Our 4th Grade Team
Weekly newsletters will be posted here every Thursday evening. These newsletters will also be emailed to you directly. Newsletters will include important information including: announcements, important dates, upcoming tests and assignments, vocabulary words, and weekly curriculum.
I am walking away from the screens after today and am unplugging until our return on Tuesday, April 14th - you should do the same. Enjoy some screen-free time with your family. <3
Check out what our PTA put together for fun family activities of spring break.
Tech Support: If your child is experiencing any tech issues at home and you need additional tech support, please feel free to reach out to:
Elmer Monge (Pacific Tech Support): email@example.com
Jason Marshall (District Tech TOSA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Science at Home
Check out the science lab website for experiments to conduct at home. This website is constantly updated, so be sure to check it out weekly.https://mbsciencelab.weebly.com
Check out the Science tab of our class website! I’ve uploaded the remaining STEMscopedias and their Home Connections. If you’re interested, try out one of the Home Connections! http://www.drfelixroom26.com/science.html
Check out Mrs. Liu’s labs! This Google Doc will update often, so be sure to check it out weekly. Also, on this document you can request a one-on-one meet with Mrs. Liu. She’s here to help with all your at-home science needs. :)
Specials (Science Lab, PE, Art, Music, Library)
Our Specials' teachers are finding new ways to connect with YOU!
Take some time to explore these classes' online platform...
Science Lab - https://mbsciencelab.weebly.com
The five elementary science specialists have been collaborating this week to review and post resources that would be appropriate for home use for your students. We have a live website with plenty of helpful videos. Because K-5 teachers across the district are teaching different science disciplines, our website is all-encompassing to meet everyone’s needs. Please be reassured that the website is live, so updates are going to be regular. Feel free to contact Mrs. Connie Liu with any questions.
PE - Join Coach Tower's 4th Grade PE Google Classroom with the class code: dciqyv2
You can also visit her website: https://tower4pe.weebly.com/
Art with Mr. Ahrens - Join Mr. Ahren's 4th Grade Art Google Classroom with the class code: h7z5fpu
Strings with Mrs. Cavallaro - Join Mrs. Cavallaro's 4th Grade Strings Google Classroom with the class code: rgw25xv
Honor Choir with Miss Giffin - Join Miss Giffin's 4th Grade Honor Choir Google Classroom with the class code: hls74hl
Choir with Miss Giffin - Join Miss Giffin's 4th Grade Choir Google Classroom with the class code: zzk7ejs
Band with Mr. Nail - Join Mr. Nail's 4th Grade Band Google Classroom with the class code: dgicl7n
Library - Mrs. Mollinos has put together a google calendar with live-streamed events that take place daily. Feel free to use!
Next Week's Plan for Instruction
Dear Families of Room 26,
As you know, MBUSD is following the COVID-19 (coronavirus) information being provided to us by state and county agencies. The physical and emotional safety of our students, families, and staff is our highest priority.
The LA County Department of Health has directed that the MBUSD schools be closed due to a local outbreak of COVID-19. During this time of closure, it is important that my students’ and your child’s learning can continue. Below you will find how we will be operating during this time. Because we have never been through anything like this before, we will need to monitor and adjust the process as we go. Regular, two-way communication and productive feedback will help us navigate this together. Thank you for helping your child during this time, and thank you for your patience.
How we will communicate during this school closure:
How students will communicate with me during this school closure:
Here are the times you or your student can reach me:
Here are the resources your student will be using:
Again, I know we are all going through this together, and learning as we do so. I also realize that each household may face their own challenges, and we will work through that too. During this time, to the greatest degree possible, we will all stay connected and learn together until our schools are reopened.
Wishing us all health, happiness, and learning,
Changes to the 4th Grade Upcoming Events
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are canceling our trip to San Juan Capistrano. In the interests of social distancing and keeping our children (and their families) safe, it's a better idea to stay in school. The kids will certainly be disappointed, but we will plan a special activity for that day in lieu of their trip to San Juan Capistrano.
Our Rancho Day will continue as planned, but with a minimal support team. Rather than using parents to volunteer at each station, we will be using our own campus Special Ed team to assist us. We are eliminating any food stations and focusing on leather tooling, candle making, piñatas, storytelling, and tin embossing. If you have signed up to assist, please note that we will no longer need your help. Our room moms will attend to assist us with cleanup and photos (that we will gladly share), but other than that we will make do with staff already on campus. Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts to keep our community safe.
On March 27th all of 4th Grade will be participating in Rancho Days at Pacific School!
It's a celebration of what the 4th graders have been learning. The 4th grade patios are set up full of activities that the kids will rotate through to help bring to life some of the things they've learned. This is something that we have done for years, and is a lot of fun for the kids.
Click here to reserve your spot for the math workshop.
Pantherthon will take place on Friday, January 31st from 11-12 for 4th graders. Click here to sponsor Dr. Felix. Click here to sign up and sponsor a student.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please use this link to share what you'd like to discuss during our limited time together.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please use this link to sign up for a conference. Thank you!
Bring Your Parent to PE Week!
The Annual Bring Your Parents to P.E. Is Here!
Parents this is the week you have been waiting for~
You can participate in Physical Education with your student the week of December 9th – 13th!
1. Can I participate every time my student has P.E. That week?
Yes! You can each day of the week if you wish!
2. Am I watching or playing?
You are playing at the best level you possibly can that day:) So please be dressed to participate!
3. When does my student have P.E. That week?
3rd Grade M, T, and F
Diamond and Fulton 8:15-8:50 / Jordan and Stern 8:50-9:25
1st Grade M-F
Becker and Johnson 9:30-9:50
Cameron and Rech 10:15-10:35
2nd Grade M-F
Lim and Schnebly 9:50-10:10
Huckabay and Lautanen 10:35-10:55
Monday and Thursday
Henderson and Hubbard 11:30-12:05
Brown and Cook 11:30-12:05
Witlen and Felix 12:10-12:40
Witlen and Felix 11:30-12:05
Brown and Cook 12:10-12:40
See you there!
Check out the link to see what is going on in art with Mr. Ahrens!
F&P Fall Reading Assessments
Please sign up for an assessment at your earliest convenience using this link. Thank you!
International Day - Saturday, October 12th
Please read the flyer for more details
Panther Valet - Week of October 7th
Sign up here!
We are offering an After School Math Olympiad for Fourth Grade from October 7th through December 16th. This opportunity is best for students who seek math challenges and are comfortable persevering through the productive struggle. :) This is NOT a class designed for reteaching concepts.
Contact Sharon Mualem, on-site coordinator at email@example.com or 310-502-4629 for details. Session fees are $216 for 9 week sessions.
We will host one main student council election on October 16th. This will be the only election all year for the positions of: President, Vice President, Historian, Community Service, Secretary, Spirit Chair, Panther Mascot, and Hospitality. We will offer two elections for class room representatives- one in the fall and one TBD in the spring.
Back to School Night Presentation
Thank you for attending Back to School Night. Here is the link to my presentation. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask! ...It's going to be a great year in 4th grade!
Please sign up for Remind to receive important classroom reminders throughout the year using this link.
MBUSD Registration Verification Form
Music Every Thursday
Welcome back to the new school year! Music will begin the week of Monday, August 26th. Fourth grade students selected their music class at the end of last year, so they should divide between strings, band, and choir on the first music day. The following is some general information to pass along to the students:
Strings: Students in strings will receive information about obtaining an instrument on the first day of class. It is not required for strings students to have an instrument for the first class, however, any students that have an instrument can bring them to school.
Band: Students in band are expected to have their instrument, book, and pencil on the first day of music. Band students chose their instrument during the try-outs in third grade. If they can’t remember their choice, please email Mr. Nail.
Choir: Students in choir are expected to have a folder and a pencil. They do not need to have these items on the first day. Please tell them to have it by the second week.
New to the District: The 4th grade music classes are beginning level, so students that are new to the district can join any of the music classes. New students should observe the class that most interests them on the first day, and the music teacher will provide them with the information they need to get started.
Parent questions about the music program? Email music teachers directly!
Strings – Katie Cavallaro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Band – Tim Nail, email@example.com
Vocal Music/Choir – Krista Giffin, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 4th grade, we have a weekly art classes added to our specials! Here's the link to the art teacher's website:
Welcome to 4th grade!
I look forward to meeting you all on Wednesday, August 21st for our first day of school.
Parents, please take moment to complete the following forms at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance for your time!
Parent Email Form