* Practice Multiplying
* Real World Problems
* Understand Fractions
* Build with Unit Fractions
* Fractions that Add to One
* Compared Unit Fractions
* Added and Subtracted Fractions
with like Denominators
* Mixed Numbers and Fractions
Greater than One
* Began a personal narratives
* Practiced identifying verbs and
* Spelled short u and oo words
* Read "Just Like Home"
* Read "Life Doesn't Frighten Me""
* Discussed theme
* Read "The Elephant and the Crocodile"
* Read "The Wild Horses of Assateague Island"
* Read "Wild Ponies of Chincoteaque"
* Worked with digraphs
Social Studies -
* Where do you get energy?
* What are some kinds of energy we use?
* Energy Hunt
* Potential Energy
* Kinetic Energy
The Paw house comes every Friday. It goes around the whole school. You put your paw in the paw bucket. Then the teacher closes her eyes and she picks 4 paws. There are really good prizes in the bucket. There are coupons like teacher helper, chew gum in class: bring your own gum, tech time (10 minutes), individual PJ day, write with anything but pencil, draw or read for (10 minutes), homework pass, choose the movement break, and cut the line in the cafeteria. Some of the prizes are erasers, snap bracelets, Culver School t-shirts, slime, squishies, socks, folders, rubber duckies, prickly animals, notebooks, sticky hands, books, pencils, bouncy ball, emoji, key chain, cars, dinosaurs, and mini footballs. In conclusion we love the paw house so, so much.
Bianca and Sarah
There was a spelling bee in our school on January 9 this year. There were 4 students from each class from 4th-8th grade that competed in the spelling bee. How they got into the school spelling bee was this way.
First, everyone from 4th-8th grade was given a list of words to study for their class spelling bee. We were given about a week to study until the class spelling bee.
Then, the class spelling bee was about to happen. In our class we did a practice round. In the practice round, even though you got out, you would still be in for the actual class spelling bee. After the practice round, we started the class spelling bee.
Some people got out and some people stayed in longer than others, but the four people that won the class spelling bee in our class were Alina, Oskar, Kathyrn, and Leander.
On January 7, 2020, some of the people that won their class spelling bee went to Ms. Conklin’s room to practice and go over the rules of the school spelling bee. We also asked some questions. After that, the 4th and 5th graders stayed in Ms. Conklin's room to practice and 6th, 7th, and 8th graders went with Ms. Chmura to a different room to practice. Next, the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders went back to Ms. Conklin's room and everyone started to get ready to leave.
On January 9, 2020 at 3:45 p.m. almost all the spellers were sitting in chairs on the P. E. stage. We were each given a number, then all the spellers waited. Some went to get apple slices or water on a table right outside of the gym and some went to use the bathroom. The judges were Ms. Conklin, Ms. Chmura, and Dr. Smolinski. After a while, one teacher talked to the audience about something and another teacher talked to all the spellers about a different thing. Then, we started the practice round. If you got out in the practice round you didn’t get out for the actual spelling bee. After some words were spelled, we started the real spelling bee. If you got out you flipped your number necklace backwards and you sat down in your chair and watched the other spellers. You could leave if you wanted to, but most didn’t leave. Some of the spellers went off the stage to get apple slices, water, or to use the bathroom. Some people got out in the first round and then the second round came. The words got a bit harder. More people got out and then we started the 3rd round. Every 2 rounds we switched from spelling round to a definition round. In a spelling round you had to spell a word and you could ask for them to say the word again, the definition, the language of origin, or the part of speech if you needed it. In the definition round, they gave you the words and how to spell them. Then they said a right definition and a wrong definition. Next, you said A or B and they said if it was correct or not. After a lot of rounds, there were only a few people left. Then, only two kids were left. An 8th grader and a 5th grader. The 8th grader misspelled a word and the 5th grader was given the word successor. She spelled it right. The winner of the 2020 Culver spelling bee is Zainab Nathani.
Leander & Jack
4th Grade Boys Basketball
Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at 8:30 am, some people went to Culver to watch the 4th grade boys’ basketball game. It was OP versus Culver. Both teams were warming up. Our team warmed up with layups and rebounds. Then, the actual game started. The Hoovers won the tip off. Our team was on defense and their team had the ball. They dribbled it down the court and scored. Their parents cheated then they got the rebound but they missed. Then we got the rebound and dribbled down the court and got a turnover. So the ball went to their team. After some scoring, passing, dribbling, and some more things, the first half of the game ended. Each team got to huddle up and our coach talked to us about what we needed to do in the second half of the game. We were losing but we knew we needed to turn it around. Five players from our team got on the court and the second half started. They were leading by a lot. It was like 20-8. There were only a few minutes left and we were losing by a lot and there was about 2 minutes and the score was 26-10. The 2 minutes passed and we lost like the warriors lost in the NBA finals against the Raptors.
Isaac & Leander