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Welcome to Fourth Grade!
I am excited to begin this journey with the amazing students we have the opportunity to interact with on a daily basis. This is my fifth year of teaching at Imagine Charter School at Firestone, and my third year teaching fourth grade. I am looking forward to working with each student to help them grow and learn throughout the 2016-2017 school year.
As a Colorado native, I feel incredibly blessed to live in such a beautiful state. I enjoy being outside and experiencing what our state has to offer. Spending time with my adorable, ten-year-old Boston Terrier and family and friends is important to me. I am a huge Broncos fan and hardly ever miss a game. In addition to football, I love soccer. I played soccer throughout my entire childhood and through college.
Throughout this school year, please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or suggestions. Enjoy the school year!
Units of Study
English Language Arts
Imagine Charter School at Firestone, adopted the Core Knowledge Language Arts program. Students will be reading fiction and non-fiction texts that support our core knowledge social studies and science concepts.
Reading: Below you can find the reading log used for homework in case your student misplaces his/her log. Reading logs are due each Friday.
Spelling: This year we are going to try something a little different with spelling. We are hoping to make it more meaningful to the students while teaching the spelling standards. Each week we will talk about a spelling skill. Students will be asked to select 20 of the words we came up with to study for spelling. They will bring home the 20 words they selected to study in their homework folder. The students will have a test over the words they selected on Friday.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about ancient China and Africa, the American Revolution, early Presidents and much more! Below are the study guides for each unit assessment. I encourage students to review these during the unit to prepare to be successful on their assessments.
Atoms, matter, rocks and minerals, and more, oh my! Students will explore the human body, chemistry, electricity, and geology in fourth grade. We work hard to provide hands-on opportunities for kids and engaging demonstrations throughout the units of study. You will find the study guides for the units below. Students should read through the study guides throughout the unit to help them to be successful on assessments.
Imagine Charter School at Firestone uses Math in Focus as our math curriculum. Students will be enhancing their math knowledge in fourth grade. Knowing their multiplication and division facts is incredibly important in fourth grade. Here are some videos to help your kids practice their multiplication skills:
News and Notes
Writing homework can be found on my Google Classroom page. Just click on the picture below. I encourage you to check this site daily. You can access it through your computer or the Google Classroom app for tablets, smartphones, etc.
If you would like to volunteer in class or at home, sign up for what you are interested in doing on my SignUp Genius page:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084caaa62fa13-class. I will refer to it when looking for support and will contact you directly for projects. Thank you in advance for your help!
Fundraising while you Shop...
Purchase a reloadable King Soopers card for $5.00 from the front office. You will receive a card with $5.00 on it. Take it to the customer service desk or reload it at the register when doing your shopping & ICSF will receive 5% cash back. Each time you shop, reload your card. You can use cash, checks or a credit card to reload up to $500.00 at a time. There is a five minute delay once you reload before the funds are available. The gift card must be reloaded in a separate transaction prior to your groceries being scanned. It’s that simple!
For more information on additional Scrips Cards, click HERE.