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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Visual and Creative Nature of Math

You've got a sneak peek of Mrs. Cimini's project! Make a donation to Mrs. Cimini now, and we'll apply it once the DonorsChoose.org team reviews this project.


Motion Math's visual, adaptive games to help students master the most challenging K-6 standards. Based on growth mindset research, Motion Math builds math fluency, conceptual understanding, and a love of challenge.

Students have been able to experience Motion Math during our trial period and their engagement and collaboration is astounding. Students have said to me, "Wow, I can feel my brain synapses firing! My brain is growing." Another student was so engrossed in his learning, he lost track of time, and couldn't believe that it was time to stop Math and go to Library... "But, I don't want to stop!", he said. The buzz in the room is contagious and students are excited to get started right away and experience their own math success like their classmates.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

What is my child learning in school...? How can I help...?


Check your email for Google Classroom updates, an inside look into your child's day, curriculum and assignments... Parents, you may need to set up a Google Account to have full access.





Students have Khan Academy accounts, they have been provided a unique username and password. Parents can use this information to sign-in to their child's account and add their parent/guardian email if they wish to receive updates. Have you entered your email...? 



Sign up for Remind notifications and connect with your child's teacher...




Photo Credits: Google Images

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

4-Cimini Reminders

4-Cimini Reminders
You can also find this information and much more on our Classroom Blog:
  1. The donations just keep coming... #Craneville #4thGrade
    1. So, here I am again. I've started another DonorsChoose.org project and have been able to fund the first $75 of it with donations that were made after our last project had been funded. It's a small project with only $112 to go. If you can donate, thank you! If you could share with others who may like to donate and/or who could share, thank you!
    2. Use this link to go directly to our Classroom Page: http://bit.ly/GotClassroom

  1. Book Clubs orders are due by Friday 09/08/17.
    1. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs
    2. In case you need it, this is our class activation code: HXQF9

  1. Craneville Open House Tuesday, September 12th 6-8 pm.

  1. Craneville Picture Day Thursday, September 14th.

  1. CBRSD ½ day inservice release Friday, September 15th 11:30 am.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The donations just keep coming... #Craneville #4thGrade


So, here I am again. I've started another DonorsChoose.org project and have been able to fund the first $75 of it with donations that were made after our last project had been funded. It's a small project with only $112 to go. If you can donate, thank you! If you could share with others who may 
like to donate and/or who could share, thank you!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

And we're off... !

Sunday, August 20, 2017

2017-18 Supply List via Donors Choose Project

Donors Choose Project!
2017-18


DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future.


Parents, Friends, Family, and Community!
I would love your help to bring my project to life!
Can you make a donation to help purchase the supplies my students will need this year?
Please share so others who may like to help can!
Thank you!

Sneak Peak... 2017-18

I'm so, so excited about school starting again! I just love Fall and all the excitement that comes along with it - meeting new students and families is on the top of this list along with the bittersweet anticipation of sending my oldest daughter off to college, and helping my youngest daughter who is a junior in high school put the finishing touches on her schedule. 
Boy, does time fly!
Now, back to my classroom. I still have a few finishing touches like creating new book box labels to replaced the old, faded labels, but overall, I'm feeling pretty good! 
My mantra this year for my students is this:
Grow Where You Are Planted!











Total Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA Resources for Informal Education

Eclipse: Starlight and darkness when the sun goes out

Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 pm

"I think it will be just great for inspiring students, and I hope all students in the U.S. will be able to see this with their classes," he said. "I'd be glad to have more astronomers out there."


https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/eclipse2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Positive Psychology