Sunday, August 5, 2018

Our class schedule

              This is the plan!! 

7:45 Arrival , Gator News
7:50-8:15 Morning work/Number Talk/Intervention

8:15- 9:15 Math   (math students switch)
9:20-10:05  Specials  PE/Music/Pe/PE/ Art
10:07- 10:55  Block A1 (Tansill) ELA/Writing
10:57- 11:27  Lunch    table #3
11:30-11:45  Bathroom break/ Recess
11:50-12:40  Block A2 Reading

12:40-1:25 Block B1 (Gerber) Writing
1:25-2:10 Read 180/ Reading/Content Block B2
2:10 Pack up homework, agendas, and clean up for dismissal

Welcome 2018-19 Students

Our first few days were focused on getting to know each other, classroom rules, and yes...I few assessments. Hope everyone has gotten caught up on some rest! It's not easy transitioning to the school schedule.

On a whole, the classes did really well on the math pre-test. I walked the students through a grade level reading comprehension test. I modeled how to close read and think mark. Then we walked through each section of the variety of questions. This also went extremely well!Last but not least, we had a narrative pre-assessment essay. Students will be receiving them back to see what goals they can develop for this quarter.

This coming week will be focused on place value, standard,word, and expanded form.
In reading, we shall learn the elements for plot structure.
The students will share their writing, then make a few (not all) editing and revising. This will help them to realize what has to be developed for a narrative. Anchor charts will be discussed and provided for their journals.

Please make arrangements to attend our Open House this Thursday at 6pm. This is a night for parents and teachers to discuss expectations for this year. Looking forward to meeting with everyone.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Schedule Change

Musical Performance time changes!! Dr.Champion wants our classes at the gazebo by 6:30. The transitions will be prompt. She will stay after Mrs. Tansill's class if you wish to try out the instruments.


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Gator Gala

It's here- the Gator Gala!!
Thursday, May 10th from 5pm-8pm

If you pre-ordered Chick-fil-a, pick up begins at 5pm in the teacher's lounge.

Our school program begins at 6pm in the gym. All students are to wear their Leadership t-shirt!! Please arrive 10 minutes prior so your child can get prepared.

Gerber's class will perform at the gazebo at 6:40
Tansill's class will perform at the gazebo at 7:00

Students participating in the wax museum are to bring their attire with them. There will be time to change.
Presenters: Sebastian, Kophil, Matthew
                   Alyssa, Simone, Audrey

There will be many fun activities around the school grounds!!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Animal Essay

   The students have been very engaged with their animal research project. They are excited to share the information they have discovered.
   This week they will develop their essay using a rubric as a guide. The standards cover science and writing. They will also include an illustration of either a food web, the habitat, or animal's physical character traits. These projects will be on display at the Gator Gala.
   Plans are to have a test on Friday over ecosystems. The following Wednesday, May 9th, will be a test on animal adaptations. This will wrap up our unit. There will be reading tests as we read passages related to these topics. Please check your child's agenda.

Dates to remember:

  • Gator Gala- Thursday, May 10        Fourth grade will preform
  • Field Day- Monday, May 14th        Rain make up May 17th
  • Awards Day- Wednesday, May 23rd

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ecosystem Energy

We are almost done with the Milestone testing. Monday and Tuesday are math sections.

There is still more learning to be done. I will be teaching science standards within our reading block. Students have begun leveled books on ecosystem energy. This includes vocabulary such as : producers, consumers, decomposers, scavengers,herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, food chain, and food web.
Students will be writing to explains the flow of energy and how plants and animals interact. Because students are reading different leveled books, their assessments at times will be different.

On Friday, we will discuss expectations for the next informational essay. Students will have an allotted amount of time to research before developing their essay.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful break!
Milestones are scheduled on Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday for ELA. The following Monday and Tuesday for math.

Our tentative schedule is to practice a constructed response on Monday for text evidence to support the character's feeling. We will revisit dictionary skills and vocabulary.
We will not have ELA morning work, only math. We will not have specials on Weds. or Friday. 
Friday, we will read and discuss a health passage. Students will have a follow up comprehension assessment.

For math, we will be learning about rays, segments, and line segments. Students will have anchor charts as resources. I will be assisting Mrs. Tansill in covering these standards before the math Milestones.

The following week, students will be reading leveled science books about animal adaptations and environments. Students will be moving at different paces depending on their groups and text levels.
This background will assist in students' upcoming animal research project. From start to finish, this will last a good 3 weeks!