September 18-21

School pictures this week! – Thursday, September 21st.

Students need to read every night for 20 minutes, fill out their reading logs, and get them signed daily, along with their planners!

Journey’s story this week – Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude – Lesson 6 – Test Wednesday of this week – Students may bring their books to read the story if they would like.   Test is OPEN BOOK!

Library this week on Thursday!

September 11-15

Please send field trip money tomorrow if you have not already.   The cost if $5.00.

Students need to be reading every night at least 20 minutes.  Look for their reading logs to sign and also don’t forget to sign their planners.  

Every Wednesday student binders will go home so you can review their graded papers!

Sept. 4-8

Hello Everyone!

Be sure this week to have your child show you their reading logs.  They need to read 20 minutes and then write a reader response to what they read.  I check this daily.  If it is signed, students earn a ticket.  Image result for kid reading a book

Also, this week students will have a quiz over the story “Stormalong”, in their Journey’s books.  The quiz will be Friday, September 8th.   They are welcome to bring this book home and read the story with you!

Don’t forget the field trip September 12th.  Please send $5.00 and the permission slip back to school if you have not already done so!Image result for field trip

Monday, August 21

Hello Everyone!  Image result for kid reading a books Just wanted to let you know tonight the students will be bringing home a book they chose to read.  They need to be reading 20 minutes every night, and I would prefer to you.   This will take place this week.   Please be sure to sign their  on the green line in the student planner. If it is signed the student receives a ticket!  Next week students will start bringing home a reading log.  More to come on that later!!

I also wanted to let you know next Tuesday, August 29th is parent orientation.  It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.   You will not want to miss!  We will be sharing a lot of important information.


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I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer and you are ready for a great year!

I am so excited to welcome you to a new school year and to fourth grade!  I look forward to meeting each of you  at “Meet the Teacher!”, Tuesday, August 15th from 4:30-5:30.


May 16-19

Hello everybody!    

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  These last couple of months have gone by so quickly!   I wanted to be sure you knew of a couple of important activities going on this week.

May 17th – Wednesday – 4th grade field day!  Activities are on the football field.  Parents are invited to watch the kids.   Students may leave with parents AFTER field day is over at 11:30.   If they are going home with another student, please make sure to send a note.   See me after field day to sign your child out.Image result for field day

May 18th – Thursday – Splash Pad!  10:00 – 2:00 p.m.   Students need to wear clothes they can get wet.  Girls please wear a t-shirt over your swimsuit.  Bring a sack lunch and extra money.  The concession stand will be open.   Students may leave with parents.  Please see me to sign them out.   If your son/daughter plans to stay the whole day please send extra clothes for them to change into.  Also, don’t forget the sunscreen.Image result for splash pad picture

May 19th – Friday –  4th grade recorder concert – 9:00 a.m.  Students need to wear a white oak shirt or black shirt, and jeans.  

May 24th – Wednesday – 4th Grade Award ceremony – Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.  Students may leave with parents after awards.Image result for awards

May 25th and 26th – Early release days – last day of school.


I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach your son or daughter this year.   I am so proud of each and everyone of them, and know there are great things in store for all of them.  They have brought me joy everyday and I’m going to miss them!  Also, I want to thank you for being such wonderful, supporting parents.  I am very blessed!  Have a wonderful summer.Image result for thank you

March 20-24th

Hello Everyone!  Hope Spring break was great for all of you!   Just a few reminders and a couple of things that needed to be shared:

March 20th – Beginning of 4th 9 weeks of school.     We will be sending home a note today regarding our field trip scheduled for April 13th to Jefferson.   Students will have reading homework this week.  It will be due Thursday.

March 21st – Reading Book Fair projects due today!!   **Students who participated in the Reading fair will receive an extra credit grade of 100.  :))

March 22nd – Spring Pictures today!

March 23rd – Reading fair projects are judged today!!

March 24th – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. –  Parents are invited to come and see the projects in the Intermediate library.  ***Report Cards go home today!!

March 28th – WRITING STAAR TEST TODAY!  Image result for spring time clip art

Reading News!!

Hello Parents!

  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  I apologize for that!!  Here are some things you need to know!   Students will have a reading passage probably every week.  It is assigned on Monday and due on Thursday’s.   I need your help reinforcing the reading strategies we are doing at school.  They are called the “UNWRAP” strategies.   This is what each letter stands for:

U-Underline the title,      N-number the paragraphs (if needed),        W-walk through the questions,        R-read the story 2x and stop and jot(trigger words),          A-answer the questions,       P-prove your answers(evidence)

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I am trying all kinds of incentives and reinforcement to help students use their strategies!  We play games with the passages, they earn extra tickets for correct answers and showing their strategies, they get extra tickets if a parent signs their homework, etc. However, there are many students who are not doing their homework.  PLEASE, check their planners, because they will have homework!!  I appreciate your help!   Image result for free clipart for homework

Some things coming up:

Field Trip – More information will be coming home in the next week or so!Image result for free clipart for fieldtrip

Valentine’s Day – Valentine Boxes/sacks due Monday, Feb. 13th.   On Tuesday, Feb. 14th, students need to bring their favorite drink.Image result for free clipart for Valentine's DayImage result for free clipart for Valentine's Day

Reading Fair – Step by Step packets were sent home with students who signed up.  Please read all the information in the packet.  Image result for free clipart for reading fair

Turkey n’ Dressing!! :))

It’s been a great week!!   Our turkey’s are the main attraction in the hallways here!   What an outstanding job the kids did! (And parents! :))     Thank you so much for your help, support, and participation!   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!   A video is below for your enjoyment!!