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Welcome to Ms. Cole's Classroom Page!

Welcome to 4th Grade!

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Click Here to go to the school calendar. Feel free to contact me via email: bridget.cole@dcsdk12.org


2013-2014
Daily Schedule

8:40 Second Bell

8:50-9:35 Morning Routine Homework Review, Spelling, cursive, Word Study

9:35-10:20  Specials

10:22-12:10 Direct Math Instruction and practice

12:10-12:30  Lunch

12:30-12:50 Recess

12:55-3:20 Literacy/Science/Colorado Studies

3:20 Clean-up

3:30 Dismissal


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Reading

For the first week of school, we will be assessing all our students. Our first focus is making connections as we read.  I will be modeling this with our read-aloud.  Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume.

 Writing We will begin the year working on expository paragraph writing. 
 Colorado Studies We will start off our Colorado Studies by learning about the state symbols, their meaning and significance.  Then we will learn about the geography and landforms of the state.
 Math Unit 1 in Everyday Math begins with a basic over view and introduction to the concepts studied in 4th grade.
 Science

 During 4th grade we will be rotating between teaching Colorado Studies and Science.  We will begin our first science units in September.

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This is a great site with all sorts of educational games for grades K-5!  Check it out!

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Great site for Grammar practice.

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Click on the above symbol to go to a great math website! There are all sorts of practice activities.

 

We read Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson. Click on the link under attachments (further down the page) It is a .kmz file for our Google Earth Tour.  You will need Google Earth downloaded on your computer for this to work. Click HERE to download a free copy of Google Earth if you need it!

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We read The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke and created a GoogleEarth tour.

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The above link will take you to an on line museum.  There are lots of pictures of artifacts found in the Douglas County area.

VOICETHREAD:  Click on the link to take you to our voicethread we created after our Littleton History Museum trip.

 

Below is a preview of a few of the field trips we will be going on this year!

 

Click on the picture below for a virtual tour of the Colorado State Capitol!

 

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Click on the link below to to go Grizzly Scott Sorensen's website!

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 UPCOMING EVENTS:


August 1 Welcome back to School!  First day of school
September 2 Labor Day- No School
September 27 (Friday)  No School
October 4 (Friday) No School
October 7-18 Fall Break
October 21 (Monday) Back to school
November 1 (Friday) No School- Professional Development
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break
December 20 (Friday) No School
December 23-January 3 Christmas Break
January 6, 2014  Back to School
January 17 (Friday) No School
January 20 (Monday) No School Martin Luther King Holiday
February 14 (Friday) No School
February 17 (Monday) No School
March 21 (Friday) No School
March 24-April 4 Spring Break
April 25 (Friday) No School
May 26 (Monday) No School
June 4 Last day of school









I received an Earthwatch fellowship and in February 2009 I participated in the Bahamian Reef Survey.

Click on the attachment below to watch a podcast of my Earthwatch Adventures!


Attachment:

 Earthwatch.m4a

If you click on the attachment below, you can download a book project we worked on last year.  The book is Frozen Stiff by Sherry Shahan and takes place in Alaska.  We read the book as a class, bookmarked places where the story events took place in google earth, and wrote a summary.  

You will need to have google earth downloaded onto your computer. 


Attachment:

 FSLT.kmz