Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Plan a balanced meal!

Use the graphic organizer that was sent home to plan a balanced meal, recording each item in the correct food group(s).

Please bring this completed table back tomorrow so you can use it as a planning tool for your contribution to Mrs. Benson's blog.

If you would like, you can do this school assignment at home. After you have completed the top of the homework, follow the link below to get to Ms. Benson's blog. The rest of the instructions for this activity are on the bottom half of your homework page and on Ms. Benson's blog.

Your plan is due in class tomorrow, even if you do the blog assignment at home tonight.

Have a good afternoon/evening!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Only 10 Short Mathematics Word-Problems Today!

Please remember, also, to give Jamie's survey to an adult at home. She will need the results back tomorrow for her data analysis and graph.

I hope everyone is enjoying the magazine unit! I know I'm having a great time helping you out and watching your magazine grow. I'm also really having fun making my own magazine. Keep up the great work!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Math Homework Tonight!

Please do SAB pages 17 and 18 as homework tonight.

Many students are working on their Making Magazine unit at home. What could you do? Write up a series of questions, and then sit down and interview someone in your home! Have you read a book that relates to the main idea of your magazine in some way? Write a book review! Feeling especially creative? Write a Haiku about your main idea.

Here is a link to a page that can help you write your Haiku.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Author Visit Preview

Hey guys and gals! I hope you are all enjoying your four day weekend. I'm here at school, grading and reviewing and organizing a lot of "teacher" papers.

I just ran across a reminder that we are going to have another author visit this year.

Phil Thomas will be at our school May 12th - day and evening. I'll be reading part of one of his books to you and he will spend some time with our class discussing his writing process.

Check out his website-

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Basic Division Homework due Tomorrow

You have a review homework sheet tonight. Now that you know your multiplication combinations, you also know your division combinations!

7 x 8 = 56 so 56 divided by 8 = 7.

If you need to review your multiplication and division combinations, please visit the link on the sidebar of this blog.

Last Book Order of the Year Due Friday

April 7, 2009

Dear Fourth Grade Falcons,

Two book orders were sent home today. These will be the last book orders of the year. You are under no obligation to purchase anything from these book orders. I have found, however, that they are a reasonable price and make great gifts (and they are great for stocking up your summer reading library!).

If you are ordering this month please:

1. Send the order form in by Friday, April 10. They will be mailed out promptly by lunchtime. I will accept orders any time before that.
2. Now you can order online and pay by credit card! Go to and sign in. Our class user name is mrshovinensclass and our password is Fitz4H. I’ll hyperlink the website on the Hovinen Homework blog site.
3. If you want to order through me, make your check payable to Scholastic Book Clubs. You can write one check for all book orders. Any cash needs to be contained in an envelope or baggy.
4. Please make sure you have clearly filled out the form and have included your child’s name.
5. Notice that if you are joining one of the “clubs” you will need to fill out an additional form and you will be billed a monthly charge for an ongoing subscription.

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