Week 26 with Mrs. Farley

Well, we are just rocking and rolling into this last trimester… literally! Last week we had great discussion, interactive web browsing and projects to learn about fossils. The students took a practice test on their Quizlet vocabulary words, and “rocked it!” This week we will move into the study of rocks. This will include the rock cycle, how rocks are made, and the identification/classification of different types of rocks. Your child will take their Quizlet vocabulary test on...

March 17, 2019 Read more

Math Update: March 11-14

4th Grade Math: This week in math we are adding and subtracting fractions. We will first look at the different ways we can decompose fractions, then move on to improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will finish off the week with adding and subtracting mixed numbers. Homework this week: Monday – Math FactsTuesday – Improper Fraction/Mixed Number WorksheetWednesday – Math FactsThursday – Math Facts IXLs that match this week instruction: Q.1, Q.2, Q. 3...

March 11, 2019 Read more

Week 25 with Mrs. Farley

Can y’all believe we only have 11 more weeks of school left?! This year has flown by and I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my afternoons with your children. Last week we completed our Physical Science unit with the study of electrical current and circuits. The kids enjoyed the lemon experiment and the visit from Mr. Farley, with NV Energy. Students enjoyed a wonderful presentation where they witnessed a live arcing demonstration and learned about electrical safety. Mr. Kelly also...

March 10, 2019 Read more

Math Update: Mar. 4-7

This is our last week in this trimester, which means final assessments for 3rd and 4th graders. We will review on Monday and part of Tuesday all standards that we have learned during the second trimester. On Tuesday they will take assessments to show us that they still know all that we taught them! As parents, please encourage your child to give their best on these assessments so we can get an accurate measure of their learning. 4th Graders: This trimester we have studied division,...

March 3, 2019 Read more

Week 24 with Mrs. Farley

We had a fun filled and successful week studying heat transfer. After the students studied convection, radiation, and conduction, they designed and presented posters to demonstrate their knowledge. It is exciting to see how each student has made so much progress and improvement on their oral presentation skills! Everyone had fun with our hot chocolate experiment, thank you for sending metal spoons. Through this experiment, students learned that metal is the best conductor of heat and Styrofoam...

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Week 23 with Mrs. Farley

Even though we had short week last week, it was full of excitement! I was unable to attend the awards ceremony, but our amazing students really worked hard last semester! We celebrated Ag week last week with a reading from the High School FFA students of “John Deere, That’s Who” and walking outside to see of all the animal and equipment exhibits. Also, we had a visit from the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. Deputy District Attorney Chelsea Stanford...

February 24, 2019 Read more

Feb. 18-21 with Mrs. Farley

Thanks for everyone that helped our Valentine’s Party be a success! It was short and “sweet”, with a LOT of candy and goodies passed around. I think the kids had a fun time. They sure know how to make their teacher feel special too! PROJECTS- We completed our waves unit last week with 2 assessments, and the kids did great! We assembled can telephones to experience sound wave and vibration transfer, which I think the kids really enjoyed. This week we will study the...

February 16, 2019 Read more

Math Update: Feb. 11-14

4th Grade: This past week we finished up measuring angles. This was a tough one! We will definitely be spending more time practicing this skill as the weeks go on. This week we are starting fractions! I am impressed with what they already remember from last year and am looking forward to the class being very successful with this standard. We will start with comparing fractions. Questions to ask your child this week: What is a fraction? What is the denominator and numerator and...

February 10, 2019 Read more

Feb. 11-14 with Mrs. Farley

We had a great week concluding our Hot wheels unit where the students demonstrated they completely understand the difference between potential and kinetic energy. While several students were absent Thursday, the teams persevered and completed their posters and oral presentations. Their speaking skills are improving and I was so proud to see them make eye contact and use their loud “speaking voice” during this assessment! Each team presented the data they discovered during both the...

February 9, 2019 Read more

Math Update for Feb. 4-7

Math facts seem to be going well. I am seeing progress in just one week of sending home math fact practice sheets. Keep up the great work! If your child forgets to bring home a worksheet, you can print from the following links, they need to complete 2 pages for a total of 200 problems. Math Drills Links: Print 2 pages Multiplication (scroll down till you get to the 18 tab with Multiplication Facts 1-12): ...

February 3, 2019 Read more