Thank You!

It’s hard for me to believe that these are the last Class Notes for this school year.  It seems not very long ago that I was writing the introductory letter to send to you over the summer.  I was looking back at photos this weekend and it’s amazing how much your children have grown!  They … Continue reading

Two Weeks

It’s hard to believe there are only two weeks left in this school year!  Here is a breakdown of the coming days: Thursday, June 4th:  Field Day, 1-2:45 PM Tuesday, June 9th: Unit 6 Math Test, Buddy Walking Field Trip to Berkely Park 1-2:45 PM Wednesday, June 10th:  Times Tables Sundae Party Thursday, June 11th, … Continue reading

Three Weeks left…

…and plenty of things to do!  We are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY in Room Twenty-Two.  We still have quite a few assessments to complete this week, including the district literacy assessment (EasyCBM), the Smarter Balanced ELA Performance Task, and the Smarter Balanced Math Performance Task.  In between all this testing, we still have other 4th grade … Continue reading

Phillip Foster Farm

We had a great time at our field trip to Phillip Foster Farm on Monday.  Students had the opportunity to pack a wagon, to remove corn from a husk, to saw a log, to write their names with ink and a quill, and to tour Phillip Foster’s home.  It was a beautiful day and I … Continue reading


This week is all about our science work sample.  Students are testing the rate of evaporation for water with salt in it, water with sugar in it, and water alone.  On Monday, students set up the experiment with their Wagon Trains.  Each day we will be measuring how much water remains and plotting the information … Continue reading

Art Night

Art night is tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 7th, from 6:00- 7:30 PM.  I am still in need of a few more docents for our classroom so please encourage your children to volunteer!  It promises to be a special night.  Our art is currently all up in the hall and looks absolutely fantastic. Permission slips went … Continue reading

State Math Testing

The Smarter Balanced Math Test will be taking place tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th.  I will not be sending home homework this evening so that your child can get to bed early.  Please make sure he/she is on time for school and send some extra snacks! Students took the Unit 5 Math test on multiplication strategies … Continue reading

Lovely April Days

I hope you and your family have been enjoying the beautiful weather.  I have been trying to get the class outside as much as possible by doing things like working on our writing out in the sunshine. This week in literacy we are starting a new mystery unit.  As a class, we will be reading … Continue reading

Report Cards

Report cards are going home on Friday.  Please sign the envelope and get it back to me next week.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We did our Smarter Balanced Reading test on Tuesday and students took it very seriously.  They were focused and did their best, and … Continue reading