Early October

Things are moving right along in Room 22.  In literacy this week, we are working on figuring out what the author’s purpose is in a piece of writing.  The purpose of writing can be: to teach or inform, to persuade, to entertain, or a combination of the three.  Once students explain what the author’s purpose … Continue reading

Regular Routines

We have finally completed all of our start of the year assessments!  This means that this week we are fully into our regular routines and academic units. In literacy, we have been practicing how to describe the setting of a story.  We have been writing about and discussing how a strong setting description can make … Continue reading

Open House

It was great to see so many of you at the Open House last night!  If you weren’t able to make it, please swing by to check out our “Random Autobiography Poems” and self-portraits.  The kids and I are very proud of them! Last Friday we had an awesome afternoon in Room 22!  We spent … Continue reading


I hope you and your family had a lovely three-day weekend.  Things are moving right along here in Room 22! As I am sure you have noticed, this is the first week of homework.  I sent home a detailed homework policy with your child on Tuesday.  Please make sure you read it over and let … Continue reading

Welcome to 4th Grade!

We have had an absolutely wonderful start to 4th Grade!  This is such a great group of students and I’m really looking forward to spending the year with them. The first few days we have spent a lot of time playing get-to-know-you activities and learning what 4th grade is all about.  We have been practicing … Continue reading

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