Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer break.
I started teaching my summer school class today. I'm teaching reading and writing to a group of 4th and 5th graders. We had a great first day today!
The day after summer school is over, I'll be going on a family vacation to Maui! I can't wait!!!
As I mentioned on the last day of school, I'll try to post as often as I can on our blog.
Have you been reading any good books? I just started reading Ruby Lu: Empress of Everything by Lenore Look.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Just a few reminders about this fun-filled day!
- Wear a bathing suit underneath your clothes because you will most likely get wet!
- Wear gym shoes since you will be running at some of the stations
- NO WHITE T-SHIRTS
- Bring sunscreen lotion so you won't get burnt. You will be outside for 6 hours!!!
- Bring a water bottle clearly marked with your name on it.
- The snack station will include: raisins, apples, Flav-R-Ice, and cookies. Contact Ms. Csensich if you have any concerns.
- Bring a bag with a towel, sandals, and change of dry clothing
- You are allowed to bring water toys for the pool, but NO WATER GUNS!
- We will be walking to the pool after Field Day
- We will be picnicking outside -- bring a disposable lunch -- you may want to include an extra snack for later in the afternoon.
- After lunch, we will have recess at Camelot Park. You may bring sports equipment(frisbees, basketball, etc.), but it is your responsibility to carry them. We will not be responsible for any lost items.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
IMAX Under the Sea 3D -- Watch the Trailer!
Be sure to check out the games and webisodes, too.
The New England Aquarium -- Experience a Whale Watch!
Listen to whales squeak, warble, groan, whistle, and much more!!!
Play Ocean Games!
NOAA Ocean Service Education -- Fun and educational activities for you to enjoy! Click on the many links!
I hope you enjoyed our in-school field trip today. Hopefully some of you will be able to visit the aquarium with your parents.
Friday, May 15, 2009
We received GREAT news from Mrs. Polito today! On Monday, we will be skyping Candace Fleming, author of Boxes for Katje. We read her book as a kick-off to our service project, Operation Iraqi Children. Click here for Candace Fleming's website. Read her bio here.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
- The 5th graders are having a book sale tomorrow. We will get to "shop" at 10 a.m. so don't forget to bring your money!
- Spelling and grammar tests will be tomorrow, NOT Friday, due to our field trip.
- Historical Reenactment will be this Friday from 9:15-11:15. We will be outside the entire time, so dress appropriately for the weather, and remember to wear old shoes. It might be muddy out there!
- Don't forget to return the bottom portion of the green band form to Mr. Berry!
- Your extra credit historical fiction report is due FRIDAY!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The district is offering a Summer U class at no cost to parents!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
In order to prepare for the Historical Reenactment of life in colonial times, please click on the following websites!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your
distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. Keep sick children
at home. You will help prevent others from catching the illness.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the
tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often.
Washing your hands and the hands of your children often will help protect you
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated
with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of
fluids, and eat nutritious food.
There is no vaccine available at this time for the current outbreak of the Swine Flu virus, so it is important for
people living in the affected areas to take steps to prevent spreading the virus to others. If people are ill, they should
stay at home and limit contact with others, except to seek medical care. Healthy residents living in these areas
should take the everyday preventive actions listed above.
People who live in these areas who develop an illness with fever and respiratory symptoms, such as cough and
runny nose, and possibly other symptoms, such as body aches, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, should contact their
health care provider. Their health care provider will determine whether influenza testing is needed.
Contact the Cook County Department of Public Health at 708-492-2000 if you have questions. For additional
information, visit the following web sites: www.cookcountypublichealth.org/swine_flu, www.idph.state.il.us, and
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Math MAP -- Thursday, 4/30 @ 1:30 p.m.
Reading MAP -- Friday, 5/1 @ 9:15 a.m.
I'm anxious to see how you've grown in these subject areas in fourth grade! Be sure to do your best, eat a good breakfast the morning of testing, and get enough sleep the night before. Good luck!
Monday, April 20, 2009
As you know, we'll be visiting OMS for a special field trip in May. Various personas will be reenacting colonial life for us! Please visit this website to learn more and prepare for the historical reenactment. We'll be taking notes and writing questions we'd like to ask in class to prepare for this special event. Click here to access the bios of the historians. Click here to go on a scavenger hunt!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Click here to access actual questions from the 2008 Grade 4 Reading, Math, and Science questions! You can take the tests online and they will be scored for you! This is just practice of course.:) For the reading tests, click on the blue title of the story to read the story before answering the questions.
If you come across questions or concepts you don't understand, please come see me and I'll gladly explain them to you. :)
Monday, February 23, 2009
1:30-2:35 Math I
10:45-12:15 Reading I
10:45-12:15 Reading II
1:30-2:25 Math II
10:45-12:15 Reading III
1:30-2:35 Math III
10:45-12:15 Science I
1:30-2:35 Science II
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Our Valentine's Day party will be on Friday, February 13th. Start thinking about a Valentine's box or bag to bring to school that day! We will be passing out our cards and treats at 2p.m. and our party will begin at 2:15p.m. Thanks in advance to our Room Moms for planning our party. We know it'll be a fun time!
Education Fair: I am so impressed that more than half the class participated in this year's Education Fair! Way to go, Fourth Graders!!! You will be given extra credit on your next History Alive test for your hard work.