Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

3rd Grade Tech

Walls we made to tie to Reading class during MAP testing week.

Mrs. Hanks             Mrs. Heide          Mrs. Martin           Mrs. Neubaum

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monitoring Video Games

Monitoring Kids and the Video Games They Play
Most kids love video games. As a parent, you have ideas about the types of games your kids should or should not be playing. There are so many games out there it can be difficult to keep track of which games are appropriate. This site explains game ratings and identifies tools that will help you learn about the games your kids want to play. There are tools that can help you to make sure your kids can’t access online features if you don’t want them to.

Not only are there tools to help you monitor gaming activities, but there are tools that will help you monitor other online activities to help protect your kids from cyberbullying. Check out this blog to learn more.

-Vic Jaras, Consultant                                                         
Educational Technology
Community Education, Service-Learning,
21st Century CCLC Before and After School

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Friday! I have rearranged a little bit. Our links are now on the top right. No more scrolling to the bottom of the page! Happy linking!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

One month left!

Only one month left before school starts! Remodeling at the buildings is going well and some of the things from Lohrville have been moved to the new buildings. Last chance to catch up on that summer reading or go on that vacation!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I am Ms. Smith, and I will be teaching technology and Wings/TAG this year. Please check back to the blog to see updated poll questions and information each week.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day!

In celebration of Earth Day, the fourth grade will be going to University 40 this Friday. Remember to wear comfy clothes to plant in. Cold lunches will also be needed. We will be at the 40 from 10:00-2:00.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Spring Break!

Remember there is a one-hour early out on Thursday and no school on Friday and Monday!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

MAPS Testing!

Just a reminder we have MAPS testing this week. Our class has two tests on Tuesday, and one each on Wednesday and Thursday. Try to get lots of sleep and eat a good breakfast. Try your best! Our goal is to have everyone improve on each test! Good luck!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone had a fun weekend! Remember conferences are on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. The book fair is also set up. There will be a one hour early out on Tuesday and Thursday and no school Friday. Happy spring!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Thanks to the 4th graders, Ms. Stevens, and Dannette Ellis for the surprise birthday party on Friday. I appreciated your thoughtfulness.

Reminder, there is no school this Wednesday because of teacher in-service.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pictures for Jump Rope for Heart

Also, remember we will be visiting the Blanden Art museum on Tuesday morning. We will be back in time for lunch.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Welcome March!

A few short days to celebrate, and we will be into March! This Friday is Jump Rope for Heart. In the morning, the students will be jumping by themselves, using the long ropes, and trying their hand at double dutch. I will try to take pictures to add to the blog next weekend. Mr. Hanson would like the fundraiser envelopes back by Wednesday. One last push to collect for the American Heart Association.

Happy Leap Day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Another Week

We survived the Valentine's Day Party! Our thoughts go out to the Heuton family and the other boys who were in the accident.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Week!

The committee met and decided to have the party Wednesday afternoon since there is no school on Thursday and Friday. Students may bring class valentines anytime this week but they will not be distributed until Wednesday. If bringing valentines, please make sure there is one for everyone.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Great Job!

Great Job to all the fourth grades for trying their best on the Iowa Assessments last week. All of my students worked really hard; I'm proud of you! Hopefully the scores will be in by conferences. The students also took the Dibbels reading accuracy test recently. Everyone improved from their fall scores! Fantastic!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hello Winter!

Winter has appeared, and we start the week with a late start. This week is also when the fourth grade will take the Iowa Assessments (formerly the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.) Make sure to get plenty of sleep and to have a good breakfast so you minds are ready to try their best on the tests!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Second Semester!

Wow! Can you believe it? We are officially halfway through the school year. Look for report cards this Friday; I will also be sending the detailed explanations for grades. One more week and the Iowa Assessments start. (formerly called the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) Make sure to get plenty of sleep and to have good breakfasts to start your day! Here's to a successful last half of the year!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Glogsters

Here are the posters the students created for their final project. Click on the student's name, and it should take you to a link of their poster. This was our first project using Glogster, but I hope we will be able to use it again.

Addie                       Joshua

Bishop                     Kaleb
Cody                        Kennadie

Dalton                     Kyli

Haley                      Larz

Hannah                    Payton

Jaylin                      Tyler

Jonathan                 Tyson

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Just a few short weeks left in the 1 semester. Then on to the second! Wow! The year is flying by. New Year's Resolution: To update the blog weekly!