Friday, December 10, 2010

Mrs. Nawrot's News for 12-10-10


Today, Dec. 10, I will begin entering our Midterm grades. Students are now halfway through our 2nd marking period.

We have been working our way through fractions. This week we looked at Mixed Numbers, adding fractions, equivalent fractions, and finding fractions on a number line.

We will have a test over our Fractions on Thursday.

Missing Work-
The class discovered that we were having quite a few missing/late assignments. We are all going to be working hard not to get behind again!

Our legend books are looking great! Each child has done a fine job and has truly worked very hard! We can’t wait to show them to you!

Book-It Slips-
Students will receive their Pizza Hut Book-It slips on Monday for being at 50% of their AR reading goal.

December Awards Assembly -
We will be recognizing our students who show Service and Stewardship. We will also be awarding the Reading and Math awards. Please join us on Thursday.

Many of the students enjoyed using the web to create their Crosswords and Word Searches this week! I was proud of the many students who also completed the extra credit “Find it in Print” activity.

Next week we will be covering Chapter 12 from our Science textbooks. We will be looking at how Heat is transferred. The chapter is only 2 lessons long. We will have the Chapter 12 test on Thursday next week!

Christmas Party Clarification-

- Our party will be on Dec. 17th in the afternoon.
- I sent a note home on Wed. that indicated what food items we would like your help providing.
- Please let me know by Monday if you would like to provide a treat. I will send a note home confirming your treat. :)
-We will be decorating sugar cookies as part of our party.
- Our class will be exchanging a book for our Christmas party. Each student should bring a book they think a classmate would enjoy reading. Please try to keep it $5 or under. We will be wrapping the book and labeling it: “Boy”, “Girl”, or “Both.” If you need help providing a book please let me know.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spelling Practice

Almost every week our class is responsible for completing a 2-5-8 Menu for Spelling.  Students are given the opportunities to practice their Spelling words in a way that they choose. I have found this to be a great alternative to me assigning a Spelling assignment each day of the week.  Students are allowed to pick their activities and find the activities that they like the best!  I wanted to let you know about a few great links that I found that can help our students create Printable Word Searches and Crossword Puzzles.  This is a great way for students to practice their Spelling words and their computer skills!  Please check out the great links located on the right-hand side of our blog and below!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Newsletter Notes Nov. 19

Switching Back to Science-

This week we covered the 3 main States of Matter. They are: Solid, Liquid, and Gas. We found that it is easiest to think of the 3 states in regards to water. There is the ice, liquid water, and water vapor. We also talked about measuring mass, volume, and looked into density.

Next Wednesday we will take our Chapter Test over this material. Students have a study guide that we began filling out today. Please help your student prepare for our test. Thanks!

November Awards Assembly– Wisdom

Our class voted and the award winners were: Matthew, Neva, Xander, Brendan, Brent, and Alex W.

Thanksgiving Break-

We will be dismissing early on Wed. Nov. 24 at 11:30. We will not have school on Nov. 25 or 26.


This week we wrote and revised/edited our legends.

No Spelling 2-5-8 Menu-

Next week we will not be having a 2-5-8 Menu. However, we will be taking the Unit 9 Word and Skill Test on Tuesday. I have assigned the Unit 9 Take Home Task to our class today. It will be due on Tuesday. It is all about irregular verbs. For example, the past tense verb, did, comes from the present tense verb, do.

Comfy Reading Day-

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, we will be having Comfy Reading Day. Students are allowed to bring a pillow or stuffed animal, and a small blanket to read with. They may also bring along slippers to wear in the classroom. We will begin reading right away in the morning! Let me know if you have any questions!


I have included the letter about our play from Mrs. Barger. Please note your child’s costume needs. Let me know if you have any questions.

Join Us As The 4th Grade Presents:

We will present our performance on December 3rd, at 7 pm. All students need to be in our classroom at about 6:30

Notes will be coming home about what students should wear.

Invite family and friends!

DVD’s are usually available for purchase—They may be ordered the night of the performance, and they are $5 each.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yak's Corner 2010-2011 Favorite Book Character Contest

Yak's Corner, the weekly magazine for grades K-6 in Michigan, is having its annual Book Character Contest.  Students choose a fictional character from a book and draw a picture of that character and complete the entry form.  Five winners will be selected and they will receive a Borders Gift Card. 

Please follow the link for more information:

Scholastic Online Book Orders

Online Ordering Information

Web address:
Class Activation Code: HB2QM

Dear Parents,
Now it’s easier than ever to find the perfect books for your child—shop our NEW online Book Clubs Web site. Choose from a much-wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card to pay.

Best of all, we earn a FREE book for the classroom library every time a parent places an order online.

It’s so simple! Here’s how it works:
-SIGN UP at On the parent page, click the “Register” button in the “First Time Here?” section. Register for your own user name and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me.
-SELECT the books you’d like to order—choose from thousands of titles—many more than in our monthly flyers.
-SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.

Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure.
Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not see for yourself how convenient it is to order online?

Thank you,
Mrs. Nawrot

Monday, November 1, 2010

School Year 2010-2011

I hope that you will find this blog to be a helpful way to stay in touch with what is going on here in our classroom! I hope to add to our blog often, especially as I learn more about the program. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mrs. Nawrot Meets Technology!

It is official! Mrs. Nawrot now has a Blog! Please feel free to find out what is going on in our classroom by checking our Blog. Have a great day!