Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fire Safety Village

The long awaited field trip has arrived!! 
It was a beautiful day to be at the Cobb County Fire Safety Village.







Friday, February 3, 2017

February is Here

We have begun our unit study for comparing & contrasting themes from different cultures. This week we read two myths and revisited identifying themes through  character traits. We have observed, discussed, labeled, and completed Venn diagrams comparing playgrounds, news schools, reactions to scary movies, and twins' interests. This will transition nicely to our Greek mythology unit after February break.

As the Milestone is closing in , kind of, we are preparing our ideas in writing. Students will need to develop an ending to a text that is presented to them. How can this be done successfully? By reading and focusing on story elements given- setting, character traits, problem, solution, plot...
This will be our goal for the next 2 weeks and most likely we'll revisit it before testing.
Students have already chosen a "leveled " text of their interest. Monday we shall begin in small groups.
Reminders:

  • Please take a moment to complete the Cobb online survey. 
  • Parent survey

  • Picture day -Tuesday, Feb. 7th

  • Math  Night at Publix
  • Thursday, February 16th from 5-7pm

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Monday Snow /Ice Day

Here are this week's spelling words.
Please have your child complete our usual Monday's task: write words 3 times.
Stay safe !

volume, frequency, amplitude, echo, muffle, vacuum, ketchup, 

kitchen, butcher, hatchet, exclaimed, interpret, vibration, pitch,

figure,             BONUS: longitudinal

Friday, January 6, 2017

Poetry Elements

In only a day and a half of school, we had learned some elements of poetry. Introduction lesson of vocabulary for poetry,prose, and drama. We compared a poem and prose , "The Cow". Students have visited the poetry sites linked to my blog. Please have them visit the Shel Silverstein site at home because Cobb blocked it :( 

We will continue to infer texts as we read poems. Students will need to use text evidence to support their conclusions.
 

 



Saturday, December 24, 2016


Please visit the Shutterfly link to see our class holiday photos!


https://mrsgerbers4thgrade201617.shutterfly.com/


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Monday, December 12, 2016

Let the Holidays Begin

We are coming to an end of our second quarter! Students will complete their imaginary narrative writing assessment this week. Remember that writing is 70% of the ELA grade.

We are finishing the unit on alcohol & tobacco in health. Students have been close reading in small groups and completing the lesson by lesson "open book" assessments.

Our holiday party is on Tuesday, Dec. 20th.Please contact Mrs. Steffen if you're interested in volunteering. Due to limited parking, it is asked that only volunteers attend . Also, the celebration is for students only, please no siblings. Thank you!

Here is a students' holiday spirit calendar. 
December 2016




Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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5
6
7
8
9
10


Fa La La La La
Fun with
Holiday Wear!


11
12
13
14
15
16
Grinch        Day! Wear Green!
17


Wear Red Day!!

Holiday Headgear!


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19
Sparkly Holiday Wear!
20



Holiday Foot wear!
Holiday socks and/ or shoes!
21

Comfy Flannel Day!
PJ’s or Flannel shirts!
22



Happy Holidays!
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Happy Holidays!
24
Hanukkah and Christmas about to begin







                                          
Holiday Fun at Addison begins on Dec. 13th.  Your child is welcome to participate by wearing the above winter fun wear! 




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving is Here ?!

Congratulations to these students that put their best effort forward in their spelling homework. They developed unique sentences, modeled correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelled high frequency words correctly. Awesome!

Students have finished their Native American opinion essays. I should have grades posted by the end of the week. You should have seen their previous opinion writing about the Pixar short-films. I met with them providing feedback on either their planning sheet or draft to strengthen and prepare for the Native American essay.  

Thanksgiving Homework :  Due Monday, Nov. 28th
Grandma's Garden passage and recording sheet to identify figurative language. Students have a flip-book which contains all vocabulary, definitions, and examples.
The other reading is application of inferencing with context clues.
Remember to count these for the Thanksgiving Reading Challenge!!

They should also be practicing Greek & Latin Roots anchor chart. We have been integrating them in our spelling for the past 3/4 weeks. However, I want them to really understand the meaning and usage as this is a specific standard. We will be creating our own word wall throughout the next month.

                         Have a wonderful holiday break with family and friends 😄