Welcome to Room 3
Welcome to fourth grade! This year will be full of new surprises and adventures in learning!
I love teaching fourth grade because the curriculum is so interesting. We study all about California history, ecosystems, rocks and minerals, electricity, magnets, fractions, native birds, division, angles, compound sentences, writing with detailed vocabulary, opinion writing, public speaking, reading with expression, quilting, oil painting, and so much more!
Bring a smile and a positive attitude, and we will have a terrific year!
Pull-Out Schedule 2016-17
Monday: PE/Garden Rotation 8:25-9:15
Tuesday: PE 8:25-9:15
Wednesday: Library Rotation 8:25-10
Thursday:Computer Rotation 12:45-1:30, Music 1:35-2:15 (bring instruments in the morning and leave in the room where you practice)
Friday: Art 11-12, Computer Rotation 12:45-1:30
Smarter Balanced - The New Testing Format
Click on the link below to try sample items and performance tasks for the new Smarter Balanced Testing.
After getting onto the page linked above, scroll down and click on either math or English language arts under, "Explore sample items and performance tasks:"
Field trips and Special Events
Walk Through California - these are the dates for our class only
December 5 8:30-11:30 AM (in the Multi-Use room)
Parents are invited to attend.
For costume ideas and extra flashcards:
Sacramento (full day, beyond school hours) March 3rd
Back to School Night Presentation
Math Fact Packet- multiplication (to practice at home - you can print the pages individually)
Math Fact Packet - division (to practice at home - you can print the pages individually)
Algebra Resources - Unit 4
PEMDAS song - order of operations
Order of Operations Video with Examples
Prime and Composite Numbers Video
Need an alternative to Rheem Rocks?
Associative and Commutative Properties of Addition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4__F4iX6rc
Tricks for the 9's multiplication tables- using your hands
Arrays in Minecraft? What a fun way to practice math problems! (Skip the first 2 1/2 minutes of the video)
Video showing Place Value Sections Method of Division
Video showing Expanded Notation Method of Division
Video showing Digit by Digit Method of Division (the way most parents were taught:))
Fractions Resources Unit 6 and 7:
Quick Rap about How to Simplify Fractions
Equivalent Fractions Spoons Game - do after lesson 7-6
Lesson 7-10 How to read decimals
Decimals - reading and writing them
Lesson 7-12 Comparing Decimals
Geometry Resources Unit 8:
Types of Angles Song- lesson 8-1
Extra Practice Resources:
Want to practice 4th grade math this summer or during the school year? Click here for worksheets by topic.
Helpful Science Websites
Magnets and Electricity Resources:
Erosion and Weathering Resources:
Examples of Mechanical and Chemical Weathering
Rocks and Minerals Videos and Songs:
Life Science Videos and Songs:
Energy Pyramid explained
Adaptations - Mr. Parr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N0wVq4nUBU
Adaptation Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJH-01WLEg0
Owls regurgitating owl pellets