Week of 12/10/18

Only six and a half more days until a long winter break! Here’s what’s happening in the fourth grade!

Medieval Times Field TripI have planned our field trip to Medieval Times! Our trip will be on Tuesday January 15th and will be an all day event. With help from of our amazing Jog-a-thon Fundraiser, the price for students and chaperones will be $20 per person.Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to drive to and from Medieval Times as chaperones! Permission slips and monies will not be due until after the holiday break. Student behavior and effort throughout the weeks leading up to the field trip will all be taken into consideration when deciding if a student will be allowed to attend.

Looking forward to another great week in fourth grade! πŸ™‚


Week of 12/3/18

Goodbye November, Hello December! Here’s what’s happening in fourth grade!

Scholastic Book Order: Students have the December catalog and a new form with our class code on it. If you are considering purchasing books for your child through scholastic, please use our class code! This gives our class access to points to buy more books for our classroom! πŸ™‚ Deadline for the December order is Monday, December 31st.
With only two and a half weeks left of school before another long break, I hope to continue to see the 4th graders working hard each and every day! πŸ™‚

Week of 11/26/18

I hope everyone had a restful break and a Happy Thanksgiving! Here is what will be happening this week in 4th Grade! 

With only two and a half weeks left of school before another long break, I hope to continue to see the 4th graders working hard each and every day! πŸ™‚

Week of November 12, 2018

I hope everyone had a great long weekend! Here is what’s happening in fourth grade!

Character Turkey HomeworkHomework is different this week, in honor of Thanksgiving Break next week. Students were given the Character Turkey Packet to complete and hand in on Friday. Students are to brainstorm a way to disguise their Tom Turkey so he won’t be eaten for Thanksgiving! Students were advised to be as creative as possible, using materials from crayons and markers to felt and glitter. Students are to complete the attached diagram and writing assignment that goes along with their Character Turkey. We went over the Character Turkey rubric as a class today so students are aware of what the expectations are for completion. I would love for you to get creative with your child for this homework assignment and I can’t wait to see the awesome and creative disguises on Friday! πŸ™‚

Let me know if there are any questions about what is going on this week and coming up in fourth grade! If I do not see or talk to you before the end of this week, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Week of November 5, 2018

Goodbye October, Hello November!

Thank you to everyone that came to check out the awesome Castles and presentation the 4th Graders worked so hard on! 

Here’s what’s happening in fourth grade!

4th Grade Conferences!

Alice in Wonderland Field Trip: A group of OTA students, who are in the after school theatre program, will be performing Alice in Wonderland on Tuesday, November 13 for  OTA students at 1:00. With a 1:00 start time, I would like to leave at 12:45. It’s about an hour long, so we’ll be back in plenty of time for dismissal. The performance is at the Mission Hills United Church of Christ located at 4070 Jackdaw Street (only 1.3 miles away). This is a free field trip, that will be a great experience for all of our kids! I will need about 6 parent drivers for this field trip depending on how many students can fit in a car. Please let me know if you are interested and available to chaperone this trip. If you are, please email me and let me know how many students you can fit in your car. Thanks! πŸ™‚

*Also, please send back the signed permission slip for this field trip with your child to school by this Wednesday November 8th. 

Shout out to Maria Anning, Matt Covington and Jenny Meyer for helping during our Halloween Party last week and for all the parents who donated supplies to make our treats during the party!

Overall, we had a successful Quarter 1 and I look forward to an even better Quarter 2!

Week of October 29, 2018

Only 2 more days until Halloween and 4 more days until the end of Quarter 1! Here’s what’s happening in 4th grade!
4th Grade Conferences!

Castle PBL PresentationsThe fourth graders have been working really hard to create their own Medieval Castles. They would like to present their creations as well as information about their castles to you on Friday November 2nd from 11:30-12:00. This will be in the form of a gallery walk, meaning there are no set presentation times and parents are free to come and go as they please starting at 11:30. I hope to see you all there! πŸ™‚ 

Feel free to email me with any questions about what is going on and coming up!

Important Jogathon Message

From the Jogathon Committee…
We had a smooth and successful Jog-a-thon!! Thank you to all the volunteers, teachers, and students for your hard work and participation. Please continue to collect your donations this week. For those of you that have donations pending per lap you ran, you should have received your JAT certificate with your individual total so you can request final donation payments. We are in the process of uploading this data to Pledgestar for those families/students who have pending “per lap” donations in Pledgestar. We will let you know when that information is complete. In the meantime, for all other manual donations (via checks), Please turn in to your teachers by Friday. If you have multiple checks, please ensure the student’s name and grade is clearly marked so we know where to apply the donations. Thanks so much!!

Week of October 22, 2018!

The Jog-a-thon was a huge success for fourth grade! Everyone did an amazing job during our time to run as well as cheering on other classes! (Additional pictures at the bottom of this post)

Here is what’s happening in fourth grade!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

With Quarter 1 coming to an end, Parent/Teacher Conferences are now approaching!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 7th, 8th, and 9th. Unfortunately, I am unavailable to meet on the last two conference days so I will be opening up times on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th to make up conference time. Please use the sign up genius below to schedule a time to meet with me.

As a school, sign up times for conferences will not be available until Monday November 29th. Please do not contact your child’s sibling’s teachers about conference times as they will not be available for you to sign up for just yet. Only times to meet with me are available since I have a different circumstance and want to make sure I meet with any parents that would like to meet with me.

4th Grade Conferences!

Let me know if there are any questions about 4th grade parent conferences or anything coming up in fourth grade!