|Looking over the Ionian Sea
|July 2012 -- Island of Santorini, Greece
Welcome to our Room 301 website!
On this home page,
we'll try to keep you updated and informed of what's happening in our classroom! We'll also try to provide resources
that you can find online.
Train your brain and memory
with matching and sequence games!
Click this link for Math Mayhem!!
Great fun for practicing all math facts.
24, Friday, at 6:30 P.M. Fourth Grade Opera Performance
May 27, 28, 29: No school - Memorial Day
June 4, Tuesday, at 3:15 P.M.: Talent Show dress rehearsal
June 7, Friday, at 10 A.M. & 6:30 P.M.: Talent
June 14, Friday, at 9:45
A.M.: Fourth Grade Spelling Bee
Completed! Congratulations on all
of your hard work!
Welcome to the room 301 website!
And, welcome to the 2012-2013 school year. Please explore the information and resources on the pages of our classroom
website. Feel free to send me feedback on sites that you find useful and that your kids enjoy! (And let me
know if a link is not working). Also, please feel free to let me know if there is anything I could add to the site to
make it more useful for you.
This year we will continue to expand on the reading, writing, and math skills worked on last year in third grade.
The "Walk to Read" format will be used within the classroom this year along with Ms. Beeksma.
Small groups will be challenged at their own reading level. They will also be challenged to complete independent
reading tasks. Some kids will participate in Literature Circles which will allow them to self-monitor and self-pace
their learning. They will also be challenged to complete web-based projects and keep journals. This will allow
us to better challenge students at all reading levels.
In writing, we will work from the ground up in generatng ideas for writing that the kids know about and care
about. Kids will write about topics that interest them, while expanding on those topics using elaboration
In math, we will continue with the MCP program used in third grade last year. We will expand on skills learned
in third grade. We will be concentrating on "power standards." These are the standards
that we will look for every single fourth grader to meet by the end of the year. These include mastery of multiplicaton
tables, area / perimeter, basic knowledge of fractions, decimals, data and probability, problem solving strategies, and
Homework will also continue building on skills from last year. We will typically have spelling, vocabulary, comprehension,
and math homework throughout the week. I like to suggest that your child have a regular time and space to complete homework.
The assignments are designed for students to be able to complete on their own with minimal assistance. Try to limit
the time spent on homework to no more than 40 minutes each night. As long as they have tried their best for 40 minutes,
students will get credit for completing the nightly assignment.
I appreciate eveyone's help at home!
If you have questions about homework, or anything else, please contact me at:
2012-2013 School Year
Dates to remember!
September 5, 2012 School begins!
October 12, 2012 No school - state-wide teacher training day
November 12, 2012 No school - Veteran's Day
November 14- 16, 2012 Conferences - early release days
November 21, 2012 Early release day
November 22 - 23, 2012 No school - Thanksgiving break
December 20, 2012 - January 2, 2013 No school - Winter break
January 21, 2013
No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18 - 22, 2013 No school - Presidents' Day / Mid-winter break
March 11, 2013 No school - teacher planning/training day
April 8 - 12, 2013 No school - Spring break
May 13, 2013 No school - teacher planning/training day
May 27, 2013 No school - Memorial Day
May 28, 2013 Potential bad weather make-up date
May 29, 2013 Potential bad weather make-up date
June 20, 2013 Last day of school
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