March 28

March 30th-April 3rd —>STEM WEEK

This week, you will choose to complete activities on the STEM BINGO choice board posted on our the 4th grade blog. You may choose one activity from one column that you’d like to complete each day. You may also choose to do more than one activity- the choice is yours.

Reading: You will independently read for 30-40 minutes each day. You will then write a brief summary (5-6 sentences) about what you’ve read or you may write a new ending for what you’ve read. Also, if you are in READ 180, Mrs. Robinson wants you to continue to login. She will be joining us this week during one of our Zooms.

Scholastic is offering free online learning experiences during school closures- Copy and paste the link below into your browser:

Math: You may continue to do Dreambox,, or any other online math games that you prefer. You may also create division flashcards for the facts that you do not know. At the end of the week, your parents should give you a timed quiz (5 minutes).

March 26

I enjoyed seeing you today!

Our first Zoom meeting was a success! I really enjoyed seeing your smiling faces (and we missed many other smiling faces). It warmed my heart to see you guys connecting and chatting with each other again!! Most of you want to Zoom twice a week, so we will Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays for anyone that is available to join us at 10:00 am on those days. I’ll send the invite out to your parents.


March 26

Ms. Stanley Zoom Read Aloud

Ms. Stanley is inviting you to her ZOOM meeting this week.  She will showcase at least one book each Friday for her “Friday Read Aloud Favoritesbooktalk.   

Topic:  showcasing the books, My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza & The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel.  Both books are trickster tales and perfect for all age groups. 

  Donna Stanley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Ms. Stanley’s Friday Read Aloud Favorites  

Time: Mar 27, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting 

  Meeting ID: 419 618 5446 


March 23


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I’d like for us all to connect and see each other’s faces at least once a week. If I set up ZOOM meetings, our whole class could join our SKYPE like meeting. I was planning to start morning meetings at 10 am on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

If you would 100% join, could you please email me?  If there is enough participation, we could start having ZOOM Morning Meetings this week!

I’d like to SHOUT OUT Kaden Perez for posting his Flip grid videos to the 4th grade blog page. I’ve enjoyed watching you tell us about what you’re doing at home. Miss you!!

March 22

Digital Learning for Pitner 4th Graders

Please click on the link below to access our Digital Learning Resource or copy the link and paste into your web browser:

Pitner’s fourth grade team has provided digital resources and lessons that you will be able to do at home. There is a new 4th grade Pitner blog that will have a weekly menu of items. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your skills while you learn from home. I will be on my computer each day from 9:00-10:30 am for any support you may need with these online lessons. Please email me with any questions. If your child forgot their agenda at school with all of their logins and passwords, or if you do not have access to a home computer, please choose from the Home Lessons list of ideas below.

The Home Lessons list does not require the use of a computer. You may choose any or all resources given so that you continue to learn. It is my hope that you use your time wisely and not spend most of your day playing video games, but instead, you choose to do something academic.

Each child should have their library books with them to read over this break.

Whenever we return, please bring whatever you have  completed, so we can celebrate all of your hard work!

Take care and stay well!

Mrs. Rutherford

Home Lessons for March 16th – ???

Writing Lessons:

  • Pretend you are a journalist and you have been assigned to cover the news about the Coronavirus. Research about the virus and gather many facts. Write a script of what you will say. Use Flipgrid to film your news segment.
  • Write a narrative story in first person.
  • Write a narrative story in third person.
  • Write an opinion essay on a subject that you feel strongly about.
  • Choose a fairy tale or a Disney show. Change the ending to the story and write a new ending.
  • Keep a journal each day you stay home during this time and write what happens during the day at your house. (Think of Lewis & Clark on their expedition and how they kept a journal for people to understand what happened on their trip)

Reading Lessons:

  • Everyone took a book home that you will be able to read over break. When you have finished reading this book, please write a summary.
  • Visit Read Theory- This is my favorite website for reading comprehension. Do at least 3 -4 of these passages each week.

Specials Lessons:

          Get some exercise, listen to music, and create some art!

P.E. has added a Flip Grid to their blog .  It includes exercises for each grade level for students to do while at home.


STEAM Activity:

       Challenge: The Easter bunny has been sick and is so behind. He needs to hide the eggs quickly this year so the children will enjoy their Easter Day. Design a device that will help the Easter bunny hide the eggs quickly. Use any item around your house that could make a machine that spreads the eggs quickly. How many eggs could your machine spread at once?

(Hint…It doesn’t need to be real eggs. You could pretend to use candy eggs or jelly beans.)

Use the Engineer Design Process for this activity. Take a picture of it and bring it to school when we return!


Math Lessons:

  • Visit DreamBox. I will assign some lessons for you to complete.
  • Practice fractions by cooking at home.
  • Pretend you are having a dinner for your family and friends. You will need to double the recipe. Write the new fractions for this recipe.


Social Studies Lessons:

  • Visit Choose some BrainPop videos to watch about subjects that interest you.
  • Research a president and write a biography about that president.
  • Pretend you have been hired to draw graffiti on a downtown Atlanta wall. Research an historical event that happened in Georgia. Draw a picture of what your graffiti wall would look like.
March 9

News for the week of 3/9/20


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This week is our State Fair Celebration.  Our entire class made it in, so we will be celebrating together.  We are in need of someone who can purchase or make 25 cupcakes for our cake walk (due on Friday).  If that is something that you can do, please let me know.  Thank you!

SHOUT OUTS: Thank you to Annabella and Tristan for purchasing books from the Book Fair and donating them to our class! Thanks to Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Colquitt for volunteering to run games at Friday’s State Fair. You are appreciated!


  • 3/11 – Early Release Day at 12:30pm
  • 3/13 – State Fair Celebration (25 cupcakes needed), End of the nine weeks
  • 3/15 – Mrs. Rutherford’s birthday
  • 3/17 – Lunch forms due for Sparkles trip
  • 3/18 & 3/19 – Spring Pictures
  • 3/20 – Report cards go home
  • 3/30 – Registration form and envelope are due back

What we’re learning this week:

Writing – We are learning how to write a constructed response with text evidence.

Reading – We are finishing up paired passages and integrating knowledge from 2 texts.

Grammar – We are reviewing all types of figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, and onomatopoeia.

Science – We are continuing to learn about Ecosystems and Habitats.

Math – We are continuing to work with multiplying fractions by whole numbers, within word problems.

March 2

Bedtime, Books, and Brownies 3/5/20

Image result for reading books clipart        BEDTIME, BOOKS, AND BROWNIES

March 5, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm
Pitner Elementary School

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Kindergarten Performance Cafeteria
Frank’s Fire Truck Room 005
Green Eggs and Ham Room 006
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Room 105
Meet the Chick-Fil-A Cow and Hear a Story Room 110
Storytime with Ms. Dobbs Room 109
Ninja Story and Martial Arts Demo Room 106
The Gingerbread Man Room 007
Little Owl’s Night Room 209
Poetry Café Room 207
Snowmen at Night Computer Lab 111
K9 Partners and Officers Gym 012
Share a special evening with your family!
Please join us for an evening of laughter, entertainment, and sweet treats!