Interesting notes, thoughts, and experiences from Miss Stewart's fourth grade classroom at Louise White School
Sunday, April 17, 2011
And so the Illinois Report Begins...
Your son or daughter should have brought home a blue sheet of paper with TWO SIDES (wow, right?) of directions and guidelines for his/her Illinois ABC book. This sheet is meant to be kept in the social studies pocket of every 4Sers binder until the project is done. It must be signed by both of you by Wednesday. So, please, take a look at it.
More details about and modeling of projects will be shared this coming week as we get ready to begin research in the lab and in class next week. Last year's kids thrived during this project. It's a big one, but it can be done.
I can't stress enough though, the ONLY at home requirement is the binding portion. You're child is the fourth grader, you've been there, done that. So allow your child to shine while you watch and learn from all the Illinois tidbits that will be shared!
*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?