School Begins August 16, 2017

posted Aug 9, 2017, 5:30 PM by Brett Fuhrmann

I am sure that you are all making your todo list just like we are here at the Fuhrmann household!  Time to buy new crayons, glue, shoes, and backpacks.  You can find out everything that you will need for our classroom by following this link to our classroom supply list!
We have lots of exciting things to look forward to this school year and these supplies will help our imaginations soar, and our 

Weekly Update

posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:28 AM by Brett Fuhrmann

Here is a brief summary of what the 4th graders will be up to this week.

In religion we will look at Jesus' birth and supplement it with some art and music. Memory treasures will be on Tues, Wed, and Fri.

This Tuesday will be our first PE, so please make sure that your student dresses with shorts and tennis shoes.

We took our spelling assessment last week for Words Their Way. I will be getting information to you about our new spelling program this week.

In reading, we will be talking about reading genres as well as reading some short stories. 

In math we will have our first math test on Friday. I will be asking the kids to spell the months of the year as part of the test. It is included with our lesson information on Problem Set 5 (Thursday's lesson). 

In Texas History we will be looking at history and geography. We will definitely be doing some map work.

Monday folders will come home tomorrow, but will be a little thin.

Market Day is this week!

posted Oct 4, 2015, 6:07 PM by Brett Fuhrmann

I hope that everyone had a peaceful and relaxing 4 day weekend. I had a very informative trip to Salem Lutheran in Tomball on Thursday, and our school faculty had a great discussion on Friday.

This week's classes...
The story of Isaac and his sons, Esau & Jacob

Chapter 7

the short story, Amelia's Road

Engineering & the Design Process
Tower of Babel building activity on Wed-Thur

Texas History...
Preparation for our Market Day on Friday
name their business
receive their bank loan
choose their "good" to sell
rent stall space,
design and purchase advertisements

lessons 21-25 
Extra Credit Math opportunity (make a poster for a vocabulary word, its definition, and a small picture about it.) Students may do up to 5 of these.

Scholastic book orders are due on Tuesday.  If you haven't read the hand out yet for Market Day, please get informed about it. Businesses haven't finalized their "good" yet. That will take place tomorrow though.

We LOVE our Grandparents!

posted Sep 17, 2015, 6:25 AM by Brett Fuhrmann

We were blessed to have 7 grandparents in person today and 2 more connected via Skype. The fourth graders had a lot of fun with our grandparents. They insisted on singing "Banana Hymn of the Redeemed" after our other songs. Then we had our "Then and Now" discussion. Some of the kids were amazed that there were pencils and TVs back in the day. 

We worked on scientific processes a little more with our science investigation, while we made hard boiled eggs float in H2O. The students measured out the salt that they added to the water. Many of them were surprised by how much salt they had to put in so that the density of the water would change. The 4th grade scientists have been working on thinking like scientists, so hopefully this will help it.

Field trip t-shirts came come home today. The kids can wear them anytime, but will specifically use them for field trips and field days at school.

September 13, 2015

posted Sep 17, 2015, 6:16 AM by Brett Fuhrmann

We are studying Abraham's life in religion
Chap 4 in spelling
math test on Friday

Grandparents' Day is on this Wednesday. I have heard from 3 students who will be bringing grandparents. Remember if you would like, the children can bring in devices and they can facetime or skype with grandparents who live out of state. The fourth graders will be doing a sing along, spelling pretest, math activity, and science investigation

The students will be doing some running for PE this week. We are going to do some prep work for running the mile next week.

We have an afternoon trip to the library on Monday. Please send along library cards with your students if they have one.  Thank you to everyone who was able and willing to drive for the trip. We will leave from school around 12:45 and return to school around 3. There are a few people who haven't signed up for the field trip yet. Please fill out this form so that your student may participate on our trip.

September 8-11

posted Sep 8, 2015, 8:04 AM by Brett Fuhrmann

Many of the fourth graders have started the Jr cougar sports program. Volleyball is on Wednesdays and soccer is on Fridays. It's great to see the kids involved in school activities. Thanks for making it possible for them

This week's activities
-start Texas history
-chap 3 in spelling
-4th grade will sing in chapel on Wednesday
-first science test on Wed.
-math test on Wed. as well
-first science investigation on Thursday
-MT this week will be John 3:16 and the entire First Article. We will practice in class, but the students will benefit from practice at home also.

Next Wednesday, September 16th is Grandparent's Day at Abiding Word. It's always a highlight, if your child's grandparents visit us for the morning.  Please let me know if they will be able to attend so I can plan accordingly.

Week 2 Update

posted Aug 23, 2015, 5:17 PM by Brett Fuhrmann

I hope that you had a great weekend. The coming week will have more reading from Number the Stars. We will study Creation in our Bible study. We will continue our review of addition in math class and have a test on Friday. In English, we will learn the parts of speech- noun, verb, adverb, adjective.

We have a couple of new items coming up.

In connection with religion class, Memory Treasures begin this week. It is a great opportunity for students to put God's Word into their memories. Start early in the week and continually review the passages with them.

We will begin spelling class with chapter 1. The words will be written in the planners on Monday. 

On Monday and Friday, we will have our PE Class. Just a reminder that we usually begin PE class with stretching and running. All students need to have proper shoes for PE class. The students will have an opportunity to change clothes if they need to as well. Volleyball will be our first unit.

This Wednesday will be our first Wednesday with dress code. If you are unfamiliar with our Wednesday dress code, it can be found online here. Parents are always welcome to attend as well.

Lastly, on Monday, the students will receive their 2 corrected papers. They will go into their Monday folders. Then the students will bring them home in order to show their work to their parents and obtain a signature or initials from you. 

Have a blessed week.


End of Week 1

posted Aug 23, 2015, 5:11 PM by Brett Fuhrmann   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 5:12 PM ]

We had a fantastic first week. The fourth graders enjoyed using their Chrome books, singing some songs, and doing some artwork. They learned a lot about our class theme, "I am 3rd" and gained more knowledge about WWII when we prepared for our novel, Number the Stars. Hopefully the fourth graders will come home with some fun stories about their first week. If anyone mentions it, yes, I did ask them to bring a deck of cards on Monday.

2015-2016 School year!

posted Jul 24, 2015, 4:54 PM by Brett Fuhrmann

Things are being prepared for our new school year!  Can you believe there are only 3 1/2 weeks of summer vacation left?  Crazy!!  Right now there are lots of preparations going on at AW.  Teachers are working on their lesson plans, cleaning up the school,  and adding new decorations in their classrooms.  But, the biggest thing going on right now is preparations for vacation bible school!  It begins this Monday at 8:45 am.  The theme for this year is Discovery camp!  It is going to be so great.  We will be camping out in the woods, inside!  Good thing because it is 100+ degrees outside!  Come and join us for bible lessons, singing, outdoor games, snacks, and crafts!  It is going to be a great week growing closer to our Savior Jesus Christ and remembering his unending love for us!!  

Monday August 18, 2014

posted Aug 19, 2014, 11:28 AM by Brett Fuhrmann   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 11:30 AM ]

This week we will begin our spelling class with chapter 1. At the beginning of the week there are 2 assignments. The first assignment is to write the 20 words in the planner. That will be due Tuesday. I will also assign p15 from the spelling book, but that homework isn't due until Wednesday. On Wednesday we will take a pretest of our 20 words.  On Friday we will have the final test. If any student gets an A+ on the pretest, they will not have to take the test again on Friday.

We did a vocabulary activity with a partner today. The student's received a new word. They had to write its definition.  Then the partners had to choose 5 more things to find out about the word. They could find a synonym or antonym, use the word in a sentence, draw a picture about it, find some related words, write down the pronunciation guide, or find the etymology and history of the word. What was your student's word?

IXL with a device was fun last week, but we will return to the textbook today when we study math lesson 3. There will be problems from the book.  We will have a practice math test on Thursday. On Friday will be the real math test.

We began our volleyball unit, so you can ask your student how the bumping went. 

Monday folders will come home Monday. There will be 1 corrected paper as well as Scholastic book orders (unless your child brought those home over the weekend). Please look at the folder and sign or initial the paper next to August 18.

Parents do NOT have to sign the student planner each night, like you have done in the past.  It is time for your student to take another step towards more responsibility and independence and remember to do their homework and hand it back in!  It is always good practice to check things over with your student just as a way of communication with your student!

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