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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!!

November 14th-18th

Here’s a few things to remember for next week:

Career Presentations due Monday: Meredith, Italia, Rhi, Danica:    Tuesday:   Scott, Travis, Samantha, Jacob

Career Presentations due Wednesday:   Karsyn, Layne, Seth, Gabriel    Thursday:  Christian, Mallory, Beau, Karen

Career Presentations due Friday:   Yoselin, Gavin, Addison

Turkey’s – please send by Wednesday so we can decorate the hall!  Thank you for your hard work!  They are adorable.  Look for pictures soon.

Have a great week! Also, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!Image result for thanksgiving   

October 24th-28th

The 2nd nine weeks began today!   Report Cards will be going out this week, and also students will be bringing home an envelope with their papers from the 1st nine weeks.  Be looking for that by Wednesday.   

Please make sure your son/daughter are reading their 20 minutes everyday!   October “book it” calendar should be initialed each night for students to get credit, and reading logs should be signed daily.   


Here’s a couple of important things for the week:

1.  Please listen to your child read 20 minutes every day. Sign their reading logs, and ask them questions about what they’ve read.

2.  Parent Orientation – Tuesday, October 11th – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Meet in the intermediate cafeteria.

Career Day went great!  Thanks to all of the parents who participated.  Below is a video for your enjoyment!