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In literacy this week students will be finding out who their reading partner will be.  Each partnership will be given some book choices by me and they will decide together which book they will dive into next week. We have practiced writing many different elements of a personal narrative so far this year: hooking the reader … Continue reading

Geography, Halloween, and More…

A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to help us make our topographical maps on Friday!  They are currently drying in the classroom.  Next week we will be painting them and adding in labels to mark the major rivers, lakes, cities, and mountain ranges. Halloween is coming up in a … Continue reading

We’ve got a lot going on these days in Room 22!  Here are the key things you need to know: Book Fundraiser/Bake Sale  I’m sure you have heard lots of talk from your child about the book fundraiser/bake sale we are planning.   Don’t worry if you don’t know dates or details yet!  We are … Continue reading

Topographical Maps

CALLING ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS!  Next Friday, October 7th, we will be making topographical maps of Oregon out of salt and flour.  We will begin at 9AM and I predict it will take us about and hour and a half to complete the maps.  WE NEED AS MANY PARENT VOLUNTEERS AS POSSIBLE!  If you can’t come … Continue reading

Week Four!

As we roll into the fourth week of 4th grade, we are continuing to increase our workload and dive further into the curriculum. In reading last week we spent some time brainstorming in groups about ways we could make sure our classroom is full of books we love.  Since so much of our reading time … Continue reading

Back-to-School Night

It was great seeing so many of you at Back-to-School Night!  If you weren’t able to stop in, you are welcome to come by after school one day and check out what your child has been working on. We spent a lot of time getting the room ready for your visit yesterday evening.  Students worked … Continue reading

Welcome to 4th Grade

We’ve had a lovely first week in Room 22!  We are doing lots of get-to-know-you games and activities, deciding our class contract, and learning classroom procedures.  This group is picking up on things quickly and we are having a lot of fun! I’m enjoying getting to know your children as people and as learners.  Students are … Continue reading

Two Weeks Left!!

It’s hard to believe there are only eight days left of 4th grade!  Here are the key events to put on your calendar: Monday, June 6, 1-2:30PM Buddy Class Field Trip to Berkeley Park:  You’re welcome to join us, the more the merrier!  Please send your child to school with $1 to contribute so we can … Continue reading

Work Samples

With only three weeks left in 4th grade we are very busy getting work samples done!  Students are doing a speech work sample on the persuasive essay they turned in last week.  They have summarized their essay on note-cards and will be presenting to their peers later this week.  Students are doing a science work sample … Continue reading

The Final Month

It was nice to see so many of you at Art Night!  If you missed the main event, our art will remain up in the hall outside the classroom for the next few weeks.  A special thanks to our student docents for doing such a great job! This week in writing students are completing their … Continue reading