January 22nd, 2017
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FOURTH GRADE

Engaging in Learning and Laughter

with Ms. Craney 


2016 - 2017


Here are the most recent updates on our site:

- Tuesday, January 17th is Turn off the Technology Day. So... no ipads, ipods, computers, smart boards, or television. Our school is having a contest to which which class can have the most participants throughout the week! This is optional, but many kids in our class think that we can have the most participation! Let's find out how we can use our time in other ways.

- Even more photos have been added (All Hands on Deck, Native American assembly, buddies, math, fun, and more)! 

- Math fluency activities have been added. We really want meaning and understanding for math facts. Students do not need to memorize when they connect to what they already know. Our problem solving poster is attached to the right.




Our class had a little celebration as we finished The Lemonade War. Some students are looking into reading the sequels! And I was so thrilled that everyone was in school that day, so we have a full class picture!


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 Things to do around this area:
 http://www.birdkingdom.ca. The Bird Kingdom is just over the border. They have great things there, including bats. There is an amazing room that is open with birds in flight. I am in awe every time I go. You can save a little money if you buy the tickets on line at their website.

http://braddockbaybirdobservatory.wordpress.com.  We also have two bird banding stations that are open to the public (which is fairly rare). One is for songbirds and one is for birds of prey. It is really interesting. It is an up close look at how science and math are used in real life. At the songbird one, they may even let you carry the bags with the birds when they go on runs to collect them from the nets. These do not operate in the middle of the summer though. It is so interesting how they can determine the age of birds by checking skull development with light! The birds of prey one is pretty wild. They actually lure the birds in and put the birds of prey in cans for their safety so they can gather data about the birds. The people there are mostly volunteers and they are happy to answer any questions. All free!

http://www.nps.gov/wori/index.htm.  Have you been to Seneca Falls? I was there a bit ago and there are a lot of new things since I have been there. An interesting look into history!

 Letchworth is beautiful place - lots of hiking and opportunities for fun and learning!

http://www2.monroecounty.gov/parks-mendonponds.php. Have you been to Mendon Ponds? It is also a wonderful place to go. Bring seed with you. You can hold it out in your hands and birds will literally eat out of your hand! Wild Wings is also located there. They do educational programming about wildlife and their animals are there. More info is on the site.

  For my former students... I kept all of the website links that you are used to using under Useful Links for Primary at the left.


We will learn a game called Garbage and teach it to our little buddies. You can use regular playing cards (minus the jacks, queens, and kings) or number cards below.


Attachment:

 garbage board

Attached are the Number Cards that you can use to play Garbage if you want!  Students will learn how to play Dot Compare in class.  You can print them out and play at home with your child as well!  If you have colored paper (or even cardstock) that would work best so you can't see the numbers through the cards.



e-mail Ms. Craney

Hilton, New York 14468







Welcome to fourth grade!! Attached is the summer letter that was sent home. I have extra folders and notebooks up for grabs in our room if anyone wants some for class!