4th Grade Rocks!

Updated:  11/13/18

 
My email is mfreudenthal@oxps.org.  
Please feel free to contact me at any time, and I will respond as quickly as I can. 

We are starting Topics 9-10 in math- division of whole numbers.  Please practice basic facts daily.

We have been reading extensively about ecosystems in reading and science.  We are in Unit 2, Week 3 of Reading Wonders.

In writing, the students are building interesting beginnings to narrative essays.  We are practicing different techniques that will make our readers keep reading!
 

Our 1 rule:  show respect at all times.  We discussed how respecting ourselves first and foremost will help us show respect to everyone and everything around us.     

Our Schedule:
Monday:         Gym
Tuesday:        Computers
Wednesday:  Library
Thursday:      Art
Friday:           Music

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We are focusing on respecting ourselves enough to show the world our best selves every day, all day.  A strategy that helps us do this is to THINK before we speak or act.

T- Is it true?
H- Is it helpful?
I- Is it important or inspiring?
N- Is it necessary?
K- Is it kind?


Read Every Day!
Here's a fun fact:  
Reading for at least 20 minutes per day will introduce a child to almost 2 million words per year 
So let's keep reading!
Active Listening
A major focus in our class will be active listening. 
The students will know and understand the acronym L.I.S.T.E.N.  This will help them to understand and participate in discussions and to know when to ask questions.  Active listeners are better learners!

L = Look at the speaker
I = Ignore distractions
S = Sit correctly
T = Think about what's being said
E = Expect to learn
N = Nod, smile, show interest

Visits


Links

Use these sites to explore the moon, sun, and planets in our solar system.
Great sites to learn more about plants!
Use these sites to research your state.
Use these pages to learn more about weather and to research Hurricane Katrina.
3 States of Matter
Learn about the 3 states of matter in this short video.
Atoms and Molecules
Learn the difference between atoms and molecules in this short video.
Bridges
A list of the top ten longest bridges in the world!
Clement Clark Moore
Use this to research a famous poet!
Germination
Learn about germination in this short video.
Lakes
Watch a video about lakes and gather information about the world's most impressive lakes.
Landforms
Read about different types of landforms.
Lexiles
Use this link to find books within your lexile range, to find the lexile score of a certain book, and more!
moon phases
a cool animation explaining the phases of the moon
PBSKids
Play games, watch videos, and have fun! Find Cyberchase here too!
Scholastic Book Orders
Use this link to place your book order.
Science Bug
Kim Bent, one of the scientists, came to visit our school on March 8, 2011!
Spelling City
Use this site to practice and play with your weekly spelling lists. Go to "Find a List." Search "Freudenthal."
Tall Buildings
Topic 6 Special Project
The Water Cycle
See an interactive presentation about the water cycle!
Weather Wiz Kids
Visit this site to learn about many different weather topics. Also play games & read jokes!
xtra math
Improve speed and accuracy with basic facts!