**Math**

**NEW: **The first timed test (+ & -) will be on Friday (9-14-18). The students will have an opportunity to take this timed test 2x. The students will have 5 minutes to complete 50 problems. The timed test will consist of both addition & subtraction basic facts. The best score will be what is recorded in the grade book. I’m sending home a practice worksheet that has facts on both sides. I will be using “Basic Facts Timed Test #2” for my test on Friday.* *

**NEW: Topic 1 TEST will be on Tuesday (9-11-18). **In order to study and be prepared for the test, students should practice the topic 1 assessment that is on pages 39 & 40. As a class, we will review these pages and questions. ** ** * *

**math playground**&**interactive sites to education**. The students can explore these sites and work on some of their place value skills along with practicing their (x, +, -, &**÷**) math facts, and working on other math skills. I have encouraged all students to explore different math sites and share the ones that they find most helpful to them. I would enjoy hearing some feedback from the students about which websites they have found to be helpful to them.

http://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/place-value.html

**NEW**Below I have attached 2 short videos explaining Rounding

**NEW: All students know that they can move onto Topic 2 lesson 1 & 2. “Ready Learners” understand that they can work ahead.**

**Science**

**NEW:** In science class this past week, the students have been working in cooperative groups. In their lab, the students finished up their lollipop lab. Again using the scientific method, the students made predictions about how many licks it would take on their “dum dum” lollipop to get to the stick. We discussed and recorded many variables that would’ve needed to be controlled so that everyone could have a more precise result

**FYI: I will be using the “remind” app more and more throughout the school year. I will be moving away from using the word press sight. If you don’t see information on my word press sight, it is because I want to solely use the “remind” app.**