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Newsela Link

https://newsela.com/

Katie at the science conference!

spelling activities

Plural Nouns: http://gradespelling.com/free-page-all-list/?gILI=2147473809

Homophone games:

https://www.ezschool.com/play/english/choose-the-word-that-matches-the-picture/292

http://www.technologyrocksseriously.com/2011/02/homonyms-homophones-and-homographs.html#.WfimiBNSx0cc

word sorts:

https://www.eduplace.com/kids/sv/books/content/wordsort/

wacky web tales:

https://www.eduplace.com/tales/

crossword puzzles:

https://www.eduplace.com/kids/sv/books/content/crossword/

Story Starters

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

 

More from Sugarbush!

At Sugarbush, we learned about pervious and impervious surfaces, keeping the streams healthy, and pumping clean water to the whole resort. We had math in the hallways and recess at the Gatehouse! Thank you Sugarbush for helping us to make school fun and interesting!

Button Bay 2017!

Camp Sugarbush? Sugarbush School?

Whatever you call it – we’re having a great time and also getting a lot done!

Looking Forward to 2017-2018!!

Get those hard hats on because our school is a construction site!

Fractions in the Library!

Our 4th grade math class has been learning how to simplify fractions and convert them to percents. But what good is this knowledge? When would we ever use it? Well, we are finding one really good use for this skill in our school library. We discussed the kinds of picture books that might not show up very often and why we might like to see more of them. We chose 3 criteria to focus on: main characters in picture books who are female, and/or multicultural (and ethnicities other than white), and characters with disabilities. Genevieve let us spend a math class counting and classifying the picture books. Our next job will be to use the data we collected to make fractions, convert them to percents, then write persuasive letters to Genevieve about what kind of books we’d like to see more of in our school library. Stay tuned for more of our results, but here’s a little video of what Julia’s group found so far:

fractions in library