Grade 4, Ms. Williams

4th Grade
(303) 772-3711 x 233
Room 233

Welcome to 4th grade! I am so excited to have your student in my class. It is going to be a wonderful year! We will laugh & learn together, and have fun! If you need to contact me, the best way is through email. 


A little about me - I am a Colorado native, and love living on the Front Range.  I grew up in Colorado Springs, and attended CSU for my BA in English with a concentration in Secondary Education....GO RAMS!  I worked in real estate/property management for about 6 years until my heart led me back to the classroom.  I went back to school at UNC and received my Master of Arts in Teaching with Elementary Licensure in 2014.  I love working with children - it is a responsibility and a privilege that I feel honored to take part in every day!  


My husband and I live in Longmont with our 2 fur babies, Sage (dog) and Sebastian (cat).  We enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.  I feel so lucky to be a part of the Imagine Family - such a great place to work and play!  

Volunteering:

Friday Folder Help: Please follow this link to sign up to do Friday Folders throughout the year:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48a9af2ea4f94-friday

Also, f you are interested in volunteering in the classroom or helping out with take-home projects, etc. I will send out periodic invites from SignUpGenius to sign up for volunteering.  Thank you so much for your support! 

Re-takes
Your child has the opportunity to improve their grades by re-taking any assessment.  They must notify me that they are planning on re-taking a test and schedule a day for this.  They must also fill out the form below (the link is attached) and take the time to prepare for re-taking the test.  Please contact me with any questions!


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. Also your child will be bringing home fluency passages each week to practice reading as part of their 20 minutes of reading.  I have added the file for all of these passages at the bottom of the page.
 


 
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 10-20 of the words we came up with to study for spelling.  They will bring home the  words they selected to study in their homework folder.  I will post on my classroom page at the beginning of each week the total list in case your student misplaces his/her list.  The students will have a test over the words they selected on Friday.  I have added the link below for all the spelling lists thus far this year, including this week's current list.  Also you will find spelling practice ideas.

 


Writing Homework - Google Classroom
Students will begin using Google Classroom to complete weekly writing homework.  Below you will find the instructions to use Google Classroom and expectations for completing homework.


Social Studies
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.  
 
 
Science
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.
 
 
Math
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

http://www.math-drills.com/


Ms. Williams' Calendar

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