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    Mrs. Jane Wieser
    McKinley Elementary School       
    814-874-6875 ext. 1177
    Room # 39
    Grade 4 

    To email Mrs. Wieser:
    *** Parents - PLEASE email me with any updated email addresses and phone numbers.  It is very important that I am able to get in touch with each student at this time. ***
    Image result for clip art images of exclamation pointDaily Student Agenda
     Please go to the Weekly Assignment tab on the left to see what the 4th grade team has selected for your child to work on for the current week.  You will need to go to Class Resources tab for their current reading book, their reading practice book, the at home math and reading packets from Iready, and the current assigned math lessons from the students' instruction and practice books that we use every day in our math lessons.  You don't always have to print these pages.  You can have your child complete their work on paper or in a notebook instead of printing the pages.  Remember to go to the Web Resources tab on the left to access the direct links to our weekly school sites associated with our CKLA reading program and the Iready math program.

     Next Step Arrow - Next Steps Icon Transparent Clipart (#1065258 ...   Every day after your child finishes their assignments, they should be trying to log onto Amplify, I-Ready, and Smart Futures (activities 1-4) to work on either their pathway lessons or their teacher assigned lessons. I have also gone into the Readworks site and assigned about 20 stories for you to do (possibly a few each week - remember to submit your results to me).

    Image result for clip art images of dont forgetThis work is NOT mandatory and it will NOT be graded.  We are doing everything we can to make sure that you have some quality work to be completing during these weeks that we are all working from home.  Remember, try your best to continue to be the best student you can possibly be!!!!!  Be good to each other too - especially your parents and brothers and sisters!!!

    smile Riddle of the day - Everyday I will post a new riddle for fun and everyone that answers it correctly (you have to email me the answer) will have their name listed on the site the following day with a shout out for a successful solution!!!

    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Hello and Happy Monday. Welcome to a brand new week!  Please know that I am missing each and everyone of you guys!!!  I hope you are well and things are going ok.  I know it is tough to be stuck inside, but I have a lot of family members that are in the medical field and they are working everyday to help every one of us and so many other people too. Remember, the biggest way we can all help all of them is to STAY INSIDE even if it is hard for us to do that!  Today would be a fun day to practice some reading and math skills by preparing a recipe with an older sibling or an adult in your home.  Hope it tastes delicious!
    Riddle - There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?    
    answer...there are no stairs....it is a ONE story house!

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Good morning and happy Tuesday.  Try to make it a great day and do some nice deeds for another person in your house.  Good day to read a book or watch a movie to compare it to a book that you have read or enjoy a little bit of outside time in the fresh air...remember, only if you are able to go out and not be around other people.  Let me see some answers to the riddles.  Give it your best shot!
    Riddle - What is one question you can never say yes to?  Email me your answer - give it your best shot!
    answer - You can't answer the question, "Are you asleep?" because you are ALREADY asleep!

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020
    Happy middle of the week AND HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!!!  TRY TO "GET" SOMEBODY TO FALL FOR A GREAT JOKE - BUT MAKE IF FUNNY!  It is very nice outside.  You could go out and start a collection and write or draw about it.  You could make a card for someone, write a letter, or draw/color a picture just because you care about them and it will make them smile! Remember, just because we are not in school you are all still McKinley Mariners and should be acting like Mariners and practicing your acts of kindness.
    Riddle - A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?
    answer - I'm sad!!!!!!!  Not one person has answered any of my riddles!  This answer was that he didn't get any of his hair wet because he is bald - ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    Welcome to Thursday. Smile - it will make everybody else in your house smile too!  Try to do some cleaning around your house today.  Can you help out with some laundry?  Clean your room?  Dust or vacuum? Help with dinner?  Pick up toys and papers?  Wash and put away the dishes?  If you do some of these things without being asked it will really make someone else's day!  It would be nice to go outside and write some positive messaged on the sidewalk to make people smile and just feel good as they walk by!!!
    Riddle - Let's try another one and please email me when you think you have the answer to this riddle...
    I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
    answer - I am your breath.  You can't hold your breath for five minutes!

    Friday, April 3, 2020
    Well, Happy Happy Friday to all!!!!  Make it a wonderful day.  Once you have finished your work for the day/week (and remember if your parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc. tell you to do something totally different from what your teachers have asked you to do....THAT IS ONE BILLION PERCENT OK!  Learning happens in lots of different ways other than just a book, pencil and paper, or a computer program).  This would be a fun day to play some cards or to play a board game - ha ha!  You know Mrs. Wieser will tell you to get off of those computer games and to do something with the people in your house!  Just spend time together in the quiet and enjoy your family.
    Have a WONDERFUL weekend too.  I know it is super hard, but stay inside and if you must go out - keep your distance from other people and get back home as soon as possible. Wash your hands too!  That is so so so so important!   I just want you all to stay healthy!!!  I miss you TONS!  Email me and let me know how things are going :)  
    Riddle - What invention lets you look right through a wall?
    answer - 

    Khan Academy
    Mystery Science
    Kennedy Space Center
    Lunch doodle with Mo Williams
    Directed drawing art club for kids
    PBS learning media
    Local/National aquariums
    Local/National Zoos
    Local/National museums
    meditation for kids
    Yoga for kids
    Mr. Nussbaum
    sum dog
    fact monster
    fun brain
    star fall
    brain pop
    math games
    scholastic kids
    national geographic for kids
    The magic school bus
    Highlights Kids
    History for kids
    Storyline online
    Google Earth
    The Story Starter
    NASA Kids' Club
    Smithsonian Learning Lab
    Magic Tree House
    Switcheroo Zoo
    Into the Book
    PBS Kids
    Squiggle Park
    Mystery Doug
    Typing Club
    Go Noodle
    Follet Destiny (on the district site)
    Zumba for kids

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    Also, read for pleasure everyday! This is a great time to find a book you love and escape into the pages!



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    Welcome to 4th Grade!  It is going to be an amazing year to be a 4th grader at McKinley! I'm so looking forward to working with all of the students and their families this school year! 

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    Throughout the school year, if you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to send an email or call me and I will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Emailing is definitely the easiest way to communicate.
                                      814-874-6875 ext 1177

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    Homework ~ You should expect that your child will have homework every Monday thru Thursday evening.   Your child should be writing their homework down every day (they do have time in class) on their homework sheet and that MUST be signed by an adult in the home. When the homework is completed, it should be placed in their blue folder and right into their bookbag.  This is great practice with responsibility and being prepared as a McKinley Mariner.

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    Once students are in 4th grade, basic addition and subtraction facts should be automatic.  If your child is not fluent with adding/subtracting (meaning they can look at the problem and instantly tell you the answer...they don't have to "figure it out"), then please do them a huge favor and give them your time every day to practice.  Fourth grade is when your child will be mastering multiplication/division facts as well.  The only way your child will learn these facts is with follow up practice at home to reinforce all the work we are doing with them in school.

    Reading ~ Reading ~ Reading ~ Reading 
     Parents, please - please - please  make sure that you are encouraging your child to read every single day.  You can't improve in an area if you don't practice that skill often.  Reading doesn't have to be with just a book....they can read the newspaper, magazines, recipes, menus, board game directions, ingredients, newsletters and info that comes home regularly from the school, etc. Once your child has read, have them tell you about it so you can monitor that they are understanding what they are reading.  Many families still have bedtime read aloud
    time.  Reading chapter books that are at a higher reading level than your child's oral reading level is a great idea since their listening/comprehension level is higher.  Plus, this is such an awesome bonding time with your family!
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    Congratulations to these students for achieving first honors (All A's) for the this quarter of the school year!!!

    These students did a fabulous job and achieved second honors (All A's and B's) for this quarter of the school year!!!
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    These students had perfect attendance for this quarter of the school year!  That is a very impressive accomplishment and should be praised!  Amazing job boys and girls!!!!!
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    Thank you for all that you do every day as parents and family members to make McKinley Elementary School a successful place for your child!
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