Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spelling and Vocabulary 10/22/18

1. centimeter
2. meter
3. kilometer
4. folklore
5. heritage
6. opponent
7. traits
8. motivation
9. election
10. governor
11. Tengo hambre. (I’m hungry.)
12. Tengo sed. (I’m thirsty.)
13. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Over the weekend:

-Progress Reports for the first marking period went home with students today. Please take time to discuss the grades and comments with your son or daughter. More information about Lexile reading scores can be found at www.lexile.com

There's no school on Friday, October 26th for Parent-Teacher Conferences. I’ve already scheduled meetings with some of you, and I meet with some parents fairly regularly, so conferences are not mandatory for all students at this time. If I haven’t contacted you and you’d like to meet, please email me at mbonner@taoscharterschool.org to make an appointment. I’m also available to meet after school from 3-4 pm in the coming weeks, if that works better for you.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Spelling and Vocabulary 10/15/18

1. aorta
2. red blood cells
3. white blood cells
4. plasma
5. platelets
6. valve
7. alveoli
8. deoxygenated
9. exchange
10. plaque
11. viento (wind)
12. nieve (snow)
13. Have a heart.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Have a Great Fall Break!

-Reading: Read 20 minutes or more each day of break, and keep track of what you've covered on the Fall Break Reading Log.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

For Thursday and Friday:

-Mesa Prieta Field Trip Thursday: Remember to wear sturdy sneakers and socks, and a hat. Bring a small backpack with a water bottle, snack, and your lunch.

-Due Friday: Math homework from Lesson 16 (p. 89-90). Written spelling work is due, and study for the quiz.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Field Trip Thursday!

-Our field trip to Mesa Prieta, an archaeological preserve near Velarde, will be this Thursday, October 4. We'll leave school at about 8:20 and return by 2:30 for a normal dismissal. Permission slips are due Wednesday. Thanks to generous support from the Taos Archaeological Society, there is no charge for this trip.

Spelling and Vocabulary 10/2/18

1. Ancestral Pueblo
2. petroglyph
3. circulatory system
4. arteries
5. veins
6. capillaries
7. oxygen
8. carbon dioxide
9. heart
10. lungs
11. corazon (heart)
12. sangre (blood)
13. Blood is thicker than water.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

For Thursday:

-Math: Complete Lesson 14 Homework p. 79-80.

-Spelling: Written work is due.

-Reading: Finish up the Book Review and Comprehension Questions from Superfudge if you didn't already hand those in today in class.

-We need empty plastic water bottles (with caps) for a science activity next week. Please send those in if you can.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Spelling and Vocabulary 9/24/18

1. homophone
2. clothes/ close
3. break/ brake
4. buy/ by
5. hear/ here
6. choose/ chews
7. right/ write
8. sum/ some
9. whole/ hole
10. would/ wood
11. peek/ peak
12. mail/ male
13. (your own pair of

_________ / ________

14. Money burning a hole in your pocket

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Over the long weekend:

-Math: Complete the Lesson 12 homework, p. 67-69.

-Reading: Finish any missing chapter summaries from the novel Superfudge. Fix up your mistakes in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Make sure your summaries are clear, neat, and legible. You may re-write the summaries on your own lined paper if necessary.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

For Thursday:

-Spelling and Vocabulary: Written work is due, and study for the quiz, which is on Thursday this week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

For Wednesday:

-Flower Power orders are due Wednesday, 9/19. Place those orders, and help your school!

-Math: Finish up the homework pages from Lesson 11, p. 59-60.

Monday, September 17, 2018

For Tuesday:

-Math: Finish the Problem Set from today's lesson, p. 57-58.

Spelling and Vocabulary 9/17/18

1. Autumn Equinox
2. unanimous
3. capital
4. synonym
5. antonym
6. budget
7. catastrophe
8. elevation
9. there
10. their
11. they’re
12. jugar (to play)
13. deportes (sports)
14. spill the beans

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

For Thursday:

-Math: Complete the Lesson 9 homework, p. 51-52.

-Spelling and Vocabulary: Written work is due.

Monday, September 10, 2018

For Tuesday:

-Math: Complete the Lesson 8 homework, pages 47-48.

-School Picture Day is Tuesday for our class.

Spelling and Vocabulary 9/10/18

1. apostrophe
2. contraction
3. wouldn’t
4. we’re
5. weren’t
6. aren’t
7. doesn’t
8. she’ll
9. we’ll
10. your
11. you’re
12. lapiz (pencil)
13. libro (book)
14. Beauty is only skin deep.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Over the weekend:

-Reading: Read chapters 4 and 5 in Superfudge and write a summary for each.

-Picture Day for 4th grade is Tuesday, September 11.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

For Thursday:

-Spelling: Written work is due.

-Math: Complete p. 43-44.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Spelling and Vocabulary 9/4/18

1. minuend
2. subtrahend
3. humorous
4. sarcastic
5. ocean
6. continent
7. nation
8. embellish
9. plot
10. setting
11. Albuquerque, New Mexico
12. estudiante (student)
13. escuela (school)
14. When it rains, it pours.

Friday, August 31, 2018

4th Grade Open-House

-On Wednesday, September 5, the 4th and 5th grade classes will have a parent meeting and classroom open house from 5-6 p.m. which you’re all invited to attend. In our classroom meeting, we’ll discuss things like 4th grade curriculum, grading, homework routines and expectations, class projects, and Ski Club. I hope you can all plan to come in to visit that evening.

-Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

For Thursday:

-Spelling and Vocabulary: Written work is due (practice each word 5X, and use each in a creative sentence).

Monday, August 27, 2018

For Tuesday:

-Math: Complete p. 25-26.

Weekly 4th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary Process

1. A new spelling list comes out every Monday.
2. We discuss the meaning of each word in class. Students should take notes on the definitions and keep them in their Spelling Journal.
3. Written assignment (due every Thursday):
A.) Practice spelling each word by writing it 5 times in your SJ.(2 times for the weekly saying.)
B.) Use each word by writing a creative sentence that shows you understand the meaning of the word. Use a dictionary to help when you need it. The sentences can be funny or fictional. Please make them interesting to read.
C.) For the Spanish words, do the best you can to write short, simple sentences in Spanish. If you need extra help with those sentences, ask a family member, Mr. Bonner, or Senora Molina some time during the week before Thursday. There are Spanish translation websites posted on our class blog that can help you as well.
4. On Friday we’ll have the spelling quiz. On the quizzes, I won’t actually say the word. Instead, I’ll say the definitions and give hints and students will have to come up with the spelling word on their own, so it's important for students to learn and practice the definition of each word as well as its spelling.
5. Each week, the list will be posted here on the class blog and also at www.spellingcity.com where students can log into their accounts to practice the words and definitions online using games and activities. If a student is absent for a quiz, they can also use this site to take a make-up quiz at home.

Spelling and Vocabulary List 8/27/18

1. novel
2. character
3. fiction
4. non-fiction
5. sum
6. difference
7. product
8. quotient
9. are
10. our
11. hour
12. Taos Charter School
13. break the ice

Friday, August 24, 2018

For Monday:

-Music: Please bring in your recorders for music class with Ms. Tara on Monday, and your song book if you borrowed one over the summer.

-Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

For Friday:

-Math: Complete p. 20, 21, 22 for homework.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back to School Paperwork

-Parents, please fill out the packet of forms that went home with students today, and return them to Mr. Bonner as soon as you can (no later than Monday, August 27). Thanks!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lunch Forms

-Parents, lunch forms went home with students today. For our school to qualify for various state and federal funds, it's important that ALL students have this form completed, including those who may not qualify for free or reduced lunch, and kids who never even eat school lunch. Please take some time to fill those out, and return them to school Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

PARCC Scores

-Parents, today I gave out student results from the annual PARCC tests that they took last April in 3rd grade. There are 2 pages in the parent report, one for reading/ ELA and one for math, and they should be inside their Take-Home Folder. Please email me at mbonner@taoscharterschool.org if you have any questions about the data.