Thursday, August 17, 2017


Welcome! I am SO happy to see everyone's smiling faces! This is going to be a WONDERFUL year in 4th grade! 

You can check this blog for weekly updates about what we are doing class! I will also post reminders about sepcial events for our class and school. 

In case you were not able to join us at "Meet the Teacher Night" here is a list of school supplies for your child: 

  • 2 Mead composition notebooks (no spirals)
  • 2 plastic folders (1 blue, 1 green)
  • 1 pack of Ticonderoga pencils
  • 1 -24 package of crayons
  • 1 pack of washable markers
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 4 dry erase markers (black)
  • 1 skinny dry erase marker
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 4 Large size glue sticks
  • 2 Erasers
  • 1 Plastic container with your child’s name on it for their supplies.

***Extra supplies will be kept in the classroom and available to all students to share.

  • I will provide your child's homework folder this year! It will include a planner that your child will be expected to use to record his/her assignments. You can check it daily for homework information. I also included a parent survey that should be completed by you and sent back to school the next day. I use the survey's valuable information to get to know your child better and it helps me keep your child SAFE! :) 

    This year our class will have a "Homework Club". It is our school's policy that homework is "practice without penalty" so I will not be recording grades for homework. However, your child is expected to complete all homework and turn it in when due. As incentive, our homework club will be a way that I record all completed assignments and your child can earn a monthly reward for their hardwork and responsibility to their learning. 
    Homework to expect: 
    *1 page of daily math practice - Due next day
    *Weekly spelling packets - Due Friday mornings 
    *Monthly reading log - Due 1st day of each new month

    4th grade means letter grades!!! 
    That's right! We will move to classice letter grades this year. The following is our grading scale: 
    90% - 100%... A 
    80% - 89%... B 
    70% - 79%... C 
    60% - 69%... D 
    59% and below... F 
    This can be a difficult change for students and families. Please discuss the importance of trying your best, practicing your skills, completing homework, and asking questions when you don't understand. This will help ensure success in 4th grade!!! 

    If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or drop by the classroom! My email is and the school phone number is (907) 742-1600. 


Monday, April 3, 2017

Week of April 3rd, 2017

This wee in class...


Math - We will begin learning about perimeter and area. 

Reading - We will continue working in our literature circle groups. 

Writing - We have begun to learn about poetry and will continue to write different forms of poetry. 


Social Studies - We will learn about the Tlingit group. 

Please continue to send in Box Tops for Education! 
We currently have 787 and are working towards 1,000 to earn a cupcake party! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Week of March 20th, 2017

Welcome Back!!! 

This week in class... 

Math - We will begin chapter 12 on geometry and angles. MId-chapter checkpoint will be next MONDAY. 

Reading - We are continuing literature circle groups. 3 groups are working on final projects. Yay! 

Writing - We are peer editing and beginning our final drafts of our personal narratives. 

Spelling - Homework came home on Monday and our test will be Friday as usual. Please ensure your child is completing his/her homework and bringing it Friday! 

Social Studies - For the next 3 weeks we will learn about 5 Native groups of Alaska! 

Please continue to send in Box Tops! 
We earned our popcorn party and we are on our way to earning a cupcake party for 1,000 box tops! 

Science Fair Projects DUE WEDNESDAY MARCH 22ND!!! 
Please send in projects and science fair packets for participation points! 

Please help your child arrive to school on time! Students should line up near the playground with their classmates at 8:45. The bell rings at 8:50! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Week of February 27th, 2017

This week in class... 

Math- We are continuing to learn about fractions! 

Writing- We will interview our classmates about a time we learned something new. We will use our interviews to write personal narratives. 

Reading - Some groups are still on their first book, and others have moved on to their second book in literature circles. After reading two books in a series, groups will do a compare and contrast book report. 

Spelling - Spelling will continue as usual this week. 

Science - We will continue to learn about the water cycle. We will use the scientific method to pose a question about evaporation to create a class science fair project. Stay tuned for details! 

This week is Spirit Week! 
Monday: Crazy or mismatched socks day 
Tuesday: Hat day 
Wednesday: Wacky clothes day 
Thursday: Twin day OR Pajama day for Read Across America Day! 
Friday: Wear green or spirit colors

We are running low on tissues in class! If anyone is willing to donate boxes of tissues, we would appreciate it! 

Please continue to send in box tops! 

Week of February 21st, 2017

Conferences this week! 

Thank you to everyone that attended!!! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Week of February 13th, 2017

This Week in Class... 

Math: We are beginning chapter 8 on fractions! 

Reading: We are working in literature circle groups reading various books. Ask your student what he/she is reading!!! 

Writing: We are learning about how to write a narrative piece. 

Science: We will be learning about the water cycle! 

Valentine's Day Celebration... 
We will celebrate on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 
If your child brings in valentines to give out, please ensure there is a valentine for EVERY STUDENT. 
Please help your child make a holder for his/her valentines (box, envelope, bag, etc...) 

Box Tops for Education: We have 485 box tops. We will earn a popcorn party once we reach 500! 

Variety Show... 
Friday, March 3rd, 2017 
We will be performing the song "Count on Me" 
We are collecting "Movie Night" themed items for an auction basket (popcorn, candy, movie tickets, DVDs, etc...) 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Week of January 3rd, 2016

This week in class... 

Math - We are continuing chapter 7 and practicing division skills. 

Reading - This week we are doing a final project for the book Return to Sender. Students will be making a book cover for the story that includes an illustration and summary of the book. 

Writing - All students are working on rough and final drafts for their opinion piece this week! 

Science - We are going to do an overview of the states of matter and earth's spheres. We will start learning about the water cycle soon! 

We will be participating in the winter field day during the A.M., from 9:10 - 11:25. Please let me know if you plan to attend with your child! :) 

Your child's mystery bag project is due that day!!! 

Please continue to bring in box tops! We are close to a popcorn party!