiment
I can compare predicted and actual results from an experiment with equally likely outcomes
I can analyze data


Science

Water - surface tension, properties of water, water races

Birthdays

April 23 - Lily
April 30 - Trey

Dates to Remember:

April 18 - Electricity Presentation with Dave Burnea (Otter Tail Power Company)
April 18 - Bookmobile
May 2 - Bookmobile
May 2 - Kids' Water Festival
May 4 - Petting Zoo
May 16 - Bookmobile
May 18 - Music Program
May 30 - Bookmobile
May 31 - Last Day of School

Monday, March 26, 2018




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


March 28, 2018

Here are some book commercials the class made!!  Definitely a few stars in the making:)  The videos really do have sound, but some are very quiet.  





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


March 26, 2018




Literacy

Interactive reading - Beardance
Will compare and contrast with a movie that incorporates similar cultural ideas to the Ute beliefs.



Spelling

No spelling lists this week.

Math

Unit 7 - Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number and Measurement
Review
Test


Science


Electricity

MCA Dates

Reading Tests will be April 10, 11, and 12
Math Tests will be April 30, May 1 and 3

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.  

Dates to Remember:

March 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:30
march 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30 - 7:30
March 29, 30 - No School - Easter Break
April 2 - No School - Easter Break
April 4 - Always Changing Class by Ms. Serie and Mr. Noga
April 5 - Art with Grandma Cookie
April 18 - Electricity Presentation with Dave Burnea (Otter Tail Power Company)

Friday, March 9, 2018



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


March 12, 2018

Literacy


Students will compare and contrast the book and the movie Stone Fox

Students are researching a rain forest animal or bird.  Students are writing a research report and will be following directions to draw the creature.  Students are also selecting a picture from the internet to print for the report.

Independent Reading – AR goal for March - 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

Maintenance test this week.
Test 3A will be Tuesday over Lessons 15, 16, and 17.
Test 3B will be Thursday over Lessons 18, 19, 20, and 21.
New levels will be evaluated and determined by weekly test scores as well as the maintenance tests.

Math

Unit 7 - Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number and Measurement
I can multiply fractions by whole numbers
I can multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers
I can estimate, find, and determine the reasonableness of answers to multi-step division number stories
I can use division strategies to solve measurement problems
I can generate and analyze patterns in rectangular numbers


Social Studies

The Middle West Region of the United States

Science

Electricity

March Birthdays
March 1 - Rachel
March 4 - Alexander
March 5 - Evalynn
March 29 - Myrissa

Dates to Remember:
March 14 - Personal Sharing
March 22 - End of Quarter 3
March 23 - No School - Teacher Workshop
March 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:30
march 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30 - 7:30
March 29, 30 - No School - Easter Break
April 2 - No School - Easter Break