Wednesday, December 3. 2008
Dear Parents,I have exciting news... You can now place your Scholastic Book Club orders online using a credit card! You may also continue to place your book orders for December by sending your order to me with a check for the total amount made out to Scholastic as you have in the past. It’s up to you. Below are the direction for how to order online. Please place orders by no later than Dec. 5th, this Friday.
Browse all the great monthly Club selections at low prices and order online - all while helping our classroom earn FREE books, software, and resources.
Here's how it works:
Use the information below to access the Scholastic Book Clubs Web site.
Class User Name: MsRozelleClass
Remember, placing your online credit card order is completely safe and secure.
Ms. Lori Rozelle
4th Grade Teacher
Wednesday, November 26. 2008
Latest test results for chapter math tests, mad minute, and spelling will be coming home to parent next Friday, Dec. 5th.
Report cards coming home Friday, Dec. 12th
Here are just a few websites to begin your research.
Do a google search for California Missions
Make a model - optional
Tips for building a model
Below is the letter that I sent home today, Nov. 26th, for parents to be informed of our next social studies project. Parents, please sign the letter from your child so I know you have received this information. Thanks. Ms. Rozelle
Today I sent home a letter to parents regarding the mission project that is due by the end of January 2009. I am giving plenty of time because I want students to have the opportunity, if they wish, and if parents are willing, to go to one of the missions close by us during their Thanksgiving or winter breaks.
Also I want students to begin researching their missions and taking notes with books from our Camino Grove library AND the Arcadia Library before books are picked over. This is a busy time for mission research, so I want to help my students get a jump start with their choices of books and materials. I will help students know what to take notes on and how to do this.
Students are required next week, after our break, to choose a mission that they want to research. Students need to have a mission chosen AND at least one book on that mission by Monday,
1. Mission Report – typewritten report placed in a ½” 3 ring binder
2. Mission Report -- PowerPoint presentation
3. Mission Report -- Photography Journal (scrapbooking report)
Models of missions are NOT required, however many students enjoy making a model of the mission they are studying. Models must be original creations, not ones made from a kit. Also not required, but beneficial, is a trip to a nearby mission during the Thanksgiving or winter holiday. The San Gabriel Mission is the closest to us. San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Santa Barbara are also missions that are no more than 2 hours away if your family has time to enjoy.
The class blog is available at http://blogs.ausd.net/users/MsRozelleClassUpdate/ and I will be posting web links that your child may use to research their mission next week … please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble getting through to this site. The web link: http://missions.bgmm.com/ is a great place to begin exploring what mission interests your child.
I hope that this research project is a positive and fun experience for your child. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Students will receive short term researching and writing assignments, breaking up their research into parts, which they will eventually put all together for a final product. Again, please know that although some of the work will be done in class, much of it will need to be completed at home as homework as a “book report.”
Ms. Lori Rozelle
Thursday, November 13. 2008
Math Test: Students sailed through Chapter 10's multiplication concepts ... The test is scheduled for this Friday. Next week we will continue with Chapter 11.
CA Indian Mobile due by Tuesday, Nov. 18th at the latest.
Field Trip Reminder: Thursday, Nov. 20, is our field trip to Disney Center Music Hall. Students need to bring a sack lunch that day. They may bring lunch bags of any kind and leave them in the room while we are at the classical music concert. We will eat when we return to the school.
Tuesday, November 4. 2008
Regular 20 words
Monday, November 3. 2008
Math Test on Chapter 9 is Wed., Nov. 5th
Social Studies retake test for students who are retaking the test is set for Thursday, Nov. 6th. Students have been notified if they are to retake the Social Studies test.
Science test on Chapter 6 and 7, Rocks and Minerals is set for Friday, Nov. 7th
Re: Student Fall Photos
Sunday, November 2. 2008
Students may work in groups of 2 or 3 and must complete the research notes by Tuesday, Nov. 11th. Students may break up the research so that they share the responsibility. Final mobiles must be completed by each child and are due on Friday, Nov. 14th. Parents, please sign your child's project instruction sheet. Thank you.
It's a brand new month and we are ready to begin our study on California Native Americans, also called Indian, also called "first people," also called indigineous people.We will begin reading and taking notes on chapter 2 in the social studies textbook on Monday, Nov. 3 ... and talking about the different cultures of the different tribes in California. There's so much to learn about this important part of our history.
Together we will talk about the CA Indian Project and what is required. You will need to choose one tribe that we discuss in class and do a mobile on that tribe filled with fast facts and information to tell us about the culture and way of life of this tribe.
To complete this project, you will use:
http://www.snowwowl.com/swolfNAnamesandmeanings.html Native American Indian Names and their meanings.
We will also be studying myths and legends that California Indians passed down through the ages. Below are some links that will help you learn about what types of stories that Indians told.
These links include myths and legends
Wednesday, October 15. 2008
Science Assignment -
Rocks and Mineral Poster Project
Final poster due: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
This is an class project unless students miss science time due to music lessons in which case they will need to complete some of the work at home. The hard returns are not working on this page. You should still be able to click on the links below to research and takes notes for your science rocks and minerals poster.
Resources to use:
1) Science textbooks
2) Science journal notes
3) Weblinks below
Click on the following weblinks to research more about rocks and minerals:
How rocks are
Wednesday, September 24. 2008
This week has flown by! A few announcements before the week ends:
Language Arts Theme: Journeys
Math - Chapter 3
Science - Rocks and the Rock Cycle
Writing - Personal narratives
Sunday, September 14. 2008
I'll be sending home blank parent information forms to those parents who have not yet completed and returned. The school office must receive a complete class set from each teacher. Thank you for getting these back to me as soon as possible.
See below for topics and lessons for this week. Students will have their spelling list on Monday and spelling homework instruction. Spelling is assigned daily, but all assignments are turned in on Friday. The math homework packet goes home on Monday, however daily math is assigned and all is due on Friday.
I appreciate it if you would sign your child's reading logs on Thursday nights. There were a number of students who did not turn in their reading logs last Friday. Please check in with your child to be sure homework is getting completed and tucked into their backpacks for the next day.
Below are the lesson highlights for the week.
Story Theme: Journeys
Tuesday, September 9. 2008
Dear Parents and Students,
I think I have all of the kinks and log in challenges solved on this Ms. Rozelle Class Updates blog! Hurray! You will find weekly updates on this blog.
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Please contact me if you have any questions. Read on this week's spelling homework instructions, spelling words, and class updates and reminders.
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Saturday, September 6. 2008
All spelling homework will be assigned daily and be due on Friday. Make sure you put the proper heading on each page:
Friday, September 5. 2008
Parents, thank you for coming to Back to School Night last week. It was great to meet you. The last three days have been full of "getting to know you" activities with the Rozelle gazelles and shared discussion of classroom rules/ expectations, reading, class jobs, birthday graphs, and more! Students have all been on time this past week and ready to learn! Go Gazelles!
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Tests this week on Friday, Sept. 12
Math, Chapter 1 - see below
Language Arts - Reading/Writing in class
Story Theme: Journeys
Writing: Introduction to the writing process
Spelling: Go to the right column of this site and click on XML to subscribe to this spelling homework page ... Also go to the right column of this site and click on XML to subscribe to the spelling instructions page. Or just add this site to your favorites and check weekly for changes and additions.
Thinking Maps - in class ... Bubble Map to describe ourselves ... Double Bubble Map to compare and contrast our likes and dislikes to a friend's likes and dislikes
Math - in class and homework
Chapter 1 - Benchmarks and Estimates - in class
Reading Homework - reading and reading logs ...
Science - in class
We begin our 9 week unit on Rocks/Minerals
Social Studies - in class
Geography of the world. Students must be able to label a map with all 7 continents, oceans, prime meridian, equator, latitude/longitude lines, northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, eastern hemisphere, western hemisphere, relative location of California, exact location. Definition of "hemisphere."
Wednesday, September 3. 2008
First Day Jitters
September Scholastic Book Orders went home today ... September book orders went home today. Parents, make sure you read the cover letter I wrote for directions. Book order forms and checks are due Wed., Sept. 10th or before. Remember one check for the total dollar amount made out to Scholastic. Thanks.
Thursday About Me bags went home for students to fill with things that will tell us about them. We will have time to share these bags next week to learn more about one another. Students have enjoyed this very much in past years.
Building a community of learnersRoom 25 will be building a community of learners in the next month and talking about what it is that makes up a learning environment. What does that look like, sound like, and feel like?
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