Tuesday, March 31, 2015

First Meeting of "The Monday Literature and Lunch Club"!

"The Monday Literature and Lunch Club" met for the first time on Monday, March 30. They are reading the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit. For today's meeting they were to have read pages 1-30. Ask your child to describe this part of the story! Better yet ask them to bring their book home each night so you can read along with them and discuss the story together!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"The Test Fairy" Strikes Again!

Checkout her message and the treats she left for 4S students!

First Meeting of "The Wednesday Literature and Lunch Club"!

The first meeting of "The Wednesday Literature and Lunch Club" was held on Wednesday, March 25. This group is reading Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. For today's meeting the were to have read pages 1-26. Reading along and discuss Marty's adventure with your child!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another Visit from "The Test Fairy"

Checkout what she left for us today! 


Field trip permission slips are due tomorrow, March 25.

Please ask your child to show you the note they received about field day t-shirts. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail or call me.

The last day to bring cereal boxes has changed. Sorry for the late notice. It is now tomorrow, March 25.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Test Fairy Visits 4S

Mrs. Sunderman's fourth graders had a visit from "The Test Fairy" today.  She left them a message on the whiteboard and some treats to go along with it! Check out the results of her visit below:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Introducing "Literature and Lunch Clubs"

What's better then eating lunch with your friends? Why eating lunch with your friends and discussing a good book, of course! Mrs. Sunderman's 4th Graders will be starting "Literature and Lunch Clubs" on March 25. Each day, Monday through Thursday, a club will meet, enjoy lunch in the classroom, and discuss a good book! 

On Friday, March 20th the clubs chose their books and received their first assignment. As a group the club decided how many pages to read by their first meeting and each club member was given a role to complete for the first meeting. Feel free to listen to your child read their book and help them complete their role before their first meeting. In order to attend the meeting the students must have read the agreed upon pages and have completed their role. When the groups finish reading their books, they will take an AR test over them to help them work toward meeting their AR goals.

The roles are:

Discussion Leader: The discussion leader writes questions about the section they read to share with the group.
Summarizer: The summarizer writes a summary of the section they just read and shares it with the group.
Word Wizard: The word wizard is to search for and share unknown, but interesting words from section they just read with the group.
Illustrator: The illustrator is to draw a picture of something from the section of the book they just read and share with group.
Real-Life Connector: The real-life connector is to record how two events in the section they just read remind them of something in their life or of something in the life of someone they know.
Story Connector: The story connector is to record how two events in the sections they just read remind them of something in another story they have read.

I am so excited to begin! Check back often for updates!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Adopt-A-Class Sponsor Visit

Mrs. Sunderman's Adopt-A-Class Sponsor is Lisle Corporation. Ann Wilson from Lisle Corporation visited us for Saint Patrick's day. She brought different examples of packaging that they use at Lisles. She also brought our class some fun puzzle pages to enjoy and delicious shamrock shaped sugar cookies. We are looking forward to touring Lisle Corporation and Ez Way in May!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dr. Suess Celebration Fun!

Enjoy the pictures of our Dr. Suess Celebration Fun!

Reading with our Buddies:

Wacky Wednesday:

Favorite Story Book Character Day: