Interesting notes, thoughts, and experiences from Miss Stewart's fourth grade classroom at Louise White School
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Illinois Report Status
As I write this post, your children are working hard collecting data and creating their ABC pages for their Illinois books. I am so amazed at their diligence and proud of what they have accomplished.
Yesterday, after our "page" time, I collected exit slips from the kids on which they reported how many letters they have notes for and how many pages they have created. At least 50 percent of the students had notes for 13 letters or more, and most students have started working on creating pages. At this point of the project, the research is most important, and we have still have time carved out this week to do more.
Please feel free to check in with your student to see how he or she is progressing. Feel free to make suggestions for research topics. However, except for printing a picture or two at home, I ask that you keep in mind that at least for right now, this is a school project.
A due date will be shared on Friday afternoon once we see what we get done in the next few days!
Check back here then.
*This is my fifth (and a half) year teaching fourth grade. *I'm married, but I don't use my married name (it's Seaman). *I have a 28-year-old son, Mac. He lives in Louisiana. *I live in Aurora. *I have two dogs, Skipper Roo Seaman and Gilly Crew Seaman, they are both females. *I love to read. *I don't have one favorite book. That would be like saying I have one favorite student!
*Taking care of the Earth is important to me, so this year I decided to start thrift shopping. My goal is purchase 80% of my clothing from thrift stores over the next year.
*I'm an official volunteer for Operation Christmas Child. *I do not like to cook, but I do like to bake. *I watch television, too. *I love to walk--fast! *I enjoy riding my bike. *The White Sox are my favorite team, the Cubs are my least favorite. *I still love many Cub fans! *I'm not a big football fan, but in the fall I root for the Bears, the Colts, and the LSU Tigers. *I enjoy Charlie Brown and his friends, they teach important lessons. *Red Vines are one of my favorite candies, but I don't eat it much (especially now that I have braces). *I have three big brothers and one "little" sister--they are all taller than I am! *My mom and dad are in heaven, and I miss them everyday. *I like to vacuum. *My birthday is in October. *I love keeping in touch with my former students. *What else would you like to know?