• Thursday January 23, 2020

     

     MATH:

    Homeroom 26:  Please ask your child for the field trip permission slip that was sent home yesterday. 

    1.  Get Mid-Year test paperwork signed. 

    2. Home Link page 131 (5-1).

    SCIENCE:

    1. Quiz tomorrow. Earth/Stars/Sun.  Review notebook and Astronomy journal.

    2.  SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on tonight at 5:50 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:30PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child. 

    The planet Venus is also the bright spot in the western sky right after sunset.  

    Have a good evening. 

    Wednesday January 22, 2020

    Homeroom 26:  Please ask your child for the field trip permission slip that was sent home today. 

     MATH:

    1. Freckle for 25 minutes tonight.

    2. Multiplication fact test  tomorrow.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Quiz on Friday. Earth/Stars/Sun.  Review notebook and Astronomy journal.

    2.  SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on Thursday night at 5:50 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:30PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child. 

    The planet Venus is also the bright spot in the western sky right after sunset.  

    Stay warm and have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday January 21, 2020

    Welcome to the 20th week of school. 

    If you missd the sky alert last night you get another chance on Thursday night.  Details below in science.

    MATH:

    This week we begin Unit 5.  Students will be receiving Journal 2 this week in math.  We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Fraction Decomposition- decomposing fractions into sums of fractions with the same denominator. 

    * The Whole for Fractions-practicing finding the  whole when given a fractional part of a region.

    and we will finish thw week off with 

    * Adding Fractions- adding fractions of the same whole with like denominators to solve number stories.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Unit 4 mathtest tomorrow.

    2.  Multiplication fact quiz on Thursday. (1 minute to answer 20 facts)

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue our focus of the night sky. We will review the Circumpolar Constellations and begin learning about the Winter Sky.  The winter sky constellations are now visible in the night sky.  Please spend a few minutes each night with you child viewing the night sky. Let your child point out the constellations  and tell you about the myths-stories. Later in the week will be begin learning about the fall sky constellations. 

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Quiz on Friday. Earth/Stars/Sun.  Review notebook and Astronomy journal.

    2.  SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on Thursday night at 5:50 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:30PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child. 

    The planet Venus is also the bright spot in the western sky right after sunset.  

    Stay warm and have a good evening. 

     

     

     

     

    Friday January 17, 2020

    Just some reminders for the long weekend.

    MATH: 

    Unit 4 test on Wednesday.

    SCIENCE: 

    Observe the sky over the weekend.

    SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on Monday night at 6:35 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 6:20PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

     This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child.  

         Have a good weekend.

    Thursday January16, 2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 121 (4-12).

    2. Mid-Year math test tomorrow.  

    3. Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.

    4.  Multiplication fact quiz real soon. 

    SCIENCE:

    Read Astronomy journal pages 41-43.

    If the weather cooperates, please look for the five Circumpolar Constellations in the night sky. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Wednesday January 15, 2019

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 119 (4-11).

    2. Mid-Year math test on Friday January 17th.  

    3. Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.

    4.  Multiplication fact quiz real soon.  

    SCIENCE:

    Please go outside this evening with your parents.  Try to locate the five Circumpolar Constellations. 

    (Hint: look to the northern sky.)

    Happy star gazing.

     

    Tuesday January 14, 2020

    MATH:

    1. Mid-Year math test on Friday January 17th.  Everyone received the handout yesterday.

    2.  Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.  Everyone received the study guide yesterday.

    SCIENCE:

    Please read Astronomy journal page 1.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Monday January 13, 2020

    Welcome to week number 19.

    Homeroom 26 parents:  Please ask your child for the note that was sent home from the school nurse today.  

     MATH:

    This week we will be completing Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the following concepts. 

    * Area models for rectangles and rectilinear figures. (2 day lesson)

    * Multistep multiplication number stories. (2 day lesson)

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Home Link page 115 (4-9). You may use any method that works for you.

    2.  Mid-Year math test on Friday January 17th.  Everyone received the handout today.

    3.  Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.  Everyone received the study guide today.

    4.  Don't forget practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue with our Astronomy unit.  We will learn about star temperature and color.  We will also begin learning about the Five Circumpolar Constellations. (myths and star patterns) These five constellations can be seen in the night sky each night. By the end of the week your child will be able to show you these constellations in the night sky.  Please try to spend a few minutes each night with your child outside observing the night sky.

    For homework tonight:

    Astronomy journal page 5. 

    Happy star gazing!

     

     

    Thursday January 9, 2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 117 (4-10).

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    1.  Astromnomy journal page 4.

    2.  Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    and today's trivia question is:

    60% of people do this while  exercising. 

    What do they do?

    Have a good evening.

    Wednesday January 8, 2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 113 (4-8).

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    2.  Read Astronomy journal page 2.  

    3.  Answers questions on page 3.

    Today's trivia answer is:

    "Dry Skin"

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Tuesday January 7, 2019

    MATH:

    1.  Journal page 133.

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    2.  Astronomy journal

    A.  Read top of journal page 79.

    B. Answer questions on page 80.

    Have a good evening.   

     

     

     

     Monday January 6, 2020

    Welcome back to week number 18.   

    MATH: 

    This week we continue working in Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Metric Units of Mass (Kilograms and grams)

    *  Money Number Stories

    * Partial Product Multiplication (two digit numbers times two digit numbers.

    *  Area Models for Rectangles and Rectilinear Figures.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Home Link page 111 (4-7)

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

        SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue our journey in our new unit Astronomy. In the beginning of the week we will focus about the Earth.  Later in the week we will begin learning about stars. We will finish the week off with the introduction to the Five Circumpolar Constellations.  Students will also be receiving their astronomy journals this week.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Make a list of five ways we know the Earth is moving. (this will be collected)

    2.  Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    SKY ALERT!  The first full moon of 2020 will occur on Friday.  It is called the Wolf Moon. 

    Look into the evening sky and look for a very bright blue white star in the night sky.  This is the star called Sirius. It is the brightest star in the night sky.

    Happy star gazing. 

     

     

    Friday January 3, 2020

    Just a quick note for the weekend.  There is no homework this weekend.

    SKY ALERT

    The Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight and weather permitting you will be able to see many meteors. To view this event look towards Ursa Major aka The Big Dipper. Happy sky gazing.

     

    Welcome back and Happy New Year.  I hope everyone enjoyed the winter break.

    Now it's time to get back to work.  

    MATH:  This is a very short week so we will be focusing on:

    * Converting liquid measures.  Liters to  milliliters. 

        and.....

    * Metric Units of mass. Converting Kilograms to grams.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Home Link page 105 (4-4).

    2.  Today I returned the Unit 3 test.  Please sign and return. 

    SCIENCE:

    Today we began our next unit.  Astronomy.  We will begin by focusing on our planet, Earth.  Students will also be receiving an Astronomy journal to use. Please make sure that they bring the journal back to school each day. 

    Thank you.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Complete survey questions.

    2. Today I returned the Motion and Design test.  Please sign and return.

    And the 100,000 mile van challenge.  As of this morning the mileage is: 99,547 miles.  Think about revising your previous guess.  You will have the opportunity to revise your guess tomorrow.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Monday December 23, 2019

    The correct 100,000 van mileage is 99,357 miles.  I will update the mileage every few days. So stay tuned.

    To everyone: Have a healthy and happy holiday season.  

    Happy New Year to all.

    Enjoy your vacation.

    See everyone next year.

    Mr. Bravman

     

     

    Friday December 20, 2019

        Just a quick note for the weekend.

      Winter Solstice 11:19 PM tomorrow night. 

      "Stand the Egg"  I told both classes about this today. 

    Homework:  Today everyone received another sheet of paper for the moon project.  Your last moon observation will be on Monday morning.  Please bring both sheets back to school on Monday.  If you will not be in school on Monday you can bring them when we return in January.

    Enjoy the weekend and stay warm. 

      

     

     

    Thursday December 19, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 109 (4-6).

    SCIENCE:

    1. Moon observation.  Right now the moon is visible in the morning 
    2. Science quiz sign and return.

    Stay warm and enjoy the evening.

     

    Wednesday December 18, 2019

    MATH:

                   Think about your 100,000 mile challenge date.

              Here are some of the clues to help you make your guess.

      *  Current mileage,  99,282 as of today December 18th.

      *  718 more miles to go.

      *  Monday thru Friday I drive approximately 6 miles per day. 

          (5 * 6 =30 miles per school week.)

      *  Saturday and Sunday could be more or less.

      *  Make sure you have a month and date for your guess.

      *  You will be making your guesses tomorrow.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. The weather has not been very cooperative for the moon observations. The moon was         visible this morning.  If you do not see it at night look in the morning before you go to         school.  
    2. If you have not signed and returned the science quiz, please do so as soon as possible.         Thank you.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     Tuesday December 17, 2019

    MATH:

    Unit 3 test tomorrow. Study, Study, Study.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. I returned the science quiz last week. Please sign and return. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday December 16, 2019

                   Welcome to week number 16

    MATH:

    This week we continue with Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Walking Away with a Million Dollars - Using multiplication and division to decide if one          million dollars will fit inside a large box.

    *  Converting Liquid Measures - Liters to milliliters.

    *  Unit 3 math test Review, Review, Review!

    *  Introduction to Partial Products Multiplication - Learning how to use the partial products        strategy to solve multiplication problems.  

    For homework tonight:

    1. Journal pages 116 and 118.
    2. Unit 3 test on Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue working on our final design challenges.  Students will be working in their groups to meet and test their designs to see if they can meet the Challenge Card goal.   Groups have created some very interesting vehicles. Stay tuned for the results.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. Test tomorrow.
    3. I returned the science quiz last week. Please sign and return. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Friday December 13, 2019

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    MATH:

    Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation. 
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. 
    3. Today I returned the quiz. Please sign and return.

    Have a good weekend.

     

    Thursday December 12, 2019

    SKY ALERT:  If you did not see the moon last night.  Look for it tonight. Tonight is the last full moon for 2019. 

    If you can get sunburn from the sun, can you get moon burn from the moon when the moon is full?

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 103 (4-3)
    2. Unit 3 Open Response tomorrow. 
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation. 
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Wednesday December 11, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 101 (4-2)
    2. Unit 3 Open Response Friday December 13th.
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. 

     Have a good evening.

     

     

     Tuesday December 10, 2019

    Room 26:  Holiday store shopping tomorrow.

    MATH:

    1. Finish journal pages 108 and 109.
    2. Unit 3 Open Response Friday December 13th.
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. Study guides were handed out today.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday December 9, 2019

    SKY ALERT!  Because of the rain and low clouds tonight, please do not come to view the International Space Station.  I will let everyone know when the next viewing day will be. Thank you!

    Welcome to week number 15.

    Room 26:  Holiday store shopping this Wednesday.

     

    MATH:

    This week we will begin Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the folliowng concepts this week.

    *  Extended Multiplication Facts - Solving problems with multiples of 10.

    *  Making Reasonable Estimates for Products - Making estimates and evaluating the                reasonableness of the answer.

    *  Partitioning Rectangles- Solving multiplication problems by partitioning rectangles.

    *  Converting Liquid Measures - Liters to milliliters.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 99 (4-1).
    2. Unit 3 Open Response Friday December 13th.
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will be working on our final design challenge.  Students will be planning and designing their groups vehicle to meet the challenge that they chose last week. 

    Tomorrow students will be receiving the study guide for the Motion and Design Unit test which will be on Tuesday December 17th. 

    For homework tonight:

    1. Quiz tomorrow.
    2. Daily moon observation.

     

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

      

     

    Friday December 6, 2019

    Just some notes for the weekend. 

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    SKY ALERT:  

    Monday night the International Space Station (ISS) will pass over East Brunswick at      5:51 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:45PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness         

        This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child.                            

       The ISS is only visable for five minutes. 

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     And now for the homework.

     

    MATH: 

    Today everyone received the information about the Unit 3 test.

          *  Open Response Friday December 13th. 

          *  Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

          *  Quiz Lessons 9 - 13 Tuesday December 10th.  Everyone received a study guide on                Thursday.

          *  Continue with your daily moon observation.

            Have an enjoyable weekend. 

     

     

     Thursday  December 5, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 91 (3-12).

    SCIENCE:

    1. Today I assigned the Moon Project.  Students received a large sheet of paper folded into eight boxes on each side. Each box will be used for each daily moon observation.  

    Your job is to observe the moon each day (this includes Saturday and Sunday and the days you are not at school.)  You will also need to draw a picture of what the moon looks like and include the date, time, and sky conditions.You can also add color to your drawings.  I told both classes to leave the moon data sheet at home (hang it on the refridgerator) so you don't misplace it.  If you have any questions please contact me. 

    1. Motion and Design quiz Lessons  9 - 13 Tuesday December 10th.  Study guides were           sent home yesterday.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     Wednesday December 4, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 89 (3-11).

    SCIENCE:

    Today everyone received the study guide for the Motion and Design quiz Lessons  9 - 13 which will be on Tuesday December 10th.  Please ask your child to share this with you.

    Tomorrow I will be assigning the moon project that will take three weeks to complete.  (daily observations) Please stay tuned for more information. 

    Have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday December 3, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 85 (3-9).
    2. Home Link page 87 (3-10)

     

    SCIENCE:  

                          These are the Final Challenge Choices.  You will need to choose one.

    Challenge A

     You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design a rescue vehicle for saving mountain climbers who are trapped at the top of snowcapped mountains. The vehicle you design must move as quickly as possible without causing an avalanche.

     Design requirements:

    • Your vehicle must move up the hill within 5 seconds or less.
    • Your vehicle must stop moving within 5cm of the top of the hill.
    • The top of your incline must be at least 20 cm off the ground

    Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

     

    Challenge B

     You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design a pizza delivery truck. To keep the customers happy, the driver of the vehicle must be able to travel quickly and safely both long and short distances and deliver the pizzas piping hot.

     Design requirements:

    • Your vehicle must be able to carry one load of pizzas (represented by one block).
    • Your vehicle must move quickly and safely (in 4 seconds or less).
    • Your vehicle must travel at least 3M (10ft) and deliver the pizza within 50cm of the 3M mark.
    • Your vehicle must return to the pizza shop (starting line) without its load of pizzas in 7 seconds or less.

     Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

     

    Challenge C

     You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design a parade float that is powered by air pushing it from behind. The parade float must travel long distance at a slow speed.

     Design requirements:

    • Your parade float must use a sail to help it move.
    • Propelled by a fan, your vehicle must move 3M in 10 seconds or more.

     Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

     

    Challenge D

    You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design drag racing car. The dragster must move a relatively short distance as quickly as possible and then come to a stop.

    Design requirements:

    • In 2 seconds or less, your vehicle must move from the starting line to the finish line.
    • The distance of the race track is 2M.
    • Your vehicle must stop within 50cm of the finish line.
    • You may drag weights or other objects behind your vehicle to slow it down.

             Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

    Have a nice evening. 

     

     Monday December 2, 2019

             Welcome to week number 14 of school. 

    MATH:

    This week we continue our journey through Unit 3. 

    We will be focusing on the following concepts.

    *  Modeling, reading, and writing decimals to the hundredths place value.

    *  Exploring decimals in the context of measurement.  (Centimeters and Meters).

    *  Converting between centimeters and millimeters.  (Hundredths and thousandths)

    *  Comparing decimals using <, >, or =.

    I told both classes that when you say the fraction you have said the decimal.

    When you say the decimal, you have said the fraction. 

    You can also think of the decimal as money. 

    Just like Mr. Krabs does in SpongBob SquarePants. (Money, Money, Money) 

    For homework tonight:

    Home Link page 83 (3-8).  

    Later this week I will be sending home the Self Assessment for the Unit 3 test. 

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will be focusing on the following concepts.

    *  Looking at Cost. Students will be pricing out their propeller powered vehicles and                looking for ways to lower the costs but still have the vehicle function to meet the goal.

    *  Planning our final design challenge.  Students working in their cooperative groups will be      choosing a final design challenge.  Each group will have to design a vehicle that meets          the goal of the challenge.  Groups will also have to consider costs in their designs. 

    For homework tonight:

    Answer the science question.  At least one paragraph.

    Later this week I will be sending home the study guide for the next science quiz. 

    Have a good evening and enjoy the snow.

     

     

    Wednesday November 27, 2019

                                  Just a quick note for the long holiday weekend.

                                       Enjoy the holiday with family and friends. 

     

     

       

    Tuesday November 26, 2019

    SKY ALERT TONIGHT:

    See below for all the details

     

    MATH:

    25 minutes of Freckle tonight.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Free night. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday November 25, 2019

               It's week number 13.

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    *           SKY ALERT:                                                                                                  *

    *  Tomorrow night the International Space Station (ISS) and Cygnus (resupply ship)       *

    *  will pass over East Brunswick at 5:04 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view *

    *   these vehicles. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball   *

    *   court at Frost School at 4:45PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness         *

    *    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child.                            *

    *   Both vehicles are only visable for five minutes.                                                         *

    * **********************************************************************  

    MATH:

    This week we continue our journey in Unit 3. We will focus on the following concepts.   

    *  Modeling tenths with fraction circles.

    *  Modeling decimals with Base-10 blocks.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 81 (3-7) and Journal page 88.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we begin Unit 11 Building a Propeller Driven Vehicle and testing the design with rubber band power.  Students will be testing the variable (number of winds) to see how far their groups propeller powered vehicle will travel. Students will then determine the mean distance traveled.  

    No homework tonight. 

     Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Thursday November 21, 2019

    ***********************SKY ALERT*****************************************

    *  Tonight is the Alpha Monocerotid (Unicorn) Meteor shower.                                          *

    *  Weather permitting you can see anywhere from 100 to 400 meteors an hour.               *

    *  Best viewing times are from 11:00 PM until Midnight.                                                 *

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    MATH:

    Journal page 82.

    SCIENCE:

    Create a list of objects that have or use a propeller.   Must have at least six answers.  This will be collected. 

    Have a good evning. 

     

    Wednesday November 20, 2019

    Please don't forget about the food drive for Thanksgiving.   Thank you.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 79 (3-6).
    2. If you did not finish Journal pages 83 and 84 finish them tonight.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Science question. Your answer must be at least one  paragraph in length.  You can ask your parents for their thoughts to the question. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Tuesday November 19, 2019

    Please don't forget about the food drive for Thanksgiving.   Thank you.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 77 (3-5).
    2. Please sign and return the Unit 2 Assessment, the Multipication fact test and the                 Cumultive Review.  These were sent home last week.

    SCIENCE:

    Please sign and return the Motion and Design quiz.  This was sent home last week. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday November 18, 2019

      Welcome to the 12th week of school.

    Please don't forget about the food drive for Thanksgiving.   Thank you.

     

    MATH:

    This week we continue with our journey through Unit 3.  

    We will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Using mathematical models to compare fractions with different numerators and                    denominators.

    *  Comparing fractions in number stories.

    *  To learn stategies  to order fractions and place them accurately on a number line.

    *   Introduction to the relationship between fractions and decimals.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 75 (3-4).
    2. Please sign and return the Unit 2 Assessment, the Multipication fact test and the                 Cumultive Review.  These were sent home last week.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue our study of rubber band power vehicles and the influence a sail will have on our vehicles. Later in the week we will move into propeller powered vehicles.

    For homework tonight:

    Please sign and return the Motion and Design quiz.  This was sent home last week. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Thursday November 14, 2019

    If the cold weather is bothering you, only 219 days until summer begins.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 73 (3-3).
    2. Today I returned the Unit 2 Assessment and the Multipication fact test.  Please sign and       return both of these assessments. 
    3. The Cumulative Review was sent home on Monday.  Please sign and return this as well.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Today I returned the Motion and Design quiz.  Please sign and return this as well.

     

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Wednesday November 13, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page  71 (3-2).
    2. Cumulative Review test was sent home on Monday.  Please sign and return. 

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have nice evening.

     

    Tuesday November 12, 2019

    SKY ALERT: Tonight is the Taurids meteor shower.  Weather permitting you can see up to ten meteors an hour.  They move very slowly so they are visable for a longer period before they burn up. 

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page  69 (3-1).
    2. Cumulative Review test was sent home yesterday.  Please sign and return. 

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have nice evening.

     

     

    Monday November 11, 2019         The eleventh week of school.

                           Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you for your service.

    SKY ALERT: Tomorrow night is the Taurids meteor shower.  Weather permitting you can see up to ten meteors an hour.  They move very slowly so they are visable for a longer period before they burn up.  

    MATH:

    This week we begin Unit 3 and we will focus on the following concepts.  

    *  Fraction Circles and Equivalences. (recognizing and generating equivalent            fractions). 

    *  Number Lines and Equivalences. (using a number line model to recognize            and generate equivalent fractions).  

    *  An Equivalent Fraction Rule. (fraction models to explain why a fraction is            equivalent to another fraction.)

    For homework tonight:

    1. Get Cumulative Review signed. 
    2. Multiplication fact quiz.  Last chance to study.

    SCIENCE:

    This week in science we will be focusing on Lessons 9 and 10.  Lesson 9 focuses on Designing and building a vehicle with a sail.  We will discuss how a sail works and also look at air resistance.  Lesson 10 has the students testing out their groups sail and rubberband powerd vehicles.  The experiment will have the students use the sail with air resistance and a little air resistance.  Each experiment wil be done six times to get a good set of data. 

    For homework tonight:

    1. Create a list of things that have or use a sail. At least five answers.                     (This will be collected).
    2. Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 tomorrow.

     

    and.....Homeroom 26:  Finish Operation Gratitude card. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday November 6, 2019

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    Just a quick note for the long weekend.

    1. Unit 2 math test on Monday November 11th. 
    2. Practice your multiplication facts. You get one minute to answer twenty facts.
    3. Science quiz Motion and Design Lesson 1- 8 on Tuesday November 12th. 

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    Enjoy the long weekend. 

     

     

    Monday November 4, 2019

                            Welcome to the tenth week of school.

    MATH:

    Even though this is a short week we will begin Unit 3 in math.  Unit 3 begins with Equal Sharing and Equivalences. 

    Homework for tonight:

    1. Home Link page 61 (2-13).
    2. Practice your multiplication facts. (1 minute to answer 20 facts).
    3. Unit 2 test on Monday November 11th.

    SCIENCE:

    Lesson 7 is titled Testing the Effects of Rubber Band Energy.  Students will be conducting an experiment that introduces how potential energy is turned into kinetic energy to propell their groups vehicle.

    Students will be required to wear safety goggles.

    Homework:

    Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th. 

     

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Friday November 1, 2019

    Just a quick note for the weekend.

    There is no homework this weekend.

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    Just remember:

    Math Unit 2 test on Monday  November 11th. 

    Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th.

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    Enjoy the weekend. 

     

    Thursday October 31, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Get fact quiz signed.
    2. Unit 2 Cumulative Review on tomorrow.
    3. Practice your multiplication facts.
    4. Unit 2 test on Monday  November 11th. . 

    SCIENCE:

    1. Energy sources worksheet due tomorrow.
    2. Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th. 

    Have a safe Halloween evening.

     

    Wednesday October 30, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 59 (2-12).
    2. Get fact quiz signed.
    3. Unit 2 Cumulative Review on Friday.
    4. Practice your multiplication facts.
    5. Unit 2 test on Monday  November 11th. Today everybody received the Self         Assessment worksheet. 

    SCIENCE:

    1. Energy sources worksheet due Friday.
    2. Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th. Today everybody         received a study guide. Please use your notebooks to help you study. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Tuesday October 29, 2019

    Please note!

    Tomorrow I will be sending home the Math Unit 2 Self Assessment and the Science Quiz Study Guide.  Please be on the look-out for these two pages. 

    For homework tonight.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 57 (2-11)
    2. Get fact quiz signed.
    3. Unit 2 Cumulative Review on Friday.
    4. Practice your multiplication facts.

    SCIENCE:

    Free nigtht tonight.

     Have a good evening.

     

    Monday October 28, 2019

                            Welcome to the ninth week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will be finishing our journey through Unit 2. Stay tuned for the details on the Unit 2 test which I will share tomorrow.

         This week we will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Classifying Triangles - by angle properties.

    *  Classifying Quadrilaterals - by their properties. 

    *  Finding Line Symmetry-  in nature, objects and shapes.

    *  Finding the pattern and "What's My Rule"?

    Please practice the multiplication facts with your child.  We will be having a multiplication fact quiz next week.  1 minute to answer 20 fact questions. 

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 55 (2-10).
    2. Get multiplication facts quiz signed.  
    3. Unit 2 Cumulative Review test this Friday.  There is no study guide for this         test.  Please review skills learned in Unit 1.  There is no Open Response or         Challenge Question on this assessment. 

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will begin Lesson 6 which is titled Evaluating Vehicle Design: Looking at Rubber Band Energy.  Students will also be introduced to the terms Potential and Kinetic energy.   

    Lesson 7 is titled Testing the Effects of Rubber Band Energy.  Students will be conducting an experiment that introduces how potential energy is turned into kinetic energy to propell their groups vehicle.

    Students wil be required to wear safety goggles when conducting the rubber band experiments. I will be discussing this in class.  Please review this with your child.

    There is no science homework tonight.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Thursday October 24, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 53 (2-9).

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Wednesday October 23, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 47(2-6) questions 1-3.
    2. Home Link page 49 (2-7) questions 1-4.
    3. Multiplication fact quiz soon.

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Tuesday October 22, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Journal pages 50 and 51.
    2. Multiplication fact quiz this week. Practice your facts.

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday October 21, 2019

                            Welcome to the eighth week of school. 

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    SKY ALERT:

    Orionids Meteor Shower peaks tonight between midnight and dawn Tuesday morning. If the weather cooperates, you can see at least 20 meteors and hour.

             This is not homework but something just really cool to view.                                         The Orionids continue until November 7th.  

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    MATH:

    This week we will continue our journey through Unit 2 and we will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Multiplicative Comparisions- Creating and interpreting statements and                equations.

    *  Little and Big. Students will use multiplicative reasoning to make predictions       based on given information to solve an Open Response type question.

    *  Multiplicative Comparison Number Stories.

    *  Classifying Triangles - by angle properties.

        and we will finish the week off with

    * Classifying Quadrilaterals - by their properties. 

    For homework tonight.

    1. Home Link page 51 (2-8).
    2. Multiplication fact quiz this week. Practice your facts. 

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week students will contiue working on Lesson 5 which is titled Designing Vehicles to Meet Requirements. Each cooperative group will receive a "challenge card" that identifies specific goals that their team has to meet when building a Lunar Rover. The vehicle has to carry three lunar rocks (blocks) in a time of 4 to 6 seconds.  The experiment requires the groups to contiue working with variables and other factors that  effects the movement of their groups vehicles.

      Later in the week we will begin Lesson 6 which is titled Evaluating Vehicle Design: Looking at Rubber Band Energy.  Students will also be introduced to the terms Potential and Kinetic energy. When we begin the rubber band powered vehicles students will also be wearing safety goggles.   

    For homework tonight.

    1. Lesson 4 questions due tomorrow.  This was assigned last Thursday.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Friday October 18, 2019

    Just a quick note for the weekend.

    Science worksheet questions due on Tuesday October 22nd.

    Have an enjoyable weekend.

     

     

     

     Thursday October 17, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 45 (2-5).
    2. Is the Unit 1 test signed and returned?

    SCIENCE:

    1. Worksheet questions due on Tuesday October 22nd.
    2. Is the quiz signed and returned?

    Have a good evening.

     

    Wednesday October 16, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 43 (2-4).
    2. The Unit 1 test was sent home yesterday.  Please sign and return the test.

    SCIENCE:

    I returned the science quizzes last Thursday.  Please sign and return the quiz. Thank you.

    Have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday October 15, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 41 (2-3)
    2. Freckle 20 minutes tonight.
    3. Today I returned the Unit 1 test.  Please ask your child to show you the test.      Please sign the last page and return the test.  Thank you.

     

    SCIENCE:

     I returned the science quizzes last Thursday.  Please sign and return the quiz. Thank you.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday October 14, 2019

              Welcome to the seventh week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will continue our journey in Unit 2.  Students will be focusing on the following concepts. 

    *  The area formula for rectangles. ( Length times width).                                *  Factors and Factor pairs.   (using multiplication facts)                                  *  Multiples of a number.                                                                                *  Prime and Composite Numbers.  (using multiplication facts)                          and we wil finish the week off with an activity called  Little and Big. Students will use multiplicative reasoning to make predictions based on given information to solve an Open Response type question.

    Since we will be using our multiplication facts in this unit please practice the multiplication facts with your child.  When asked a fact, your child should be able to answer the fact in three to five seconds.   I will also be introducing a few web site fact games that your child can play outside of class to reinforce the facts. 

    For homework tonight:

    !.  Home Link page 37 (2-1).

    1. Home Link page  39 (2-2)
    2. Practice your multiplication facts. 

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue with Lesson 4 Testing the Motion of Vehicles carrying a Load.  This experiment deals with changing the mass of the vehicle using wooden blocks to see how the standard vehicle moves. By the end of the week we will  begin Lesson 5 which is titled Designing Vehicles to Meet Requirements. Each cooperative group will receive a "challenge card" that identifies specific goals that their team has to meet when building a Lunar Rover.

    Homework:

    I returned the science quizzes last Thursday.  Please sign and return the quiz. Thank you.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Friday October 11, 2019

    SKY ALERT!

    The full moon for the month of October will be on Sunday night at 5:05 PM. This full moon is also called the Hunter's Moon. The full moon might even have a  yellow or orange tint to it as it rises in the sky. 

    Happy moon watching. 

    P.S. Watch out for moon burn. 

    Have an enjoyable weekend. 

     

      

    Thursday October 10, 2019

    SMILE:  It's picture day tomorrow. 

    MATH:

    Unit 1 test tomorrow. 

    SCIENCE:

    Get quiz signed. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Tuesday October 8, 2019

    Just a reminder for later this week. 

    Picture Day is this Friday.  Please return picture order forms on Thursday.

     The Unit 1 math test is on Friday October 11th.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday October 7, 2019

                  Welcome to the sixth week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will begin Unit 2.   We will be focusing on the following concepts. 

    * Square Number Patterns- Reviewing rectangular arrays and patterns in              square numbers.

    *  The Area Formula for Rectangles. Developing a formula for finding the area        of a rectangle. 

    Math homework for tonight:

    1. Home Link page 29 (1-12) questions  1-4.
    2. Home Link page 31 (1-13) questions 1-5.
    3. Because of an assembly tomorrow, I am moving the Unit 1 math test to this       Friday October 11th.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will begin Lesson 4 Testing the Motion of Vehicles carrying a Load.  This experiment deals with changing the mass of the vehicle using wooden blocks to see how the standard vehicle moves. By the end of the week we will  begin Lesson 5 which is titled Designing Vehicles to Meet Requirements. Each cooperative group will receive a "challenge card" that identifies specific goals that their team has to meet when building a Lunar Rover.

    Science homework for tonight.

    Vocabulary quiz tomorrow.  Know your science vocabulary.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

     

     Friday October 4, 2019

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    Unit 1 math test on Tuesday October 8th. 

    Science vocabulary quiz very soon.

    Have a good weekend and enjoy the nice weather. 

     

    Thursday October 3, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 27 (1-11).
    2. Unit 1 Open Response Friday October 4th. Unit 1 test Tuesday October 8th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Lesson 3 questions from worksheet due tomorrow.
    2. Review your science vocabulary.  Quiz soon, but when? Hmmmmmmm

    Enjoy the cooler weather.

     

                       

     

    Welcome back to the fifth week of school.

    L'shanah Tovah to all those celebrating the Jewish New Year.

    Wednesday October 2, 2019

    MATH:

    This week we will be finishing Unit 1.  We will focus on the following concepts.

    * Points, Line Segments, Lines and Rays, ad students will explore the                   properties of each. 

    *  Finding perimeters of squares and rectangles and a formula to use.

    For homework tonight.

    1. Home Link page 25 (1-10).
    2. Unit 1 Open Response Friday October 4th. Unit 1 test Tuesday October 8th. 

     

    SCIENCE: 

    This week we will begin  Lesson 4 Testing the Motion of Vehicles carrying a Load.  This experiment deals with changing the mass of the vehicle using wooden blocks to see how the standard vehicle moves.  Students will also be adding to their science vocabulary with the terms variable, weight, and mass.

    For homework tonight:

    Review your science vocabulary. Hint, Hint, Hint!  But not tomorrow.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

      

     

    Friday September 27, 2019

    L'shanah Tovah to all those celebrating the Jewish New Year.

    Just a few quick notes for the long holiday weekend.

    There is no official homework this weekend. 

    Long range..... 

    MATH:  Unit 1 math test Friday October 4th and Tueday October 8th.

    SCIENCE:  Vocabulary quiz later next week. 

    Enjoy the fall weather.  See everyone on Wednesday.

    Mr. B. 

     

     

    Wednesday September 25, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 23 (1-9).
    2. Unit 1 test.

         Everyone received today a Self-Assessment handout for the unit 1 test.             This handout identifies the concepts to review. 

    1. Open Response Friday October 4th.
           B.  Unit 1 test Tuesday October 8th. 

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

     

    Have a good evening.

         

     

    Tuesday September 24, 2019

    MATH:

    Journal page 20.

    SCIENCE:

    Worksheet  Predict the Motion. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday September 23, 2019

                             Welcome back to the fourth week of school.

                                     Happy Autumnal Equinox Day!

    MATH:

    This week in math we will be focusing on the following concepts.   

    * We will start off with the U.S. Traditional Addition algorithm. As long as your        child can show me the correct answer and the scratchwork that is fine. 

    *  Students will solve a problem abour codes based on place- value structures.

    *  Students will be introduced to the U.S. Traditional Subraction algorithm.  As        long as your child can show me the correct answer and the scratchwork that      is fine. 

    *  U.S. Customary Units of Length.  Converting between yards, feet and inches.

    *  We will finish the week off with Points, Line Segments, Lines and Rays, and

        students will explore the properties of each. 

    For homework tonight:

    Home Link page 19 (1-7).

    SCIENCE:

     This week we will begin our first cooperative group team experiment.  Students will be conducting an experiment to see how changing the weight effects the movement of their groups standard vehicle. Students will be adding metal washers to the string which will then pull their vehicle with the help of gravity.  Students will also collect data for their team and draw conclusions from their results.  Later in the week we will begin an experiment that deals with changing the mass of an object and how the standard vehicle moves. 

    For homework tonight:

    I showed both classes this today.  

    If you want to send your name to Mars, check out this website from NASA.

    You can print out a boarding pass for this journey but remember you are not going to Mars,  just your name.

    Copy and paste the address into your web browser.

    https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/mars2020?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=73545730 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Friday September 20, 2019

    Just a quick note for the weekend.

    There is no official homework for the weekend.  

    You can do some Freckle if you like.

    Enjoy the nice weather. 

     

    Thursday September 19, 2019

                            Cool math fact for today.

          Today at: 19 minutes and 19 seconds past 9 it will be....

                             9/19/19 or 9:19:19 AM or PM

    MATH:

    Today I introduced Freckle to both homerooms.  Students have their access log-In information taped inside their agendas.  Students completed the Base-10 pretest and began their journey using Freckle.  Parents: please ask your child to show Freckle.  

    For homework tonight:  Play Freckle for a minimum of twenty minutes.

    SCIENCE:

    Worksheet.  Which Law Is It?  Please use your science notebook if you get stuck.

    Enjoy the nice weather.

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday September 18, 2019

    MATH:

    Journal page 8.

    SCIENCE:

    Today I introduced Newton's Three Laws of Motion to both classes.  I also demonstrated many experiments that can be done at home.  Please ask your child to demonstrate some of Newton's Law to you tonight.                              It's not magic,  It's science. 

    Please complete the worksheet questions for homework.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Tuesday September 17, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 15 (1-5).

    SCIENCE:

    It's my birthday.  Free science night. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday September 16, 2019

                                  Welcome back to the third week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will be focusing on the following concepts.  Estimation strategies, Solving multistep number stories that involve addition and subraction, Traditional addition,  and we will finish the week off with Solving a problem about codes based on place value structures.  

    For homework tonight.

    Home Link page 11 (1-3).

    SCIENCE:

    This week students will work in their science groups to build a Standard Vehicle from a technical drawing that shows a top view and side view of the vehicle.  This vehicle will be used in the next few experiments that we complete.  Students will also be learning about Sir Isaac Newton and his 3 Laws of Motion. I will be demonstrating many experiments that show Newtons Laws at work.  Please ask your child to show these demonstrations to you.  Please remember that all this information wil be kept in your childs science notebook.   

    There is no science homework tonight.

    Homeroom 26:  Please complete the All About Me flag tonight for homework. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Wednesday September 11, 2019

    Homeroom 26:  Student Council Representative. We will vote tomorrow.

    MATH:

    Home Link page 9 (1-2).

    SCIENCE:

     Complete the reflections worksheet.  (4 questions)                                         All answers must be in complete sentences.  

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Tuesday September 10, 2019

    Homeroom 26 parents. 

    1. Please check your childs home folder for notices that were sent home today.
    2. Homeroom 26 Student Council Representative election.  

     

    MATH:

    Today students received their logins for the Everyday Math website.  Each student taped an index card into their agenda with the Everyday Math website address and their user name and password.  I suggested to both classess that you make a copy of the index card and keep it on the refrigerator for safe keeping or take a picture of the card an email it to yourself. 

    For homework tonight:  

    1. There is no Home Link page to complete. 
    2. You can go to the Everyday Math Website and play some of the math games.

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.  No homework. 

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Monday September 9, 2019

    Welcome back to the first full week of school.  I hope everyone enjoyed the Ice Cream Social last Friday night. 

    MATH:

    This week in math we begin Unit 1.  We will be working on the following concepts this week.  Place-Value concepts and expanded form through the hundred thousands.  Formal Procedures for rounding numbers to the hundred thousands.  We will finish the week with Estimation Strategies and exploring different ways to estimate. 

    For math homework tonight: 

    1. Home Link page 1 (1-1).  Please do not tear the page out of the book. 
    2. Mom and dad homework. Please read Home Link page 3.

    SCIENCE:

    In fourth grade science we have three different areas to cover.  The first is Motion and Design, the second is the Planetarium and the Night Sky and the final unit is Animal Studies. We begin the year off with Motion and Design. 

    This week in science we will be learning about Motion and Design.  We will work in cooperative groups to brainstorm ideas about motion and design.  These brainstorming ideas will lead us into our first experiment  that involves using K-Nex pieces to build a vehicle that meets a specific goal. Students will be working in their cooperative groups to meet the goal.  Later in the week students will begin sketching a Technical Drawing of their groups vehicle.  

    We will also begin learning about Sir Issac Newton and his Three Laws of Motion. Be on the look-out for some home experiments that your child will show you.

    For science homework tonight:

    Please answer the question from the handout.  All answers may be written or typed on a seperate sheet of paper.  Please remember to write your name on the paper.  Thank you.

    Once again,

    Welcome to Fourth Grade.

     

     

     

    Friday September 6, 2019

             There is no offical homework for the weekend.  

                  Don't forget.  Ice Cream Social tonight.

                             Have a good weekend. 

     

        

    Thursday September 5, 2019

     

    Welcome to the first day of school for the 2019 - 2020 school year. This year you can check my web-site for the daily homework, long range assignments such as tests, quizzes, and projects.  Please also check-out my other topics on my homepage.

     

    Today students received their home to school folder.  This will be used for the many handouts , notices, and other important papers.  Please take a moment to review these with your child.

    You can check my welcome page for the list of school supplies that students need in fourth grade.  My homeroom also received their homework planners today.  We will use them on a daily basis.  Please check your child's planner daily.  

    Homeroom 26 has me for Math, Science, and Health.

    Homeroom 30 has me for Math and Science.

    Today students set-up their math folders and received their Student Math Journals Volume 1 as well as their Home Links book.  When your child brings these materials home, please make sure that they place them back into their backpacks for the next school day.  

    The fourth grade teaching team has asked each student to get a tote-bag to help your child carry their books and materials from class to class.

    Tomorrow is a spirit day.  Wear your FrostWear!

     

    Once again: Welcome to Fourth Grade.

                                           Mr. Bravman 

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