March 20, 2017

Next Tuesday, March 28 we will be taking the 4th grade Writing STAAR test.  The students have worked so hard this year!  This week we will have “Boot Camp”. Students will be engaged in some fun practice activities to review the writing process and to review the rules for revising and editing a passage.  Each day, Tuesday-Friday, we will have a “theme”:

TUESDAY- wear boots (cowboy, rain, snow, etc) to show we will “Stomp the STAAR!”

WEDNESDAY- wear sunglasses to show “We are so BRIGHT!”

THURSDAY- wear a hat to show that we will “Blow the top off of the STAAR!”

FRIDAY-  wear camo clothes to show that the STAAR can’t hide from us!

We will only wear sunglasses and hats in Mrs. Clift’s class so not to disturb their other classes.  

Homework will come home today and is due Thursday, and the Spelling test will be Thursday as well.  We will not have Spelling words or homework next week.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

March 10, 2017

Spring Break is next week!  I hope you all have a relaxing and fun week.  Remember that the Writing STAAR test is March 28- we will be doing some fun activities the Week of March 20-24 in order to get ready for the test!

Spelling words for the week of March 20-24

meant

routine

style

flood

month

pleasant

guess

women

either

against

disguise

sweat

magazine

guard

receive

wonder

league

type

ceiling

money

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

March 6, 2017

Remember that there will be a Math Benchmark on Tuesday and a Reading Benchmark on Wednesday.  Spring Break is next week- March 13-17!!

Spelling Words for the Week of March 6-10

rising
tracing
stripped
slammed
dancing
striped
winning
snapping
bragging
handled
dripped
begged
dared
skipped
hitting
spotted
raced
dimmed
spinning
escaped

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

February 19, 2017

Remember- NO SCHOOL Monday, February 20

Wednesday, February 22 is early release at 12 noon for teacher trainings

Spelling words for the week of February 20-24:

wiped
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

February 13, 2017

Tuesday- Happy Valentine’s Day!  Bring your box with Valentines and your favorite drink.

Wednesday- Writing benchmark test!  Get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast!

Thursday- Writing homework due- make sure it is signed!

Spelling words for the week of February 13-17

important
example
remember
special
anything
it’s
half
because
hold
hot
should
always
sure
turned
their
person
oh
there
ideas
complete

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

January 30, 2017

Writing homework is due Thursday “Rock Climbing”  Students are working hard and their writing is improving every week!

Spelling Words for this week.  Remember that they can go to www.spellingcity.com/mclift to practice!

there’s
weren’t
I’m
hadn’t
hasn’t
we’d
who’s
you’re
you’ll
I’ll
they’re
she’s
wouldn’t
doesn’t
he’d
I’d
it’ll
couldn’t
they’d
we’re
won’t
didn’t
I’ve
let’s
can’t

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

January 20, 2017

Beginning this week students were given Writing homework.  This homework offers additional practice for the STAAR Writing Test that will take place the last week in March. Homework will come home every Monday and be returned on Thursday. Thank you for supporting your child’s success.

Spelling list for the week of January 23-27.  The list is a review of homophones, contractions and compound words.

about

no

know

except

myself

new

knew

then

can’t

what

usually

are

our

don’t

right

write

everything

everyone

everybody

won’t

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Clift

January 9, 2017

Happy New Year!

Tomorrow- Tuesday, January 10 is our Writing Benchmark.  Get a good night’s rest and eat a great breakfast!

Below are the Spelling Words for January 9-13

early, there, almost, each, town, special, sound, again, ran, full, nothing, city, often, however, their, its, complete, next, certain, fire

Remember to go to www.spellingcity.com/mclift to practice Spelling!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

 

November 28, 2016

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  The career projects that were turned in were great-  I can tell that the students put a lot of work into them and learned some valuable information.  Thanks for all of your help!

Spelling words are on www.spellingcity.com/mclift

  1. there
  2. their
  3. first
  4. its
  5. because
  6. always
  7. together
  8. form
  9. animal
  10. several
  11. ground
  12. front
  13. Americans
  14. mean
  15. certain
  16. fire
  17. ready
  18. green
  19. yes
  20. built

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift