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Meet Mrs. Drury

Welcome to the 4th grade in Room 4! I am so excited to start another year at Rheem! I have been teaching for a little over 9 years, the past 4 years here at Rheem. The other 5 and a half years in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  In San Ramon I taught 4th  grade and 5th grade, as well as a specialized science lab.  Although I did not grow up in Moraga myself, I have been a part of the community through my in-laws for the past decade.  My husband’s family has made Moraga a second home for me; a community I am happy to now be contributing to.  (I attended every Campolindo graduation from 2003 – 2012, along with many sporting events, farmers markets, and fireworks on the golf course.) 

I am excited to be a Rheem parent as well as teacher; my oldest son is entering 4th grade, my second son will be in 2nd, and their sister will be in 1st.  I also have a 17 month old who can't wait to be a Roadrunner. My 4 children keep me busy at home, and remind me of why my job is so important when I am at school.  I truly love teaching students how to succeed at and have enthusiasm for learning.  I believe it is important to educate children in a manner that promotes a life-long interest in learning, including the ability to question and problem solve. 

Again, I welcome you to the 4th grade in room 4, and look forward to getting to know all of you and your children. Please feel free to contact me, email is best, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. I am so excited to be a part of the Rheem Team again this year!

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Mrs. Drury

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Incoming 4th Graders

Dear 3rd Graders: Almost 4th graders,

 

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation. Summer is the time of P.D.F. (Play time, Family Time and Down Time). But, if you want to keep your brain active, and help yourself succeed in 4th grader, here are a few links:

 

  1. Practice your math facts; knowing your facts quickly and accurately will help in all math areas.​​​​​​
  2. Practice typing; we do a lot of our writing on Chromebooks. Typing faster will help make writing less laborious. 
  3. Read! Read! Read!

  4. Pay attention to California. We study California's geography and history in 4th grade. If you are traveling around the state, point out:

    • landmarks, note the region you are in, major cities, the geography of the area, etc.

    • Historical buildings, sites, landmarks, museums, etc. 

    • big topics in 4th grade: 

      • 4 regions (coastal, mountain, desert, valley)

      • CA native tribes

      • Spanish in California (explorers & missions)

      • Mexico and California

      • Westward movement, pioneers, routes to CA

      • Gold Rush

      • Places to visit in California

  5. Pay attention to science around you. (Science standards are changing.)

    • Main topics that have been studied in 4th grade:

      • Rocks and minerals (pay attention to rocks, if in Yosemite point out granite, etc.)

      • Slow changes on earth (weathering, erosion, deposition)

      • Fast changes on earth (earthquakes, volcanoes, land/mud slides, tsunamis, floods)

      • Magnets and electricity

      • Life science (adaptations, food chains, food webs)

 

Summer Packet for 4th graders going into 5th

Room 4 Resources

Google Classroom Login Portal (If you receive a message saying you do not have access: (1) type google classroom into the  address bar, and click "enter". (2) Click on the link to the Google classroom and you should be in. If this does not work, see Mrs. Drury and we will sort it out in class.)

 

Typing Club

 

Scholastic Book Ordering

code is: GX6NR

 

Teachers College: Columbia University Reading and Writing Project

 

Book Leveling - Scholastic

Smarter Balanced Testing

This year, Rheem 3rd – 5th graders, will participate in Common Core aligned SBAC testing during the designated two-week periods listed below:

 

 

The SBAC tests are untimed, but based on the estimated testing times, students will be working on the test for 45 – 60 minutes a day during their assigned weeks.  Specific testing times each day will be determined by each classroom teacher.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during the weeks that are designated for your child’s grade level.

To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test at this link:  http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

  1.  Click on Student Interface Practice and Training Tests
  2. You are automatically logged in as a Guest.  Click on the “Sign In” box
  3.  Select the Grade Level and Click on Yes

Weekly Class Schedule

4th grade PE Rotation  

Mondays 8:30-9:15

 

PE

With Ms. Peterson

Tuesdays 2:15-3:05


Computers 

(Gold Group) Tuesdays 8:30-9:15

(Red Group) Tuesdays 9:15 - 10:00

 

Library

(Red Group) Thursdays 8:30-9:15

(Gold Group) Thursdays 9:15 - 10:00

 

Music

(students will bring instruments before school and leave in the room where they have class later in the day)

Thursdays 2:15-3:05

 

Art 

Fridays 11:20-12:20

 

Science Resources

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Language Arts Resources

Social Studies Resources

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