Week 6- 9/23/19

In math this past week we finished up multiples, factors and prime and composite numbers.  We will continue to talk about these concepts in review and during our number talks to help solidify and keep them fresh.  This week we will be reviewing place value strategies for addition and subtraction such as partial sums and differences.  We will then connect these strategies with the traditional algorithm of adding and subtracting.  This method is definitely something us adults are...

September 22, 2019 Read more

Week 5- September 16

 In math this week we will continue to find factors and multiples of numbers.  Finding factors is a tricky concept because students must have a solid understanding of divisibility rules and a determination to carefully check all numbers 2-10 before moving on.  The best way to support your child this week is to quiz them on the different divisibility rules. To practice, give your child a number such as 32 and state reasons why a number is or is not a factor. Divisibility...

September 15, 2019 Read more

Week 4

This past week in math was spent rounding.  I was impressed with how well everyone remembered the strategy we use to round from last year.  We rounded up to the millions.  Even though we will test on this standard this week, we will continue to round all year long.  This week we will review place value, comparing numbers, number patterns and rounding.  One of the biggest struggles that comes with this unit is understanding questions with place value.  They need to understand that when...

September 8, 2019 Read more

Week 3 w/Sorensen/Farley

In Math last week we covered so much material!  We talked about place value and all the different ways to show it, comparing numbers into the ten thousands place, and finding number patterns.  Probably the most difficult concept for these kids has been something like, “How many total tens are in the number 420?” The answer is 42 tens. We learn this so that we can compute numbers across the different place values.  For example, this week we will look at problems like 14,000 +...

September 2, 2019 Read more

Week 2

We had a great first week of 4th grade, and I hope your child agrees! We learned A LOT of new procedures, rules, and expectations by playing games, using TRIBES activities, and team building skills. We only got through a few of our white “All about me” bags, so if your child brought something home from them over the weekend, I ask that they bring them back on Monday so we can complete this fun activity. Mr. Lenon our school counselor came to talk to students about SafeVoice and we...

August 26, 2019 Read more

Week 1- Welcome Bighorns

We are so excited to get this year up and running! We can’t wait to see our students, build relationships with them (and you) and start learning so many new things! Much of this week will be spent reconnecting with each other and learning and practicing new procedures. We will both be in the classroom on Monday, then begin our split schedule (Mrs. Sorensen mornings/Mrs. Farley afternoons) on Tuesday. On Monday, we will spend much of the day sorting school supplies, forms, and reviewing...

August 18, 2019 Read more

Daily Schedule

Dear Parents, Thank y’all for coming to Back to School night, we had a great turnout! We appreciate the commitment to your child’s education, and are looking forward to building relationships with you to help your child have a great year! As promised, I have attached your 4th grader’s daily schedule so you can keep up with what they are doing at what time. We appreciate and encourage open communication if your child will be late, absent, or leaving early.  8:00 – 9:45...

August 16, 2019 Read more

Math Website and IXL

Dear Parents, As mentioned in the back to school night presentation, I have created a website that students can use to help reinforce the math strategies that we’re currently learning. While math facts are the primary focus of homework each night, I want to make this resource available to you and your child for additional support.  https://sites.google.com/oasisacademyfallon.us/3rd4thmathvideos/home?authuser=0 IXL:  I have updated passwords for 3rd grade math students.  For both classes,...

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Welcome to 4th Grade!

Welcome to the Sorensen/Farley team! We are so excited to get to know your children better and watch them grow this year. We hope your families have had an awesome summer with many fun and relaxing times together.    We are looking forward to this next week as we plan and prepare for another great year.  If your child would like to come visit the classroom before school starts we will be here on Wednesday, August 14th, from 10 am to 12 noon. We also want to remind you that Back To School...

August 14, 2019 Read more

Last Week with Mrs. Farley

Wow! I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by! I have such mixed emotions about the end of the school year. I have put off writing this last blog as long as possible, just because I feel like it means I am saying “goodbye” to MY kids. But… I look forward to all they will accomplish in the years ahead and can’t wait for them to come into my room next year and give me a hug! I can’t wait to pass them in the hall as 5th graders and for them to keep me updated...

June 2, 2019 Read more