Mrs. Brown's Fourth Grade Blog

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Archive for February, 2015

PuppetPals, Sonic Pics, iMovies, and More!


The fourth graders presented their book reports today. Included in this month’s projects were a number of presentations using a variety of apps, including PuppetPals, Sonic Pics, and iMovie.  PuppetPals iMovie Dressed Up as Character Oral Report Sonic Pics  

What’s in a song?


The fourth grade students were introduced to songwriting by one of the best songwriters ever–Joni Mitchell! Well….not really. It was their teacher dressed up as Joni Mitchell. I love the way that Joni Mitchell weaves words into magical lyrics, so I introduced the unit on songwriting by sharing some of her songs with the class. […]

Logan’s Birthday!


Fourth Grade Half-Time Show!


Our fantastic fourth graders put on quite a show for the boys’ varsity basketball play-off game!

100 Days of School!


For the 100th day of school celebration, the fourth graders wrote down 100 books that they’ve read collectively. Each student also wrote a 100-word appreciation about the Lower School, since this will be the last year of Lower School.  

The Marshmallow Challenge


On Tuesday, our class participated in the marshmallow challenge. It was a great opportunity to watch how each team communicated, collaborated, and problem-solved to complete the task. What is the marshmallow challenge? Each team is given the following materials: 20 spaghetti sticks, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string, and 1 marshmallow. The challenge: […]

Announcements for the Week of 2/17/15


Announcements for the Week of 2/17/15  Upcoming Tests, Projects, & Quizzes Spelling Quiz–Friday, 2/20/15 Book Reports–Friday, 2/27/15 Mission Projects–Monday, 3/9/15 __________________________ Upcoming Events Parent Conferences–NO SCHOOL–2/26/15 All School Field Day–3/6/15 (Hope Ranch Campus) After School Musical Theater Show–3/7/15 (6:00 p.m. Hope Ranch Spaulding Auditorium) Science Fair–3/10/15 Lower School Dress Down Day/St. Patrick’s Day–3/17/15 Spring Break–3/21/15-4/5/15

Homework for the Week of 2/17/15


Tuesday Read for 20 minutes and record in reading log. Complete math worksheet on multiplication and division. (one star) Practice math facts for 10 minutes. (two stars) Finish spelling unit 22; if finished, practice spelling words on Spelling City for 10 minutes. (three stars) Wednesday Read for 20 minutes and record in reading log. Complete math study […]

Valentine Exchange/Cookie Decorating!


Making Mailboxes for our Valentine Exchange

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