Week of August 13th

*Sorry this is late this week! I thought it posted, but it did not!

I hope everyone has settled back into the routine of being back in school. Our students are doing an amazing job understanding our classroom expectations and working hard to have the best learning environment possible. I am so proud of this group.

This week we will be continuing our unit of study into understanding our central idea of Roles, individuals, and events influence change. We will be spending time looking at various change makers, but particularly George Washington and King George III. We will begin discussing the idea behind rights and how these ideas lead to the American Revolution. We will spend time in reading, focusing on close reading strategies and locating main ideas and details in an informational text. We will use these strategies to find out more about changes we have seen in history. In writing, we are focusing on developing our own informational pieces. In math, we are continuing to grow our understanding of place value concepts. Specifically understanding standard, word, and expanded form for numbers up to the millions place (and billions for some!), as well as looking at comparing and ordering these larger numbers.

A huge thank you to the Konigsmark and Anderson families for your contributions to our classroom!! We greatly appreciate it!! If you are interested in helping out our classroom flexible seating and other project needs, please take a look at our classroom wishlist! http://a.co/42AVeYz

Please check below for the important dates that are coming up. Have a great week!


Dates to Note:

Friday, August 17th – Math Assessment (Number Forms, Comparing and Ordering Numbers)

Monday, August 20th – Fall Picture Day (Standard School Attire)

Tuesday, August 21st – Los Bravos Spirit Night – 5:00pm

Friday, August 24th – All Pro Dads – 7:00am & FIELD TRIP TO SAFETY VILLAGE

Thursday, August 30th – IB & PTA Information Night


Week of August 6th

What a great first few days!

This week will be jam packed with lots going on in room 204. We will be continuing to practice and refine our classroom procedures and expectations. Setting the foundation for a great year is very important. We will begin our first unit of inquiry which will focus on the central idea of: Roles, individuals, and events influence change. Today we started by looking at video clips and photographs of some well known, influential leaders who have inspired change. We will continue learning about these leaders throughout the unit and will be looking at the concept of change. In math, we are focusing on setting up our expectations for a successful math workshop, but also will begin looking at understanding place value.

We have a lot going on and after this week will start to settle into a regular routine and schedule. Please make sure you have completed the following things this week:

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Thanks for a great start to the school year!


We had an amazing first day in 4th grade! Today we spent most of the day getting to know each other and learn some classroom expectations and procedures. Together as a class, we created our classroom essential agreements. Each student agreed that we would do our best to uphold these expectations so that everyone is given the opportunity to be successful. We also showed off our problem solving and critical thinking skills by trying to “Save Fred”. Ask your student how that went and what they learned about being a problem solver today. Check out some pictures of this GREAT group. Thanks for an amazing first day. I can’t wait for tomorrow!

Happy Summer & Supplies for Next Year

Happy Summer!! I hope everyone is doing well. I certainly miss seeing the crew already. It was an amazing year and I am grateful for your support.

Below you will find some information about supply kits begin ordered as a fundraiser for YOUR fifth graders! Ahh! Have a great rest of the summer!

Want to skip the hassle of all the lists and supplies?

Just order from us and the supplies will be delivered straight to your child’s room!  You’ll be helping our rising 5th grade class while you’re at it.

Click on the link below.


End of the Year Info

VERY IMPORTANT! – Many intent forms were returned without proof of residency. If you did not submit a lease or mortgage statement AND a utility bill, please submit to the front office ASAP. If these are not submitted, your child WILL NOT be placed on a class list for next school year. If you aren’t sure if you submitted yours, please email me.

4th Grade Awards – Thursday, May 17th at 8:10am by invitation

Teasley Musical – Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th at Campbell High School at 7:00pm. Presale tickets available at: https://forms.zohopublic.com/knewlevels1/form/TeasleyMusicalTicketOrderForm/formperma/cDGTulmbOwSUtnZArMQzFFOPW3O3Nai03hEsPCfC1hM 

4th Grade End of Year Celebration – Monday, May 21st – Every student must have a returned permission slip to participate.



News for Today

FIELD DAY IS TOMORROW! – Please make sure your student is dressed appropriately for outdoor activity and heat. Please make sure your student has sunscreen applied. Students may bring a water bottle that we will refill throughout the day, please make sure their name is on the bottle. Students will probably get wet throughout the day. Send a school appropriate change of clothes with them if you would prefer. CAN’T WAIT FOR SOOO MUCH FUN!

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION – Students took home a permission slip for an in house field trip of watching the movie Matilda for the end of year celebration. We are currently reading the book written by Roald Dahl. Please return by Wednesday, May 16th.

Week of May 7th

What are we learning this week?

Reading: Book Study – Matilda & Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Writing: Writing Literary Essays & Poetry

Math: Geometry Project Based Learning & Elapsed Time (Assessment on Friday)

Social Studies: Westward Expansion, Civil War

Other Announcements

Field Day – Field Day is Friday, May 11th! Your student will receive their field day shirts this week. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor physical activities! Also, we are in need of some volunteers to help this day run smoothly! Please use this link to sign up for a great time! Thank you in advance!! http://signup.com/go/WGbgWAe