Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Manners' Lunch

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your families!  Below are just a few photos from our recent Manners Lunch.  Thank you to all of our host homes, drivers, and parent volunteers for helping to make this day so special for our students!

Monday, November 18, 2013

 SAVE THE DATE!  Fourth graders will lead chapel on Monday, December 9th at 8:30 a.m..   Make plans now to attend- you'll be glad you did!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Science Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday...

This is just a reminder that we will have a science vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, November 19th.  All students should have a study guide in their 4th grade binders.  We will have our unit test following the Thanksgiving break.  Thanks so much for your help at home!  These are the words that will be on our quiz:

Digestion & Healthy Living Vocabulary

Food Pyramid-one way of showing the food groups and how many servings to eat from each group

fats-nutrients that do not supply energy, although some kinds are needed to help get energy from food

nutrient-a substance in food that your body needs

vitamins-nutrients that are needed by cells to carry out their activities

carbohydrates-sugars and starches that your body uses for energy

calcium-a mineral that is needed for building strong bones and teeth

Liver-releases bile into the digestive system

Esophagus-tube that connects mouth with stomach

Stomach-organ that is shaped like a boxing glove

Mouth-digestion begins here

Small intestine-absorption of nutrients and digested food occurs here

Large intestine-water is absorbed from undigested food (waste) here

Pancreas-organ that releases digestive juices into the small intestine

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tablet Fun with Fifth Grade

For math today we visited Mrs. Murnan's fifth grade math classes and enjoyed working out some problems with our new buddies on tablets. We definitely were bitten by the technology bug and can't wait to have our own tablets next year!!!