Mr. Kooiker's 4th Grade Blog

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We the People…

…in room 304, in order to gain a better understanding of the Constitution, shared what we thought we knew about it and then went in search of the facts.  Why did we want to learn more about this document that was signed many years ago? Today, September 17, is Constitution Day.

  So, we explored informational text to discover more  about it. The students did a great job of using text features to zero in on important information.

Parents, if your son or daughter has not yet shared at least 3 facts about the Constitution with you, please ask them to do so.  

As they were sharing, the question was asked, “Where is the Constitution?” I told them that would be a great question to research. I’m looking forward to hearing what they discovered.  

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Last week, we experienced…

 

…a couple of firsts. 

One of the opportunities that we have as fourth graders at Georgetown is to gather paper for recycling at our school.

 

Every fourth Friday, our class will go to all of the classrooms (and the office) to get the paper that they have set out in their recycle boxes.  

 

 

We will put it all into plastic bags and haul it out to the paper gaiter. It’s work…and it’s fun! 🙂

 

The second first is that our class was recognized for OUTSTANDING behavior in Music!  It was a total team effort!  We are going to work hard to make this the first of many! 🙂

  

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Thank you!

 

Your response to the “Giving Tree” needs that were shared at our Open House has been tremendous! Thank you so much for your generous gifts to our classroom! 🙂

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August Countdown…

There is still time to get your learning brain turned on!  Devote just 15 minutes a day to reading and 15 to MOBYMAX so you are on top of learning at the beginning of the year.  Remember…we are using a new sign in system called clever.  Here are the steps for using it.

And…here is how to learn over the summer:

  • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.
  • MOBYMAX Math and Reading:  We recommend that each child consistently use MobyMax each week in the core areas of reading and mathematics. If interesting, you can also choose to work on other learning modules.  Spending just a few minutes each day on Mobymax will help to reduce  “summer slide” and keep your child’s learning skills fresh over the summer.

Our goals for students over the summer are below.  Students who reach or exceed goals are entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD — 1 per grade.  Point goals below are for the student grade in 2017-18.

Reading Minutes Link Mobymax Link
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

Just 25 days until school begins.. open a book and read and do some MOBYMAX!

Mrs. Reagan and the ALL the Georgetown Teachers

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4th Grade Supply List for 2017-18

Hi, 4th Graders and Parents!
I hope you’re having a great summer! 🙂  Believe it or not, “Back to School” sales fliers will be out soon!  As you are out and about, you may want to start watching for deals on the following school supplies:Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 8.00.53 AM  

Items that are required:

arrowA pair of gym shoes – they do not need to be new, just clean.

arrowA backpack or tote to carry your belongings

Items that are highly recommended:

arrow5 folders with pockets – a different color for each subject will be helpful.

arrow3 or 4 wide ruled composition books

arrowA pencil box

arrowPencils, pens, and highlighters

arrow1 or 2 packs of sticky notes

arrowFine tip dry erase markers

Items that are optional:

arrowGlue stick(s)

arrowScissors

arrowColored pencils

I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Open House on August 24 from 6:30 – 7:30!

Mr. Kooiker

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