Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The SUP is our janitor for a week...

I made him a trash bag tie...

His serious pose

Mr. Green's Abercrombie & Fitch pose.....  Just look at those toes!!!

Partner Reading for Comprehension!!!

Will and Colton are reading and working well together!
Katy Grace and Kade Kasey making notes and asking questions with post-its.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

September 11, 2001.... A day in History

Thank you, David Edwards, for coming to speak to 4th grade about our country's history and about becoming public service workers.

Parker Davis got to put on the bullet proof best.  He said it was pretty heavy!

Granny Joyce talked with us, too.  She had family members who passed away during the attacks on  our country.

Science Time!!! Working in groups...

Kaylee Leddy working on her Science Study Guide

Olivia Foley and Lauren Simmons work great together in Science Groups!

Congratulations, Kaylee!!

Look at all of these ribbons Kaylee Leddy won at District Fair!  So proud of you.  :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Folders

So sorry.....  The week has gotten away from me.  I had to stop and do more assessments in reading and that threw my whole week out of order...

So, I do not have Friday Folders ready to send home today.  I will send them home, along with the calendar, on Monday.

:)  Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Writer of the week!

This week's Writer of the Week:

Kylee Sherrell

What an awesome job she did describing onion cells!!

Awesome Hair!

These boys have volunteered to give lessons on hairstyles. Thursdays, after school.  ;)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Book Projects

We will have our first book project due tomorrow.  If you have checked the weekly calendar, I tried to give 2 weeks notice about it.  Students were able to begin choosing books on Wednesday of the 1st week of school, so they have had a little over 2 weeks to read.  We will do this first one in-class, I will show students everything that I want for them to do.  It will be making book jackets, and my kiddoes always love it.

Stay tuned for pics of finished products....  

Building Plant Cells

Mrs. Dana's Writer of the Week for September 1-5, 2014!!

My Writer of the Week this week is Lauren Simmons.  Lauren wrote a wonderful description on the cells of an onion.  She made sure and used her 5 senses and had very good writing mechanics.  Because she is the writer of the week, she gets to sit at her own writing table, she has access to the MAC computer, and chooses a friend to sit with her.

Great job, Lauren!

Friday, March 28, 2014

One more Awesome Book Project Idea!!

Jonathan Townsley came up with a terrific idea to advertise his latest book.  He created a t-shirt to wear based on the book Nevermore by James Patterson.

Cool Book Projects

Emily Tracy created a diorama out of clay figures and popsicle sticks for Dork Diaries

Mason Green's Lego diorama for Jedi Academy.

Eliza Westmoreland created a board game for The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Students Dalton Hooker, Briley Finster, Jett Kirk, Mason Green, and Halle Musick listening to Olivia Smith explain her game "Escape the Dredge" based on the book The Raven.

Chaney Allen created a board game based on her book, Dork Diaries.

Jacob Jones created a board game based on the book Ghost in the Machine called "Return to the Dredge"

Emily Tracy, Miah Boss, Chaney Allen, Eliza Westmoreland, Gage Brugoto, and Dezirae Carter are enjoying Chaney's board game.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Congratulations, Olivia!!

Livvie and her trophies....and a crazy dad.  :)

Olivia competed in a karate competition on Saturday, March 8th.  She took home 2nd in form and 3rd in sparring.  Thanks Coach Smith for TOTALLY photo-bombing her pic!

A "kiss" from a student :)

Dalton Hooker surprised me with a "kiss" the other day.  It was the chocolate kind, too.  My favorite!

Regions of Arkansas-Group work on Saturday School!!!

Riley Claire getting involved in the activity!!

Ethan S and Gage

Dezirae. Emily, and Chaney

Jake, Caden, & Jacob

Finished Products!!!!

Class Picture Day

Jake REALLY dressed up for class picture day!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

4th grade Mad Libs

I'm pretty sure that I could ask students to do just about anything in class and, as long as I let them illustrate it, they would LOVE to do it!!  Today, as a culminating activity for adverbs & adjectives, I found on www.teacherspayteachers.com a sheet that allows students to create a simple story that includes lots of adverbs & adjectives....then, they drew their story!  They were so excited about this they wanted to do more than one.  THAT'S RIGHT, THEY WANTED EXTRA WORK!!

Take a look at a few that I was able to snap a photo of...

  Jake Hutchison

Eliza Westmoreland  

Jett Kirk

Time for a haircut....or a ponytail!!!!

Poor Jacob.....his teacher is so mean to him.  But we all got a great BIG laugh out of this!!!

A new girl in the classroom?  No that's just Jacob!!!