Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Friday, January 25, 2019
B-6 Parents and Students:
Be sure to look through your student’s white envelope! Inside you will find student work samples and several informational flyers. Graded items include your student
s recent writing assessment.
Our Sacramento field trip is this Wednesday, January 30! Your student must arrive at school no later than 7:00 am (I will have the room open at 6:50am). Return time is approximately 6:00pm. While in Sacramento, we visit key sites related to California studies: the State Capitol Building, the Wells Fargo Museum, the RailRoad Museum, and Sutter’s Fort. Details are in a separate attachment!
This week’s agenda included:Math
Students completed Module 7.Literature
Students continued “Rules”, emphasis is identifying perspective and understanding point of view.Writing
Students continued a unit on Opinion & Persuasive writing; this week’s focus was generating ideas.Social Studies
Students continued Chapter 4, The Golden State.
Agenda for Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1, 2019:Math
Students will begin Module 8, Division Strategies.Literature
Students will continue “Rules”, emphasis is identifying perspective and understanding point of view.Writing
Students will continue a unit on Opinion & Persuasive writing.Social Studies
Students will complete Chapter 4, The Golden State.Reminders and Looking Ahead:
Sacramento Field Trip - Wednesday, January 30, 7am to 6pm
BioSITE Walking Field Trip - Friday, February 8, 1:00 to 2:50pm
Over the course of the year, I will update this page with helpful websites.
The Trumpet of the Swan “Person”, Place or Thing Research Project:Search Engineh
Philadelphia - WikiKidz
Pennsylvania - Ducksters
Pennsylvania - Fact Monster
Massachusetts - FactMonster
Boston - WikiKidz
Massachusetts - Ducksters
Red Rock Lakes - Wilderness.net
Montana - Ducksters
Montana - FactMonster
Canada - Ducksters
Canada - FactMonster
Canada - WikiKidz
California Missions Websites:
California State Parks Website: Missions
California Missions Resource Center
A Virtual Tour of California Missions
The Spanish Missions of California
The 21 California Missions
Fact Cards - California Missions
Holiday Research Project:
History Channel - Holidays
Ducksters - Holidays
Persian New Year
Chinese New Year
Harvest Moon Festival
Vietnamese New Year
Swedish Mid Summer
Korean New Year
National Geographic for Kids - Diwali
Chrismas in Armenia
Kids do Ecology
World Biomes and Ecosystems
Coral Reef Facts
Climate Types: Tundra
Early California History Research Project - Fall
Students will research an aspect of Early California History using books and internet sources.
This is an in-class project.
Ecosystems Research Project - Spring
Students will research an ecosystem using books and internet sources.
This is an in-class project.
Science Project - Spring
A detailed packet will be sent home in April or May.
The science project will be done partly at home, partly in school.
At home, students will need to conduct an experiment, and collect and record the data. Experiments should be finished no later than TBD.
All write ups, analysis of data, and assembly of the display will be done in the room.
School will provide the display board, paper, and construction paper for the display.
Families are asked to provide any necessary materials for the experiment itself.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Reading: Read 20 minutes every night .
Fall Break: October 1 - October 5
Welcome to room B-6 and Fourth Grade! I have had the privilege of being at Graystone for 20 + years, and my roles have progressed from stay-home mom of three students, to classroom volunteer, and ultimately to teacher for the past nine years.
In fourth grade, reading and meaningful writing are essential in all areas; we will work on strategies and techniques to strengthen these lifelong skills. Grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills are discovered and learned in context of non-fiction reading, short stories, and literature studies. Science curriculum spans electricity, magnetism, geology, and ecosystems. Social studies centers on California history and geography; topics include Native Americans, explorers and missions, the Gold Rush, and the economy. Math continues and expands student’s blossoming knowledge of number sense, multiplication and division, and fractions and decimals.
My goals are that each student will enjoy coming to school every day, develop strong study habits, and master fourth grade standards. I am excited to teach fourth grade this year and anticipate a rewarding year with the students.
Best way to contact me is e-mail